St. Paul is the largest Pribilof Island in this remote volcanic archipelago. All of the islands in the chain are actually the tips of a sub-oceanic mountain range. St. Paul is 14 miles long and 8 miles wide, with 45 miles of shoreline.
A visit to St. Paul is highlighted by its rich cultural heritage. The Aleut community is the largest in the world. The Aleuts were the first human inhabitants of the Aleutian Islands.
It is believed that Aleut ancestors migrated over the land bridge between Asia and North America toward the end of the last ice age. The people are warm and hospitable, and their willingness to share their love of the island and its inhabitants makes for a memorable stay.
PhotoThe Aleut culture has been greatly influenced by other peoples who have passed through their land. Russian explorers, guided by Aleut legends, discovered the Pribilofs in the 1700s. They were searching for fur seals, but in turn left behind their legacy, the Russian Orthodox Church.
The church took a firm hold, and throught he years has proved to be the binding factor that has kept the community together. The church building is a solemn structure from the outside, but it is ornate and glowing with color on the inside. Visitors are welcome to attend Sunday church services.
The social life on the island is community-oriented, and visitors to St. Paul are invited to participate in activities. Community events are scheduled throughout the summer.
For reservations or more information, email us or call 1-800-544-2248.
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