The City of Kodiak sits on the north eastern tip of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska at the crossroads of the most productive fishing grounds in the world. The Port of Kodiak is homeport to more than 700 commercial fishing vessels and serves several hundred outside vessels each year. Not only is Kodiak the state's largest fishing port, it is also home to some of Alaska's largest trawl and crab vessels.
Situated in wilderness splendour, Kodiak is rich in Native culture, steeped in Russian history, populated with generations of commercial fishermen and gateway to the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
Possibly, what Kodiak Island is most famous for is being the home to its world-famous brown bears. Kodiak bears are the largest brown bears in the world. A male can stand over 10 feet tall when on his hind legs and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds. There are approximately 3,000 Kodiak bears which live exclusively on the islands in the Kodiak Archipelago.