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Kodiak Adventures Unlimited - What to Bring

So you are coming to Kodiak! What do you bring???  What do you leave at home???  What can you find here on the Rock??? 

Depending on what you plan to see and do there are a few “must haves” and also plenty of things you can find right here in Kodiak.  Many of our tour operators do NOT supply the basics so double check with your tour guide to see if they will provide everything you need or if there are some things you will need to bring with you to make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable.

Kodiak Must Haves:

  • Raingear!  It rains A LOT here on Kodiak.  Bring a hooded waterproof raincoat.
  • Bring waterproof pants to kayak, charter fish, or just for hiking around.
  • Water-proof boots are great, or even breathable shoes like mesh tennis shoes or crocs.Kodiak Adventures Unlimited
  • The locals tend to wear mucks or xtra tuf boots or crocs with warm socks.
  • Don’t bring leather hiking boots!!!  They get wet and keep your feet wet! Better to bring breathable tennis shoes and warm smartwool type socks that will dry out and stay warm.
  • Thick socks to wear inside your hip boots for bear view or ATV fishing tours.Kodiak Adventures Unlimited
  • River Fishing or ATV Tours- BYO Chest waders- Hip boots are often too low & leak.
  • Thin black sport gloves are great- I prefer them for kayaking and fishing.
  • Polarized sunglasses to help you see into the water- also great for sunny days!
  • Kodiak Adventures UnlimitedCamera, Video Camera (flip video cams are great) and Binoculars- a must have!
  • Dramamine- If you think you might get seasick, take a Dramamine the night before! You will sleep soundly and be protected from seasickness the following day.

Helpful Fishing Facts:
Kodiak Island Fishing Charters often catch:  Halibut, Salmon (king, red, silver, pink or chum a.k.a. Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Humpies, Dog respectively), Lingcod, Black Bass, Rockfish, Salmon Shark and occasionally an Octopus or Starfish. So...have your camera ready to catch the experience!

The two ferry boats who service Kodiak will have refrigeration on board to store the fish during the crossing to Homer or Whittier.  Make arrangements for that upon checking in.

Fishing License:

A fishing license ($20 daily) and king salmon stamp ($10 daily) is required and can be acquired at a local sports shop like Mack’s or Cy’s or even at our local WalMart & at the Coast Guard Exchange, or you may buy them online.   Multiple day licenses and stamps are available as well.
A sport fishing license is required annually and must be in the possession of all persons 16 years of age or older while sport fishing or personal use fishing. All persons engaged in sport fishing or in possession of fish must show their sport fishing licenses, catch records, special permits or tags, and any fish to any local representative of the department or to any peace officer of the state upon request.

 

 

Kodiak Adventures Unlimited~P.O. Box 2616~Kodiak, Alaska 99615~(907) 486-8766