Miles of road on Kodiak Island can lead you to adventure with a view © Wayde Carroll Photography Kodiak Fisheries Research Station is a place for the whole family to explore © Wayde Carroll Photography Searching for fossils on Fossil Beach © Wayde Carroll Photography Animals abound on Kodiak island like this goat crossing the road © Wayde Carroll Photography Camping at Pasagshak River State Recreation Site © Wayde Carroll Photography A scenic aerial view of the community of Kodiak © Wayde Carroll Photography

Kodiak is known as Alaska's Emerald Isle for the magnificent green that the island turns during the summer months. It is also known for the mighty Kodiak Brown bear - close to 3,000 of these giant bears live in the nearly 1.9 million acre Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge that encompasses Kodiak and Afognak Islands. In the winter months, Kodiak is a wonderland for quiet undisturbed exploration, with snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, and backcountry skiing opportunities. Visit for more information.

A service area map for the community of Kodiak

Kodiak Island is the largest island in Alaska, and the second largest in the United States. It lies approximately 136 nautical miles southwest of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula and has approximately 140 miles of state roads connecting communities on the east side of the island. A quick four-hour drive from Anchorage, down the Kenai Peninsula, gets you to the embarkation port of Homer where your nine-and-a-half hour ferry ride to Kodiak begins.