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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
+1 907-586-8231
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Great Hike, whale watch and camera instruction!!

We were met at the ship by Matt Menhe where we were taken to a parking lot through the rain forest... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian B
Pearl River, New York
Honeymoon in Alaska

My wife and I went on an Alaskan cruise for our honeymoon and we are so glad we went whale watching... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ben H
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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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1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were met at the ship by Matt Menhe where we were taken to a parking lot through the rain forest. He showed my wife how to use her camera using F stop and other settings. Matt was very knowledgeable during the hike up to...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went on an Alaskan cruise for our honeymoon and we are so glad we went whale watching with the Gastineau Guiding Company while in Juneau! It was a combined hike and whale watching experience and our guide MIKE HEKKERS was the...More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Highly recommend this trip - nice hike and beautiful scenery. This was a shore excursion booked through the cruise-reasonable price and great for the family. Our group included my two teens, my husband, myself, and my 70-year-old parents. We lucked out and the weather was...More

Thank SarahCahillSena
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We had the most amazing time on this tour we took in late july of this year all thanks to our tour guide, MIKE HEKKERS. We took the combo tour of trekking in the wild and along the mendenhall glacier / whale watching. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We spent the day with the most amazing tour guide, Tawny Davis! We went whale watching and their boat was the best for getting up close and personal with the whales. You didn't have a lot of people to get in your way of seeing...More

Thank ggarcia1872
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Theresa, and her team, did a fantastic job on our cruise shore excursion adventure. The kids helped Theresa scientifically document crab pot contents, and densities of krill in the water. Then, we watched, and documented, humpback whales as well as a big pod of killer...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

My wife and I recently took a Disney Cruise and did Whales and Rainforest trails with Gastineau. Our guide Jordy was phenomenal. Scenery and whales spectacular, but impressed me most, is they had an engine glitch with our whale boat, and had us switched out...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I took the photographic tour of the Glacier and whale watching. It was great with the exception that there was not enough time to photograph the glacier and the forest that we went into. I would have enjoyed more if we have stayed more time...More

Thank Javier_F_Alonso
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Capt. Annette is a very experienced and knew right were to take us for some of the best whale watching areas even though it was late in the season but the real gem was Kristin, our guide, our mentor and our sprit. As a professional...More

1  Thank gpagel2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Fabulous experience hiking and boating, and photographing it all! My 9yo daughter had a new camera and she learned so much about how to use various manual settings for close up and distance, moving and still. I had less interest in the technical but still...More

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18 September 2016|
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
Beverly M
4 August 2016|
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
27 July 2016|
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Response from Michele R | Reviewed this property |
I know our cruise line delineated which excursions were and were not wheelchair accessible. Otherwise, I would check with the company directly about accessibility.