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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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Mendenhall Glacier Hike

This was the perfect way to spend the day in Juneau. Shannon was our guide and she was excellent... read more

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Tina H
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Discover Alaska Whales

My son and I took the Discover Alaska Whales excursion on June 17th. Our tour guide was Colton... 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
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the perfect way to spend the day in Juneau. Shannon was our guide and she was excellent!! She was very knowledgable and helpful. The weather was perfect and the views were breathtaking. We were sad we didn't get to see any bears, however,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My son and I took the Discover Alaska Whales excursion on June 17th. Our tour guide was Colton Welch with Captain Lee Davis. I just wanted to let you know they were both exceptional. I do not typically write reviews but I will be writing...More

Thank klhoover03
Reviewed yesterday

We booked a trip with Gastineau through our Holland America Cruise. This company offers whale watching in smaller groups on smaller vessels. You also help them conduct research by spotting whales and other activities on board. We saw humpback whales and other wildlife including a...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing hiking experience with very knowledgeable guide. Even in the rain this was well worth doing and suitable for most abilities.

Thank ParkesTours
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I did the Rainforest, Glacier and Whale Watching tour. Shannon Easterly was our expert guide who provided interesting and new insights throughout the tour. The highlight of the tour was the whale watching where we came across a large pod of humpbacks...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our agent 0705 umm, I mean our tour guide Sama did a fantastic job. Her knowledge and storytelling is impressive. We were guided on a short hike to the glacier that was filled with quick stops to tell about the flora we were seeing along...More

Thank h0wdyd0wdy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been on some whale watching cruises in California and Boston and this was an entirely different and wonderful experience. Our guide was a professional cetologist who spends winters in Hawaii and summers in Alaska. He was very knowledgeable and we saw 6 whales.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the whale and wildlife and glacier photo safari. Our guide Derek Bedwell was very patient and thorough with a group of amateur photographers who were using everything from digital 35 mm cameras to cell phones. He made sure we all captured some...More

Thank Kay C
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fantastic day! It started off with light rain and fog but luckily the fog lifted and we were able to get some great views of the glacier. We got to see the waterfalls up close and personal because we concluded the hike a...More

Thank Liz4672
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a great day with Ian and Capt. Jen on an excursion we booked on the Disney Wonder. We spent the morning walking trails near the glacier with Ian all the while he give us photo tips to improve our photography on our smart...More

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worthew8
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|
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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
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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?
5 August 2016|
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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
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ldrrnc
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.
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