科迪亚克市坐落于科迪亚克岛 ， 占地面积 3,670 平方英里 ， 长逾 100 英里 ， 是阿拉斯加最大的岛屿 ， 且是全美国第二大岛屿。科迪亚克又被誉为“绿宝石岛”，树木郁郁葱葱，户外活动丰富多彩，成为自然爱好者们旅游的热门选择。
这里曾经是一个很抢手的渔港，世界第二次大战时，科迪亚克岛变成北太平洋作战的大型预备地。科迪亚克的人口曾一度超过 25,000人，并建立了阿伯克龙比堡防卫塔，以保护 1939 年建成的海军基地。如今这个旧的海军基地成为全国最大的海岸警卫队基地。
科迪亚克天气以多云著称 ， 也因此在世界二战期间免于日军的一次袭击 ， 但是却未能幸免于 1964 年耶稣受难日地震 ， 这场地震夷平了科迪亚克市中心区域 ， 冲走了渔船队。现在，科迪亚克已经发展成为跻身全国最大渔港三甲之中，拥有650 条船只，包括全国最大的拖网、长线型捕蟹船，还有 12 个沿岸加工厂。
一条逾 100 米长、平坦的碎石路从市里一直延伸到科迪亚克周围的荒野。有些路段凹凸不平，仅有四轮车辆能够通过，还有许多可直接开往僻静的海滩、卓越的垂钓场地、壮观的海岸景点和幽深的营地。
该岛上最著名的公园当属 科迪亚克国家野生动物保护区 。保护区占地 2,812 平方英里，覆盖科迪亚克群岛三分之二的面积，地形地貌纷繁多样，从连绵高山到高山草甸、湿地、云杉林、草坪，多种多样，令人目不暇接。保护区内有卓越的垂钓项目，但其最热门的活动当属熊类观赏之旅。保护区内繁衍有 3,500 只熊，雄性熊重量一般超过 800 磅，但人们认为普遍超过 1,500 磅，高逾 10 英尺。保护区内未建设公路，因而熊类观赏之旅是由包机服务供应商提供的一日游或是从岛上诸多偏僻野外住宿地之一开启的远足探险之旅。
科迪亚克是著名的垂钓之地 ， 垂钓者可以在这里找到全部五种鲑鱼 ， 还有大比目鱼、岩鱼、鳕鱼和鳟鱼。
阿鲁提克本土人已经在科迪亚克地区居住了逾 7,000 年。 18 世纪中叶左右，一位俄罗斯探险家发现了这个美妙的地方，此岛开启了俄罗斯年代。科迪亚克是俄罗斯管控下阿拉斯加的第一个首府城市，是高利润皮草贸易的重要地点。俄罗斯美国公司所经营的皮革仓库位于科迪亚克市中心，如今成为巴拉诺夫博物馆所在地，您在这里也能了解到很多关于该地区的历史。此楼建于 1808 年，是阿拉斯加州最古老且仍在使用中的建筑物。
Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository
Preserving the 7500-year heritage of Kodiak's indigenous Alutiiq people is the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository. The exhibits display one of the largest collections of Alutiiq artifacts in the state, ranging from a kayaker in his waterproof parka of seal gut to a 19th-century spruce-root hat and the corner of a sod house. A museum store features unique jewelry, art and books on Native History. Watch for special events, classes, publications and lectures.
Baranov Museum preserves Kodiak's rich history, beginning with the Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, World War II and today's fishing industry. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House. A museum store offers a broad selection of Russian arts and crafts.
Watching giant Kodiak bears, some tipping the scales at more than 1,000 pounds, is one of the most popular activities on Kodiak Island. The best time to see a brown bear is during July, August and September when the salmon runs are at their best. Most visitors fly in to view the bears feasting on salmon at streams and lakes with a half-day trip through a local air taxis. Some boat charters and kayak outfitters also specialize in bear and wildlife viewing.
Canonization of St Herman
In the second week of August, hundreds participate in an annual boat pilgrimage from Kodiak to Spruce Island where at Monk's Lagoon they celebrate the life of St. Herman, who spent his later years there and eventually became the first canonized Orthodox saint in North America.
Holy Resurrection Church
Holy Resurrection Church is home to the oldest Russian Orthodox parish in the New World. Built in 1945, the current church and its beautiful blue onion domes is one of the most distinctive structures in Kodiak. Free tours of the church are occasionally offered while its gift shop is stocked with matreshkas, religious books and icons.
With its many bays and protected inlets, scenic coastline and offshore rookeries, Kodiak is a kayaker's dream. A number of local outfitters offer fully equipped and guided tours that last an afternoon to several days. Some even specializes in whale watching from kayaks.
Kodiak Crab Festival
The Kodiak Crab Festival is the island's best event. First held in 1958 to celebrate the end of crabbing season, the weeklong festival in late May features parades, a blessing of the fleet, foot and kayak races, fishing-skills contests such as a survival-suit race, and, needless to say, a lot of cooked king crab.
Kodiak Fisheries Research Center
Opened in 1998 on Near Island, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center is used by various agencies to conduct fisheries research. Visitors love the lobby, however, that features displays, touch tanks and a large aquarium.
Kodiak Maritime Museum
The pulse of Kodiak can be found in St Paul Boat Harbor, located right downtown and the larger of the two in the city. Lining the sidewalks of the harbor is Kodiak Maritime Museum, a "museum without walls This unique museum features a series of interesting maritime displays overlooking above the docks. Displays give visitors a better understanding of the state's commercial fishing industry and the abundant marine resources. A Waterfront Guide is available at the Visitor Information Center.
Kodiak Military History Museum
Located in the Ready Ammunition Bunker at Fort Abercrombie State Park, the Kodiak Military History Museum focuses on the military build-up of the island during World War II. The Ready Ammunition Bunker served the two 8-inch Mark VI coastal battery guns at Miller Point that were installed for a possible Japanese air attack that never came.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
This visitor center is located downtown and focuses on the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge's most famous resident; the giant Kodiak bear. It features an exhibit room that's well suited for children, a short film on the bears and a bookstore.
Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair
Big vegetables and wild bulls take center stage on Labor Day weekend at the Bell Flats rodeo grounds.
Kodiak's gravel roads are made for mountain bikers. The most interesting to ride on the island is the 12-mile Anton Larsen Bay Road. The road departs from near Buskin River Campground and heads northwest to cross a mountain pass and end at Anton Larsen Bay on the island's west side, where you will find quiet coves and shorelines to explore. Shops in Kodiak can provide trail maps and rent bikes.
From the top of this 1270-foot mountain there are excellent views of the city, surrounding mountains, ocean, beaches and islands. One side seems to plunge directly down to the harbor below, and the other overlooks the green interior of Kodiak Island. It's a bumpy dirt road to the top but the ride up is well worth it.
St Herman Harbor
Kodiak's smaller of its two harbors, St. Herman Harbor is on Near Island and is not only a excellent place to meet fishermen but a great place to look for sea lions, which often use the Dog Bay Breakwall as a haul-out. Perched on trees surrounding the harbor are often a handful of eagles.
Whale Fest Kodiak
This 10-day festival in April celebrates the return of Eastern Pacific gray whales to Alaskan waters. Kodiak is one of the best locations to see the thousands of gray whales along their migration route from Mexico to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. Festival activities ranging from lectures, music, art, and environmental forums to boat tours designed to view pods of gray whales.
Kodiak rivals any other place in Alaska for viewing the world's largest mammals. Whale migration to northern waters begins in April with the gray whales passing through and continues in June when whale watchers spot fin, minke, humpback and sei with fins and humpbacks commonly encountered through November. Local charter boats are available for whale watching and other marine wildlife tours. You can also spot whales from many cliff sides or beaches on Kodiak Island including Miller Point at Ft. Abercrombie State Park while Surfer Beach and Fossil Beach in Pasagshak are also good whale spotting sites.