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Saint Matthew Island Bering Sea USA Cruise Port Guide

Location:

Uninhabited St. Matthew and Hall Islands are designated wilderness areas in the USA Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. From your Zodiac cruising close enough to touch towering basalt pinnacles and remote beaches, you will view some of the area's million nesting seabirds, including puffins, kittiwakes, and thickbilled murres.

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Sightseeing:

St. Matthew Island is an uninhabited island in the Bering Sea in USA, 295 km (183 miles) WNW of Nunivak Island. The island has a land area of 137.857 sq mi (357.049 km²), making it the 43rd largest island in the United States. Its most southerly point is Cape Upright which features cliff faces which exceed 1000 feet (304 m). The highest point on the island is 1476 Ft (450 m) above sea level.

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Currency:

The official U.S. currency is the United States dollar (symbol: $). ATM's everywhere.

Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely used and accepted, even for transactions worth only a few dollars. In fact, in some cases, it may be the only way to make a transaction. Note to overseas visitors: Prices of goods and services always seem lower than they really are, as taxes and gratuities are seldom included.

Most states have a sales tax, ranging from 2.9% to nearly 10% of the retail price; 4-6% is typical. Sales tax is almost never included in posted prices (except for gasoline, and in most states, alcoholic beverages consumed on-premises), but instead will be calculated and added to the total when you pay.

Tipping in America is widely used and expected. While Americans themselves often debate correct levels and exactly who deserves to be tipped, generally accepted standard rates are:

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Communication:

The U.S. has no official language at the federal level, but English is by far the standard for everyday use. Several states have declared their official state language as English. Spanish is also official in the state of New Mexico, where it is widely spoken; French is official in Louisiana and the Hawaiian language is official in Hawaii, but neither approaches the use of English and are official for primarily historical reasons.

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Opening Hours and Holidays:

In major metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles, many drugstores and supermarkets are routinely open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, while department stores, shopping centers and most other large retailers are typically open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and often with shorter hours on Sundays - generally 11 a.m. or noon to 5 or 6 p.m. On holidays, the tendency is to remain open (with the exception of the most important holidays like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day where stores are generally closed)

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