Details for Hoonah Harbor

Hoonah Harbor

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Average rating 3.9 stars from 8 reviews

Address Hoonah, AK


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO

VHF channel

Monitors 16. After contact utilizes (working) 9 or 14.


Email contact

Owner, manager

City of Hoonah


Sherry Mills


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Straightforward. Head towards the seaplane dock outside the breakwater and the entrance will be to your right.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info: T/Alongside for transient dock (west side) and potential for hot berthing. No power on the transient dock. Slips are available for boats that need power.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 48
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: New transient dock can handle larger vessels, 2012.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.70/ft (2016-03-14)

Other price info: Plus $7.50 per day for 30 amp service

Total transient berths varies according to berthing availability.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: No power at transient face dock. Power available at slips.

Pricing info: 30 amp is $5 per day plus fees for additional usage. 50 amp is $20 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Shower and pressure washer available.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Please contact Hoonah Trading for fuel prices.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Dumpters available






Yes - Coin laundry available at harbor office.


Yes - There is a good grocery west of the marina - Hoonah Trading Company. Also Corey's Pantry is closer to the marina with a more limited inventory but some items that the Trading Company doesn't have.


Yes - West of the marina, next to the grocery store - Hoonah Trading Company.


Yes - Misty Bay Lodge to the west of the marina (breakfast and lunch). Chipper Fish is a block from the marina, open until 7 pm (usually), closed on Sunday. Mary's Chinese/American is open for dinner.


Yes - The brew pub, Icy Strait Brewery, has locally brewed beer. It is located just before you get to the Hoonah Trading. Besides having draft beer it's a great place to sit and enjoy the view of Frederick Sound.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 200 ton travel lift, 35-ton hydraulic trailer, dockside hoist, and a boat launch ramp.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Yes - Fish cleaning tables.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Good cell and aircard signal. No WiFi.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Icy Point Cannery shops and museum open west of town when the cruise ship is visiting - Mondays and Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday.

Reviews for Hoonah Harbor
Nice visit but be mindful of the shoals, 2016-08-05
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

While not charted, but shown accurately on AC and some nav applications, there are shoals at the far north and south inside the harbor. Stay close to the transient dock (first on your left as you enter the harbor) and avoid the far south portion of the harbor and you will have no problems. At low tide these are readily apparent but if enter at high tide as we did they are hidden.
Most of town is easily walkable. The cruise ship/tourist attractions (zip line and other summer restaurants are a mile north of town. Great place to stop for a few days and close to fantastic fishing.
While we were here, crews were installing wifi antennas and security cameras for the marina. Hopefully wifi will soon be available to visitors!

One of our favorite stops in SE Alaska, 2016-07-16
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

Inner harbor is well protected. Transient dock still has no power but does have water at the head of the transient dock. Harbormaster is indeed very friendly and helpful. Everyone in town is friendly. Cannery, with all its attractions is well worth a visit. Docks at the harbor are in OK condition.
2016-July Hoonah remains one of our favorite destinations with very friendly people and just enough support services but still small enough to be personable.

Friendly, secure, and convenient, 2015-06-26
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

The inner harbor at Hoonah is very protected, with a tall beefy breakwater surrounding it. Sherry in the harbormaster's office is very helpful and friendly, as is the whole town. The transient dock is in very good shape, but the other docks are pretty rough.
Don't miss Chipper Fish restaurant - very casual, but the food is superb. It closes at 7pm and is closed on Sundays; sometimes it closes earlier. Be sure to check out the carving project in the building 1/2 block from the marina.

The most friendly town in Alaska, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (612)

We stayed there three days during a gale was blowing in Icy Strait. The marina is exteremely well protected and is a safe harbor by any weather. This is the most friendly town we visited during our cruise from Seattle to Glacier Bay. It is mostly a Klingit town. Sherry the harbormaster, a Klingit herself, made sure we had a dock with power, and was a great source of information on her town and her people. She recommended two restaurants who turned out to be both excellent Chippers Fish and Mary's. Also worth noting is the cannery museum at the end of the road north towards Cannery Point. There is a very good museum there about Alaska: the people, the fishing industry and the history. Cruise ships do stop in Hoonah but they stay in Port Frederick Bay and the town is not invaded by their passengers. Crabbing is good on the west side of Pitt Island. And finally the cemetary on the west side of the entrance to the marina is a land mark with both totems and crosses honoring the graves.

Big news - they take credit cards now, 2014-05-17
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

The other big news was that the "hope" to be getting a computer "soon" and that somehow was going to allow them to offer wifi. I wouldn't hold my breath but as frontier marinas go, this one is OK. The floats are concrete in average condition. There's new steel pilings on the outer floats. Lots of fishing boats, some of them with owners that look pretty rough but everyone is friendly. Waste oil dump available, lots of garbage containers. In short there's plenty of much worse places to stay at and the price is very reasonable.

Hoonah Harbor, 2014-05-17
Captain: , Petersburg, AK (71)

Great, intimate little harbor that offers excellent protection from the weather. Most folks are friendly and services are available.

Very basic place to stay before or after visiting Glacier Bay, 2014-01-06
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

No electricity on the transient dock. Bathrooms and showers are good, but locked at night. No credit cards. Harbormaster spent quite a bit of time telling us how busy he is. Moderate groceries and hardware available in town and a few good restaurants as well. Inner harbor is well-protected, but no the outer.

Hoonah Harbor Facilites, 2012-10-28
Captain: , Seattle (21031)

This is as good as it gets for such a remote location. Friendly Harbormaster will do anything and everythng to make sure you get in.
A new transient dock has recently been completed.
There a two main facilities: GEORGE HALL HARBOR FACILITY (inner harbor) & HOONAH CITY DOCK (outer harbor)
Friendly people, nice town to stretch your legs in, and for the adventure type: The longest zip-line in North America (which the occasional cruise ship utilizes when it docks at Icy Point and unloads many particaipants.) If you can, avoid the infrequent days of cruise ship visitation.
If your in the area, this is a great place to rejoin civilization for a stayover. It is our preferred port/location to approach Glacier Bay National Park from.
Fuel is available at the Ace Hardware Dock.
No pump out, but waste disposal is available at the dumpster.
Highly recommended

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