Kodiak, Alaska, US
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Approximately 1½ Hours
Meals not included
Embark on a captivating 90-minute stroll along the picturesque waterfront of one of the United States' largest fishing ports, immersing yourself in the rugged realm of Alaska's commercial fisheries.
Joined by a knowledgeable guide, you'll traverse Cannery Row to reach Kodiak Harbor, where the vibrant world of working commercial fishermen, boats, and fishing paraphernalia awaits. En route, you'll be regaled with gripping tales of Kodiak's commercial fishing fleet, gaining insight into the life-and-death dynamics. Should you chance upon fishermen on the docks as you pass, you'll could even have a chat as they ready their gear and vessels for forthcoming fishing expeditions. Acquaint yourself with the diverse array of fishing vessels in Alaska and catch a glimpse of crab pots, nets, and hooks used to harvest the bounties of the sea along Alaska's coastline. Take in the bustling human activity on the docks and keep watch for bald eagles, harbor seals, and Steller sea lions, frequent visitors to the harbor.
You will also learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake and the devastating tsunami of 1964, which laid waste to a significant portion of Kodiak town and its fishing fleet.
Conclude your enriching journey at the Harbormaster Building in downtown Kodiak. If you desire, you can part ways with the tour here, allowing time for personal exploration or shopping.
Please Note: This walking tour begins at your ship and ends at the small boat harbor in downtown Kodiak. Participants must be able to walk for 90 minutes and be physically fit. This tour is entirely on foot and covers about 1.5 miles over city streets and on harbor floats. Some parts of the tour cross unpaved surfaces. Accessing the harbor floats requires descending a ramp that can be fairly steep at low tide. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Minimum age is 10 years.