About Unalaska

With a blend of ancient

culture and the modern

business in the remotest

of locations, the most

unique island you may

ever experience

BOOK NOW!

Make your reservation:

  1-866-581-3844

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498 Salmon Way Dutch Harbor AK 99692 © The Grand Aleutian Hotel
    
Set   amid   the   stunning   scenery   of   the   Aleutian   Islands,   Unalaska/Dutch   Harbor   is   a   top   commercial   fishing   port   renowned   for   its   unique history,   unbelievable   bird   watching   and   world-class   sport   fishing   opportunities.   Unalaska   Island   has   a   land   area   of   1,051   square   miles, making   it   the   14 th    largest   island   in   the   United   States.   The   City   of   Unalaska,   which   covers   part   of   the   island   and   all   of   neighboring   Amaknak Island   where   the   Port   of   Dutch   Harbor   is   located,   has   a   total   area   of   212.3   square   miles,   of   which   111.0   square   miles   is   land   and   101.3   square miles is water. Unalaska   has   witnessed   sweeping   changes   in   its   nine-thousand   years   of   human   history.   The   Unangan   people   were   the   first   to   inhabit   the island   of   Unalaska,   which   they   named   “Ounalashka”   meaning   “Near   the   Peninsula.”   They   developed   an   intricate   and   complex   society   long before   their   first   contact   with   the   Russian   fur   traders   who   documented   their   existence.   Artifacts,   stories,   and   re-creations   of   their   rich culture can be viewed and studied at the Museum of the Aleutians with many artifacts dating back roughly 9,000 years. The   Russian   influence   is   best   viewed   by   touring   the   Holy   Ascension   Russian   Orthodox   Cathedral,   one   of   the   oldest   cruciform-style   Russian churches   in   the   country.   The   Cathedral   is   a   National   Historic   Landmark   and   houses   one   of   Alaska's   largest   and   richest   collections   of Russian artifacts, religious icons and art pieces, some having been donated to the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch   Harbor   is   also   known   to   war   veterans   and   history   buffs   as   the   only   land   in   North   America,   besides   Pearl   Harbor,   that   was   bombed   by Japanese   Zeros   during   World   War   II.   Evidence   of   Armed   Forces   bunkers,   Quonset   huts   and   barracks   are   still   visible   today,   dotting   the green   hills   of   Unalaska   and   Amaknak   Islands.   The   sites   and   the   Historic   Center   are   part   of   the   WWII   National   Historic   Area   opened   by   the National Park Service in 2002. For   visitor   information,   please   contact   the   Unalaska/Port   of   Dutch   Harbor   Convention   and   Visitor’s   Bureau   at   (907)   581-2612   or   toll   free   at (877) 581-2612, or visit their website at www.unalaska.info to take a virtual tour of the area.

About Unalaska

With a blend of ancient

culture and the modern

business in the remotest of

locations, the most unique

island you may ever

experience

BOOK NOW!

Make your reservation:

1-866-581-3844

reservations@unisea.com
498 Salmon Way, Dutch Harbor, AK 99692
Set     amid     the     stunning     scenery     of     the Aleutian   Islands,   Unalaska/Dutch   Harbor   is   a top   commercial   fishing   port   renowned   for   its unique    history,    unbelievable    bird    watching and   world-class   sport   fishing   opportunities. Unalaska    Island    has    a    land    area    of    1,051 square   miles,   making   it   the   14 th    largest   island in    the    United    States.    The    City    of    Unalaska, which    covers    part    of    the    island    and    all    of neighboring   Amaknak   Island   where   the   Port of   Dutch   Harbor   is   located,   has   a   total   area   of 212.3   square   miles,   of   which   111.0   square   miles is land and 101.3 square miles is water. Unalaska   has   witnessed   sweeping   changes in   its   nine-thousand   years   of   human   history. The   Unangan   people   were   the   first   to   inhabit the    island    of    Unalaska,    which    they    named “Ounalashka”   meaning   “Near   the   Peninsula.” They    developed    an    intricate    and    complex society    long    before    their    first    contact    with the    Russian    fur    traders    who    documented their     existence.     Artifacts,     stories,     and     re- creations   of   their   rich   culture   can   be   viewed and   studied   at   the   Museum   of   the   Aleutians with    many    artifacts    dating    back    roughly 9,000 years. The    Russian    influence    is    best    viewed    by touring     thest     and     richest     collections     of Russian     artifacts,     religious     icons     and     art pieces,    some    having    been    donated    to    the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch   Harbor   is   also   known   to   war   veterans and   history   buffs   as   the   only   land   in   North America,     besides     Pearl     Harbor,     that     was bombed    by    Japanese    Zeros    during    World War    II.    Evidence    of    Armed    Forces    bunkers, Quonset    huts    and    barracks    are    still    visible today,    dotting    the    green    hills    of    Unalaska and    Amaknak    Islands.    The    sites    and    the Historic   Center   are   part   of   the   WWII   National Historic    Area    opened    by    the    National    Park Service in 2002. For    visitor    information,    please    contact    the Unalaska/Port    of    Dutch    Harbor    Convention and   Visitor’s   Bureau   at   (907)   581-2612   or   toll free   at   (877)   581-2612,   or   visit   their   website   at www.unalaska.info    to    take    a    virtual    tour    of the area.