Kodiak Alaska, Wild life and Culture

By BucketListTravel | Jan 19, 2020
North America > United States > Alaska > Kodiak

We visited Kodiak on board of the Azamara Quest. Kodiak island is home to about 6,000 people and about 8,000 bears. To get to Kodiak you can fly commercial, use the Alaska Marine Highway or a cruise ship. The island's main economy is commercial fishing and not tourism. When arriving at the island your mode of transportation might be by school bus. The preferred mode of transportation is still by float plane, and if you have never taken a float plane, it is an experience and one of the best ways to see the country side.

Preferred mode of transportation

Preferred mode of transportation

Wild life you will see during the season are whale, puffins, Sitka deer and the Kodiak beer. Salmon and Halibut are the most common fish.

Humpback Whale  in Kodiak Harbor

Humpback Whale in Kodiak Harbor

Puffin in Kodiak bay

Puffin in Kodiak bay

What to do when getting to Kodiak?

  • Kodiak Harbor and a Harbor trip to sea the wildlife.
  • Alutiiq Museum
  • Walk around and look for crab pods ("Deadliest Catch")
Crab pods in Kodiak Harbor

Crab pods in Kodiak Harbor

  • Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park
  • Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

  • Kodiak Island Brewing Company or some other bar, coffee shop or restaurant
Any bar or restaurant

Any bar or restaurant

  • Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church
Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church

Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church

  • The Baranov Museum
  • Kodiak Military History Museum
World War II fortifications

World War II fortifications

Bltraveling Azamara Whale Puffin

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Written by BucketListTravel
I'm Daniel a world traveler, photographer and cruise junkie. I have visited 5 continents, 40+ countries and flown more than 3 million miles.

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