The community of Sand Point, Alaska © Laura Tanis
  • Visit St. Nicholas Chapel, a Russian Orthodox Church, on the National Register of Historical Places.
  • On nearby Unga Island you will find a rare petrified forest, one of the largest abandoned villages in the Aleutians, and relics of gold mines.
  • Sand Point served as a repair and supply center for gold mining during the early 1900s, but fish processing became the dominant activity in the 1930s.
  • Locals rely on a subsistence lifestyle including fish, caribou and buffalo.
  • A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe.

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Routes available to and from Sand Point, Alaska

Service Area

Sand Point 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 days to travel between Sand Point and Homer. It is a six-hour-and-forty-five-minute ferry ride to get to the nearby community of King Cove or nine and a half hours to get to Chignik or Old Harbor. Visitors can stay in Sand Point for three days to explore the community, and then catch the ferry on its way back to Homer. Explore this community on a 9 Day Aleutian Islands Adventure.