Kodiak Island is a large island off of Alaska’s southern coast. It is the largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago. It is actually the 80th largest island in the world with a total area of 9,311.24 sq. km. It measures in total 99 miles (160 km) long and in width ranging from 16 to 97 kilometers. Kodiak Island has taken over the namesake for the Kodiak Seamount, this seamount lies off the side of the Aleutian Trench. Currently, the largest community on the island is the city of Kodiak, Alaska.
The habitat on Kodiak Island is one that is heavily forested and maybe most notably recognized for its very mountainous terrain. The only transportation on or off of the island is either by way of ferry or airline. Some of the unique natives to Kodiak Island include the Kodiak Bear and the king crab. It is also the home of the Karluk River which is very famous for its annual salmon run which begins in late May and runs until mid-August.
According to the usual Alaska temperatures, the weather on Kodiak Island is actually considered as being fairly temperate. This island is very heavily dependent on the huge fishing industry which accounts for the good majority of economic activity that happens on the island. This is definitely an awesome island to test out your sailing skills.