Dually licensed by the USCG and the State of Texas, the Matagorda Bay Pilots have been guiding ocean going ships to and from the Port of Point Comfort since 1969. Today, four pilots guide all ocean going vessels from sea, through one of the shallowest and narrowest channels in the United States and one of the most volatile entrances in the country (second only to the Columbia River Bar). Its not uncommon for the entrance currents to exceed 5 knots and sea heights in excess of 10' The pilots paramount priority is the safety of all vessels transiting the channel, the waterways pristine ecosystem, the ports users and the publics welfare.
Port Users: Post Hurricane Harvey Surveys Complete
The Corps of Engineers are working to get the channel back to design depth.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE DRAFT IS 31' 00" SALTWATER