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2023 Alaska Bore Tide Schedule

Cook Inlet has a huge tidal range, and it’s the only place in the U.S. where such a bore tide forms. The bore tide is a phenomenon that occurs because the Turnagain Arm inlet is shallow, narrow, and long. It’s such a long inlet that the tide that’s going out collides with the surge of the new tide that is coming in and that creates a surf wave. This surf wave starts working its way up Turnagain Arm and can be anywhere from a foot to 6′ high and is very visible from the shore. There are numerous places to view the bore tide. Between Birdpoint and Girdwood there are several pullouts where the bore tide is almost always at it’s best.

A bore tide can be seen nearly every day somewhere in Turnagain Arm just after low tide. The size depends on the range of the tide, so the most dramatic bore tides occur during days with extreme minus tides.

Arrive at least half an hour before the predicted tide will arrive; bore tides may not arrive on time.

CAUTION! Our bore tides are dangerous. Due to the quicksand-like mudflats that make up the beaches along Turnagain Arm, hikers may get stuck in the mud and drown or die from hypothermia. Always stay off the mud flats and observe the bore tide from a safe distance.

Last updated: May 28, 2023

DateTide ChangeBeluga PointBird Point
May 1028.018:14pm9:10pm
May 1125.159:07pm10:03pm
May 1222.9510:07pm11:03pm
May 1322:3811:14pm12:10am
May 1422.7412:07pm1:03pm
May 1423.0512:26am1:22am
May 1526.211:17pm2:13pm
May 1524.361:39am2:35am
May 1725.542:36am3:32am
May 1825.963:24am4:20am
May 1925.674:06am5:02am
May 2024.974:44am5:40am
May 2124.085:19am6:15am
May 2619.219:00pm9:56pm
May 2717.159:49pm10:45pm
May 1629.332:23pm3:19pm
May 1731.63:16pm4:12pm
May 1832.94:04pm5:00pm
May 1933.44:47pm5:43pm
May 2033.25:26pm6:22pm
May 2132.176:02pm6:58pm
May 2230.286:35pm7:31pm
May 2327.77:07pm8:03pm
May 2424.787:40pm8:36pm
May 2521.878:18pm9:14pm
May 3022.811:02pm1:58pm
May 3125.641:53pm2:49pm
June 127.972:43pm3:39pm
June 229.873:32pm4:28pm
June 331.464:20pm5:16pm
June 432.675:07pm6:03pm
June 533.265:52pm6:48pm
June 632.976:36pm7:32pm
June 731.87:20pm8:16pm
June 829.98:05pm9:01pm
June 927.548:53pm9:49pm
June 1025.089:44pm10:40pm
June 1124.1810:34am11:30am
June 1122.9710:42pm11:38pm
June 1221.5211:47pm12:43am
June 1225.8511:39am12:35pm
June 1327.512:48pm1:44pm
June 1429.212:00pm2:56pm
June 1530.632:58pm3:54pm
June 1631.373:46pm4:42pm
June 1731.484:30pm5:26pm
June 1831.15:09pm6:05pm
June 1930.315:44pm6:40pm
June 2029.156:16pm7:12pm
June 2127.76:46pm7:42pm
June 2226.057:18pm8:14pm
June 2324.267:51pm8:47pm
June 2422.338:27pm9:23pm
June 2520.129:07pm10:03pm
June 2822.9612:07pm1:03pm
June 2924.911:08pm2:04pm
June 3026.912:07pm3:03pm
July 1293:06pm4:02pm
July 231.164:02pm4:58pm
July 333.14:52pm5:48pm
July 534.866:23pm7:19pm
July 634.267:06pm8:02pm
July 732.587:48pm8:44pm
July 829.868:30pm9:26pm
July 926.39:15pm10:11pm
July 1027.5810:04am11:00am
July 1127.2411:04am12:00pm
July 1226.8112:11pm1:07pm
July 1327.071:37pm2:33pm
July 1428.072:39pm3:35pm
July 1528.913:28pm4:24pm
July 1629.344:11pm5:07pm
July 1729.54:50pm5:46pm
July 1829.515:23pm6:19pm
July 1929.375:54pm6:50pm
July 2028.896:24pm7:20pm
July 2127.936:53pm7:49pm
July 2226.487:23pm8:19pm
July 2324.497:55pm8:51pm
July 2421.858:30pm0:26pm
July 2523.879:09am10:05am
July 2623.2410:05am11:01am
July 2722.8711:12am12:08am
July 2823.5212:23pm1:19pm
July 2925.291:32pm2:28pm
July 3027.932:44pm3:40pm
July 3131.073:45pm4:41pm
August 133.894:36pm5:32pm
August 235.785:22pm6:18pm
August 336.396:04pm7:00pm
August 435.626:45pm7:41pm
August 533.497:24pm8:20pm
August 630.088:02pm8:58pm
August 730.618:40am9:36am
August 828.929:31am10:27am
August 926.5110:26am11:22am
August 1224.732:18pm3:14pm
August 1326.493:07pm4:03pm
August 1427.893:48pm4:44pm
August 1528.94:24pm5:20pm
August 1730.035:28pm6:24pm
August 1829.795:57pm6:53pm
August 1825.385:34am6:30am
August 1926.486:07am07:03am
August 1928.776:26pm7:22pm
August 1928.776:26pm7:22pm
August 2027.076:42am7:38am
August 2027.086:54pm7:50pm
August 2127.17:18am8:14am
August 2124.827:23pm8:19pm
August 2226.737:57am8:53am
August 2221.967:55pm8:51pm
August 2325.838:40am9:36am
August 2424.359:30am10:26am
August 2522.7210:32am11:28am
August 2622.1711:45am12:41pm
August 2723:481:04pm2:00pm
August 2827.362:26pm3:22pm
August 2931.413:27pm4:23pm
August 3025.563:34am4:30am
August 3128.744:28am5:24am
August 3136.095:00pm5:56pm
September 131.215:17am6:13am
September 136.115:40pm6:36pm
September 232.976:03am6:59am
September 234.736:19pm7:15pm
September 333.876:47am7:43am
September 332.146:56pm7:52pm
September 433.567:29am8:25am
September 428.427:32pm8:28pm
September 531.818:12am9:08am
September 523.768:08pm9:04pm
September 628.648:57am9:53am
September 724.639:47am10:43am
September 820.9810.46am11:42am
September 1021.471:49pm2:45pm
September 1124.32:37pm3:33pm
September 1226.663:17pm4:13pm
September 1328.333:52pm4:48pm
September 1425.314:06am5:02am
September 1429.374:25pm5:21pm
September 1526.834:30am5:35am
September 1529.744:57pm5:53pm
September 1628.325:12am6:08am
September 1629:315:28pm6:24pm
September 1729.325:46am6:42am
September 1728.075:56pm6:52pm
September 1829.656:21am7:17am
September 1826.266:24pm7:20pm
September 1929.376:56am7:52am
September 1924.056:52pm7:48pm
September 2028.547:34am8:30am
September 21278:15am9:11am
September 2224.689:04am10:00
September 2322.1310:04am11:00am
September 2421.0411:19am12:15pm
September 2523.0812:42pm1:38pm
Sepember 2627.082:03pm2:59pm
September 2730.983:02pm3:58pm
September 2828.883:21am4:17apm
September 2833.423:50pm4:46pm
September 2931.944:23am5:09am
September 2934.144:33pm5:29pm
September 3034.035:00am5:56am
September 3033.465:13pm6:09pm
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