The port community of Old Harbor Alaska © Department of Commerce

Old Harbor

Among the most picturesque of Kodiak Island villages, Old Harbor is nestled on a narrow strip of beach 96 nautical miles from the city of Kodiak. Old Harbor often claims the winning fish during Kodiak's annual King Salmon derby and is a great destination for wildlife viewing with large sea mammal haul-outs and the archipelago's largest puffin colony. The Historic Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church is a hub of community activity and the striking centerpiece of the village.

The port community of Ouzinkie Alaska © Department of Commerce

Ouzinkie

Ouzinkie is located on the west coast of Spruce Island, adjacent to Kodiak Island, and lies 14 nautical miles northwest of the City of Kodiak. Ouzinkie began as a retirement community for the Russian American Company and is ideal for hiking with a newly developed trail system and a bear-free environment. Visitor services are not available but charter operators offer fishing and sightseeing excursions from the village. Points of interest include the historic Nativity of Our Lord Church and St. Herman's chapel in Monk's Lagoon.

The port community of Port Lions Alaska © Wayde Carroll Photography

Port Lions

Located in Settler's Cove on the northeast coast of Kodiak Island 48 nautical miles from Kodiak. Enjoy the beauty of waterfalls tucked away in spruce-filled coves, beach combing, and sea kayaking through the still blue waters of Kizkuyak Bay. Several lodges and charter services offer access to the stunning scenery, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing throughout the surrounding area.