Small Boat Harbor Rules


  • All boats using the SBH must have a current Small Boat Harbor Use Permit. These permits can be purchased from any Port Attendance or the Port Office. 
  • The SBH speed-limit is 5 miles per hour, this includes the entrance channel. 
  • You may only tie up to the floats if you have rented space in advance. 
  • Animals must be on a leash.
  • Vehicles must be parked in the designated parking areas. No parking is allowed in front of the access ramps, these areas are for loading and unloading only. If a vehicle is found to be illegally parked, it will be towed away at the owners expense.  
  • Trailers left at the SBH must be attached to a vehicle, if they are not, the trailer will be impounded at the owners expenses. If you need to leave a trailer because you need to run an errand, please contact the Attendance for approval.  
  • Swimming is not allowed in the SBH or its entrance channel. 
  • No skiing or tubing is permitted in the SBH.
  • An adult must accompany children when on the floats.
  • Boats that do not have a SMB Use Permit or that have been left unattended for more than 30 days may be considered abandoned and may be removed at the owners expense. Nets and other gear may be removed after 24 hours. These items may be auctioned off by the City at the beginning of the next season. To reclaim a boat or item that has been left at the SBH, contact the Port Office during regular business hours. Fees for reclaiming an item will include the cost of the removal and a use permit if the vessel does not have one. 
  • Use only designated bumpers on boats, tires are not allowed. 
  • Double parking of boats on floating dock is not permitted. 
  • Operating a boat under the influence of intoxicating liquor, illicit narcotics or other dangerous drugs is unlawful. 
  • Logs and firewood may not be unloaded or placed on the beach of the SBH. Log rafts shall not be allowed within the SBH. Only those with a BNC log permit will be allowed to bring logs into the SBH entrance channel. 
  • Floats will be removed on October 1, every year. Remove your boat prior to then. 
  • Contact the SBH Attendant or the Port Office if you intend to leave a vehicle or vehicle and trailer for more than three days. 
  • All vehicles, trailers and boats are required to be registered with the State of Alaska, Department of Motor Vehicles