Today, visitors are seeking travel destinations with tour operators and experiences that respect the local environment. The community of Juneau offers both with a number of tour operators and attractions committed to environmentally-friendly practices, making it a sought-after destination following the rising trend of sustainable tourism.
Gastineau Guiding Company made a commitment to practice sustainable tourism in hopes to share the beauty of its home with visitors, as well as to inspire them to make differences in their lives and work towards a stronger future. This tour operator takes advantage of recycling and renewable energy and also launched Juneau’s first electric hybrid tour bus in 2016, completely powered by rain.
Custom Alaska Cruises offers a variety of luxury cruise expeditions including time spent on its custom, 70-foot cruise vessel or private yacht to provide activities like kayaking, glacier and wildlife viewing, fishing and more. They are also Adventure Green Alaska certified, which means it meets standards of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Juneau Tours and Whale Watch is one of the founding members of Whale SENSE, a program that encourages safe practices and regional whale and marine wildlife watching guidelines. Participating organizations adhere to regional whale watching guidelines, educate passengers and naturalists onboard about whale safety, notify networks of whales in danger, set an example for others and encourage ocean stewardship.