About Kodiak Island

Kodiak Island is a sought out destination in Alaska known for abundant sport fishinghunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities.  Kodiak City has the majority of the island’s population. There are seven Kodiak villages – one of them being Old Harbor where Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge resides. The island was discovered by a Russian fur trader in 1763 and the first Russian settlement was in Old Harbor.

Kodiak Island offers stunning wildlife viewing opportunities. The Kodiak bear are healthy and productive on the island, and the bear population is at an all-time high of 3,500. While fishing you may see humpback whales, Orca, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and Dall’s and white-sided porpoises.  On the island you will see Sitka black-tailed deer, red foxes, mountain goats, and beaver to name a few.  The island is a host to around 600 wild and free range herd buffalo.

While many destinations on the island can only be reached by plane or boat, Kodiak has a 100 mile road system.  There are trail heads for twenty-two lakes and fifteen rivers and streams accessible by road.

There is plenty to do and see in Kodiak City before heading to Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge.  There is a downtown walking tour to visit landmarks relating to the 1964 tsunami, museums, and small art galleries. Fort Abercrombie provides a fun hike and WWII history.  There are also many flight tours available for visitors.

So when you come to the lodge, plan time to enjoy everything the island has to offer!