Our Kitoi Bay Flight Seeing Tour departs from the float plane terminal at Trident Basin on Near Island. You will be provided headsets and have the opportunity to listen as your pilot provides a lively and informative description of the local geography and history of the area. Your flight path takes you north over Marmot Bay and then a west turn towards the villages of Ouzinkie and Port Lions. Then you will continue on to Whale Pass and fly over the old cannery at Port Bailey then over to Afognak Island to see the abandoned Afognak Village that was destroyed in the 1964 earthquake.
From Afognak Village, you will turn back to the east towards Izhut Bay where the Kitoi Bay Hatchery is located. The Kitoi Bay Hatchery, operated by Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, produces sockeye, chum, pink and silver salmon for Kodiak salmon fishermen. Your pilot will land in sheltered Izhut Bay where you can often see Kodiak brown bears on the shoreline from the comfort of the airplane. This tour lasts 1.5 hours and is booked during low tide.