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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

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Address: 1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
Phone Number:
+1 907-586-8231
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Gastineau Guiding has been offering small-group fully-guided wilderness...

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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Photo Safari May 24, 2016 with Captian Jen an Skip Gray

Had the most awesome experience with Skip and Jen on the Photo Safari. We were lucky that Jen was able to spot a young humpback calf playing close to the shoreline. It was about... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
PAT V

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had the most awesome experience with Skip and Jen on the Photo Safari. We were lucky that Jen was able to spot a young humpback calf playing close to the shoreline. It was about 20 feet long. It preformed behaviors like breaching, flipper slapping and playing with a sea lion for about 30 minutes before the mother came over and... More 

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Quinte West, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Gatineau Guiding was a recommended tour group from Meredith a local waitress working at The Hanger pub. Whale Watching and Photo Safari with a bonus!! Brian Doyle and Captain Jenn made our day,,! Brian was a great tour guide. His knowledge of the flower and fauna while touring near the Mendenhall Glacier, to his expertise with a camera meant there... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My parents and I had an incredible time on this excursion, I am so happy we did it. It was one of the highlights of the trip, and where we captured some of the best pictures. Rhianna was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable, funny and flexible with our time. On top of the great sights of sea lions, whales and... More 

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gguiding, Director of Sales at Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company, responded to this review

Good Morning Lauren, Thank you for your review! There's nothing like a kind review to warm our hearts over the cold winter. We appreciate you staying in touch and so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the trip. Come see us again sometime! Take Care! Ashlynn Antoni - Director of Sales and Marketing - Gastineau Guiding Company More 

Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We spent the day with these folks back in Aug 2016. It was just amazing ! The weather was decent, not hot not cold. We had a very knowledgable guide for the day, Jon. A local to the area for many many years. My wife is the photographer of the family and all of Jon's helpful hints were muchly appreciated.... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I took the Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari tour and it was amazing! Of course, we were blessed that day: It was 80 degrees and sunny in Juneau that day. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. He did his very best to help us take the best photos we possibly could with our cameras, even those who had... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

One our best vacation experiences ever! Great hike and photography advice and the whale watch was extraordinary. Very small group so great views for everyone on the perfect boat to do it in. Best wildlife photos I've ever taken. We had a family of five (3 young children) and my older parents and everyone loved it.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the pickup in town, all the way through the hike up Thunder Mountain to see the Mendenhall Glacier from a bird's eye view, Gastineau Guiding Company was amazing. They were informational and made us feel like family as we learned about the Tongas Rainforest, all the animals and of course the flora and fauna. Every question was answered with... More 

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Whitewood, South Dakota
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our guide was fun, we got to see lots of whales, and got great photos. We also learned how to use our cameras.

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Northfield, United States
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had the best time! Personal attention during the tour really made the day. The guide made a special stop by a bridge to see salmon and Bald Eagles close up. The walk to the glacier area included lots of tips for taking photos. The best part was the boat trip to see the Humpback Whales. There was a group,... More 

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband, his parents, and I took a tour through Gastineau Guiding this summer while in Juneau and had a truly breathtaking time! We were picked up by very knowledgeable and welcoming guides who first took us outside of Juneau to our whale watching boat. Our small tour group quickly boarded our boat and left the dock as our captain... More 

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