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Gastineau Guiding Company - Juneau's Premier Guiding Company

#2 of 81 Tours in Juneau Features Animals
1330 Eastaugh Way Ste 2, Juneau, AK 99801-7744
+1 907-586-8231
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Photographic tour

We booked the photographic tour through Princess cruises. I'm not a great photographer, but... read more

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Photo Safari

We had a nice, educational walk through the Tongass to Mendenhall Glacier. Our guide Kristin was... read more

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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
+1 907-586-8231

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Reviewed yesterday

We booked the photographic tour through Princess cruises. I'm not a great photographer, but imagined that a photographic tour would give us great views of the wildlife and scenery We were only a small group, 8 I think and were met on the pier by...More

Thank NickPaul
Reviewed yesterday

We had a nice, educational walk through the Tongass to Mendenhall Glacier. Our guide Kristin was very knowledgeable about what we were seeing. Lots of advice on pictures and camera settings. We boarded a small boat for the whale watching portion of the trip. It...More

Thank Peg P
Reviewed yesterday

We booked a Mendenhall Glacier Hike/Whale Watch/Photography excursion through Princess Cruises. I wasn't sure what to expect, but my goodness, it can't get much better than this! While we were waiting to board the bus, I eyeballed the other participants. There were a few who...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent tour! Emma and the rest of the team delivered a truly memorable experience while learning about AK and its wildlife (and getting some great photos!) All of the guides were enthusiastic about the tour and wanted to share their love of the land. If...More

Thank jancie57
Reviewed yesterday

Signed up for and took a guided hike up the west trail above Mendenhall Glacier. Our guide Matt K. was a wealth of knowledge regarding the area we hiked. It was a strenuous hike but Matt ensured we all made it safely and in good...More

Thank Early E
Reviewed yesterday

Tawny was an amazing photography instructor and trip guide.She was so patient and taught us so much about photography. We were "point and shoot" in our picture taking approach. She moved us to the new realm of using the manual settings on our cameras. You...More

Thank dnslutz
Reviewed 2 days ago

Chelsea K. was an amazing guide. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable! My daughter and I had a great time whale watching, taking a beautiful walk through the rainforest, and standing in front of the glacier for pictures. It was breathtaking.....This was the highlight of our trip!

Thank mcmeade2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the shore excursion to the Mendenhall Glacier, and the whale watching, both in one package by Gastineau Guiding. Our guide, Jodi Hastings, was awesome. She is very knowledgeable about the area, lively, with a great sense of humor. The hike to the glacier...More

Thank Gshep1950
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a long while looking up the different whale watching excursions in Juneau. I would highly recommend Gastineau Guides. They bring out small groups of only about a dozen people and have the only custom boats specifically geared for marine photography. The long side...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this tour from our cruise ship excursions desk. It included a tram ride up Mount Roberts, a guided hike farther up the mountain after the tram ride. After returning down to the top of the tram we had a tea and jelly/jam tasting....More

Thank Naneki16
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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
5 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.