Soar into the world’s largest seabird refuge when you fly to a jet charter airport in Port William, Alaska.
Tucked away on the far northern island of the Kodiak Archipelago, Port William, Alaska lies just across Perenosa Bay from the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you’ll be able to hunt caribou and reindeer that were introduced to the islands during the Second World War and Cold War as an emergency food source for military serving at isolated Alaskan outposts.
Put away the hunting rifle and grab a pair of binoculars to enjoy the abundant wildlife viewing the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has to offer. With unique species you won’t see in the continental United States, animal lovers are in for a treat. High on top of the wildlife viewing list is the local seabird population. Bird viewers are in for a treat as the seabirds, endemics and bird from Asia flock to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
Once you’re done exploring Port William and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, head south to the sprawling Kodiak Island. As Alaska’s largest fishing port, Kodiak is the economic hub of this part of Alaska. Tourism also plays a critical role as travelers hope to see the famous Kodiak brown bear. This subspecies of grizzly is the largest bear in the world, with an adult male standing more than 10-feet-tall and weighing up to 1,500 pounds.
When you fly to Port William by private jet, you’ll arrive at the Port Williams Seaplane Base on the southern edge of Shuyak Island.