Shopping, Goods & Services
Every Day Needs:
Although Kodiak is a remote island in the North Pacific, availability of supplies and services is good. For your every day needs such as food and personal items, Safeway, Walmart and Alaska Food for Less are well stocked. Kodiak is one of only three ports in Alaska that has bi-weekly container ship service, assuring we have fresh food at the market. Prices are slightly higher than the lower 48.
Mack's Sports Shop, Cy's Sporting Goods, and 58 Degrees North have just about everything the serious outdoorsman needs. They are very helpful to provide information about local fishing techniques, tackle, and local regulations. Fishing and hunting licenses are sold at several locations in Kodiak.
Souvenirs & Alaska Made Crafts:
Several shops in the downtown area sell local and other Alaskan made art, souvenirs and gifts. The local museums sell some of the best native hand-crafted work.
Providence Kodiak Island Hospital is well staffed and equipped. Five doctors clinics are available locally for routine medical needs. For special medical needs contact the hospital or clinics to verify services available.