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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

#2 of 85 Tours in Juneau
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Address: 1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
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+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 tour, glacier whales and photography !!!

We spent the day with these folks back in Aug 2016. It was just amazing ! The weather was decent, not hot not cold. We had a very knowledgable guide for the day, Jon. A local to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day with these folks back in Aug 2016. It was just amazing ! The weather was decent, not hot not cold. We had a very knowledgable guide for the day, Jon. A local to the area for many many years. My wife is the photographer of the family and all of Jon's helpful hints were muchly appreciated.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I took the Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari tour and it was amazing! Of course, we were blessed that day: It was 80 degrees and sunny in Juneau that day. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. He did his very best to help us take the best photos we possibly could with our cameras, even those who had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

One our best vacation experiences ever! Great hike and photography advice and the whale watch was extraordinary. Very small group so great views for everyone on the perfect boat to do it in. Best wildlife photos I've ever taken. We had a family of five (3 young children) and my older parents and everyone loved it.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

From the pickup in town, all the way through the hike up Thunder Mountain to see the Mendenhall Glacier from a bird's eye view, Gastineau Guiding Company was amazing. They were informational and made us feel like family as we learned about the Tongas Rainforest, all the animals and of course the flora and fauna. Every question was answered with... More 

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Whitewood, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our guide was fun, we got to see lots of whales, and got great photos. We also learned how to use our cameras.

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Northfield, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had the best time! Personal attention during the tour really made the day. The guide made a special stop by a bridge to see salmon and Bald Eagles close up. The walk to the glacier area included lots of tips for taking photos. The best part was the boat trip to see the Humpback Whales. There was a group,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband, his parents, and I took a tour through Gastineau Guiding this summer while in Juneau and had a truly breathtaking time! We were picked up by very knowledgeable and welcoming guides who first took us outside of Juneau to our whale watching boat. Our small tour group quickly boarded our boat and left the dock as our captain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our guide was fantastic and we saw tons of whales. We also saw "bubble netting" and the whales got pretty close to us. Definitely recommend this excursion!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We enjoyed the whale watching tour. We saw everything and more than we expected. We saw a Hump Back Whale about 30 yards from our boat lip out of the water and turn in mid air. This excursion was the highlight of our cruise.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We took this trip as a way to whale watch and see other types of marine life in Alaska. The boat held fewer than 30 people. There was a knowledgeable guide and it was very informative. The small size allowed everyone to get good pictures. We were super successful at seeing whales and other things like seals.

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