Olga Bay Seaplane Base is a public-use seaplane base that serves and is located in Olga Bay, in the Kodiak Island Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is privately owned by the Alaska Packers Association. It has one seaplane landing area designated ALL/WAY with a water surface measuring 10,000 by 1,000 feet (3,048 x 305 metres). The seaplane base reported 52 air taxi aircraft operations, with an average of four per month, in 2006.
What to see & do
Olga Bay is a small bay located in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska. No information can be found on the bay itself. A closer look at the Kodiak Island Borough, however, reveals that 45% (5,472 square miles or 14,170 square kilometres) of its total area is water and that most of the land area belongs to Kodiak Island, although a thin strip of coastal area on the western part of the Alaska Peninsula and other nearby islands is also in the borough. The borough consists of the city of Kodiak, plus seven villages, the U.S. Coast Guard Base, and several remote camps and lodges. The southern part of the island is made up of open waters of the Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal spot for launching certain types of satellites. In fact, Kodiak Launch Complex is good for putting satellites in Molniya and polar orbits.
Kodiak Island Borough is home to many national protected areas, including the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach National Forest, Katmai National Park and Preserve, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Spending the summer in the borough can be quite interesting, as it experiences green summers, earning it the nickname “Alaska’s Emerald Isle”. Kodiak Island Borough is also home to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, which preserves the 7,500-year heritage of the island’s indigenous Alutiiq people. The museum displays one of Alaska’s largest collections of Alutiiq artefacts. It also features “Sharing Words”, an interactive computer program that makes use of village elders to teach Alutiiq words and songs. Accommodations within Kodiak include Kodiak Legends Lodge, and dining opportunities are offered by the Old Powerhouse Restaurant, which serves seafood. For excellent coffee specialty drinks, drop by Java Flats on Rezanof Drive.
How to get around within Olga Bay
No information was found about the transportation methods within Olga Bay. Within Kodiak Island Borough, there are no more than a hundred miles of public roads, about half of which is asphalt-paved. The best way to travel around Kodiak is to rent a car, or to charter a float plane when wishing to go to remote areas. Chartering a boat is also an option. For riding around the city and to local parks, there are also bicycles available for rent.
How to get there
Olga Bay Seaplane Base is served by Island Air Service, which provides scheduled passenger service to and from Alitak, Kodiak, and Moser Bay. Its top destination in 2013 was Kodiak. The scheduled passenger service to Kodiak is subsidised by the United States Department of Transportation via the Essential Air Service program.
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