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Pribilof-Islands are a four-island archipelago about 300 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea. Formerly called the Northern Fur Seal Islands, the Pribilofs are about 77 square miles in total area with a population of around 600 residents. The main islands are St. Paul and St. George, each with a town of the same name where most of the people live. The Pribilof Islands are part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. There is little on the islands in the way of vegetation or trees, but the shoreline and cliffs are teaming with wildlife, which is what draws visitors to the islands. The villages of St. Paul and St. George, which are the are the world's largest indigenous Aleut villages, provide services to the wildlife enthusiasts that visit the islands. The Pribilof Islands are home to the largest gathering of marine mammals in the world, and to more than 2.5 million seabirds. The island of St. George has the largest seabird colony in the Northern Hemisphere. Its easy to reach the island cliffs to photograph the birds where more than 230 species are sighted during the summer. On St. Paul is a high cliff wall, called Ridge Wall, above the Bering Sea, from which to observe the birds. On the beaches, blinds have been erected to observe the northern fur seals, Steller sea lions, walruses and sea otters. The hunting of seals is forbidden in the Pribilofs, except for subsistence. The local economy relies heavily on the taking of snow crab and halibut, and working for the government.

Surrounding areas: Anchorage, Alaska (3.4 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (13.9 mi), Hope, Alaska (19.0 mi), Chugiak, Alaska (19.7 mi), Bird Creek, Alaska (20.9 mi), Big Lake, Alaska (24.2 mi), Eklutna, Alaska (25.4 mi)

Pribilof Islands Vacation Rentals

Pribilof Islands Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Garden Lion Hotel1000 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK (907) 561-1522
Bet Western Golden Lion Hotel1600 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK (907) 501-1522
Parkwood Inn4455 Juneau StAnchorage, AK (907) 563-3590
Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage5060 A StAnchorage, AK1.0 mi.(907) 222-9000
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage4540 A StAnchorage, AK1.0 mi.(907) 729-7000
Residence Inn By Marriott Anchorage1025 35th AveAnchorage, AK1.0 mi.(907) 563-9844
Extended Stay Deluxe700 E 34th StAnchorage, AK1.1 mi.(907) 646-4208
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage100 W Tudor RdAnchorage, AK1.1 mi.(907) 729-7000
Homewood Suites By Hilton Anchorage140 W TudorAnchorage, AK1.1 mi.(907) 729-7000
Hampton Inn Anchorage4301 Credit Union DrAnchorage, AK1.3 mi.(907) 550-7000
Anchorage Springhill Suites By Marriott3401 A StAnchorage, AK1.4 mi.(877) 729-0197
Accents On Family Guest Suites2600 Cordova St Suite 100Anchorage, AK1.7 mi.(800) 770-0227
Hillside Motel2150 Gambell StAnchorage, AK1.9 mi.(907) 258-6006
Dimond Center Hotel700 E Dimond BlvdAnchorage, AK2.2 mi.(907) 770-5000
Puffin Place Hotel1058 W 27TH AveAnchorage, AK2.2 mi.(907) 279-1058
Anchorage Chelsea Inn Corp Dba Chelsea Inn3836 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.3 mi.(907) 276-5002
Aaa Mexico Hotel3903 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.4 mi.(907) 248-4848
Rodeway Inn Anchorage441 E 15th AveAnchorage, AK2.4 mi.(907) 276-3114
Executive Suite Hotel4360 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.8 mi.(907) 243-6366
Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport4411 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.8 mi.(907) 248-8848
Travelodge720 Gambell StAnchorage, AK2.8 mi.(907) 277-1511
Anchorage Airport Courtyard By Marriott4901 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.9 mi.(877) 729-0197
Best Western Barratt Inn4616 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.9 mi.(907) 243-3131
Chandler Inn4540 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.9 mi.(907) 243-4044
Extented Stay Deluxe108 E 8th AveAnchorage, AK2.9 mi.(907) 868-1605
Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage4800 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK2.9 mi.(907) 243-2300
Clarion Suites325 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK3.0 mi.(907) 274-1000
Days Inn Anchorage321 E 5th AveAnchorage, AK3.0 mi.(907) 276-7226
Inlet Tower Hotel And Suites1200 L StAnchorage, AK3.0 mi.(907) 276-0110
Long House Alaskan Hotel4335 Wisconsin StAnchorage, AK3.0 mi.(907) 243-2133
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel401 E 6TH AveAnchorage, AK3.0 mi.(907) 276-8700
Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel820 W 7th AveAnchorage, AK3.2 mi.(907) 279-8000
Coast International Inn3333 W International Airport RdAnchorage, AK3.2 mi.(907) 243-2233
Hawthorn Suites1110 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK3.2 mi.(907) 222-5005
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel239 W 4TH AveAnchorage, AK3.2 mi.(907) 793-5500
Ramada Inn Anchorage Downtown115 E 3rd AveAnchorage, AK3.2 mi.(907) 272-7561
Hilton Anchorage500 W 3rd AveAnchorage, AK3.3 mi.(907) 272-7411
Historic Anchorage Hotel330 E StAnchorage, AK3.3 mi.(907) 272-4553
The Hotel Captain Cook939 W 5th AveAnchorage, AK3.3 mi.(907) 276-6000
The Voyager Hotel501 K StAnchorage, AK3.3 mi.(907) 277-9501

Pribilof Islands Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska has a subarctic climate, with strong oceanic influences. This part of Alaska gets less rain, but more snow, than the southeast Panhandle region. Summers are short and cool to mild, and winters are long and cold. There are frequent, strong southeast winds, known as the Knik wind, in this area, especially in the winter. Rains are frequent in late summer, but not abundant in total amounts. The number of frost-free summer days number 101. The latitude in this region causes summer days to be very long and winter days to be very short. It is also generally very cloudy during winter. Due to the proximity to active volcanoes, ash hazards may occur and are significant, but not frequent.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 22°F 9°F 0.68 in. -
February 25°F 11°F 0.74 in. -
March 33°F 18°F 0.65 in. -
April 43°F 28°F 0.52 in. -
May 54°F 38°F 0.70 in. -
June 62°F 47°F 1.06 in. -
July 65°F 51°F 1.70 in. -
August 63°F 49°F 2.93 in. -
September 55°F 41°F 2.87 in. -
October 40°F 28°F 2.09 in. -
November 27°F 15°F 1.09 in. -
December 23°F 11°F 1.05 in. -

Pribilof Islands Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located about 4 miles west of Pribilof Islands in Anchorage, Alaska, the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located approximately 38 miles northeast of Pribilof Islands in Palmer, Alaska, the Kenai Municipal airport (ENA) located roughly 62 miles southwest of Pribilof Islands in Kenai, Alaska, and finally the Soldotna airport (SXQ) located around 62 miles southwest of Pribilof Islands in Soldotna, Alaska.

Pribilof Islands Attractions

Golf Courses
Anchorage Golf CourseAnchorageAK2.9 mi.
Par T Golf CourseAnchorageAK2.9 mi.
Russian Jack Springs Golf CourseAnchorageAK2.9 mi.
Tanglewood Lakes Golf ClubAnchorageAK2.9 mi.
Ski Areas
AlpenglowAnchorageAK3.4 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK3.4 mi.
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK28.0 mi.
State Parks
Chugach State ParkAK16.6 mi. 

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