Moser Bay, also known as Trap Point, is absolutely breathtaking in its rugged beauty. The closest town to this location, though, is Kodiak. It’s one of seven communities on Kodiak Island, and it’s only accessible by seaplane or ferryboat.
The history of this wild Alaskan town is vast. For more than 7,000 years the Alutiiq inhabited the region until it was settled in the 18th century by visitors from Russia. Shortly following the Alaska Purchase in 1867, Kodiak became a commercial fishing center, sought out by avid fisherman, hunters and nature lovers.
If you’d love to dive into the origins of the island and how much it has changed and adapted over the previous centuries, we recommend visiting the Baranov Museum, the Alutiiq Museum and the Maritime Museum. And if you’re looking for a taste of Alaska, there are a few restaurants and cafes worth visiting that feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Over the last century, Kodiak has been home to two major natural disasters. In 1912, the island was covered in volcanic ashfall from the Novarupta eruption and in 1964, an earthquake in the area caused a tsunami. When you fly into the jet charter airport in Moser Bay, you can experience the resiliency and beauty of Kodiak and its surrounding communities for yourself. It’s truly inspiring.