The waters here once served as a naval hub for submarines and patrol boats. Today, a great 1-mile hike up from the bay leads to the pristine Lake Betty.
This scenic 6-mile drive travels along rugged sea cliffs and offers the chance to view wildlife such as sea otters, seals and rare Asian birds that are attracted to the island's empty mudflats and alpine tundra.
Kuluk Bay Beach is a black sand beach that offers amazing views across the ocean toward the prominent volcano that stands on the northern part of Great Sitkin Island.
Aleutian Outfitters is the only local birding company that offers guided birding tours of Adak Island. Because they operate year round on Adak they specialize in being able to provide custom tours every month of the year. Your guide, Isaac Helmericks, is a third generation Alaskan and he has spent time birding in just about every main location in Alaska. May and September are normally the "really good" times of year for Asian rarities or other birds only seen during migration. But Adak offers great birding in the other months as well. Summer months can be a great time to see local specialties, and winter months are not your typical birding months but Adak does offer some great birding then too.