False Pass | (FPS) | fɔls pæs
"The Biggest Little City in the Aleutian Islands"
Uniquely located between the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska, the greatest commercial fisheries in the world are found just north and south. The name False Pass originates from the fact that the Bering Sea side of the strait is extremely shallow and cannot accommodate large vessels. False Pass is located an equidistance of 58 nautical miles between Akutan and Cold Bay and 512 nautical miles from Homer. Visitor services are not available in False Pass.
- Economy is based on fisheries – mostly salmon, herring, halibut and crab.
- False Pass is home to 27 of the 46 most active volcanoes in the U.S.
- Japanese glass floats are often found while beachcombing the shoreline.
- Take a day trip to the abandoned village of Morzhovi to learn about the Aleut and Russian occupation of the area in the 1800s.
- False Pass is the only surviving Aleut village on Unimak Island, the largest island in the Aleutian Island chain.
- A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Native Village of False Pass.
False Pass is located on the Aleutian Chain ferry route which provides service from Homer to Unalaska every other week from May through September. It takes two and a half days to travel between False Pass and Homer, just over ten hours to get to Akutan, or four hours and fifteen minutes to Cold Bay by ferry. False Pass is provided service by the ferry in the western direction, from Homer to Unalaska. Explore this community on a 9 Day Aleutian Islands Adventure.