Cruises from St Matthew Island, Alaska
St Mathew Island lies in the Bering Sea, surrounded by Russia, Alaska, and the crescent of the Aleutian Islands to the south, and just 400km east of the International Date Line. The uninhabited island’s natural scenery and wildlife forms part of the Bering Sea unit of the Alaska Maritime Natural Wildlife Heritage. Its climate is cold, windy, and foggy even in summer. Animal life includes foxes, rodents and occasional polar bears arriving on pack ice.
Vegetation is alpine tundra, that is, treeless, with dwarf shrubs and lichens. There are two large fresh water lakes on the island.