The Whittier Harbor is a full-service, ice-free port which is open year-round with 360 slips for both transient and permanent berth holders to lengths of 60 feet. Boaters can find different sized life jackets for children at both Whittier Harbor walk ramps thanks to our partnership with the “Kids Don’t Float” program.
Before setting off on boating adventures, please review the Whittier Harbor Rules and Regulations and file a float plan with the Harbor Office.
If you’ve been involved in a boating accident, please fill out the Alaska Boating Accident form and submit it to the Harbor Office.
For more Harbor forms, please visit the City of Whittier’s Document Center.
Before you arrive in Whittier, please know you will have to pass through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. Tunnel hours and fees can be found here.
Parking in Whittier should also be researched prior to visiting. When looking at harbor area parking, please note there are three, distinct parking areas. Along the curb of the harbor district is free two-hour parking for vehicles (no trailers or campers of any kind). Another section is reserved for permit parking; please look for the parking meters to pay for your permit. Finally, there is an area for staging your boat. The staging area is not meant for long-term parking.
From May 15th to October 1st, vehicles with trailers or lone trailers are not allowed to park in the harbor parking lot. For long-term vehicle/trailer or lone-trailer parking, please see the Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce website for parking options.
From October 1st to May 15th, vehicles with trailers are asked to park north-to-south, facing the railroad tracks (please see the map linked below). Dry storage is available upon request; please contact the Harbormaster for more details.
If visiting with an RV and not headed to the Alaska Marine Highway Terminal, please check out the Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce website for parking options, as there will be difficulty maneuvering the harbor district and there is no RV parking there. Please check out the City Campground page for more information on camping while in Whittier.
Parking is $11 per day (midnight to midnight) or Annual Parking permits are good for one vehicle and are available for $250 per calendar year—prices are subject to change and can be found on the current fee schedule. Please check with the Harbor Office for current information. Parking permits are available at the Harbor Office, which is open during the summer from 7 am to 9 pm daily through mid-September.
Winter hours are 8 am to 5 pm starting sometime between mid-September and October 1st, continuing through mid-May. The Harbor Office is open seven days a week. Please call the Harbor Office for current office hours.
Alaska Marine Highway
If you are departing on the Alaska Marine Highway, follow the signs to the Alaska Marine Highway Terminal near the Whittier Triangle Business Area. Two-hour parking for cars only is available near the terminal for people awaiting a ferry. Click here for more information about the Alaska Marine Highway.
Moorage & Wait List Information
A few slips may become available during off-season. Please call the Harbor Office for current slip availability. The Harbor Office also maintains a wait list. If you would like to join the wait list, please see the Wait List form at the top of the page or you can pick one up from the Harbor Office where staff will happily assist you in filling it out.