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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

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Address: 1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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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Rhianna, with Gastineau Guiding, Princess Cruise - Humpback Whale watching boat tour.

Rhianna, with Gastineau Guiding, was very energetic and passionate about humpback whales! Her knowledge was very impressive. This was a whale watching tour we booked through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Orlando, Florida

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rhianna, with Gastineau Guiding, was very energetic and passionate about humpback whales! Her knowledge was very impressive. This was a whale watching tour we booked through Princess Cruise line in September 2016. Highly recommend it. Justin

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on whale watching excursion during "last cruise" of the season before the ship relocated to a different climate. We were worried about it being too late in season but our fears were not realized. It was amazing experience! We could not even count the number of whales we saw. Our guide, Kristin Sergoy, was experienced and had a wonderful... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on an Alaskan cruise and wanted to go whale watching from Juneau. We opted to go with this company as they offered the chance to contribute some small work to science based projects, as well as seeing whales. We were really pleased with our choice and had real fun hauling up crab pots to collect data. We also... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience, but the weather did not cooperate the day of our trip... Whale watching and photo experience in the driving rain did not allow the quality of photography I was hoping to obtain. The guide and boat captain were knowledgable and helpful! The walk through the Nature Area to see the Glacier across the bay was interesting but again... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip to the Mendenhall Glacier and then on the whale watching cruise was top notch. Jen was a great tour guide and Kim was a fantastic boat captain! We saw a bald eagle swoop down onto a tree during our walk back from the glacier and we saw about 6 or 7 whales and several sea lions during the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this tour during one of the stops on our cruise and it was by far the best day we had the entire trip. I was afraid we wouldn't see any whales, but we saw plenty! I wish we could have spent more time out there. The boat was not overcrowded like some of the ones I have seen.... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a long time, seeing whales live in the wild has been at the top of my bucket list. My husband and I chose this 1/2-day excursion because of its guarantee that we would see whales. Having embarked quite early in the morning, Capt. Brock got us into a small gathering of boats to watch a pod of whales that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on a Norwegian Cruise, Gastineau Guiding was professional, courteous, informative and helpful from the time we left the dock until we returned. Skip Gray gave invaluable photography tips while pointing out key features of beautiful Juneau. Along the short hike to view the glaciers he was patient, knowledgeable while being time sensitive to our schedule. Although there weren't many... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whales !!!! It was unforgattable !!! Several whales producing fountains and emerges at the same time! That was incredible! In addition, we were accompanied by professional photographer, who taught to take pictures correctly. We are very grateful to you Brian and our captain, too. Unfortunately we forgot her name. Киты! Это было незабываемо! Несколько китов пускающих фонтаны и выныривающих одновременно!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our whale watching tour got cancelled because of fog (and we got a full refund). The hike in the rain forest was great. Tristan, our guide, did a good job. he took time to answer everyone's questions and stopped often to explain things.

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