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 kodiak.org for more information.

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.

Kodiak Port & Terminal Information (KOD)

100 Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
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Centrally located in town
Terminal Contact: (907) 486-3800

  • For Kodiak there are two locations where the boats tie up and the amenities are vastly different.
  • Main terminal is in the Visitors' Center Building also known as the Chamber of Commerce Building or the Kodiak Ferry Terminal Building The pier behind the building is where the Tustumena docks. The other pier is Pier 2 and it's where the Kennicott docks, about a mile away from the main terminal.
  • Public bathrooms in the main terminal at Pier 1. At Pier 2 there is access to a port-a-potty
  • Within a quick walk to Subway, Kodiak Hana, and the Mall. After 9pm McDonalds is open.
  • Parking &emdash; Pier 1 &emdash; 10 vehicles not including the loading lanes or street parking and there is a 72hr lot across the street. At Pier 2, there is ample parking.
  • Seating &emdash; Inside the terminal small seating area with enough seats for four people.
  • Ticket counter &emdash; There are two reservations computers at the ticket counter.
  • Cab companies will come to the terminal or Pier 2 if called for. KATS (Kodiak Area Transportation Service) Bus will provide "dial to ride service" for seniors at the following times: Monday through Friday between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 3 pm. Those wishing to use the KATS bus must register beforehand using either the website https://katsbus.org/ or calling (907) 486-8308.
  • Tourism Information/brochures &emdash; Discover Kodiak is across the hall from the terminal in the Visitors' Center Building.
  • Pet convenience area
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