Saint Matthew Island, Alaska

St. Matthew Island is an uninhabited island in the Bering Sea in Alaska, 295 km WNW of Nunivak Island. Its most southerly point is Cape Upright which features cliff faces which exceed 1000 feet (304 m). The highest point on the island is 1476 Ft (450 m) above sea level. There is a small island off its northwestern point called Hall Island. The 5 km wide sound between both islands is called Sarichef Strait. A small rocky islet called Pinnacle Rock lies 15 km to the south of Saint Matthew Island.

St. Matthew Island is home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including puffins, cormorants, Northern Fulmars and Glaucous Gulls. Conditions permitting it is possible to visit Bull Seal Point for a nature walk. Here the tundra is a mass of wildflowers. Beach walkers may find agates and seashells, while those hiking into the nearby hills may spot the endemic McKay's Bunting, or the remains of a 6,000-head reindeer herd, which was introduced to the island during World War II, but died out in the 1960s.

Things to See & Do

* Bird watching
* Hiking
* Wildlife viewing
* Beach combing

General information

Cruise Season - May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area - 357 km²
Population -0
Electricity - 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code - +1

Port Location - There is no port on St. Matthew Island, however boats can anchor at Bull Seal Point.

Transport Links - There is no airport on the island, access is only available by boat.

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