Ketchikan Marina and Yacht Moorage

Ketchikan Moorage.  The waterfront is managed by the City of Ketchikan’s Port & Harbors department.  Thomas Basin and Bar Harbor slips are permanently assigned, with waiting lists for vacancies.  Visiting boats are hot-berthed.  When a local boat goes out, the harbour notes the vacancy and rents the slip unannounced.  If this happens, the office will assign the visiting boat to a new slip.  Harbour staffers are on the docks often, checking the status of slips.

Thomas Basin, the first major marina you’ll see when approaching from the south, is at the foot of Creek Street in the heart of the tourist district.   It’s an easy walk to groceries, local shops, and attractions.  Ketchikan Yacht Club is in the red building on float 2, with some transient (no reciprocal) moorage available.

Ketchikan Marina Downtown

Casey Moran Harbor, formerly known as (and still often called) “City Floats,” is next.  It’s small and in the middle of downtown, right in the shadow of the cruise ships.  Moorage is first-come, first-served anywhere with unpainted bull rails.

Bar Harbor North and South are about a mile north of the center of Ketchikan.  A Safeway, shopping mall and chandlery are a short walk away.

The Port & Harbors office does not take reservations.  Things change by the hour; the office will work with you to find moorage.  For many first-time visitors, especially with large boats, not having a reservation is disconcerting.  The staff is good at fitting everyone in.  Call on VHF 73 or phone 907-228-5632.

First-come, first-served open moorage can be found at Casey Moran, and in designated areas of Thomas Basin and Bar Harbor Basin.

Two private marinas, Doyon’s Landing and Ketchikan Moorage (Ellis Floats) cater primarily to larger yachts, with limited moorage for other boats.

For more information visit our partner site Waggoner Cruising Guide.   For all your yacht provisioning call our concierge desk at 778-432-0477.   If you’re looking for a superyacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels.  Phone or book online to reserve your slip or book the ultimate yacht Rendezvous.