Dixon Entrance

This large body of water north of Prince Rupert and south of Ketchikan is the entrance or dividing line between British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. On the Canadian side, shelter can be found in Port Simpson, or anchorages in the Moffatt Islands, and Brundige Inlet on north Dundas Island. Lincoln Channel just across the border in Alaska is 38 miles from Prince Rupert and serves as a departure point southbound. North of Cape Fox, Foggy Bay provides good protection and an escape from rough conditions, as you head north or south. Clearing customs is an important part of crossing Dixon Entrance. See the Waggoner for more details and check the updates table below.