Compulsory Pilotage
Waters & Pilot Stations

Pilotage Rates


Cruise Ship Calendar


Yacht Pilotage


Master and Pilot
Exchange Card


Application for
SE Alaska Pilotage

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


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

Winter Office Hours

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

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Capt. Kathleen Flury, President
Capt. Frank Didier, Vice-President
Capt. John Herring, Secretary
Capt. Norbert Chaudhary
Capt. Dale Collins
Capt. Paul Merrill
Capt. Ed Sinclair

The 2016 Voluntary Waterway Guide continues the collaboration between the Pilots, US Coast Guard, Cruise Industry, Alaska Marine Highway System, Small Passenger Vessels, Commercial Towing and Fishing Industries, and other Waterway users to help ensure efficient and safe vessel operations on the waters of Southeast Alaska.


The Pilots were instrumental in the formation of the MSTF.  We actively work with the other stakeholders to coordinate safe traffic routes, speeds, and separation areas to enhance safe marine operations in our shared waters.

Dispatchers are on duty
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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