Kodiak | (KOD) | KOH-dee-ack
The community of Kodiak is located near the northwestern tip of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak Island is the largest island in Alaska, and the second largest in the United States. It lies approximately 136 nautical miles southwest of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula and 249 nautical miles east of Chignik. The magnificent green that the island turns during the summer months is why it is affectionately known as Alaska's Emerald Isle. In the winter monthes, Kodiak is a wonderland for quiet undisturbed exploration, with snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, and backcountry skiing opportunities.
- Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres on Kodiak and Afognak Islands.
- Famous for the mighty Kodiak Brown Bear - close to 3,000 of these giant bears live in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
- Home to world-class sportfishing and one of the largest commercial fishing ports in the nation.
- Approximately 140 miles of state roads connect communities on the east side of the island.
- Visit www.kodiak.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Kodiak is serviced by two AMHS vessels - the MV Tustumena year-round and the MV Kennicott in the summer. A quick four-hour drive from Anchorage, down the Kenai Peninsula, gets you to the embarkation port of Homer where your marine adventure begins with a nine-and-a-half hour ferry ride to Kodiak. A hub to the communities of Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions, Kodiak is also the first community visited on the Aleutian Chain run.
Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.