Route map for the seven day birding trip from Homer to Unalaska

In the summer, the Alaska Marine Highway provides service twice monthly along the Aleutian Chain from Homer to Unalaska. Birders come here from around the world to add unique species to their "life lists." The Aleutian Chain trip passes along a significant slice of the remote and widespread Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge. Refuge experts suggest visiting June through August, when marine birds and mammals are coming ashore to breed and raise young.

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1

Homer — At the End of the Road the Adventure Begins (+)

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2

Kodiak — Alaska Untamed (+)

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3

Take the Ferry from Kodiak to Chignik and Sand Point (+)

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4

Ferry from Sand Point to King Cove, Cold Bay and False Pass (+)

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5

Continue on the Ferry to False Pass, Akutan and Dutch Harbor (+)

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6

Dutch Harbor — Undiscovered, Unforgettable, Unalaska (+)

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7

Unalaska & Summer Bay (+)