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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

#2 of 81 Tours in Juneau Features Animals
1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
+1 907-586-8231
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Great time with Kellen, Cotton and Capt. John

Kellen, Cotton and Capt. John were awesome. A whale breached, but no one was ready with their... read more

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People who know what they are doing and what they are talking about !

Our guides were Zachary and Mark and even though it was pouring fit to drown us we went off through... read more

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Gastineau Guiding has been offering small-group fully-guided wilderness experiences to Juneau travelers for over 20 years. Step into Alaska with a passionate and professional Certified Interpretive Guide. Our guiding mission is to provide each guest with a sense of wonder about this special place we call home. Our modern fleet of custom built safari vessels provides the best vantage for viewing and photographing marine wildlife - whale sightings are guaranteed. Join us on a specialty trip by land & sea tailored to your interests: Juneau's original - Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari; Tour of the Year - Alaska's Whales, Glaciers & Rainforest Trails; The science behind the scenery - Discover Alaska's Whales (Science Adventure). Guided rainforest hikes with glacier views and alpine treks for active visitors are also available. Custom Group Tours and Charters are also available for those traveling to Juneau independent of a cruise line.
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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
+1 907-586-8231

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Reviewed yesterday

Kellen, Cotton and Capt. John were awesome. A whale breached, but no one was ready with their camera. Kellen did an excellent job of showing us how whales are identified and she was very good and patient with the kids on board. Highly recommend. Eric...More

Thank ewdinkinsjr2002
Reviewed yesterday

Our guides were Zachary and Mark and even though it was pouring fit to drown us we went off through the Tongass National Forest. We were split into two groups and we had Mark. He could not have made it more interesting if he had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Annie Goodenough was very informative & knowledgeable. We took a shuttle to the marina where the 23 of us loaded into a boat designed for whale watching. Unfortunately the weather was overcast which made it harder to spot the whales. The boat...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family did the Mendenhall Glacier hike and then on to whale watching. The Glacier walk was very interesting and enjoyable. The whale watching with guide Annie, was superb ! She was very knowledgeable and personable, helped some of us with our cameras to get...More

Thank hillbk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been on several whale watches in the Juneau area, and I really enjoyed Gastineau Guiding's Tour. They are a top notch company! The boat we were on was comfortable and clean and the side windows flipped up for unobstructed viewing of the whales. You...More

Thank Micah M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful excursion with tour guide Kellen, Capt Fred, and driver Mike! The whale watching boat was comfortable and custom made for whale watching. It held 18 passengers. Saw lots of humpbacks, a bull orca, as well as a mama & baby orca. The...More

Thank laurazjones
Reviewed 2 days ago

Jodi and Derek were awesome guides and led us on a beautiful hike through the Tongass National Forest. Got to see waterfalls, chipmunks, porcupines, Mendenhall glacier (of course), and even a black bear. Very knowledgeable and fun guides, highly recommend.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Emma and Sama were exceptional guides that enhanced our Alaskan experience. Both were educated on the area wildlife and fauna, glacier and ecology. Both took an interest in each guest. Halfway through the hike during a break, Sama played a tune on her wooden flute....More

Thank TravelrJohn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had six people traveling together on a cruise and this was the perfect excursion for a small group. Gastineau keeps the group small and the tour was more personable. The guide, Annie, was very knowledgeable and interesting. If I were to go back, I'd...More

Thank tamarasue2002
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Emma was our tour guide last Sunday. We were on the Royal Carribean cruise to Alaska. Emma was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a joy to be around. Her passion for the environment is very evident. Emma made our time in Juneau a lot of fun...More

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In 2009, I enjoyed your Photo Safari very much. Next year, I would like to do it again and was wondering if I could skip the hike portion at Mendenhall and spend more time in the Visitor Center?
18 September 2016|
Response from gguiding | Property representative |
Hello Worthew, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us back in 2009. We would be pleased if you decided to join us again! If we have a guest who would like to opt out of the walking portion of the tour we do... More
Beverly M
Cruising with Disney Wonder - Friday, August 12 - we're off the ship as early as 7:00am and must return by 4:00pm. Really want to see whales - what do you have available for 2 adults?
4 August 2016|
Response from gguiding | Property representative |
Hello Beverly, Thank you for your interest in Gastineau Guiding Company and our Cruise Shore Excursions. While we are a locally owned and operated company we are also a wholesaler to the cruise lines which frequent our... More
My husband and I will be traveling with my elderly parents. They are only able to walk short distances so we have rented companion chairs to make the cruise easier for them. Are the trails wheelchair accessible/capable for pushing wheelchairs? Also, if we go whale watching, is there somewhere to stow the folded chairs?
27 July 2016|
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Response from Michele R | Reviewed this property |
I know our cruise line delineated which excursions were and were not wheelchair accessible. Otherwise, I would check with the company directly about accessibility.