Details for North Harbor

North Harbor

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.6 stars from 7 reviews

Address Petersburg, AK 99833


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel

Standby on VHF 16.
Working channel VHF 9.

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager


Glorianne Wollen


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Straightforward from Wrangell Narrows. The north docks are located in between the two piers with large green canneries.





Tide & current additional info

The current drops off quite quickly once you turn into the fairways, except for the outermost few stalls. Most of the docks are fairly parallel to the current.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 20
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: Brand new in spring of 2014. Very wide stalls.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.65/ft (2015-03-14)

Other price info: Plus 6% sales tax.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Also 60 amp.

Pricing info: $6.00 for 30 amp per day.
$10.00 for 50 amp per day.
$34.00 for 60 amp per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Good cell service including 3G.

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - There is a dinghy dock just south of dock 2, just north of the Ocean Beauty Cannery.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Additional fee applies for living aboard more than 14 days in any month.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out





Yes - $1.50 for 7 1/2 minute shower.




Yes - About 1 1/2 block from the North Harbor.


Yes - Trading Union is about 2 blocks from the North Harbor.
Hammer and Wikan is about 1 1/2 miles from the North Harbor. A courtesy van is available.




Yes - Very few. Papa Bear's Pizza is closed on Sunday. Lunch has more options than dinnertime.


Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Tidal grids are available in the south harbor. Marine railway for larger boats is available immediately north of the ferry dock. Nearest travel lift is in Wrangell.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Decent cell and data signal, though it can get very saturated in the summer when the canneries are busy. WiFi - APT hotspot -- purchase by day or week. WiFi available at coffee shops and library.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Taxis and rental cars are available.

Other services


Reviews for North Harbor
Active Harbor right Downtown, 2016-07-27
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

First, if your boat doesn't have an isolation transformer you likely cannot use power in this new marina. Ask for a slip in the south Marina which is still only 3 blocks from downtown. Harbormaster is friendly and helpful and everything is within easy walking distance. The larger grocery store, a mile out towards the airport, for major restocking, has a free shuttle; their number is posted throughout the three marinas.

New docks and power system - need some kinks ironed out, 2016-04-28
Captain: , Cowichan Bay, BC (838)

We arrived shortly after they turned on the power. I hope the electrician gave them a deal because many of the pedestals are dead and nobody seems to care. That is largely the result of them having put in GFI outlets so when someone reports that a pedestal is dead their standard response is "its your boat's fault". No doubt that's true some of the time but its clearly not always the case and until they actually fix the defective installation it will continue to be an annoyance for visitors. We elected to tie up with no power rather than continue to argue with managers who clearly didn't care.

Feb 2016
We returned and the power was working fine. Still GFIs but we can tie up now. Nothing had changed on our end.

Great town, great people, nice new docks, 2015-10-07
Captain: , Cruising (3259)

The new docks here are really nice - heavy, sturdy, and the stalls are very wide. The power is all GFCI compliant which is a problem for some boats, though we had no problems at all. The harbormaster and staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the town is just lovely. There are some nice hikes just across the harbor on Kupreanov Island - tie your dinghy to the public float there, as well as muskeg trails right in town and a wooded trail at Sandy Beach park. There are mostly fishing boats here, but everyone is friendly. They take a lot of pride in their boats and town, and things are very clean and well cared for.

Great place to stop, 2015-07-06
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

North harbor docks are all new and in very good condition. Walking the Norwegian heritage town is a delight. The grocery store in town and just a block or two from North Harbor is good. However, the better grocery option is a bike ride/taxi/free shuttle ride out of town toward the airport, Hammer & Wikan. There are several restaurants in town that are OK. North harbor has the latest shorepower which caused us problems on our boat. South harbor has more traditional shorepower.

OK Marina but no restaurant in town, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Mercer Island, WA (693)

The North Harbor Marina has been recently rebuilt and is a good place to get power and water. It is a very busy place with fishing boat constantly coming in to unload their catch in the various fish processing plants. Petersburg is a busy fishing industry town but has very little facilities for cruisers. Most restaurants have gone bankrupt and there is only one place in town and their facility is limited to a tent and garden tables and chairs. I would recommend Wrangell rather than Petersburg if you want to stop for a little R&R during a long cruise.

New Facility - Friendly Staff, 2014-07-04
Captain: , Austin (450)

We had no issues with the GFI protected electrical outlets, but the HarborMaster was sensitive to the issue. The shower had broken and was not available. We enjoyed the working docks and meeting the fishermen. The docks are exposed and you have current, wake and wind exposure to varying degrees. We enjoyed Petersburg and recommend going to the town info center to see what is avaiable. Inga's Galley is a great restaurant!

Good location, but not much else, 2014-01-06
Captain: , Algonac, MI (1659)

Bathroom is very "institutional". Docks are tired, but solid. Showers at the laundromat up the street. Small grocery on the main street, or a bigger one about a mile away.

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