Akhiok is located at the southern end of Kodiak Island at Alitak Bay and reached from the City of Kodiak by scheduled or charter air service or charter boat.
Alutiiq Petroglyphs +
There are several archeological sites of petroglyphs on the banks of the Ayakulik River and along the cliffs outside of the village. More than 700 of these ancient stone carvings have been found in the rocks.
Fishing Lodges +
Fishing lodges in Akhiok provide visitors with accommodations and meals and arrange charter fishing adventures in the southern end of Kodiak Island. Most offer sport fishing packages that usually include outings for such saltwalter species as halibut, ling cod and salmon. They will also arrange stream fishing adventures for silver, king red salmon and steelhead and other activities.
Protection of the Theotokos Chapel +
After embracing the Russian Orthodox religion, residents of Akhiok rebuilt their church, the Protection of the Theotokos Chapel, at the turn of the century. Today the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and makes for a scenic setting in the middle of the village.
At 28 miles in length the Ayakulik River northwest of Akhoik is the longest river on Kodiak Island and provides a strong pink and sockeye salmon run during the summer as well as steelhead. The Kaguyak River provides one of the best king salmon runs on Kodiak Island.
Wildlife Viewing +
Surrounded by the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Akhiok serves as a base for some of the best wildlife vieiwing on Kodiak Island. The waters offshore are populated in marine mammals, from sea otters and to whales, and seabirds while on land visitors focus on brown bears, particularly around Ayakulik River. Lodges in Akhiok will arrange both whale watching trips and bear viewing adventures.
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