Douglas Harbor, Douglas Alaska
Sergius Narrows, Southeast Alaska
Crowley Fuel Dock, Unalaska Alaska


Hughes & Associates provides hydrographic surveys for dredging projects throughout the State of Alaska. Reoccurring yearly projects that have been performed for numerous years include Dillingham, Ninilchik, Homer, and Nome harbors. Many other harbors and channels have been surveyed in support of dredging operations over the years from Southeast Alaska, through the Aleutian Islands, and all point in-between. Typical dredging support surveys include pre and post dredge surveys, including both bathymetric and upland topographic data collection, with plan view drawings and volume computations provided with the deliverables.


From 2004 through 2007 and again from 2010 through 2014 Hughes & Associates conducted dozens of Project Condition Surveys, or PCS, for the Corps of Engineers, Alaska District under Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity term contracts. These projects were conducted throughout the coastal regions of Alaska for federally controlled harbors and channels. Over the years of conducting these surveys Hughes & Associates has seen a steady shift from single beam condition surveys to almost an exclusive use of multi-beam survey equipment.


Hughes & Associates has provided hydrographic surveys for marine construction projects for more than 20 years. These projects have been as varied in their scope as they have in their location. Construction support surveys have been performed for bank revetment, breakwater expansion, and new harbor construction along with any other type of construction that can be found taking place within the marine environment. Hughes & Associates has performed extensive single and multi-beam surveys in support of these projects


Hughes and Associates is a small surveying business located in Wasilla, Alaska that has been operating for over 30 years. Specializing in hydrographic surveys, we have the capabilities of providing simple single beam surveys to full bottom coverage multi-beam swath bathymetry and everything in-between. With this level of quality and commitment we have the experience and ability to provide all of your hydrographic and land surveying needs. Again, welcome and please feel free to contact us with any questions or needs you may have.

Core Values:

Hughes & Associates pride ourselves to make decision based on our Core Values of Integrity, Quality, and Safety. We run our business with Integrity by treating all equally and with respect. When employees produce products for our clients, having superior Quality in our products is essential. Lastly, Safety is our focus.