About Valdez Small Boat Harbor
Valdez Small Boat Harbor
300 N. Harbor Dr.
Valdez, AK 99686
Ph: (907) 835-4981
Fax: (907) 835-2958
Jan. 1st to Memorial Day / Labor Day to December 31st
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
May 22, 2015 - Sept. 6, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Valdez Small Boat Harbor is an essential economic development resource for our community, serving as a significant stimulus for tourism and maritime industries. Valdez Small Boat Harbor is also a member of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers, Inc.
Valdez Small Boat Harbor is a 511 slip harbor, which is operated by the City of Valdez. The Harbor has a staff of five full-time employees and hires several part-time employees during the summer. The Harbor is open seven days a week all year. We accept MasterCard and Visa for payment of services.
We have 65’, 50’, 48', 40’, 32’, 30’, 24’ and 20’ slips and approximately 900’ of transient dock space. Valdez Harbor utilizes the hot berthing system for transient boaters, which means we use tenant slips for transients when the tenant is out of the harbor.
Boaters arriving at the harbor via water should call the office on VHF channel 16 to request moorage, we switch to channel 7 for our working channel. Boaters are to traverse the entrance, breakwater, and harbor at a speed not to exceed three miles per hour or at the slowest speed to safely maneuver. Once tied up at the dock, check in with the office to complete paper work for the vessel and pay any harbor fees that may be due.
Boaters arriving via the highway should stop at the office, 300 North Harbor Drive, to register their boat and pay any fees that may be due before launching the boat. There is also a self-pay station at the launch ramp for those vessels that do not require moorage in the harbor. For those that are leaving a trailer in yard, please check with harbor office and pay fees due.
Harbor Policies and Procedures
Harbor Rates and Fees Resolution
Storage Yard and Maintenance Pads Rules and Fees
Wed, Jan. 31
Public Accommodation Q4 Quarterly Tax Return Reminder
Mon, Apr. 30
Public Accommodation Q1 Quarterly Tax Return Reminder
Tue, Jul. 31
Public Accommodation Q2 Quarterly Tax Return Reminder
Accepting Applications: Planning & Zoning Commission
Two vacancies currently exist on the City Planning & Zoning Commission due to term expiration. Appointees will serve a three year term, expiring November 2020. Interested citizens can apply online or by paper application. Deadline: Wed., Dec.13th @ 5pm
2018 Energy Assistance Program Applications
City Council approved the 2018 Energy Assistance Program to help local residents relieve energy costs thru an energy credit of $550 per household for either residential electric or fuel oil. Preregistration required. Application deadline: Dec. 15th @ 5pm
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Harbor Municipal Code
AK Boating Safety Program
Harbor Feasibility Study
Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators
Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers
I’m thinking of buying someone else’s boat, and they have a slip in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor. Can I transfer their slip into my name?
What happens to my boat if I am a transient boater?
If I want a tenant slip in the Valdez Small Boat Harbor, what do I have to do?
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