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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...more
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Well, we saw bald eagles and orcas and dall’s porpoises (at a distance: Nature doesn’t come at your call!), plus a black bear on the path in front of us then strolling off through the forest - so lots of Nature ticked off.
The Whales, Glaciers and Rainforest Trails excursion through Gastineau Guiding was a wonderful experience! Our guide, Caitlin, was very personable and knowledgeable, as were also Captain Bruck, and our rainforest guide, Keith. The tour is booked for a fairly small group so this allows it...More
Great scenery. Great wildlife. Traveled with Nicholas Marinelli as guide. We had a wonderful trip. Boat was very comfortable, crew very attentive. Saw glaciers, whales, other wildlife. We were very comfortable and all the crew was very informative, quick to help and some really good...More
Excellent day had with Jamie Ramsdell & Capt Logan back on 24th August 2018. Loads of information given on both the boat trip & the walking tour. Although the day was wet it seemed to go surprisingly quickly, with Photo tips, clear instructions. The group...More
Colton, Sama and Captain Annette were so great! Colton and Captain Annette took us out to see whales on the boat and we saw so many. They were spot on in finding good locations to see whales, and they did a great job teaching us...More
Thanks to Becca, Annie & Captain Bruck, for a wonderful afternoon of watching for & seeing whales & Mendenhall Glacier, amazing. A great excursion, my sister, niece & myself learnt so much from Becca & Annie your passion for the environment was inspiring. Keep it...More
David Thompson was our guide. He has a great personality and shared stories and information about Juneau the made the excursion fun and interesting, this was on top of the beauty of Alaska. He and Captain Bruck were fun on the ocean and we’re able...More
This excursion was purchased in advance from Holland America Line.
Our guide was Grace, she was fantastic; pleasant, friendly, enthusiastic and she knew her stuff. The boat was a smaller vessel with powerful engines that the excellent Captain Jen used to good effect to get...More
The perfect choice for a shore excursion in Juneau!!! This was our first cruise we've ever taken (Westerdam) and so being first timers we were unsure how the whole excursion thing worked, from booking one to picking one from dozens of choices. BEST CHOICE EVER!!...More
When you have great guide it makes the trip so much better Jamie was excellent and was very knowledgeable and happy answer as many questions we asked he was top notch thx for making trip so much better Bob
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
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 have to option to provide complimentary access into the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center while the rest of the group is on the trail. You would simply communicate your request with your guide and they would arrange a meeting place and time to rejoin the group and continue with the rest of the trip. While we typically reserve these passes for our guests who are unable to complete the one mile walk we are happy and able to accommodate this individual request. Thank you for your question and please let us know if you have any others. We look forward to having you join again next season!
Ashlynn Antoni, Sales and Marketing Manager - Gastineau Guiding Company
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
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 Juneau port. That being said, you are in luck as we offer our wonderful, small group and fully guided trips directly through Disney Cruises. Reserving your shore excursions through Disney’s online service is the fastest, most convenient way for you to confirm your tours. Disney will handle the request and in most cases have your tickets waiting in your stateroom when you arrive. If the cruise ship delays or if there is inclement weather, the shore excursion department will take steps to inform you of any time changes or cancellations. And if your tour runs late, the ship will remain in port or they'll arrange transportation to the next port of call at no expense to you.
Please let me know if you have any further questions about our shore excursions, and if you have any problems pre-booking through your cruise line, just give me a shout.
Thank you for your question and we look forward to having you on tour!
All the Best,
Ashlynn Antoni – Sales and Marketing Manager – Gastineau Guiding Company