The community of King Cove, Alaska © City of King Cove
  • Developed around one of the largest fish processing centers in the United States.
  • King Crab and others, pollock, cod, salmon, halibut, and more are harvested and processed throughout the year
  • The cannery has been operating since 1911, with the exception of a short closure following a fire in 1970, and has the largest salmon capacity of any plant in Alaska.
  • Bears are abundant, and in the spring and early fall whales can be seen migrating through Belkofski Bay.
  • A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove.

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Routes available to and from King Cove, Alaska

Service Area

King Cove is located on the Aleutian Chain ferry route which provides service from Homer to Unalaska every other week from May through September. It takes two and a half days to travel between King Cove and Homer. It is only a two-hour cruise to get to the nearby community of Cold Bay or six hours and forty five minutes to get to Sand Point by ferry. Visitors can stay in King Cove for two days to explore the community, and then catch the ferry on its way back to Homer. Explore this community on a 9 Day Aleutian Islands Adventure.