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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 82 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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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Gastineau Guiding Co. arranged five days of adventures for a photography workshop based in Juneau. Guides Eric and Jim, Captain Jeff, and others on the staff were extremely knowledgeable, patient with us pokey photographers, and very entertaining too. They delivered up eagles, whales, bears, you name it, as subjects for our cameras. Gastineau is a great outfit!

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Mendenhall Glacier Trail Hike was the BEST excursion of my 7 day Alaska Cruise! I booked the 4-6 mile hike while onboard Celebrity Solstice. My husband and kids went on a standup paddleboard tour in Juneau while I went solo and signed up for this awesome hiking tour. I, along with about 14 other cruisers, were picked up on... More

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California
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29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We did this July 9th and had a wonderful experience. We had Cindy as our guide for the day and Captain Jen as our boat driver. Both were absolutely fun to be around and made the time spent enjoyable. We booked through our princess cruise. We have done a lot of tours and usually would not book through the cruise,... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I have been cruising for many years and have probably taken more than a hundred different shore excursions....without a doubt, this one is by far my favorite. We were sailing on the Holland America lines, which is my favorite cruse line. The tour is billed as a photography and whale watching but my wife, who is definitely not a photographer,... More

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Compton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Went Whale watching with Skip Gray From our Princess cruise, and had a great time. I am glad we did this tour with him.

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Midland, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We booked a tour of Mendenhall Glacier and whale watching through our Princess cruise ship. With great good luck, the operator of the excursion was Gastineau Guiding Company. Our guide, Lisa Schramek, was extremely knowledgeable and just as personable. The tour began with a hike to the glacier and the day that we went we were fortunate enough to be... More

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My wife had the pleasure of Molly and Captain Jan on our visit. Both were outstanding. Molly provided an informative and interesting short course on photography. It was an outstanding class for beginners and a nice "refresher" for an old pro. The real stars of the show were the Humpback Whales and Orcas. We were able to witness bubble net... More

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Loveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Many Thanks to Gastineau Guiding and their Naturalist Jami. She and her captain went above and beyond during our whale watching & Glacier Tour. We spend 10 days in Alaska and this was by far our best excursion. Highly recommend this team as one of the best. I would do it all over again tomorrow if I could.

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Toronto
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went whale watching with Skip Gray as part of a shore excursion from our Princess cruise to Alaska. Not only was the advice on photography invaluable, but the whale watching was nothing short of epic with breaches by Humpback Whales and being treated to the spectacular sight of whales bubble feeding several times just metres from the boat. Ship's knowledge... More

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent excursion from cruise ship. Whale watch was outstanding, great guides Molly and Captain Jen. Then the Mendenhall Glacier hike through the rainforest to the Glacier was equally good, and photo tips by Molly were much appreciated. Well done by all and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

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