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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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Whale watching

A great experience. The crew worked very hard to provide a memorial experience with whales and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sue R
A delightful walk in the woods; Mendenhall Glacier Guides Choice Trail Hike.

We visited three ports during the Westerdam's week long inner passage tour in early May, 2018. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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

A great experience. The crew worked very hard to provide a memorial experience with whales and other sea life. Caitlin was knowledgeable and helpful in teaching many facts about the sea life in the area.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited three ports during the Westerdam's week long inner passage tour in early May, 2018. The hike to Mendenhall Glacier was the high point of our stop in Juneau. In conjunction with the beautiful hike, Rachel S. enriched our day answering all questions regarding...More

Thank 395lynn
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This guide company is by far the best! Each and everyone that we have met today have exhibited excellent customer service. Professional group. I was most impressed by the amount of information they were able to share with us. Very knowledgeable! If you’re in Alaska...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got to see whales, seals, otters and eagles. Our guide was great and we had lots of fun. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Juneau

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can only second what has been said in the other reviews. The Gastineau organization is staffed by personnel that know the Juneau area and wildlife in the area (both on land and sea). We had Kristin as a guide and Dan as a captain....More

Thank Shermyanne
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous excursion with our knowledgeable guide Grace - best way to spend our time in Juneau. Saw mother bear & 2 cubs on the trail! Lucky photo shooting!

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the Mendenhall glacier and whale watching photo safari with Cheffy and Captain Bob. Cheffy was so knowledgeable about the Alaskan plants and animals. His photo instructions were great as well. We had a wonderful experience and recommend this guide company. Bob was great...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent trip whale watching with Captain Kelly and our guide Kasey. Saw several whales with one coming up very close to the boat. A knowledgeable team and very professional. Nice job, ladies. Thank you for a great experience.

Thank Doug P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My adult children and I went on this trip on May 18. Our guide was Richard and our captain was Kate. We had a spectacular trip from beginning to end. Richard was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We would not have known it was his first day...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I had signed up for this 6 hour hike through Princess Star Cruise. We were excited to be able to stretch our legs and see the great outdoors up close. We were not disappointed. Jamie and Chad were our leaders for the...More

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worthew8
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
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
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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