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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented enhanced security procedures for small boat arrivals. This increased enforcement posture requires physical reporting to designated local CBP offices when returning from foreign ports or locations for a face-to-face inspection, unless enrolled in an Alternative Inspection Services Program that would allow arrival reporting by phone.

Where to Report

Anchorage, Alaska
Designated Marina: Anchorage Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 907-271-6309, ext. 360 and 907-271-6313, ext. 0 (after business hours)

Dalton Cache, Alaska
Designated Marina: Haines Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 907-767-5511 and 907-271-6313, ext. 0 (after business hours)

Haines, Alaska - Port Chilkoot
Designated Marina: Haines Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 907-767-5511 and 907-271-6313, ext.0 (after business hours)

Haines, Alaska - Letnikof Cove Dock
Designated Marina: Haines Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Phone Number: 907-767-5511

Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Designated Marina: Dutch Harbor Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 907-581-4114 and 907-581-1254 (after business hours)

Juneau, Alaska
Designated Marina: Juneau Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 907-586-7108

Ketchikan, Alaska
Designated Marina: Ketchikan Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 907-225-2254

Nome, Alaska
Designated Marina: Nome Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday - Thursday
Phone Number: 907-443-2143 and 907-304-4044 (after business hours)

Sitka, Alaska
Designated Marina: Sitka Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 907-747-3374 and 907-738-3331 (after business hours)

Skagway, Alaska
Designated Marina: Skagway Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Seven Days a Week
Phone Number: 907-983-2325

Wrangell, Alaska
Designated Marina: Wrangell Small Boat Harbor
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 907-874-3415

** If you intend on clearing Customs and Border Protection at any of these Ports after normal business hours or over a weekend, you are required to have an appointment. Contact the local CBP office and a CBP Duty Officer will provide further instructions regarding reporting and entry processing.

If you need to leave your vessel to report your arrival, only the master or designee may go ashore to do so. After making notification to CBP, this individual must return to the vessel and remain on board until CBP arrives.

Failure to report can result in civil penalties as defined in Title 19, United States Code, Section 1436 to include a penalty of $5,000 for the first violation and $10,000 for each subsequent violation with the conveyance subject to seizure and forfeiture. In addition to being liable for a civil penalty, any master who intentionally commits a violation under subsection (a) of this section upon conviction is liable for a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for 1 year or both.

All documented or registered vessels 30 feet in length or greater are required to make application for a private vessel decal if crossing the international border by water. The application fee is $27.50 and CBP accepts payment with a major credit card.

Decals may also be purchased prior to departure on the Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) website.

Last modified: 
September 24, 2018