Port of Ketchikan Facilities



Every boat owner using the boat harbor facilities is required to register his name, telephone number, post office, street address, the name and number of the boat, its length, its breadth, and registered tonnage, if any, with the harbormaster on forms to be provided by him for that purpose immediately upon entry or utilization of any boat harbor facilities.
Any boat not required to be numbered under the U.S. Coast Guard regulations and using the boat harbor facilities shall be registered with the harbormaster. It shall be the duty of every boat owner or person in charge of any boat to contact the harbormaster and register as above. Upon registration the harbormaster will issue a boat harbor registration sticker which shall be affixed to and prominently displayed on the boat. (Ord. 1208 §1, 1991: Ord. 855 §2, 1976: Ord. 818 §2(part), 1975) 14.20.020

All the mooring spaces in the boat harbor facilities can be classified as either open mooring or reserved mooring. The use of either classification of mooring facility is contingent upon the payment of the appropriate fee as set forth in this title. (Ord. 818 §2(part), 1975) 14.20.030 Utilization of open mooring facilities.

Areas designated for open mooring shall be open to all members of the public. Such areas shall be used primarily for temporary mooring. Open mooring spaces shall be utilized on a “first-come, first-served” basis. No boat or boat owner shall have any exclusive right to open mooring space. Should any boat moored at such mooring leave such space for any purpose, it shall have no exclusive right to return to the same space if, upon return, it is found that the space is occupied by another boat.

Every boat owner using the open mooring facilities for any period shall be charged a mooring facility use fee. (Ord. 855 §3, 1976: Ord. 818 §2(part), 1975) 14.20.040 Utilization of reserved mooring facilities.

Every boat owner desiring to assure the availability of a mooring space by reserving a mooring space, or to moor temporarily at any vacant reserved stall or numbered mooring space, shall apply therefore to the harbormaster. No such stall or space shall be used until so reserved or assigned and the appropriate fee therefore is paid in advance. Each boat assigned to a reserved mooring space shall display on a window, or on the inside of the transom, a reserved moorage sticker issued by the harbormaster.


Located at the east end inside the city limits. Reserved moorage for 202 boats, maximum length 65 feet (includes 32 stalls in Ketchikan Yacht Club). Open moorage area for boats up to 65 feet in length. Tidal gridiron for boats up to 100 tons. Trash bins, waste oil tanks, telephones, laundry, fuel facilities, shopping and government offices in the immediate vicinity.

  • Potable water available.
  • No electricity available.
  • Tidal grid for vessels up to 100 Tons. Make reservations prior to use.
  • Waste oil tanks, garbage dumpsters, telephones, fuel docks, laundry, supplies, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions in immediate vicinity.
  • Local bus service and taxis.


Bar Point Basin, locally called Bar Harbor, is a small-craft harbor off Bar Point about 1.35 miles NW of Thomas Basin.Reserved moorage for 775 boats, maximum length 80 feet. Open moorage areas for boats up to 80 feet in length. The harbor is protected on its W side by a detached floating breakwater, on its S side by a detached floating breakwater and a detached stone breakwater, and on its SE side by another stone breakwater. The harbor has three entrances which are marked by lights and daybeacons. The SE entrance is between the stone breakwater and the detached stone breakwater. The SW entrance is between the two detached floating breakwaters, and the NW entrance is N of the northernmost detached floating breakwater. In April 2001, the basin had a controlling depth of 9.2 feet (2.7 m) with lesser depths along the edges. The city-operated floats in the basin have water and metered electricity. Fuel can be obtained at the oil facilities just N of the Coast Guard base. A surfaced launching ramp and float are at the N end of the basin. No electricity available. Potable water available. Boat Launch Ramp. 72-hour vehicle and trailer parking lot. Harbormaster's office next to launch ramp. Restrooms, garbage dumpsters, waste oil tanks, pump-out station, telephones, laundry, shopping, restaurants, Post Office and fuel dock in immediate vicinity. Local bus service and taxis Tidal grid available, reservations required


Located downtown, west of cruise ship docks.

Open moorage for boats up to 90'
Reserved moorage for 43 boats, maximum length 20 feet
Potable water available.
20-30 amp electricity available for ten cents per foot per day.
Pump-out station, waste oil tank, garbage dumpsters, telephones, marine supplies, U.S.
Customs office, shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions in immediate vicinity.
Local bus service and taxis.


Located approximately 8 miles east, outside the city limits, locally known as Hole-in-the-Wall, the city of Ketchikan maintains 493 feet (150 m) open moorage for boats up to 40', reserved moorage for 25 boats, maximum length 38 feet and a boat launching ramp. In June 1976, depths up to 20 feet (6.1m) were reported alongside the floats. Local regulations limit the maximum size of vessels using the floats to 65 feet (19.8 m). Marine supplies are not available in the cove, however, gasoline, diesel fuel, provisions, and repairs can be obtained in Ketchikan.

  • 72-hour vehicle parking lot
  • No potable water or electricity available.
  • Garbage dumpsters and telephone in immediate vicinity.
  • The cove does not afford adequate protection during severe weather, and boats should exercise caution when mooring overnight or for extended periods.


290 feet long. Concrete float with ramp connecting with Berth 2 (west end). Float available for vessels up to 125 feet in length. No utilities available.