Old Harbor | (OLD) | ohld harbər
"A Kodiak Village"
Among the most picturesque of Kodiak Island villages, Old Harbor is nestled on a narrow strip of beach at the foot of a steep, grassy mountain. It is located on the southeast coast of Kodiak Island, 96 nautical miles from the city of Kodiak and 286 nautical miles from Sand Point. To the northeast is an awe-inspiring view of jagged, precipitous mountains which rise up at the end of a small bay.
- Old Harbor often claims the winning fish during Kodiak's annual King Salmon derby.
- Great destination for wildlife viewing with large sea mammal haul-outs and the archipelago's largest puffin colony.
- The Alutiiq people settled Old Harbor more than 7,500 years ago.
- The community is the site of the first Russian colony in Alaska.
- Historic Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church is a hub of community activity and the striking centerpiece of the village.
- A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Village of Old Harbor; Kodiak Island Inter-Tribal Council.
Old Harbor receives ferry service multiple times during the summer on the Aleutian Chain run between Kodiak and Sand Point. It takes seven and a half hours to travel between Kodiak and Old Harbor by ferry or nine and a half hours to get to Sand Point. Scheduled and charter air service is also available to Old Harbor from the city of Kodiak, as is charter boat transportation.