Kodiak - USA, Alaska

The colourful fishing port of Kodiak lies on Chiniak Bay on the northeastern coast of Kodiak Island off the coast of southern Alaska. Places of interest include the Baranof Museum and Russian Orthodox Church. The island lies in the Gulf of Alaska to the south of the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage. Kodiak Island is 100 miles (160 km) long and 10 to 60 miles (16/96 km) wide. This mountainous island is covered by a dense growth of chest high grass, berry bushes, alder thickets and wildflowers. Scoured by glaciers it is almost devoid of trees. The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge covers 75 percent of the island and is the habitat of the huge carniverous Kodiak, or Alaskan, brown bear. Founded in 1792 by the Russian-American Company, the city was first known as Pavlovsk Gavan or Paul's Harbor. It was the colonial capital of Russian America until Alexander Baranof moved it to Sitka. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.