Kodiak Visitors Guide 2008
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Plan a Trip

When coming to Kodiak it's best to plan ahead but stay flexible. Make advance reservations for transportation, lodging and tours or charters whenever possible. Be prepared to make changes depending on weather, tides, flying and boating conditions.

Lodging:

The most important part of planning a trip to Kodiak is reserving your dates at A Captain's Quarters. June through September fills up fast, so make your reservations early.

Air Transportation:

The most common way to get to Kodiak is by air. Many airlines fly to Anchorage, Alaska from the lower 48 and abroad. Alaska Airlines and Era Aviation provide non stop daily air service from Anchorage to Kodiak. Anchorage is 250 miles southwest of Kodiak.

Ferry Service:

During the summer, the Alaska Marine Highway System provides ferry service to Kodiak about three times per week, State Ferry in Kodiakdeparting from Whittier or Homer Alaska. Transit time 8 to 14 hours respectively. Check schedule for sailing dates and times from our links page.

 

In Kodiak:

Public Transportation is limited to taxi service, so renting a car is highly recommended if you want to explore the road system. Budget and Avis Rent-a-Car are both located at the State Airport in Kodiak.

Kodiak's Remote Areas:

Only a small part of Kodiak Island is accessible from the road system. The remote areas of Kodiak can only be accessed by air taxi or boat. See our activities pages for more details.

Dress and Gear:

Dress in layers so you can adapt to Kodiak's changing marine climate. A good summer combination is a lightweight shirt, sweatshirt or sweater and a lightweight weatherproof jacket. Depending on weather conditions, you can add or remove layers as needed. Rain gear and waterproof footwear are recommended. For river fishing, hip or chest waders are nice to have. Don't forget your camera, binoculars, and your favorite fishing gear. If you forget something, don't worry, Kodiak has superb sport shops that have everything you will need, including great advice.