Planning a trip to Alaska can be a daunting task, but if you take it one step at a time and rely on the many resources to help you, it will be easier. Start well ahead by selecting the time of year you’d like to come. July – September are the most popular months with bear viewing best after July 15. If you are coming to fish, determine what species of salmon you are hoping for and that will narrow your options as well. (See Fishing on this website.) Secure airline or ferry tickets and then immediately secure lodging. Kodiak is a small town with a limited number of rooms. Once you have these two major hurdles out of the way, you can begin using the many Kodiak resources to book fishing charters, bear views, sightseeing tours and other activities.
You can always call the visitor information center at 907-486-4782 or 1-800-789-4782; we’re happy to assist you with your planning.