Cold Bay, Alaska

Cold Bay is a city in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. It functions as a hub for traffic from Anchorage and Seattle to the small communities around it, and continues to serve as an emergency runway for aircraft flying through the North Pacific.

Cold Bay is renowned for its rugged wilderness and as an entry point to the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, home to feeding and resting grounds for hundreds of thousands of birds.

The waters around the refuge are populated with harbor seal, sea otter, walrus and Steller's sea lion. Wildlife viewing is also popular and includes one of the highest brown bear densities in the world.

Things to Do & See

* Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
* Marine life
* Wildlife viewing
* Bird watching

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 183.7 km²
Population – 75 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 9 hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The ferry port is located approximately 1 km from the town centre of Cold Bay.

Travel Links - Cold Bay is currently serviced by Cold Bay Airport, holding the fifth-largest runway in Alaska, and a second, smaller one. There is a scheduled and charter service from Anchorage and local area via Pen Air; monthly state ferry service in summer.
There is a hovercraft link between Cold Bay and King Cove. A road link to nearby King Cove is being drawn up and planned.

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