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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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Whales...Crab Pots...Guide Kristin and Captain Jen=AMAZING!

This was an awesome Whale Watching Trip and I’d recommend taking this if you have the chance! We... read more

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puckcakes27
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Whale Watching

Had an excellent experience with Gastineau. Our guide and boat driver were excellent. Very... read more

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453phyllism
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Galesburg, Illinois
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
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

This was an awesome Whale Watching Trip and I’d recommend taking this if you have the chance! We were led by Guide Kristin who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic from the very beginning on our bus ride to Auke Bay and throughout our cruise. She...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Had an excellent experience with Gastineau. Our guide and boat driver were excellent. Very knowledgeable on subject and boat driver knew just where to go. Lots of interesting information from both. Chelsea was guide and Captain Mac driver.

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Reviewed yesterday

This trip was on a relatively small boat with an excellent team of Matt and Mac leading this adventure. The trip was amazing. We saw Orca's breaching, humpbacks, Stellar seals, and Dall's porpoise. The boat is well suited so everyone can get a "ringside" seat...More

Thank Gregory G
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked this excursion on the Regatta, for the Mendenhall Glacier and Rainforest Trails. Our guide was Aleta and she was very knowledgeable in what to look for and very informed on the rainforest as to different types and kinds of plants she pointed out...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a tour with Aleta, Nathan and Capt Mack and had an amazing experience in Juneau. We got to see a mother bear and her three cubs as well as whales, with the closest less than 25 feet away! In addition to the wildlife...More

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed yesterday

Rachael Sager and Captain Dan showed us an experience of a lifetime! We were fortunate to see so many Humpback whales, Steller sea lions, and bald eagles. The kids got to participate in Citizen Science and help track and record the discoveries while Rachael helped...More

Thank JenMeg
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the most awesome experience ever! Not only did we get to see lots of whales close up but we learned so much about them. We had 3 elementary aged kids with our group and Rachel was so amazing with them. They not only...More

Thank Karina W
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked our tour through Holland America and had an absolutely wonderful day . We did the rainforest, glacier ,whale watching tour.Our tour guide Annie with Captain Lee and Doug were so informative, friendly and accommodating. Their enthusiasm was infectious.I would recommend this tour to anyone...More

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group were lucky enough to have the amazing combination of a high energy guide-Jake and an experienced captain-Annette. They ensured to include everyone on the boat in each of the experiments and experiences. The Discovery Channel experience was worth the extra cost for this...More

Thank Mary Ann D
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely wonderful in every way. Becca was so knowledgeable as our tour guide and just a pleasure to spend the day with. Capt. Bruck is an expert! They both seemed as genuinely excited as we all were to see the many whales we did that...More

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GoGirl01
11 June 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
18 September 2016|
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Response from gguiding | 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
4 August 2016|
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Response from gguiding | 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
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