Top 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.

Seventeen Mile Drive

When Fido is ready for a tail wagging, tongue hanging stroll through coastal California, take him for a drive along this picturesque stretch of highway through the communities of Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, CA. Pick up a map when you pay the toll required for entry and make several stops along the way for photos of the scenic views.

Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruises

Your on-leash pet is welcome to join you on the one-hour Bay Cruise, which takes in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz.

Napa Good Dog Wine Tour

A professional dog trainer will pick you and your dog up and take you on a tour of Napa or Sonoma Valley. You can design the tour or the staff will be happy to do it for you. While you are sipping, Fido is exercising. Water, bowl and tennis ball included.

Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards

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.

Monterey Bay Sailing

In addition to sailing lessons and bareboat rentals, Monterey Bay Sailing offers one, two and three hour guided cruises on Monterey Bay. Prices range from $39/person for a one hour bay cruise to $700 for a full day private bay cruise for up to six passengers. Dogs are welcome for no additional fee, and tours are available seven days a week throughout the year.

Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Share a one-of-a-kind whale watching experience with your canine companion aboard one of the Monterey Bay Whale Watch boats. Open year-round, Monterey Bay Whale Watch 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 Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Killer Whale, Sea Otters, Seals, and Sea Lions.

Russian River Adventures

Russian River Adventures offers dog friendly canoeing trips along the Russian River in inflatable canoes. Their canoe trips are appropriate for the whole family and you do not have to be in top athletic shape to enjoy a trip down the river in one of their inflatable canoes. The trips are not guided, but guests are provided instructions at the beginning of each trip. Fido can romp off-leash whenever you decide to pull ashore to enjoy the many swimming holes, rope swings, and sandbars that are perfect for picnics. You are welcome to bring food and beverages along in a cooler or enjoy a boxed lunch from Russian River Adventures for an additional fee. Reservations are required.

Maidu Park

Dogs are welcome on-leash on the walking trails of Maidu Park.

Skunk Train

Dogs with a muzzle are allowed on the Skunk Train. Started in the late 1885 as a logging railroad, the Skunk Train began carrying passengers a few years later, but it didn't gain its nickname until 1925. In that year, small, self-powered trains started traveling the tracks. The combined fumes from their gas engines and the coal stoves that kept passengers warm were so pungent that locals often commented: "You can smell 'em before you can see 'em." It wasn't until recent years that the name was changed officially from the California Western Railrod to Skunk Train. Today, the Skunk Train runs from downtown Fort Bragg and from Willits, carrying tourists while it continues to serve the few hardy folks who live or vacation in the redwood forests it travels through. It passes through privately-owned land where few people can enroach, and wildlife sightings are common. The Skunk Train appeals to railroad buffs, history buffs, nature lovers and anyone else who would enjoy a ride through a beautiful forest.

Carriage Rides In Old Town

Small pets are welcome to come along as you enjoy a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through old Sacramento.

SUP Pups Stand Up Paddle Board Tour & Playtime

SUP Pups is a Dog Stand Up Paddle Board Tour hosted by The SUP Connection located behind the Courtyard Marriot in Liberty Station. The Tour starts at our location at Liberty Station where the dogs can meet, sniff and feel comfortable with each other. They can play around to relieve some energy. Then we will move down to the sandy beach to launch off into the water and venture out into the marina. Samantha will teach you the basics and safety of SUP, while putting your dog on the board. The hour tour takes you under the North Harbor Bridge near the Navy Dolphin Training Facility where you can see the dolphins as well as many more amazing sites of San Diego!! Dog Treats, Photos, and water available with Tour!

DeeTours of Santa Barbara

DeeTours of Santa Barbara offers dog-friendly city tours and wine tours. Enjoy your tour in either a soft-top Jeep Wrangler or a convertible Jeep Limousine. The city tour shows off the landmarks in Santa Barbara and Montecito while also highlighting great places to eat, shop, or take in the scenery. The wine tour includes stops at four wineries as well as all tasting fees, an organic picnic lunch, and a stop in the Danish community of Solvang. As an added perk, you don't need to worry about directions, navigating through an unfamiliar city, or parking. DeeTours picks you up from your hotel room and brings you back to the hotel once your tour is over. Enjoy the best of Santa Barbara while leaving the driving to DeeTours.

Sailboat Shenanigans

Pets are welcome on-leash for short or long boat trips. They also offer gourmet lunches or dinners if wanted.

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.

Roaring Camp Railroads

See California’s towering redwood forests with your furry best friend aboard the Redwood Forest Steam train at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. Dogs are permitted aboard the train, however it is at the discretion of the conductor of whether or not the dog will need to wear a muzzle. Muzzles are available to borrow at no charge at the Roaring Camp Ticket Office. The grounds of Roaring Camp Railroads are a pleasant place to walk Fido, as well.

Solvang Trolley & Carriage Co.

The Solvang Trolley, also known as The Honen ("The Hen" in Danish) offers a variety of horse-drawn carriage services appropriate for almost any occasion. Take a quaint, charming way to enjoy the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley that is relaxing. and romantic. Take a private horse-drawn wine-tasting tour in the charming Danish Capital of America. The Solvang Trolley, also known as the Honen, boards passengers regularly outside of the Visitor's Center on Copenhagen St. and Second St. and takes them on a 25 minute tour throughout the Downtown Area of Solvang. Passengers rediscover the architecture and attractions of the town on a replica of an 1800's Danish streetcar. Tour guides tell the history of Solvang, explain the origin and significance of many sights and buildings, and share with visitors folk tales and cultural notes from Denmark. They provide as well an insight on activities in town and give general information about the area. It is pulled by two powerful, and always friendly Belgian Draft horses. Both conveyances welcome most pets, but larger dogs will travel most comfortably on the trolley.

Ghost Tour of Old Monterey

Dogs under 40 lbs are welcome aboard the Ghost Trolley for the Ghost Tour of Old Monterey! Visit the oldest church in California, Monterey's historic cemetery, and historic and recent sighting locations on this guided tour. Well-behaved, leashed pets under the weight limit are welcome on the tour as long as other tour-goers are not afraid of dogs and the dog is not disruptive.

Carmel Walks

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on these two-hour historical walking tours through the secret paths of Carmel.

Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises

Dogs love to Sail too! Bring your fuzzy friend along anytime for any of our daily cruises. Enjoy a True Sailing experience aboard our 41 ft. Sailing Yacht. Trips are 1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs (private charters also available) Full bar onboard for purchase Limited seats available, call for reservations Located in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor

Top Tour Limo

Tour Los Angeles in style with your furry friend. Top Tour Limo allows one well-behaved pet on each limo tour. Take the City Tour for an insider's look at Los Angeles during the day or night or drive past the homes of the rich and famous on the Movie Stars Homes Tour. If shopping is your thing, enjoy the Super Shopping and Malibu Beach Tour. If you came to Los Angeles to see the Hollywood sign, Top Limo Tour offers a Hollywood Sign Tour.

Barbary Ghost Yacht Tours

Barbary Ghost is a classic mini-yacht offering dog friendly boat cruises for groups up to six (6). Unique offerings include Baseball by Boat to McCovey Cove for Giants games, stand up paddleboard and kayak tours, and guided tours of the northern bay. The boat's four-legged First Mate Niko welcomes dogs and their owners with canine hospitality. Located in the historic town of San Rafael and cruising the waters that inspired Jack London's "Tales of the Fish Patrol", this charter boat delivers local flavor and hospitality off the beaten path in northern Marin. Passenger capacity is six, dogs ride for free, and tours are by advance reservation only.

The Fun Zone Boat Company

Your pup is welcome to join you as you tour Newport Beach 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.

La Purisma Mission

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.

Empire Mine State Historic Park

Dogs are welcome on-leash at this historic site where you can get a glimpse into the history of the California gold rush.

Thunder Express Taxi Cab

Thunder Express Taxi Cab offers pet-friendly, 5-star service. Drivers go above and beyond to make sure you and your dog enjoy a spectacular ride.

Monterey's Free Walking Tours

Our free walking tour will guide you through the history of Cannery Row to the present day during an hour-long tour, approximately one mile in length. The tour is great for adults and children of all ages and will enrich you with a greater appreciation for this historic area. The free tour meets daily across the street from the Monterey Bay Aquarium at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. There are no tours on Mondays or Tuesdays. Look out for your tour guide holding a red and yellow flag.

Dog Friendly Wine Tours

Take a tour of Napa Wineries with your dog! Our animal and wine experience allows us to accommodate the perfect day up-valley with your 4 legged friends!

California Legacy Tours

Monica will guide you through the best art studios, restaurants and homes in Carmel. Pets are welcome to join you on your tour.

San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc- Coronado

Join any of our kayak or stand up paddle board tours or rentals and bring your dog along for FREE! We will provide you with a doggie life vest and will guarantee fun for you, your family and your pets!

Golden Rooster Transportation

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.

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.

Dog friendly kayak tours

Humboats kayak adventures is dog friendly, and wants to in its you to paddle around on beautiful humboldt bay. Our guides are experienced and knowledgable of the area, and would like to show you about humboldt county's vast wildlife and spectacular surroundings.

The World's Biggest Dinosaurs Museum

Bring Fido to The World's Biggest Dinosaurs Museum, a dog friendly attraction in Cabazon, CA. Dogs are welcome to join you as you tour the Dinosaur Garden and view life-size dinosaurs and information about them. Some of the dinosaurs even move! A visit to the Cabazon Dinosaurs is a fun day trip from Los Angeles! Tours are self-guided.

Monterey Boat Charter

Monterey Boat Charter Service We Organize The Perfect Cruise For Individuals , Large and Small Groups, and Corporate Teams To Explore The Beautiful Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary: We Offer A Variety Of Sailing Cruises. In addition, we are dog friendly!! Please let us know how many dogs will be boarding, and how big they are. We take a maximum of eight people aboard and each larger dog will be counted as a one person space. Yet, DOGS GO FREE ON ANY OF OUR CRUISES!! Also, wine is included for adults on any of the sailing trips we book.

Real Estate Tours

We are a Real Estate Company that helps people buy homes with their loved ones! Kids,Dogs and Cats. We bring Animal Handlers on our tours so you can bring your best friend with you while you shop for a home or condo through out Los Angeles. These tours are schedule 48 hours in advance. Buying homes with your fury friends!

The Original Monterey Walking Tours

Think you’ve been there and done that in Monterey? Why not get away from the crowds and enjoy Monterey up close and on foot, with the Original Monterey Walking Tours? These guided tours of Monterey are entertaining, highly rated, fun for all ages and have earned us the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row! Our Historic Monterey walking tours take you on your personal Path of History as we explore the Cradle of California – from the Spanish explorers to California statehood to the 21st century. Hear the stories of the old adobes, the buildings of Monterey State Historic Park, and the lives of the early residents. The Original Monterey Walking Tours will send you home with a new appreciation of life in old California. Cannery Row walking tours will return us to the days along the Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row when we were “the Sardine Capital of the World”. See Ocean View Boulevard in the heyday of the 1930’s, watch the sea otters and visit the places and meet the people made famous by John Steinbeck.

Golden Rooster Transportation & Wine Tours

Golden Limo Santa Barbara is a dog friendly Wine Tour company, that will take great care of yourself, and your four legged friend as well. When taking a dog on a wine tour, it can be challenging dealing with wineries, wine country and places that are not dog friendly. Golden Limo works with many wineries in Santa Barbara and knows the ones where both you and your dog will enjoy a great time in the country.

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.

Golden Limo Santa Barbara

Abandoned Dog at home??? Not anymore. Golden Limo Santa Barbara offers dog friendly transportation service. We offer daily private Wine Tasting Tours in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. We offer Sedans, Stretch Limos, Limobuses, and Passenger vans. We love dogs, and dogs love Santa Barbara. Whether you need in town, or out of town transportation, Wel'll take care of you and yes you can Bring Fido!

Old Faithful Geyser

Great attraction! Visit the old faithful geyser, visit the family farms that have fainting goats, and lamas. Make sure to visit their museum too! They have lounges, picnic areas, and a little snack bar. A great place to relax for you and your pup!

HALL Wines

At HALL Wines in St. Helena, dogs are welcome in the beautiful courtyard but not indoors. The picture perfect setting makes anytime an ideal time to visit. However, when you go with your furry friend in October you can help other animals at the same time. Every October the winery conducts its month-long “Harvest Hounds” in the courtyard. That's where four-legged friends can get together while the bipeds taste HALL wines, with proceeds benefiting Napa Humane. Last year, $8500 was raised for Napa Humane. [Featured in the photo are from left: HALL Wines Vintner Kathryn Hall; HALL Wines Director of Hospitality Jocelyn Hoar; Darcy Tunt, Vice President Board of Director for Napa Humane; and Napa Humane Executive Director, Jane Albert.] Regardless of the time of year, well-behaved hounds can always hang with their humans at HALL.

Salvation Mountain

Bring Fido to this brightly painted hill that has become a landmark known as Salvation Mountain. Dogs are welcome at this piece of art in the desert. It's a perfect spot to stop along your road trip to get some great shots of your dog's Instagram.

Knight Wine Tours

Unfortunately, Knight Wine Tours no longer offers dog friendly wine tasting tours. Give Dan at Napa Good Dog Wine Tours a call instead! He can be reached at (707)260-4828 and offers tours for $65 per hour with a four hour minimum.

Gondola Getaway

Gondola Getaway provides private, 1-hour tours of Alamitos Bay and the enchanting Naples Islands. They offer gondolas for for up to 14 guests. Bring your favorite beverages and snacks; they handle corkage and provide buckets, ice, and cups as needed. Leashed dogs are welcome. Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 11 pm.

Calico Attractions

Step foot into the old West at Calico Attractions. Visitors can walk through an actual mine, pan for gold, and see the Mystery Shack. Fun-filled for all ages, be it human or dog years. Dorsey's Dog House has everything dog from accessories to healthy snacks and treats.

The Luffa Farm

The Luffa Farm offers a free tour and information about how luffa sponges are grown and harvested. There is also a gift shop where they sell luffas and other products. Leashed dogs are welcome on tours.