Training & Awards
Gastineau Guiding Company has been providing guided interpretive tours on Juneau trails since 1994. We are a small locally owned and operated tour company. Our mission is to create a sense of wonder by providing high quality, educational wilderness tour experiences with exceptional services for adventurous travelers. We attribute our consistent positive feedback to extensive training, many returning seasonal employees and a friendly and fun working environment.
Our guides and Nature Center interpreters are trained under the principals of the National Association of Interpretation, and many have earned Certified Interpretive Guide credentials through the State of Alaska.
Over the past few years several of our guides have been selected as the "most highly recognized guide" or "notably mentioned" in Juneau by the Princess Cruises and Tours Adventures Ashore C.R.U.I.S.E. Program. This honor is especially notable in a tourism destination with hundreds of guides providing exceptional service to our visitors.
Gastineau Guiding was recently presented with the 2016 Compassionate Business Award by P.E.T.A (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
in recognition of the action taken by our guide Audrey Benson and Captain Annette Smith to rescue a deer in distress as it struggled to
swim between the island here in Stephens Passage. Find the following link to the nationally covered story: US New coverage
Stan Stephens Stewardship Award Recipients - Bob Janes and Dawn Wolf
In October of 2016, Bob Janes and Dawn Wolf, the owners of Gastineau Guiding, received the Stan Stephen's Stewardship Award from the Alaska Travel Industry Association.
This award commemorates the passion and dedication that Stan Stephens lived by in his commitment to safeguard a place he loved dearly.
Stan was a meticulous steward of Prince William Sound and after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, publicly declared that he would dedicate
the rest of his life to making sure the area was protected. We are honored and grateful to join a very special group of Stan
Stephens Stewardship Award recipients as we continue our efforts towards a more energy efficient operation here at Gastineau Guiding
and the Alaska tourism community at large.
We are so proud and grateful for the recognition and excited to continue furthering the movement!
View some of the many comments we have received from our guests.