Meet Marty & Marion
Photos & life on the island
Gourmet dinner cruises
Bed & breakfast
Whale & wildlife viewing
Multi-day creative cruises
Get married at sea!
Dates and pricing
How to make a reservation
About Kodiak Island
FAQs and helpful links
101 things to do in Kodiak
Marion's weekly columns
Cover photo by Marion Owen
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FAQs, Travel Tips and Helpful Links
What is the best way to get to Kodiak Island?
Kodiak Island is accessible by air (a 45-minute flight from Anchorage) and by the Alaska Marine Highway System's ferry, the Tustumena.
Toll-Free: (800) 252-7522
Web Page: http://www.alaskaair.com
Era Aviation (907) 487-4363
Toll-Free: (800) 866-8394
Web Page: http://www.FlyEra.com
Alaska Marine Highway
Toll-Free: (800) 526-6731
Web Page: http://www.akferry.org
Where can we stay?
We operate a year-round Bed and Breakfast, located on the ocean, and on a quiet, dead end street within walking distance of downtown Kodiak. It's ideal for independent travelers, groups and families, and the cookie jar is always full!. Click here for details. If we are already booked, contact us for recommendations.
What about Kodiak's weather?
Generally, June through August are the warmest months, but ultimately the weather can be as variable in Alaska as it is anywhere else. To put it another way: Kodiak Island enjoys mild coastal weather patterns with moderate precipitation and occasional high winds. Average annual rainfall is 67 inches. Come prepared for sunny, hot days as well as cool rainy ones. In the summer, the long days and comfortable temperatures help to make your vacation on the Emerald Isle as enjoyable as it is beautiful.
What should I wear?
The dress code for our dinner cruises (and Kodiak in general) is what we call "Kodiak casual." Dress in layers so you are prepared for any weather.
Where can you go for more information?
For a comprehensive list of community events, museums, air taxi services, fishing charters, hotels and so on, visit www.kodiak.org. To learn about what is happening during your visit, check out our public radio station's community calendar at KMXT.org.
The Alaska Travelgram
A great (free!) newsletter, hosted by travel writer Scott McMurren, it's filled with Alaska travel specials, timely advice, activities of local interest throughout Alaska.
For a whole booklet of two-for-one discounts on Alaska travel, including Alaska tours, hotels, cruises, fishing and more, go to http://www.toursaver.com.
Watching Steller sea lions 'up close and personal' in St. Herman Harbor
This was the highlight of my Kodiak trip.--Lois Meyers, Colfax, WA
Even better than all the recommendations!--Sharon Tracy, Tigard, OR
Breathtaking scenery, gracious hosts and fabulous food. Thank you!--Greg and Denise Williams, Tulsa, OK
You've certainly figured out how to have fun and share it with others.--Janet George, Anchorage, AK
Awesome trip. Great food and wonderful hosts.--Rina Guadagni, Redding, CA
Walking through fields of lupine
In mid-summer, fireweed blooms stand out against the green hills around Kodiak Island.
Sunrise over Marmot Bay, Kodiak Island.