Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak is one of six communities and the main city on Kodiak Island in Kodiak Island Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is famous for huge Kodiak brown bears, world-class sport fishing and is one of the largest commercial fishing ports in Alaska.

Attractions at Kodiak include the Russian Orthodox Church, the Baranof Museum, Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository and the Fish Industrial Technology Center at Herman Harbor.

Bear viewing can be done at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, habitat of the brown bear. Kayaking, fishing and hiking are also popular activities in and around Kodiak.

Things to See & Do

* Salmon & Halibut fishing
* Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository
* Baranof Museum
* Fish Industrial Technology Center
* Russian Orthodox Church

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 12.6 sq km’s
Population – 14,000 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Pier II known as City Dock which is approximately 7 miles from downtown Kodiak.

Transport Links – Kodiak's airport attracts both local and regional airlines, air taxis, and charter floatplanes and helicopters which provide transportation to residents and tourists on and off the island.
The Alaskan Marine Highway provides further transportation via a ferry called the M/V Tustumena. The ship can carry a capacity of 210 people and services between Kodiak, Homer and Seward Alaska.
Floatplane and bushplane companies regularly take tourists to remote areas and wilderness lodges both on the various islands of the Kodiak Archipelago and the Katmai coast for bear viewing, hunting and hikes.