St. Paul Island is located approximately 47 miles north of St. George Island, 240 miles north of the Aleutian Islands, 300 miles west of the Alaska mainland, and 750 air miles west of Anchorage. The number of birds on St. Paul Island increases to about 200,000 in late spring and regularly includes rare birds from Asia. It is a paradise for bird watchers and bird photographers. It has large fields of wildflowers throughout the island.
St. Paul Island is home to a huge number of northern fur seals. In fact, more than 50 percent of the entire population of northern fur seals breeds on the Pribilof Islands.