Dog Friendly Tours in California

Taking the dog out for a walk takes on a new meaning when you’re on vacation in California. After all, there are tons of sights to see, and smell, around every corner. Browse our dog friendly tours in California below for the scoop on self-guided walks, driving tours, and group tours that both you and your dog are sure to enjoy.

Pet Friendly Roaring Camp Railroads
Roaring Camp Railroads Roaring Camp Railroads offers dog-friendly train rides in Felton, CA, through the California Redwoods. Located just a few miles from Santa Cruz, you and Fido can climb aboard an authentic 19th century steam train for a trip through the magnificent redwood forest. As you travel along the historic, winding narrow-gauge track to the summit of Bear Mountain, the conductor will entertain you with the history of the railroad and its locomotives, which were once used to haul giant redwood logs out of the forest. Tours are offered daily and departure times vary by season. See Details
Pet Friendly Eberle Winery
Eberle Winery Offering complimentary wine tastings and public tours of its production facility and 16,000 square feet of underground wine caves, Eberle Winery is dog-friendly! Dogs must be on a leash during their visit. The Winery features a scenic deck that overlooks the thirty-eight-acre estate vineyard and Santa Lucia Mountains. Fido can look on as their owner plays bocce ball and cornhole. Eberle serves premium white and red wines. See Details
Monterey Bay Whale Watch Share a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience with your canine companion aboard one of the dog-friendly Monterey Bay Whale Watch boats. Open year-round, this tour company has the area's highest success rate for whale and dolphin sightings. Piloted by captains with over 20 years of experience, each boat trip is led by knowledgeable and experienced marine biologists. Sightings are dependent on the season but include Gray, Humpback, Killer and Blue Whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea otters, seals, and sea lions. See Details
Fun Zone Boat Company Your pup is welcome to join for a dog-friendly tour of Newport Beach, CA, from the water on a Fun Zone Boat Company harbor cruise. Watch the sea lions frolic and enjoy sights of celebrity homes as you cruise on the 45-minute or 90-minute harbor tours. Just leash up your dog and make sure she is comfortable on the water, and you both will have an unforgettable time. See Details
Aqua Adventures Aqua Adventures is a dog-friendly tour and rental company in San Diego, CA. Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego. Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done. See Details
SUP Pups SUP Pups in San Diego, CA, offer you and Fido the ultimate dog-friendly adventure! SUP Pups provide a one-of-a-kind Paddle Board Lesson learning the basics, safety, and technique of the fun sport while giving you tips and tricks to help your dog fall in love too! Meet your Certified SUP Instructor behind the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Liberty Station and head out with your dog in the calm, no-wake channel way. The 1hr Private Lesson includes the paddle board rental (the most stable board you will ever be on), Dog Life-Jacket and human waist PFD. Your instructor will take photos and videos for you to capture the adventure! SUP Pups aim to teach you everything you need to know to help build your confidence and knowledge so you can fall in love with paddle boarding with your dog and obtain a new, fun hobby together! SUP Pups host community SUP Social Events which are a fun, group paddle out together. Please visit the website to book your adventure and view upcoming events. See Details
Eco Boat Rentals Eco Boat Rentals is a dog-friendly activity in San Diego, CA. They offer hydro-cycle boats and pedal kayaks in San Diego Bay. They also provide different sizes of life vests for dogs. Leashed pups are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Columbia State Historic Park Columbia State Historic Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at this historic gold rush town. Made into a state park in 1945, you can stroll the streets and imagine the inhabitants going about their day to day lives during the gold rush. See Details
Next Level Sailing Next Level Sailing provides pet-friendly private charters and public individual opportunities to sail on the historic 139-foot schooner America, the magnificent replica of the famous vessel. San Diego has the best whale watching all year round. Watch the magnificent marine mammals with your pup aboard the spacious decks of Yacht America, the famous San Diego racing yacht. December through April is the peak season for gray whale watching. In the spring months, see humpback whales and the summer months bring fin whales and blue whales. See Details
17-Mile Drive Bring your canine companion along for the ride on the 17-Mile Drive from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. 17-Mile Drive is a popular coastal landmark, providing opportunities to visit legendary, pet-friendly sites while enjoying breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Some of California's most well-known landmarks can be found on this toll road including The Lone Cypress, Cypress Point Lookout, Spanish Bay and Carmel Bay. Gates are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Motorcycles are prohibited. Upon payment of your entry fee at any of the five entry gates into Pebble Beach, you will receive a helpful brochure detailing the many scenic and historic points of interest along the route which also serves as a perfect souvenir. See Details
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises Leashed pups are welcome to join you on the dog-friendly, one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure and the "Escape from the Rock" tours which take in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA. Dog owners are responsible for their pup and must keep Fido on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Failure to do so is grounds for removal. Please note that animals are not allowed on Angel Island. See Details
Bay Cruisers Located next to the volcanic plug, Morro Rock in Morro Bay, Bay Cruisers is a dog-friendly boat rental and cruise company. You and seven friends can jump on board one of the small cruisers and take yourselves for a ride around the bay, no experience is needed to master the easy to use boats. Boat rentals start at $100 for an hour, and Fido is welcome for a $10 pet fee. See Details
Dog-Friendly Wine Tours Dogs are welcome on these private wine tours conducted by a professional dog trainer who will pick you and your dog up for a tour of Napa or Sonoma Valley. Enjoy visiting personally-selected wineries or have your guide give you some insider secrets on the best local wineries to put on your itinerary. The cost for two people is a fee of $65 per hour from the time you are picked up and dropped off, there is a 4-hour minimum. For additional guests add $10 per hour per person. See Details
Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises Dogs love to sail too! Bring your furry friend along anytime for any of our daily cruises that depart from beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor. Enjoy a true sailing experience aboard our 41 ft. sailing yacht. Trips range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and private charters are also available. Reservations are required. See Details
Golden Rooster Transportation & Wine Tours Full service transportation company with a focus on Wine tasting tours, and airport transfers. Serving Santa Barbara airport, Los Angeles Airport, Burbank Airport among others. Offers Private winery tours in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez valley, Buellton, Solvang, and Los Olivos. See Details
Breakaway Tours, Dog-Friendly Wine Tours Breakaway Tours offers canines and their companions the chance to explore San Luis Obispo Wine Country in style. The dog-friendly tour group picks up dog owners and their leashed pets from their local lodging and takes them, in private, air-conditioned vehicles, to four dog-friendly wineries of their choice! Owners can tack on a winery picnic lunch, complete with Scooby Snacks, to their tour. Rates start at $350, plus a pet cleaning fee. See Details
Kiler Ridge Olive Farm Kiler Ridge Olive Farm is pet-friendly. Spread over 15 acres, bring your pooch to explore and enjoy some wonderful olive oil on the patio with sweeping views. This family owned and operated farm produces award winning, small batch, certified extra virgin olive oil in the heart of Paso Robles, California. See Details
Skunk Train The dog-friendly Skunk Train runs from downtown Fort Bragg (or from Willits), carrys tourists while it continues to serve the few folks who live or vacation in the redwood forests it travels through. The Skunk Train appeals to railroad buffs, history buffs, nature lovers and anyone else who would enjoy a ride through a beautiful forest. Dogs are welcome throughout the train, both in the open and closed carriages. The Pudding Creek Express can be enjoyed year-round, whereas the Wolf Tree Turn route is only available from about March through December. Tickets must also be purchased for Fido, too. Canine tickets are $10.95. See Details
Old Faithful Geyser of California Old Faithful Geyser of California is pet-friendly. One of only three “faithful” geysers in the world that reliably erupts every 15 to 30 minutes, you're welcome to bring your leashed dog on the trails and around the grounds of this museum, farm and attraction. Old Faithful Geyser of California is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
The Mission in San Juan Capistrano 'The Mission in San Juan Capistrano' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michiel & Friends. You and Fido will explore the Mission and Los Rios Historic District. Learn about the history of the areas, Saint Junípero Serra, the Swallows of San Juan and the Adobe houses. The tour ends with a glass of wine or beer at a local winery. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $36 per person. See Details
All Aboard Adventures Come aboard the SEA HAWK for a deep sea adventure you and your dog won't soon forget! The SEA HAWK is a 45' Charter Boat that holds up to 25 fishermen and 30 passengers for Deep-Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Bay and Sunset Cruises. They offer several different types of cruises, and costs vary depending on your choice. Dogs are allowed at no additional cost, except they are not allowed on the Salmon fishing cruises. It is suggested to bring a life jacket for your dog, and your own pet care and clean-up supplies. They are required to be well-behaved and leashed at all times. See Details
Cline Cellars Bring Fido to the dog friendly Cline Cellars in Sonoma County. The winery offers complimentary tastings of five non-reserve Rhone-style wines, and daily tours of the facility. For $5, savor a flight of three reserve wines. See Details
La Purisma Mission State Park You and your pup can step back in time over 200 years by visiting La Purisima Mission State Park. Enjoy period demonstrations throughout the year as well as the 5-acre garden and nearly 25 acres of hiking trails. The surface of the trails varies from pavement, sand, and dirt. Keep your dog leashed during your visit and make sure to clean up after her. You will also want to protect Fido from ticks, which are sometimes present. Beware that if you are leaving the trail you should watch for poison oak. See Details
Mutt Lynch Winery Mutt Lynch Winery is dog friendly! Bring Fido to the Windsor tasting room while you sample Californian wines with quirky, canine-centric names like "Unleashed Chardonnay" and "Merlot Over and Play Dead." The Reserve label wines even are marked with M.B.F., meaning Man's Best Friend. A percentage of each purchase is donated to local dog charities. See Details