Docks & Harbors
Docks and Harbors operates and manages multiple waterfront facilities and properties throughout the City and Borough of Juneau. These includes two cruise ship docks, several small boat harbors and small boat floats, six launch ramps, two commercial loading facilities, two boat yards, and several hundred acres of tidelands and waterfront properties under lease.
Docks and Harbors is managed by a nine person citizen board that is appointed by the CBJ Assembly. A Port Director serves as the chief executive and is appointed by the Docks and Harbors Board. The Port Director’s staff consists of a Harbormaster, a Port Engineer, a Deputy Port Engineer and an Administrative Officer.
Docks and Harbors is an enterprise fund meaning that it operates without a local property or sales tax subsidy. Docks and Harbors is financed through a combination of user fees, lease fees, fisheries business taxes, state and federal grants, and local special sales taxes for specific projects. The annual operating budget of the Docks and Harbors enterprises is about $5 million per year. The annual capital improvement budget is about $10 million per year.
Use chart #17315
When approaching Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, look starboard and spot the landmark ruins of the A.J. (Alaska-Juneau) Gold Mine on the side of the mountain. As you travel up Gastineau Channel towards Juneau, you will see the Juneau-Douglas bridge (66.4 feet on a 0.0 tide), a graph at the base of the bridge measures the current height. When leaving Juneau, exit south, down Gastineau Channel. The shallow channel crosses the Mendenhall Bar north of Aurora Harbor, connecting to Auke Bay (Fritz Cove), which goes dry daily at tides less than 10 feet. It is marked during the summer, and may be used by small craft during extreme high tides, but it is not recommended.
Juneau is a proud member of
Alaska Clean Harbors
Alaska Clean Harbors is a voluntary, non-regulatory program working throughout the state to help harbormasters, communities and boaters prevent pollution and reduce waste in our harbors and waterways. Find more information at http://www.alaskacleanharbors.org/
- January 2021 Newsletter
- Harris and Aurora Harbor Dredging
- Small Cruise Ship Master Plan
- Theft Notice
- Customer Service Survey
- Local Information
- Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators (AAHPA)
- Harbors Code of Conduct
- Docks & Harbors Employee Recognition
- Speed Limit Maps
- Boat Ramp Bathymetry
- Foreign Hulled Vessel Pilotage Information