Popof Island, Alaska

Popof is an island in the Shumagin Islands south of mainland Alaska. The largest community in the area, Sand Point, is located on the northwest coast. Sand Point is a beautiful location which is popular with hikers due to its lack of bears. Birdwatching is also a favourite pastime, with the island being home to a spectacular population of bird life including eagles, puffins, cormorants and kittiwakes.

Local boat owners are often available to tour visitors around nearby waters to view a vast array of marine life. A popular day trip destination is nearby Unga Island, where you can find a rare petrified forest, one of the largest abandoned villages in the Aleutians, or the relics of gold mines.

Things to See & Do

* Nature walks
* Hiking
* Bird watching
* Unga island trip
* Beach combing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 93.65 km²
Population –908 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located at Sand Point, on the northwest coast of Popof island.

Travel Links – There is a scheduled air service from Anchorage and a monthly state ferry service in summer.

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