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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 #2 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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Dyer, Indiana
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went on their 'Photo Safari', which is a small group (max of 14) of people led by a professional photographer (Brian Hild). First we went on a small boat to find some whales. Along the way Brian, beside giving us hints on how to use our camera better, told us about the area. Before we got to the area... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Booked a guided trail hike up Mt. Roberts to overlook Mendenhall Glacier. Toby and Phil were fantastic handling a group of 23. They took excellent care of everyone and provided great stories on the way out and back. When we add a couple who were not physically calable of summiting the trail, they worked well together to resolve the issue,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic experience!! Our guide, Mircea Brown, was excellent! He made the hike itself very interesting, and his knowledge of photography was a help to our amateurs. Our daughter is a pharmacist, but photography is a big hobby of hers. Mircea gave her some hints that helped throughout our cruise. His knowledge of the trail, glaciers, etc., made... More

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delray beach, fl
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Small group of people, wanting to learn about outdoor photography and Brian was great, standing on a small wooden bridge and out comes a black bear from the woods intent on the fish in the stream and then on the water, whales fluking and breaching, what a show.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wanting a more active tour, we opted for the Glacier trails hike. An excellent choice! Our guide, Lisa, was AMAZING. She was delightful and entertaining while sharing her vast knowledge of the flora and fauna we saw on our hike as well as the history of the glacier and salmon spawning habits. Our group was very diverse in age and... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lisa really made this trip special. She helped us to appreciate nature and we learned much more than I expected about the forest, the glacier and the salmon (we took the tour during peak salmon run time). There was almost no question that Lisa could not answer - she is a true educator. I would recommend this excursion for you... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our hike near the Mendenhall Glacier with our guide, Toby. Of course the scenery was beautiful, but even better was learning all about the area's history, its flora and fauna, and even some great bear stories. The hike is relatively strenuous, so bring good shoes and expect some good exercise. We signed up for... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had the pleasure of touring in Juneau with the Gastineau Guiding Company. Kudos to Lesley, CIndy and Capt. Scotty for a wonderful day. Saw whales, enjoyed the guided tour. Great company to do business with. Lesley and Cindy were very knowledgeable and Capt Scotty knew where the whales were located. Great day in Juneau.

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South Orange, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best excursions I've ever taken. Our guide Eric Orvasky was energetic, informative, and very knowledgeable. He provided us with both insight on what we were seeing as well as tips on how a professional photographer would view the same. A must for anyone traveling to Juneau. It was a spectacularly beautiful day in Juneau the... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great time whale watching on this excursion, saw lots of whales,and learned a lot from our fabulous guide, Lesley. She was very knowledgeable about the area and Alaska in general and was a very sweet lady. We enjoyed the day very much.

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