Harbor Department


The City and Borough of Sitka Harbor Department operates and maintains 5 boat harbors to include Crescent Harbor, Sealing Cove Harbor, ANB Harbor, Thomsen Harbor and Eliason Harbor. We have available a tidal grid, gear work float and a drive down load/unload zone. We have a moorage area at the Port Facility (City Wall) that can handle up to a 300’ vessel. We also have a hoist with a maximum limit of 1,500 lbs.

We moor a lot of commercial fishing vessel, recreation and charter vessels. During the summer we also see a lot of large yachts visit our harbors. You are within walking distant to a grocery store, marine supply store, restaurants and to downtown. We also have restrooms and shower facilities on site above Eliason Harbor.

Seaplane Base Studies

 

 

updated 6/30/14

Notice to Mariners

Construction on the West Breakwater of the North Entrance to Thomsen Harbor has started and will continue through September 2014. An Anchor Barge with a crane with a 120 foot high boom will be moored in the vicinity of the opening placing rock. All traffic is advised to avoid the West side of the entrance and use the East side of the North Entrance between markers #7 and the temporary red buoy #8. In addition work will also start on an extension of Channel Rock Breakwater toward Japonski Island and all traffic should avoid the area. If you have any questions please visit or call the Sitka Harbormaster at (907) 747-3439.

 

updated 4/29/14

Harbor Code Changes

Click: Ordinance 2014-07 to see amendments to Sitka General Code Title 13 that reenacts certain sections to update the laws governing conduct and use of Sitka Municipal Harbor Facilities by adopting requirements for vessel maintenance, care and procedures for impounding nuisance vessels. These changes go into effect May 8, 2014.

 

Harbor System Master Plan

Click the link below to view the Sitka Harbor Master Plan:

Sitka Harbor System Master Plan

To view the Harbor System Master Plan "Frequently Asked Questions and Answers" click the link below:

Harbor System Master Plan "Frequently Asked Questions and Answers"

 

Harbor Email Notifications

Have a boat in the harbor? Want to stay up to date with weather alerts, repairs and general harbor notifications? Please click on the link below to subscribe to the Harbor Department updates.

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Emergency Notification System

The City of Sitka has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides the police department dispatch center the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire borough. Since this is a geographically based system, accurate addresses and phone numbers are required for it to work effectively. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. If you would like to add your contact information to this database, please click on the following link.

 

Stan Eliason, Harbormaster

617 Katlian St. OFC, Sitka, Alaska 99835
stan@cityofsitka.com

Marine Channel 16

Phone: 907-747-3439

Fax: 907-747-6278