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Gastineau Guiding Company

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Absolute Favorite Shore Excursion!

Guide Nathan and Captain Kellie are so knowledgeable and position you to get the perfect view and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denise K
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Mendenall Glacier and Whale watching AMAZING!!!

We took this excursion out of Juneau and I would highly recommend it. Our guide Kay was fantastic... read more

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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...more
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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Guide Nathan and Captain Kellie are so knowledgeable and position you to get the perfect view and photo of the whales!

Thank Denise K
Reviewed yesterday

We took this excursion out of Juneau and I would highly recommend it. Our guide Kay was fantastic!! Knowledgeable, informative, funny, delightful, enthusiastic! We so enjoyed our day with her. We went to Glaciers first, nice hike, amazing scenery and wonderful guide telling us all...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These folks go above and beyond to find whales. They make the most of your time that you have. The boat was enclosed with heat and very comfortable. Captain Lee and our tour guide, Kay, were the best of the best.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shannon was our guide and she did an excellent job in explaining the “life” of whales. The boat was ideal for smaller, more intimate groups. We had 15 in our group and we had ample room to move around in the covered boat. We saw...More

Thank LCODean
Reviewed yesterday

We saw multiple whales and sea lions on the excursion. What stood out was the knowledge of Captain Diane and guides Alex L. and Kim, no matter the question asked they had an answer. Would highly recommend this trip!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed yesterday

Mircea Brown was a total joy as he navigated our intimate group from our ship to our bus, boat and hike. He taught great photo tips with a slide show en route on our mini-bus and provided wonderful direction during the whale watch and forest...More

Thank TCovington
Reviewed yesterday

We booked this excursion with the Crystal Symphony which called it "Research Vessel and Whale Exploration", 3 1/2-4 hrs. Once aboard we were given a bottle of water, a snack pack, and told the rules and expectations of the cruise. We helped researcher Jake collect...More

Thank BeeDee316
Reviewed yesterday

I signed all seven members of my family up for this excursion (Alaska's Whales, Glacier & Rain Forrest Trails) on our Holland America cruise which we recently completed and hands down we all (ages 8 to 74) voted this our best excursion of the four...More

Thank johnbottger888
Reviewed yesterday

We took a lovely hiking tour while docked in Juneau bringing us slightly closer to the Mendenhal Glacier. Our guide Tayler beautifully navigated the varying ages of our group from young teens to almost 80 year-old! While we signed up for what was labelled a...More

Thank momwithtude
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mom had never seen whales up close before, and the boat they used was perfect for getting close while still staying comfortable. My mom is a bit older so she was concerned that the boat would be a bit choppy on the waves, but...More

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June 11, 2018|
Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - my personal numbers not available. Suggest you contact the company directly for any questions.
September 18, 2016|
Response from Tour G | Property representative |
Hello Worthew, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us back in 2009. We would be pleased if you decided to join us again! If we have a guest who would like to opt out of the walking portion of the tour we do... More
Beverly M
August 4, 2016|
Response from Tour G | Property representative |
Hello Beverly, Thank you for your interest in Gastineau Guiding Company and our Cruise Shore Excursions. While we are a locally owned and operated company we are also a wholesaler to the cruise lines which frequent our... More