Unalaska / Dutch Harbor
Unalaska/Dutch Harbor is just a 2 hour flight away from Anchorage. Located approximately 800 miles southwest of Anchorage along the Aleutian Chain, the island is home to about 4,000 people. One of the largest international fishing ports in Alaska, the land is rich with culture, history, and wildlife. Among the wildlife viewable on the island or in its surrounding waters are eagles, foxes, seals, and sea otters, as well as thousands of migrating seabirds during season.
The native Unangan people were traditionally hunters and gatherers, and are well-known for their crafted iqax (kayaks), and their knowledge of sea travel and marine mammal hunting. They lived a subsistence life style, harvesting not only marine mammals and fish, but beach foods such as clams, mussels, chitons, crab, limpets, seaweed and sea urchins, as well as edible plans and berries growing inland.
- Fishing for Halibut, Salmon and Cod
- Hiking and Mountain Biking
- Berry picking
- Wildlife and Bird Watching
- Skiing or Snow shoeing
- Experience the Aleut history and cultural life.
- Tour the “Museum of the Aleutians”
- Visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Ascension
- View the remains of World War II emplacements
- Join the Annual Tundra Golf Tournament
For more information about history, culture, rentals and accommodations please contact the Convention & Visitors’ Bureau in Dutch Harbor at P.O. Box 545, Unalaska, AK 99685.
Tel: (907) 581-2612, Fax: (907) 581-2613, Toll Free: 877-581-2612
web site: http://www.unalaska.info
How to get to Unalaska / Dutch Harbor:
(Daily service to Unalaska. All flights originate in Anchorage, AK.)