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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
+1 907-586-8231
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Name That Whale!

We booked "Discover Alaska's Whales" through our cruise ship. All we wanted was a whale watch, not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Whale Watching with Gastineau Guiding (Captain Dan)

We booked through Holland America cruises. Our guide was Colton Welch and was the most interesting... 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
+1 907-586-8231

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Reviewed yesterday

We booked "Discover Alaska's Whales" through our cruise ship. All we wanted was a whale watch, not whales and a hike or whales and bears. Just whales. And that's what we got! The description said it would be no more than 20 people on the...More

Thank Kathy49NJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked through Holland America cruises. Our guide was Colton Welch and was the most interesting of all our trips while in Alaska. Colton was very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about all ocean life. The trip was combination of conservation monitoring of the local waters...More

Thank philomenacurrid
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brian O. was our tour guide and he was incredible! He was very informative and provided us a thoroughly entertaining tour. Not only were the whale watching tour and glacier hike great experiences, but Brian also gave us insight into life in Juneau and really...More

Thank Gianna R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I decided to take a trip up to see Juneau and decided to go on a whale watching tour and I must say it was one the best decisions I could have made. Not only did I see multiple whales during the outing, the tour...More

Thank Lounis A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second Whale Watching trip with Gastineau. Kim and the crew are extremely knowledgeable and obviously dedicated to biology and conservation. We made a quick stop at Mendenhall Glacier before the boat trip to look for whales. Along the way, there were some...More

Thank Traveler100Orlando
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked the tour through Princess and greatly enjoyed Captain Fred and our tour guide Chelsea Anglin. Both very knowledgeable about the area the animals, birds and water. Chelsea is absolutely passionate about the whales and has a vast knowledge of their habits and actions....More

Thank Cassio169
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had Matt Koller as our tour guide. The tour starts with a very nice walk through the forest to see the Mendenhall Glacier. The you are able to board a boat and venture out into the bay for whale watching. We were able to...More

Thank Bx2
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently booked this tour while on a Alaska cruise for a day trip in September 2017. We had the opportunity to meet Nick, our guide, who shared his knowledge and love of the area with a walk to Mendenhall Glacier and out on a...More

Thank butterfly552015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We completed a tour yesterday with Chelsea A. She was absolutely fantastic - amoosing. Very informative and lots of fun . Based on yesterday's experience we will recommend this company to friends

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently visited Juneau and booked a tour with Gastineau Guiding Company based on some of the reviews we read. The whale watching and the hiking was an adventure we will never forget. Hands down one of favorite tours. It would not...More

Thank davidbareng
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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.