Details for South Harbor

South Harbor

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.2 stars from 4 reviews

Address PO Box 1047
Petersburg, AK 99833


After hours contact

Open 24 hours a day.

Facility type

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


Despite heavy congestion during the summer months the harbormaster seems to always find a location for transient vessels. Hot berthing is used often.

VHF channel

Standby on VHF 16.
Working channel VHF 9.


Email contact

Owner, manager

City of Petersburg


Glorianne Wollen


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

Watch for current flowing thru the westerly (deep water) slips and piers.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: The Harbor can berth vessels greater than 100 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.65/ft (2017-09-06)

Other price info: + 6% tax


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30 amp is $6.00 per day.
50 amp is $10.00 per day.
60 amp is $34.00 per day.
100 amp 3 phase is $57.00 per day.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Many available sites.

Liveaboard info

Yes - If you stay aboard for 15 or more days in a month, live-aboards are charged a minimum residential user's fee of $50.00 for the first person and $20.00 for each additional person living aboard a vessel each month.


Fuel brand: Fuel dock is Petro Marine just south of the South Harbor.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Available in town at Petersburg Bottled Gas at 3rd and Haugen Drive. Tel: 907-772-4270.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

No - North Harbor's ramp is ADA compliant. South Harbor's is not.

Launch service

Yes - Easily arranged.

Pump out











Yes - Glacier Laundry is available and easily accessible in the north harbor area.


Yes - Hamer & Wilken is 14 blocks south and will gladly pick you up or deliver to you. There is a smaller grocery store a block east of North Harbor.


Yes - Many in town.


Yes - Papa Bear's pizza open until 2000 in summer, Monday - Saturday. There are several cafes open for breakfast and lunch, especially Salty Pantry located 2 blocks to the right of Harbormaster office. Mexican trailer is open until 1900. Inga's Galley next to Scandia House open in summer until 2000. The Elks Club (members only) open for burgers Thursday nights and Steak and Seafood Friday and Saturday - reservations are strongly encouraged.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - South Harbor has a large grid. Piston and Rudder has a railway. John Murgas has a large trailer that can haul up to 50 tons near Scow Bay. Wrangell has the nearest travel lift.

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Yes - Available nearby.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Arrange at the harbormaster's office.

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Easily arranged.

Other services


This is a good sized city with commercial airline service. Consult a travel guide or better yet consult with the locals.

Reviews for South Harbor
South Harbor - Petersburg, 2016-07-31
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

July 2016 - Petersburg's three harbors remain great places to stop for short or extended stays. The harbormaster is very helpful and everyone in town is friendly. Grocery shopping is good in Petersburg and there are several hardware store options. However, the options for dining are rather limited.

South Harbor, along with North Harbor and Middle Harbor are managed by Petersburg Harbormaster who is very good at accomodating requests for specific locations. South Harbor is further from town but still within easy walking distance to town. The docks are not quite as new as the North Harbor but in good condition. All of the Petersburg docks include a mix of recreational and working boats. The town is delightful and the people are wonderful.

This is a fishing town, 2016-07-05
Captain: , Whittier Alaska (839)

Hotshot for recreational cruisers. The dock is in good condition but watch out for boats and gear. Lots of activity here. This small community wants to attract recreational cruisers. Nordhavan rondy this month.

BE WARNED! Heavy current here. Best to plan your departure at or near slack. We were pinned against the dock for a few hours.

Good provisioning stop, 2015-07-22
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (1089)

There are not a lot of places to provision while transiting the Inside Passage, but Petersburg has a good offering of stores and markets. Food (IGA), liqour, hardware, fishing, clothing, gifts, etc are all avaliable and within walking distance of the docks. Lovely little town.

Petersburg: South Harbor, 2012-12-01
Captain: , Seattle (21031)

This is a very fine municipal marina. The staff is extremely friendly and no request is too great. Though extremely crowed during the summer months, the tension doesn't seem to have a negaive impact on the locals who seem perpetually cheerful. South Harbor is most likely will be where a transient will be berthed, but the entire complex (South, Middle, and North Harbors) are controlled by the same entity. Whether you've just exited the Wrangell Narrows or are about to enter them, this is a nice city respite before or after the transit. This is also a good location to restock all of your supplies.

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