Winter moorage in southeast Alaska
Because of the COVID situation and our inability to cruise in BC this summer, we brought our boat up to Alaska a few weeks back. Right now, we’re at the public docks in Petersburg - an amazingly beautiful town. (Beats the hell out of Ketchikan in my opinion.)
I know that there are many boaters who normally cruise BC who are in the same situation. Does anyone have any good intelligence on winter moorage options in southeast Alaska - preferably in Ketchikan, Sitka, or Juneau? (I specify those three because I’m looking for locations that have a non-stop flight from Seattle. I think that those three cities are the only ones that fit the bill.
At this stage of the game, I would be willing to consider storing the boat on the hard for the winter - but my first choice would be to find a space in a well protected marine (private or public) with good protection and reliable electric service.
I know that the public docks can be cheap - a three month contract in Ketchikan for a boat my size costs around $600 for the entire three months. But my understanding is that there is no way to plan ahead and reserve a spot in one of the public marinas - they are strictly first come-first serve.
Does anyone out there have some information that they could share? Our boat is a 48 foot LOA powerboat weighing 60,000 pounds.