Whittier Harbor Facilities

Welcome to Whittier, AK
60° 46' 37 N 148° 40' 32 W
 

The Whittier Small Boat Harbor is your Gateway to Prince William Sound.
We are an ice-free port, open year round. There are 350 slips for both transient and permanent berth holders, to lengths of 54'. The Whittier Harbor is a full-service establishment that tries to meet the needs of all boaters. The Whitter Small Boat Harbor has been active in the "Kids Don't Float" program in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard for several years. Life jackets are available in different sizes and are located at both walk ramps. We also encourage all boaters, kayakers, waterskiers, etc. to file a float plan with the harbor office.

Wharves.–There are three deep-draft facilities; a railroad- car barge facility, a ferry dock, a passenger loading dock. Whittier also has a small-boat harbor. Cargo handling equipment arrangements are made with the Alaska Railroad. For a complete description of the port facilities refer to Port Series No. 39, published and sold by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Alaska Railroad can be reached by telephone 907-265-2494 or 800-544-0552.

WHITTIER SMALL BOAT HARBOR

Whittier Small-Boat Harbor, 0.25 mile W of the ferry terminal, is used mostly by pleasure craft and some fishing vessels.
The harbor has about 332 slips; the harbormaster assigns berths. The harbormaster’s office monitors VHF-FM channel 16.
A floating breakwater, marked by a light on its W end, restricts the entrance to less than 80 feet. A rock awash is near the
center of the entrance, closer to the SW side. In 1995, depths of 12 feet were reported available throughout the harbor. (CP 9)
Whittier County: Kenai Peninsula
Purpose: Mooring commercial vessels and recreational craft.
Owner: State of Alaska.
Operator: City of Whittier
Waterway: Passage Canal
State: AK
SW and W Alaska Port:
Latitude (decimal): 60 46.63 N
Longitude (decimal): 148 41.4 W
Railway Connection: None.
Phone:( 907) 472-2330
Depth Alongside (feet): 15 | 15 | 15
Total Berthing Space (feet): 452
Datum:
MLLW
Remarks: In addition, 24-foot stalls are available at the two longitudinal floats. Facility has capacity for approximately 334 vessels. Entrance to harbor is 80 feet wide. (Corps of Engnrs Alaska District)

WHITTIER FERRY TERMINAL DOCK

Location: Between Ocean Dock and Alaska Railroad Wharf. The approach channel to the terminal is reported dredged to 20 feet. The ferry terminal is owned and operated by the State. Southwesterly shore, at head of Passage Canal, 1,000 feet east of Small Boat Harbor, Whittier.
Purpose: Landing for passenger and vehicular ferry.
Owner: State of Alaska.
Operator: State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.
Waterway: Passage Canal
Latitude (decimal): 60 46.6 N
Longitude (decimal): 148 40.98 W
Railway Connection: None.
Depth Alongside (feet): 18
Total Berthing Space (feet): 200
Datum: MLLW
Remarks: Ferries operate to Cordova and Valdez, Alaska.
Corps of Engnrs Alaska District

DELONG PIER

Location: Southwesterly shore, at head of Passage Canal, approximately 0.7 mile east of Small Boat Harbor; 675 feet of berthing space; 33 feet reported alongside; deck height, 22 feet; formerly receipt of petroleum products by the Department of Defense.
Purpose: Receipt of petroleum products.
Owner: Alaska Railroad Corp.
Operator: U. S. Government, Defense Fuel Supply Center.
Latitude (decimal): 60 46.69 N
Longitude (decimal): 148 40 W
Railway Connection: None.
Phone: (907) 472-2336
Depth Alongside (feet): 45 30
Total Berthing Space (feet): 425
Datum: MLLW
Remarks: Four 12-inch pipelines extend from wharf to 10 steel storage tanks at terminal in rear, total capacity 329,360 barrels. In addition, one 8-inch pipeline extends from terminal to operator's facilties in Anchorage
Corps of Engnrs Alaska District (1994)

OCEAN DOCK

Location: Southwesterly shore, at head of Passage Canal, east of Small Boat Harbor, just W of ferry terminal; 125-foot face; 30 feet reported alongside; deck height, 15 feet; receipt of seafood, handling of supplies, and mooring for fishing and excursion vessels. The dock is owned and operated by the city of Whittier.
Purpose: Receipt of seafood; mooring fishing and excursion vessels; handling supplies for fishing vessels.
Owner: State of Alaska.
Operator: City of Whittier
Waterway: Passage Canal
Latitude (decimal): 60 46.6 N
Longitude (decimal): 148 40.98 W
Railway Connection: None
Phone: 907/472-2330
Depth Alongside (feet): 30
Total Berthing Space (feet): 200
Datum: MLLW
Corps of Engnrs Alaska District