Ouzinkie | (OUZ) | oh zink' ee
"A Kodiak Village"
Ouzinkie is located on the west coast of Spruce Island, adjacent to Kodiak Island. It lies 14 nautical miles northwest of the City of Kodiak and 13 nautical miles from Port Lions. Although visitor services are not available, charter operators offer fishing and sightseeing excursions from the village. Spruce Island is ideal for hiking with a newly developed trail system and is a bear-free environment.
- Although started as a retirement community for the Russian American Company, forty percent of the current population is under the age of 25.
- Part of the ancient homeland of the indigenous Alutiiq people.
- The heart of the community is the Nativity of Our Lord, a Russian Orthodox Church, which is a national historical landmark.
- Visit St. Herman's chapel in Monk's Lagoon, site of the first canonized Russian Orthodox saint in North America.
- Commercial fishing and subsistence activities support the community.
Ouzinkie receives ferry service multiple times per year on the route between Kodiak and Port Lions. It takes an hour and a half to travel between Kodiak and Ouzinkie or one hour to get to Port Lions. Scheduled and charter air service is also available to Ouzinkie from the city of Kodiak, as is charter boat transportation.