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Neighborhood View in Dutch Harbor Unalaska, Alaska, With Scenic Views (Photo: mark stephens photography/Shutterstock)
Neighborhood View in Dutch Harbor Unalaska, Alaska (Photo: mark stephens photography/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Dutch Harbor

Dutch Harbor, also known as Unalaska (the former technically refers to the harbor, while the latter denotes the community on land), in Alaska, is a commercial fishing port famed for being the first site in the continental U.S. to have been attacked during World War II. Dutch Harbor cruises are a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking natural beauty of this historical town on Amaknak Island.

Spot an array of protected seabirds and bald eagles on a Dutch Harbor nature tour, visit World War II historical sites (including the fascinating Aleutian World War II Visitor Center) or take a fishing excursion and catch fresh salmon and cod in the deep waters of the Pacific.

Shore Excursions

About Dutch Harbor


Pro

There’s lots to see for cruisers interested in WWII history.

Con

Temperatures can get quite cold, even in summer months.

Bottom Line

From sport fishing to birding and sightseeing, outdoor adventures abound in Dutch Harbor.


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