Harbors & Ports
The Port of King Cove offers marine and dock-age services that support commercial fishing and cargo vessels, passengers, and recreational craft. The City of King Cove owns the port facilities, and the city’s Harbor department operates them. The Alaska state ferry arrives in the Port of King Cove monthly from May until September, using the deep water pier.
The Port of King Cove’s small boat harbor can accommodate 50 vessels of up to 60 feet long also has a 150 ton travel lift and a grid. The large boat harbor in the Port of King Cove can accommodate 46 vessels of up to almost 150 feet long. Both the small and large boat harbors have shore power hook-ups. The Port of King Cove’s deep-water pier welcomes the state ferry, cargo vessels, and cruise ships.
The Port of King Cove Harbormaster staff is available round the clock on VHF Channel 6, 16, and the office is open from 8am to 5pm on Monday – Sunday.
The City of King Cove owns the Deep Water City Dock in the Port of King Cove, and it operates the dock jointly with the State of Alaska. The City Dock receives and ships containerized and conventional general cargo, receives fuel oil for the plant, and provides for passenger and vehicle traffic. A six-inch pipeline connects the wharf to five steel storage tanks with capacity for 2400 barrels operated by the city’s electric department. The Harbormaster’s office is located at the rear of the City Dock. The Port of King Cove City Dock can accommodate vessels of up to 330 feet with alongside depth of nine meters (30 feet) MLLW.
The city also owns and operates the Port of King Cove’s Small Boat Harbor T Dock. The T Dock supports handling of supplies and equipment for fishing vessels and provides mooring for commercial and recreational vessels. The T Dock can accommodate vessels of up to about 150 feet with alongside depth of 4.5 meters (15 feet) MLLW.
The Port of King Cove’s Small Boat Harbor Bulkhead Wharf, also owned and operated by the city, handles supplies and equipment for fishing vessels. It can accommodate vessels of up to about 180 feet in length with alongside depth of 4.5 meters (15 feet) MLLW. It also has two electric cranes on it.
Peter Pan Seafoods owns and operates several docks in the Port of King Cove. The King Cove Crab Dock and the King Cove Pump Dock receive seafood and handle supplies and equipment for fishing vessels. The King Cove Fuel Dock supports fishing vessels, fuels and ices vessels, and receives petroleum products in the Port of King Cove. The King Cove Wharf supports fishing vessels, ships seafood, and receives containerized general cargo.