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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

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Address: 1330 Eastaugh Way, Suite 2, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-586-8231
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Description: 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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Bridgette was our guide for the trails and glaciers. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The trails/walk were not too difficult. Captain Rich was our boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Bridgette was our guide for the trails and glaciers. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The trails/walk were not too difficult. Captain Rich was our boat guide for the whale watching. He made sure that we got the best experience possible. We were able to see several whales and even got to see one breach the water.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was the first of only two shore excursions from our recent cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam & we made two really good choices! Juneau is lovely & being collected from the ship was smooth & without problems. Our guide Eric was knowledgeable, engaging & kind - his flora & fauna knowledge was extensive & when he asked if anyone... More 

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We booked the Mendenhall Glacier 4 - 6 mile hike....I made the choice at home before we went on the Princess Cruise to Alaska...my husband and I are both over 50 so I was wondering if I should of taken the plunge and booked such a active excursion. It was through the Gastineau Guiding Company and the two gals that... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Took the photo safari tour with Misha, had a fantastic time and finally learned how to take great pictures! Misha took the time to provide tips to every member of the tour! Thanks for a great experience and great pictures!

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Captain Jeff Worthon was amazing and got us fantastic experiences with the whales at Juneau!!! He was safe capt and knowlegable about the whales and other wildlife in the area! He was funny and so informative that I could have stayed with him for days on end! From the boat to the whales, the entire experience was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommended!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were a bit skeptical when our cruise board tour coordinators called to say they had changed the time of our whale tour from the afternoon to the evening. They offered an alternative company, but we just liked the write-up for this tour and so indicated we take the new evening time. I am very glad we did. We were... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a day's outing from a cruise ship with Lesley, Aleta and Capt Jeff from Gastineau Guiding in August. It was the most memorable day of the cruise for me partly because we saw whales and sea lions and all that amazing stuff, but also because of the warmth of the guides. A great day. Thanks!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was part of a cruise ship and as one of the shore excursions we joined Gastineau Guiding for a Mendenhall Glacier hike. The hike turned out to be easier than we though it would be but the scenery, photo opportunities, and being in the outdoors was a wonderful experience. But the main reason that I am giving an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We chose this hike as an excursion option from a Celebrity cruise, and it was fabulous. Our very knowledgeable guide, Aleta, was well trained in Forestry and First Aid, and she provided us with water, snacks, and walking sticks, as well as a bit of a safety talk. The hike was considered strenuous because of the change in elevation along... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

geat experience, we first went to the rain forrest and glacier, then onto the boat for whale watching. The group is only 14 people and the windows open to ensure you get maximum opportunity for photos, you are also allowed on the front deck where i spend most of my time. First saw a few whales in the background, but... More 

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