St Nicholas Chapel, a Russian Orthodox churchs built in 1933, is the crowning jewel of Sand Point and be visited even during the stopover with the Alaska Marine Highway ferry.
Birding is good around Sand Point as Popof Island is home to a large population of bald eagles, puffins, cormorants and kittiwakes. In the harbor and hauling out on the beaches are otters, sea lions, and seals. Migrating whales are also seen during the summer months in Popof Strait and local charter boat captains can arrange wildlife cruises to view them.
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