Compulsory Pilotage
Waters & Pilot Stations

Pilotage Rates


Cruise Ship Calendar


Yacht Pilotage


Master and Pilot
Exchange Card


Application for
SE Alaska Pilotage


VLCS Report NOR Bliss
VLCS Report Royal
VLCS Report Ovation
Tractor Tug Report

Pilot Ladders


Tongass Narrows
Waterway Guide

Southeast Alaska
Waterway Guide

Cruise Ship Routes
in Sitka Sound

Tracy Arm/Endicott
Arm Agreement

Maritime Security

VHF Marine Radio

Boating Safety

SEAPA Tide Book

NOAA Weather

Links of Interest

2019-2020 Board of Directors
Capt. John Herring, President
Capt. Dale Collins, Vice-President
Capt. Doug Sturm, Secretary
Capt. Levi Benedict
Capt. Frank Didier
Capt. Kathy Flury
Capt. Paul Merrill





The Southeast Alaska Pilotage Area covers the waters from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat Bay and is a compulsory pilotage area. Comprehensive marine pilotage in Southeast Alaska is provided by Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association. Pilots are licensed by the State of Alaska and the United States Coast Guard to provide compulsory marine pilotage to all vessels entering the waters of Southeast Alaska except those vessels identified in Alaska Statute 08.62.180.


Summer Office Hours
May 15-Sept 15

Winter Office Hours
Sept 16-May 14

M-F 0900 1600
S-S 0900 - 1300
907.225.9696 on-call 24/7

M-F 0900 - 1500
907.225.9696 on-call 24/7


      Phones are answered
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round

Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association
1621 Tongass Avenue, Suite 300
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
ph. 907-225-9696
fax 907-247-9696

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