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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

1330 Eastaugh Way, Suite 2, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-586-8231
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Ranked #3 of 81 Activities in Juneau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Gastineau Guiding has been offering small-group fully-guided wilderness experiences to Juneau travelers for over 20 years. Step into Alaska with a... more » Owner description: 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 Juneau 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went on a Mendenhall Glacier trail hike as a shore excursion organised through Celebrity Cruises and totally and completely enjoyed the experience. Toby our guide was very knowledgeable and led us through at a perfect pace. We had the huge bonus of seeing a black bear salmon fishing 5 minutes after we got off the van! The views of the... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had the best Whale Watching every!!! My husband and I decided to take an excursion off of our cruise ship in Juneau. The day started out rainy but ended up the best with seeing more than a dozen whales by our boat. We couldn't turn about fast enough or click our cameras. The guide was so exciting to listen... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Arrived in Juneau aboard a cruise ship and wanted to do something interesting. I signed up for Alaska's Whales, Glaciers, and Rainforest Trails, not knowing exactly what to expect. What a great experience! Our guide for the day was Cam, who is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. In the area for 38 years now, he loves showing people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour with Jami. She was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. She included everyone in her tour and made sure everyone had a good time. Her passion for what she was doing was very contagious. I highly recommend this tour. To anyone visiting Juneau this is a must see experience.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We decided to take this "little different" tour at the last minute and we are glad we did. Skip was our our guide and photo expert that aided in getting us ready for what we were going to see and be ready with camera settings to capture it all. After all, it is not only important to "see it", you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On our Golden Princess cruise ship excursion we went on a whale watching and glacier hike while in the lovely port of Juneau. Our guide, Corey Murphy, was absolutely awesome to travel with. As a native of the area, she had such great knowledge of the town, the natural scenery, and plenty of personal stories to colour her narrative. She... More

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Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After booking this excursion through our cruise line we were simply amazed at the wonderful sights and the group of whales during our trip. Chennery was our guide and informed us about the area and marine life that inhabited the Bay. We pulled a crab trap that they were checking periodically for non indigenous creatures and found a beautiful star... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

As part of our Celebrity Alaska Cruise tour we took a Rainforest, Glacier and Whale Watching Tour by Gastineau Guiding. Our tour guide, Ina Brolis, was very knowledgeable and naturalist formerly from Ohio. She helped make the tour come alive including bringing a little levity. When we had not seen a bear (not unusual) she pulled out a little ceramic... More

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Venus, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We just went on whale watching and photo safari tour as one of our excursions while on the Norwegian Pearl. Our guide was Eric and he was fantastic! He was full of a lot of great information as well as some pretty funny stories. I had just bought a new camera for this trip and he was able to show... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Transferred from our cruise ship to a minibus with Jon as our guide for the afternoon. He gave us a talk along the way on how to take photos. The minibus took us to a dock where we transferred to a small boat and off we went. The windows were propped open so we could use our cameras and Jon... More

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