Southeast Alaska Pilots' Association, Ketchikan, Alaska Sea Pilots, Marine Pilots for Southeast Alaska



Compulsory Pilotage Waters
and Pilot Stations

Pilotage Rates


Yacht Pilotage


Master and Pilot
Exchange Card

Pilot Ladders


Tongass Narrows
Waterway Guide

Southeast Alaska
Waterway Guide

Tracy Arm/Endicott
Arm Agreement

Maritime Security

VHF Marine Radio

Boating Safety

SEAPA Tide Book

NOAA Weather

Links of Interest



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

Requirements for Yachts

State of Alaska Requirements

Before you request a pilot, please contact the State of Alaska Marine Pilot Coordinator in Juneau at 907-465-2548 to request a pilotage exemption or for more information regarding cruising in SE Alaska.

Important Information for Yachts and Agents


  • North Pacific Maritime and Yacht Services of Alaska offer the following services for vessels visiting Alaska. Their professional and courteous staff are licensed and bonded. Contact them to arrange all pilotage services via email at or call 907-225-6157.
    • Pilot Boats
    • Customs & Immigration Clearance
    • Licensing & Permitting
    • Provisioning & Catering
    • Fuel Services
    • Pilot Liaison & Arrangements
    • Itinerary Planning Tours & Excursion Planning
    • Berth & Dock Reservations
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Equipment Storage/Warehousing


SEAPA Dispatchers are on duty 24/7 at 907-225-9696

Office Hours reduced due to Covid

May 15 Sept 15
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1200

After Hours On-Call 907-225-9696

Sept 16 May 14
Monday - Friday 0900 - 1200

After Hours On-Call 907-225-9696