Ketchikan, AK – Bar Harbor North/South
Bar Harbor North/South are the two biggest marinas in Ketchikan. They are located about a mile north of the downtown area, but convenient to grocery shopping, laundromat, marine supply stores, restaurants, and other services. Both marinas are “working” marinas that hot-berth transients into spots vacated by long-term tenants (such as fishing boats).
There’s a Safeway one block south, as well as a liquor store in the same mall. Adjacent to the marina you’ll find a laundromat. Fuel docks are north and south of town, and there’s maintenance nearby. For ground transportation there are taxis, Uber/Lyft, and the city bus. Cell coverage–AT&T, Verizon, GCI, T-Mobile.
Mooring Ball: No
Fuel Available: Yes
Potable Water: Yes
Electric: 30A / 50A
Cell Service: Excellent
Slowboat Tips and Activities
Activities: Creek Street tourist area, chores, Tongass Trading
Tip: You can have things shipped to Frontier Shipping & Copyworks (in the same shopping center with Safeway). Frontier will hold packages for you for up to a year and charge you about $2 per package.
Enter either side of breakwater. Contact harbormaster on VHF 16.
Ketchikan is the primary place to clear US customs when transiting from the south. Customs will come to your slip. Call and tell them your marina and slip number when you arrive.
There are so many eagles at this marina, they are practically pests.
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Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: May 25, 2019