One of the many special programs and tours set up for cruise ship passengers this year is a new harbor tour conducted by the Kodiak Maritime Museum.
The tour is an outgrowth of the museum’s informational kiosks posted around the boat harbor.
Ken Reinke is a member of the maritime museum’s board of directors and was a volunteer tour guide for last Saturday’s cruise ship visit.
He said they’re still working out the kinks, but for the first tour, it went very well.
-(( Harbor Tours 1 :42 "We had a walk…the personal stories."
Reinke said Saturday’s 12 person group was just the right size for the first "shake down" tour. He told KMXT’s Maggie Wall that the group was interested, receptive and curious about the waterfront.
-((Harbor Tours 2 :38 "Oh, yes they asked…nice intimate tour."
One of the questions gave Reinke a chance to explain the difference-and the importance-of Kodiak’s working port compared to what some think of as the usual cruise ship port of call.
-((Harbor Tours 3 :36 "One of them…is not polished."
Reinke, who is an outgoing person, said the tour was great fun for him, too.
-((Harbor Tours 4 :38 "I enjoyed it thoroughly…wasn’t pouring down rain."
Harbor tour guide Ken Reinke.