The Extra Mile Tours
P.O. Box 332
Unalaska, AK 99685
Tel: (907) 581-1859
Cell: (907) 391-6171
2 hour tour, $50.00
4 hour tour, $90.00 per person
(ask about group rates)
Junior (12 and under)
Senior (60 and over)
$5.00 off of 2 hr. tour
$10.00 off of 4 hr. tour
4-5 hr. tour $75.00 per person.
Tour includes stops at The Museum of the Aleutians, WWII Visitor
Center and the Russian Orthodox Church (if open).
*This is a land based tour available during the ships' port of call hours.
Rates subject to change
Welcome to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska
via The Extra Mile Tours' web page!
|This tour company is locally owned and
operated by Bobbie Lekanoff, an Unalaska resident for 30+ yrs. She enjoys
sharing her extensive knowledge of various aspects of this island
community, and does so with enthusiasm. No matter what your interests
are, Bobbie will go "The Extra Mile" to make sure your tour is
interesting, informative and most of all, enjoyable.
to geologists, the initial formation of the Aleutian Chain,
including Unalaska and Amaknak Islands, began about forty million
years ago. The volcanic action and movement of tectonic plates
formed jagged peaks that seem to shoot straight up out of the sea.
These mountains, some of which are volcanoes are covered with snow
in the winter and a blanket of green in the summer.
The islands are home to over six
hundred Bald Eagles, as well as several other bird species. If birding is
your thing, a tour can be geared to your level of bird-watching. The Lapland Longspur, Rock Ptarmigan, and Snow Bunting are spectacular in their breeding
plumage. One can see Eagles and/or Rough-legged Hawks nesting, or watch
shorebirds foraging on the rocks and beaches, just to name a few of the
The Aleutian (uh-loosh-un) Islands are
rich in the cultural history of the Unangan (oo-nung-un) people, more
commonly known today as Aleuts (alley-yutes). Bobbie has studied the local
anthropology, and is married into an Aleut family. Combine her knowledge
and experience with a stop at The Museum of the Aleutians and/or an active
archaeological dig, and you'll get a pretty good idea of what life has
been like on these islands for over nine thousand years.
of the road system was put into place during World War Two, which
definitely left its mark on Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. The islands
were actually bombed in 1942, and there are still remnants to be
explored. The views from some of the WW II sites are amazing. Learn
about the different ways the war affected the area and its people.
Your tour can include a stop at the World War Two Visitors Center if
desired, or, of course, you can visit it on your own (definitely worth
Where have all the flowers gone? Well,
there are over 120 different types of wildflowers that bloom out over the
course of the summer here, including about a dozen species of wild
orchids. Bobbie can help a visitor identify most of them, plus you can
learn about the edible and medicinal uses of some of them. This can be
incorporated into a hiking tour, too, if desired (land use permit
required, available upon arrival).
So, whether you're looking for a basic
road tour, or you want to customize a tour to your interests, The Extra
Mile Tours would appreciate your business. Please call or use the
"contact us" button if you have questions or would like to book a tour.
Bobbie Lekanoff, tour guide
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