With its breathtaking mountains, stunning volcanoes, beautiful bays and abundant fishing, there truly is no other place on earth like the Alaska Peninsula. Protruding from mainland Alaska, the peninsula is home to the Aleutian Range, which extends from 80 miles south of Anchorage all the way to Unimak Island at the tip of the peninsula.
Spanning more than 600 miles, the Aleutian Range is sparsely populated and largely accessible by plane, as few roads cross the unaltered mountainscape. What makes the range special, however, is its large number of active volcanoes, many of which reach more than 6,500 feet into the sky.
Named for the peninsula which it inhabits, the Lake and Peninsula Borough covers much of the Alaska Peninsula and has a population of fewer than 1,500 inhabitants. Given its remote location and lack of road access, inhabitants rely on the traditional fishing and subsistence lifestyle, while the region is economically linked to commercial fishing.
With winter temperatures often well below freezing, the best time to visit the region is in the summer when you experience warm days and nights under the midnight sun.
When you hire a private jet to take you to a jet charter airport in Pilot Point, Alaska, you’ll touch down at the Ugashik Bay Airport. This small airport sees a wide range of aircraft available. Operated by Part 135 Air Carriers, you can soar into Pilot Point in anything from a small four-seat Eclipse 500 or a 13-seat Gulfstream GIV-SP.