Port & Harbors


 Ketchikan, Alaska's “First City”, is the gateway to The Inside Passage. 

 Come visit Ketchikan’s harbors, watch the wildlife, go fishing, enjoy the Native culture, and spend time shopping.   



 Upon arrival,   contact the Harbormasters on VHF channels 16 or 73 (preferred), and stop by the Harbormaster office to register. 

 Harbormasters are on duty seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., May through September. 

 The Harbormaster office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Harbormasters are on duty seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., October through April.



The Harbormaster Office is located in the parking lot above Bar Harbor North. The building has public restrooms and showers.

The Port & Harbors Department operates and maintains five boat harbors: Bar Harbor, Thomas Basin, Casey Moran, Knudson Cove, and Hole-In-The-Wall; the Port of Ketchikan, home to four berths; and three launch ramps. There are tidal grids at Thomas Basin and Bar Harbor. Reservations are required for the use of grids. The gear float is located in Bar Harbor North and is available at no charge. There are two cranes and a hoist available. The harbors are in close proximity to 72-hour parking lots, restrooms, showers, a laundry facility, and grocery stores. Public transportation includes a local bus route and taxis.