Kodiak Island is rich in history and beauty. Kodiak Island is home to adventurous outdoor activities as well as plentiful wildlife. The island is home to seven communities only accessible by boat or my plane. Being one of the largest islands on the coast of Alaska, Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States. Through its majestic forests and mountainous forests Kodiak Island has a lot to offer any traveler.
Kodiak island is home to the luscious communities of, Afognak Island, Akhiok, Kaluk, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions. Each one of these communities has something unique to offer visitors. Larsen Bay, where our resort is nestled, is home to a population of 87 residents and is settled 60 miles southwest of Kodiak city. Our community of Larsen Bay, is known for its wildlife, top class fishing, and rich native history.
While the Kodiak bear and King Crab are native to all of the communities on the Kodiak Island. Our community of Larsen Bay is famous for sightings of foxes, puffins, seals, eagles, and sea lions. You never know when you will run into one our wildlife residents as you stroll about our community!
Kodiak island is synonymous with fishing. Kodiak Island’s largest sport, and largest financial provider for the economy, is fishing. One of the most well known fishing spots on the island is the Karluk River for its salmon run. On Larsen Bay, we attract professional and non-professional fisherman from around the globe to partake in what some say is the best fishing in the archipelago.
Kodiak Island is the proud home to the Alaskan natives, Sugpiaq part of the Alutiiq tribes. The Alutiiq natives were the first inhabitants of the island, they lived off of the plentiful island by fishing, farming, and hunting. The first people to settle outside of the Alutiiq were Russian explorers who were also fur traders in 1784. The Russians moved their settlement to where Kodiak sits today and the city became the center of the fur trading for the Russians on the Island. There was much turmoil between the Russians and the Alutiiq people and many natives were massacred on the island. Today Larsen Bay is home to the Smithsonian burial site in the community dedicated to the native inhabitants that died in these battles. Larsen Bay is proud to celebrate its history and culture by remembering its native people, the Alutiiq. It was not until 1867, when the U.S. purchased Alaska that Americans started inhabiting the area.
Kodiak Island has a lot of to offer the adventurous traveler that is looking to step away from your typical everyday life and into a world that is ruled by nature. Larsen Bay, could be your destination for more peaceful, unique, and nature-rich experience on an Island unlike any other.