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Gastineau Guiding

3,770 reviews
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Juneau, AK, USA
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About Gastineau Guiding
Gastineau Guiding has been offering small-group fully-guided whale watching and hiking 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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This exclusive whale watching experience showcases Southeast Alaska as a spectacular place of islands, glaciers and rugged mountain peaks. Board a vessel custom designed for wildlife viewing for a 3 hour whale watch throughout Stephens Passage in Juneau Alaska. The custom features on the safari vessel include perimeter seating, large panel windows that open for unobstructed viewing, an open bow and stern as well as a heated and covered cabin.
Get the most out of your time as you’re paired with a certified naturalist guide and experienced captain who will introduce you to the wilderness and wonder that is Southeast Alaska. Seek out wildlife viewing opportunities, including humpback whales, killer whales, stellar sea lions, Dahl's Porpoise and much more on this once in a lifetime adventure. Whale Sighting Guaranteed!
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We booked the Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike from our cruise ship and found the 4.5 hour hike to be perfect. Our guide was Cheffy and he took great care to ensure that everyone in our group was able to keep up and enjoy...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Travelling_Senior046
Reviewed today

We had a great experience with Gastineau Tours. Our guide Shannon could not have been better, she is amazing wealth of knowledge and very passionate about her job. Our boat captain Steve was also great he knew where to go we saw whales and sea...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank brownfl53
Reviewed today

Alaska is beautiful BUT to have such great guides and information enhanced our trip 100 percent. Captain Mac and Guide, Matt Sirkis were wonderful. The information they shared and their own enthusiasm made our entire family (4) feel like we spend the day with good...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Laura H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a wonderful adventure at the Mendenhall Glacier and Whale watching. I did feel the adventure at the Glacier was a bit rushed. The water portion was amazing. It included an orca pod, a humpback and calf. The session was very informative, but I feel...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 506martham
Reviewed yesterday

We booked the Mendenhall Glacier hiking tour as one of our excursion on our 7 day Alaskan cruise and had the best guide, Jane, to help us navigate. She was very personable and knowledgeable about Juneau that it kept you wanting to learn more. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rungirl1970
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time as Shannon, Adam K., & Captain Fred lead us through whale watching and a small bit of hiking. They were all very knowledgeable and taught us so much, we had an excellent time. I would highly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AsifDelawalla
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great tour that became epic due to our amazing tour guide Dan Michrowski. Ask for Dan the next time you book any tours through this company.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mac2jeter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Juneau as part of an Alaskan cruise and booked this tour through the cruise ship excursions. We had Joshua as our guide who was friendly and knowledgeable with a real passion for what he does. On route to the boat Joshua told us about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank judithj394
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the 12:30 Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Small group of 5. Abbey was our knowledgeable guide and Captain James commanded the boat. He was professional and respectful of the whales, keeping distance between them, us and other boats. We saw plenty of...More

Thank BeeKind2all
Reviewed yesterday

Matt Sadowski and Captain Lee are the team to use. We had a great time and were indeed showed the guaranteed whales - 2 adults and one calf. We saw one of the adults engaged in "lunge feeding" near a fisheries outlet (oops). We also...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Passenger51202808156
March 4, 2019|
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Response from Gastineau_Guiding | Property representative |
Good Morning from Juneau! The drive from the ship to the harbor where we meet the vessel is about 25-30 minutes. All of our vehicles for the Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari are media equipped which means... More
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blwilltravel
January 27, 2019|
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Response from Gastineau_Guiding | Property representative |
Hey Lena and Brian! Glad to hear you will be making your way to Juneau soon. You are on the right track! We offer our Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari directly through your cruise line. For booking... More
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GoGirl01
June 11, 2018|
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Sorry - my personal numbers not available. Suggest you contact the company directly for any questions.
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