Kodiak Adventures operates from it's full service cabins in, on and
around the bays and fjords of the Southern tip of Kodiak Island. The
100 mile-long island is the main land mass of an archipelago in the
Gulf of Alaska, Southwest of Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.
The protected bays and fjords of the island offer a perfect opportunity
for whale, seal and other marine mammal watching.
Island offers unique beauty and wilderness which should inspire every
visitor. Even long time Alaskans are continually amazed
at the wildlife and spectacular nature that Kodiak has to offer. Our
surrounding crystal waters, pristine land and endless sky provide you
unequalled exposure to mother nature and Alaska's wildlife inhabitants.
Our lodge adventures offer photographic tours by small boat, or our
cabin cruiser with hiking and sightseeing, all at your fingertips, just
waiting to create some wonderful memories that will be yours to share
for a lifetime.
Most activities take place close to water, one way or the other, and
accordingly all clients should have rubber boots and raingear. Species of wildlife
to view are bears, various types of whales, eagles, sea otter, deer, fox, river otter, seals,
sea lions, sea birds, including puffins, oyster catchers, mergansers,
gulls, kitty wakes, terns, and many more. Tide pooling at low tide is
very rewarding for those interested in shell fish and other marine life.
A typical day would include a boat ride in the morning to a location
from which we would look for Kodiak brown bears. After a few hours,
we would do some marine viewing and then return to base camp or pull
on a beach for lunch. The late afternoon and/or evening hours, are again
spent looking for giant brown bears or checking out the Aleut arts and
crafts in the village. Midday provides time to observe the commercial
fishing fleet, check out the petroglyphs, do some beach combing,
whale watching, take a short hike, etc. Since
we only take small groups, we can cater to
each client's special interests.
We invite you to start by letting us know even before you arrive
which of the following activities interests you the most:
: • Bear viewing and wildlife photography
: • Native Aleut Arts, Crafts and Dancing right in the traditional
native Village of Akhiok where you will be staying.
: • Seabirds, marine mammals, eagles
: • Visiting seal rookeries & Whale watching
: • Hiking, beach combing, etc.
• Visiting Native and Russian historical sites including the
old Russian Orthodox church in the Village of Akhiok
Clients who want a structured schedule may be disappointed. A true wilderness
experience is one which must be flexible in order work around bad weather
days, and days when bush airplanes can't fly due to wind and/or fog.
Our lodging facilities are clean, dry, and warm, with plenty of good
food, including fresh Kodiak seafood. The village housing is first
rate with your room cleaned and beds made daily. Clients should
however bring the usual personal items. We provide all linens, bath
towels, wash cloths, etc.