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.
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.
The Florida Keys hold many natural treasures with a day trip that will give you an introduction to the most fragile ecosystems in the world and many endangered species. This one focuses on the coral reef and mangrove island habitat, which are disappearing fast as development continues to put huge stresses on the limited natural and human resources