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Gastineau Guiding Company

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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
+1 907-586-8231
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Our guides were awesome from the moment they picked us up at the pier. The rainforest hike was... read more

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Kim M
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OMG - AMAZING TRIP AND AMAZING STAFF!

We had such a great trip with Capn Jen and our guide Nathan. They were so personable... 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 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guides were awesome from the moment they picked us up at the pier. The rainforest hike was beautiful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patiently answered a variety of questions. The highlight came when we encountered a pod of 13 humpbacks and were fortunate...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed yesterday

We had such a great trip with Capn Jen and our guide Nathan. They were so personable, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Love this trip and the company. My husband and I were there over the week of the fourth of July and were fortunate to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I took this tour In early July 2018 as an excursion from NCL Norwegian Jewel and it was a great trip! It was a combination of whale watching and a viewing of the Mendenhall glacier. Cam Byrner was or tour guide and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Looking for an excellent adventure with whale watching (we saw sea lions and lots of eagles, too), rainforest hike, and Mendenhall Glacier? This is your tour and Gastineau Guiding guides did a great job. Lilli, Kellen and Captain Lee did a splendid, informative job of...More

Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked through Holland America - June 29th with Cap'n Jen and Buffy. This was the scientific tour. We had the best time - saw a pod of whales "bubble feeding" and stellar seals. Beautiful tour with professionals. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed yesterday

I took this tour arranged as an excursion form a Seabourn cruise. Whether on a cruise or not, I strongly recommend this experience. We had a guide by the name of Mircea and he was excellent. A local to Juneau, he was very knowledgable, entertaining,...More

Thank Ray B
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Reviewed yesterday

Like most everyone else, we got here via cruise ship, and opted for a hike through the rainforest to view the Mendenhall Glacier. Total walking distance was about 4.25 miles, including 900 feet or so of climbing. Some parts were a little tricky and you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank terih123
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Kenny W
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GoGirl01
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - my personal numbers not available. Suggest you contact the company directly for any questions.
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worthew8
September 18, 2016|
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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
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Beverly M
August 4, 2016|
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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
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