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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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Whales, Wahles, Whales

My wife, Cahy, and I took Gastineau Guiding's Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Tour in... read more

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George C
Middletown, New York
Amazing Discover Whales Tour

What a great company! I loved helping collect data for local scientists to support local marine... 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

My wife, Cahy, and I took Gastineau Guiding's Whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Tour in June 2017, with Capt Jen and photo guide, Cody. The whale watching could not have been more spectacular if they tried. Once whales were spotted it was constant action....More

Thank George C
Reviewed yesterday

What a great company! I loved helping collect data for local scientists to support local marine life. Our tour guide, Theresa, was so knowledgeable, friendly, and made the experience for us! We saw 6 humpback whales that day and I got some amazing photos. I...More

Thank Merissa P
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion on July 25, '17. It offered a good variety of activities and experiences that filled the five hours with great memories and pictures. Watching a whale surface four times was awesome, finding a piece of the glacier...More

Thank _bizdaniels
Reviewed yesterday

We booked this tour as a shore excursion on a Norwegian Cruise in Juneau. While waiting to board our boat, we saw bald eagles overhead. Our tour guide, Brian, was outstanding. He is very knowledgeable about cameras and photography. Our group was small, and he...More

Thank 3508Nana
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took this tour today while on a stopover in Juneau while on a cruise. Mike was fantastic, Captain Brock(?) expertly handled the boat and made sure we had the best view possible., and we saw more whales than we could count.wowwowwow!..it was a wonderful day...More

Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hired Gastineau as part of a cruise excursion and was thoroughly impressed. Tour guides (Sama and Annie) very knowledge naturalists and knowledgeable of all plant and animal life. Manageable pace of hike to Mendenhall Glacier where we were treated to a native song by our...More

Thank bruinz50
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brian was our guide for a photo tour of whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier. We couldn't have hoped for a better host. He showed us all, beginners and experienced shooters alike, how to set up our cameras to get better photos of whales, bear, birds...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked the tour referenced in the title above through Regent Cruise Lines. Upon leaving the ship, we easily spotted our tour representative and signed in. Our tour group was only 6 people and we left at the advertised time after being introduced to our...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 2 days ago

If every tour guide was like Bre, every TripAdvisor review would be five stars. My husband and I did the whale watching/citizen science tour as an excursion from a Seabourn cruise that stopped in Juneau. From the moment she met us until the moment she...More

Thank kleic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Nathan, was fantastic! He was both knowledgeable and patient, helping everyone on the tour take beautiful pictures 🐋A wonderful experience!

Thank Carla C
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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
5 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
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.