Originally settled for more than 7,000 years by the Alutiiq natives, Kodiak AK is one of the most spectacular places to see on Earth. Settled in the 1800s by the Russians, Alaska and the city of Kodiak is now part of the United States which bought Alaska from Russia in 1867. From the famous Kodiak bears, deer, elk and bountiful fishing Kodiak is world famous for its savage beauty and nature adventures. But one of the best ways to experience Kodiak AK is flight seeing.
The De Havilland DH3 Beaver is the most popular plane preferred by bush pilots because of its short takeoff and landing or STOL characteristics necessary for flying in the Alaskan wilderness.
Flight seeing tours of Kodiak typically start off on Old Harbor but can also include Akhiok, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, Larson’s Bay and Karluk. Companies such as Island Air Service offer a number of bear watching tours where you can watch Kodiak grizzly bears in action from the safety of the skies.
Tours can also include visits to Kodiak wilderness lodges or a drop off to a remote park cabin for the ultimate adventure experience.
If adventure is your dream vacation, one of the best ways to experience Kodiak AK is flight seeing.