Explore the commerce, culture and Russian influences in Alaska during this splendid introduction to Kodiak.
Depart the pier for the drive to Kodiak. Along the way, you will proceed down Cannery Row to learn about the importance of the fishing industry to Kodiak's economy. Next, you will proceed to the Kodiak Inn, where you will be greeted with Russian tea and tasty treats that include borscht, Russian teacakes and pirozhkis.
Entertainment will be provided by the Balalaika Players, a local band performing traditional Russian music. In continuing with this tour's Russian theme, a visit will be made to the Russian Orthodox Church. Here, a priest will talk about the Russian Church and the role it has played in Alaska's history. A brief stop will then be made at the Northern Exposure Art Gallery, the only art gallery on the island, to view the work of local artists.
Your tour will conclude with a scenic drive past the Coast Guard Base, the largest USCG base in America, to watch a salmon run before returning to the pier and ship.