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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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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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Amazing Whale Watch Tour

I was lucky enough to be able to go on a whale watch and it was an amazing experience. In addition to catching up close views of a family of Orcas, we got up close and personal... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was lucky enough to be able to go on a whale watch and it was an amazing experience. In addition to catching up close views of a family of Orcas, we got up close and personal with a mother humpback whale and her calf. Seeing this creatures so close was a phenomenal moment and the highlight of my week... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this excursion through our cruise line (Disney Wonder) and I don't think we could have been happier! We did the the Rainforest Trails and Whales tour. Our guide met us right off the ship on the bus to the marina. Lindsey was an awesome guide - she's lived in Alaska since 1969 and knew so much. She was... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We selected the Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari excursion (5 hours) on our Princess Cruise, based on the itinerary and the small group size (14). It exceeded our expectations! Aboard the shuttle bus our tour leader/naturalist was clearly knowledgable and passionate about her work, as well as having a really enjoyable personality. She provided lots of info about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We hiked up the west side with Kristin as our guide. The hike is pretty strenuous, especially if you take the short cuts, but very doable if you're in decent shape. It's really beautiful. I understand Gastineau works closely with the forest service to ensure trails are maintained and not over used. Kristin did a great job pointing out various... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These fast, smaller boats get you right out to where the whales are and ensure that everyone has a good view. Clayton was an excellent guide, providing us with an often humorous account of Juneau and the surrounding area as we journeyed to and from the boat. He knew a lot about the nature of the area as well and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic whale watching tour. Jonny was a great guide. He gave us great background on the life cycle and migration of the humpback whales. We saw dozens of whales as well as seal lions. Got great photos. We pulled a crab pot as part of a science experiment. We also stopped by Brotherhood Bridge for a spectacular view of glaciers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed getting out on the small boat. We did see some whales, although it was from a great distance, and they only surfaced for a few seconds at a time. The guide knew a lot about the area. The walk through the rain forest was not easy. If you have any trouble walking or climbing, you should select another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great guides! Friendly, knowledgable, and fun. They guarantee whales, and they deliver!!! Would highly recommend this group for any tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Whales and Mendenhall Glacier photo safari was a wonderful experience. We were able to get very close to humpback whales and capture it all! The small group helps greatly, but it was our photographer guide Brian Doyle who enriched the whole experience for all of us with his invaluable assistance and tips for great photos. We highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide Brian Doyle met us at our bus and introduced himself to our group and then we boarded our boat. Brian then helped us set our cameras to correct settings for capturing our whale shots, he took his time with each of us and was very knowledgeable of all the cameras our group had! We took a nice... More 

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