Welcome to Larsen Bay
Larsen Bay is a remote fishing Alutiiq village of 96 residents and located approximately 60 air miles southwest from the city of Kodiak. Larsen Bay is tucked away in a beautiful valley of a narrow fjord, in Uyak Bay. It has the longest history of a running cannery (Kodiak Salmon Packers) dating back to 1911. Larsen Bay is a focal point to the commercial and sports fishing industry. Anglers come to Larsen Bay for spectacular fishing adventures.
Adventuring out on the ocean provides intimate views of whales, puffins, ducks, sea otters, and other wildlife, close up in their natural habitats. Many guides can take you deer, duck, and bear hunting, fishing, or provide spectacular oppotunities to photograph wildlife and scenery.
After the 1964 earthquake and tsunami, Alutiiq artifacts from the sinking land were exposed and easier to gain access to. Alutiiq artifacts have been found, dating back to at least 2,000 years ago, and in 1991, the Smithsonian Institute returned several hundred remains back home to Larsen Bay for a reburial.
Larsen Bay was named after Peter Larsen, an Unga Island fur trader, hunter, and guide, by Russian fur traders who arrived in the mid. 1700’s. The native name for the village was Uyak.