"The Start of the Aleutian Chain" False Pass by kaloz

False Pass Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 13 photos

Goodbye Mainland -- Hello Aleutian Chain

False Pass is a narrow strip of water that can only be negotianted when the tide is right. It is a cheat for fishing vessels to get from the Pacific Ocean to the Bering Sea without going around Unimak Island.

The marker shows the westernmost point of the Alaska Peninsula. The village of False Pass in on Unimak Island.

Heading through False Pass

If the currents and tides are against you, you will never make it through the pass, and even on the ferry, they plan the trips according to the tide table, and this is a big powerful boat. This afternoon, we saw some rain squalls, as you can see from the spotting on my lens

Kaloz posts a letter

Dear VTers:
I am somwhere between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, at a place called False Pass, Alaska in the Aleutian Island Chain.

We are having a splendid time on our cruise, and are enjoying seeing all the little villages along the way.

Peggy and Diane did say that there isn't enough shopping on this trip, but we did some shopping here.

See you when we get back.


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Start of the Aleutian Chain
  • Cons:Tricky tidal navigation
  • In a nutshell:Goodbye mainland.
  • Last visit to False Pass: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2006 at 11:55 AM

    Great tips! Wish I could take a pass at that trip! Gonna have to come back for more on your pages. Thank you!

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2003 at 8:53 PM

    False Pass is pretty close to the edge of the earth........isn't it, Nick?

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2003 at 8:51 PM

    A page like the apocrypha of St Thomas. Photos both haunting and beautiful. Obligatory blurb on the post office. Yup. This page hunts!


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