Baby Islands

Some of the most valuable seabird habitat in the eastern Aleutians is located about 16 miles from Unalaska, east between Akutan and Unalga islands. The group of five volcanic islands are small, but are important nesting grounds for some species that are rarely seen elsewhere.

You’ll want to head to the Baby Islands especially if you are intent on finding whiskered auklets. The islands also teem with puffins, and are host to petrels, murrelets, guillemots and other types of auklets.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 53.997547
Longitude: -166.061373

You’ll need to charter a boat (preferably with a warm cabin!) with a knowledgeable captain. The area around the Baby Islands – with its shallow water and rocks just below the surface - is challenging to navigate through.