Port Director: Carl Uchytil586-0292
Harbormaster: Dave Borg
Docks & Harbors
Develop and provide opportunities, services and facilities to support marine related commerce, industry, fisheries, recreation, and visitors.
To be the Southeast Alaska Marine Center of excellence providing safe, secure, modern, vibrant facilities meeting the needs of the users we serve.
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.
Welcome to Juneau!
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.
Infrastructure Week May 13th - May 17th 2019
May 13th was the kick off to Infrastucture week with an hour long informational session in the CBJ Assembly Chambers from Noon to 1:00 pm. The goal of the week was to highlight the community's reliance on critical infrastructure and how it enhances the local and regional economy, quality of life, and safety. The rest of the week was small ceremonies at various Docks & Harbors facilities.