Alaska August 06, 2018
Tour The Galapagos Of Alaska To See The Most Incredible Wildlife
If you are a person who dreams of scientific expeditions to remote corners of the globe, of trekking the highest mountains and sailing the farthest seas, then this tour is for you. Alaska Tours will take you to the Pribilof Island for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing expedition. You will love seeing the remote island covered in vast numbers of seabirds, seals, and otters. This magical remote island is truly the ends of the Earth, and an amazingly beautiful part of Alaska.
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Saint Paul Island, AK
A journey to St. Paul Island begins in Anchorage on a 740-mile flight into the Bering Sea. The Pribilof Islands have been fairly untouched and are teeming with incredible wildlife including sea birds and sea mammals.
Saint Paul Island is one of the four Pribilof Islands, a collection of Alaskan volcanic islands that lie in the Bering Sea. The islands are closer to Russia than Alaska, in fact, it's only 500 miles from Siberia in the remote Bering Sea.
St. Paul Island has the largest community in the U.S. of Aleut people, an officially recognized Native American tribal entity.
Travel to this far corner of the state where 500 people live in a peaceful quiet of this polar island. The tour includes all transportation, daily guide services, meals, accommodations and sightseeing tours.
While in town you will stay at the King Eider Hotel, offering a comfortable stay in private rooms. You're days will be spent exploring the islands and seeking moments with the wildlife.
The Trident Cafeteria has the job of feeding the town as the only restaurant. The fresh seafood dishes are excellent and the menu surprisingly diverse.
This is remote, rugged bird watching paradise is home to an estimated 3 million sea birds. Species use the wild island as a breeding ground, safe from predators and most human civilization.
The Pribilof Islands are within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, a collection of rugged 2,500 rocks, reefs and islands.
These protected wild lands are abundant with seabirds including common murres, crested auklets, tufted puffins and cormorants. View the more than 230 species of migrating seabirds on St. Paul Island.
The world's largest fur seal rookeries lie here with more than 500,000 northern fur seals. Tours are offered May through October and the guides will show you the most abundant animals according to the month.
Steller sea lions and sea otters are also plentiful on these windswept shores. These endangered and threatened marine mammals find a safe haven on these remote shores.
If you long to see the ends of the Earth, take this once-in-a-lifetime tour to the Pribilof Islands to see Alaska's very own Galapagos. The beauty of the Bering Sea, the wildlife ruling the distant island and the excellent tour guides will give you an experience you'll never forget.
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