Dog Friendly Tours in North Carolina

Taking the dog out for a walk takes on a new meaning when you’re on vacation in North Carolina. After all, there are tons of sights to see, and smell, around every corner. Browse our dog friendly tours in North Carolina 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 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River, NC is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome on the Back Porch and in certain areas of Upper Park, but not inside any of the buildings. Your dog can join you as you sample some of the craft beers and delicious appetizers outside in the gorgeously designed gardens. There are fire pits, corn hole games, and occasional live music. Stop by the Gift Shop on your way out to pick up Sierra Nevada dog treats, dog collars with beer openers attached, or a squeaky Pale Ale dog toy for your pup. See Details
Pet Friendly French Broad Outfitters
French Broad Outfitters Dog-friendly French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
Emerald Village Bring Fido to roam through Emerald Village, a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome everywhere in Emerald Village, including the North Carolina Mining Museum and the historic Bon Ami Mine. Take a tour deep underground, pan for gold, and explore the Discovery Mill Building. Admission varies between activities, and Emerald Village is open seasonally. Dog owners can check out Emerald Village's website for more information on dates, rates, tours, and times. See Details
Cruise Cape Fear Fido is welcome to join you on a dog-friendly tour of the Cape Fear River through historic downtown Wilmington, NC. You can travel with up to five other adults on your exclusive trip. Learn about the history of the area while enjoying views that are only available on the water. Tour lengths are typically 1.5 hours, but longer tours can be arranged by request. Pups can enjoy off-boat excursions that allow for running and swimming leash-free. Four-legged guests are also welcome to participate in proposals, elopements, birthday surprises and more. Celebrate Fido's birthday in a unique way by booking a puppy birthday package. Visit their website for more details. See Details
Grandad's Apples One of the best ways to enjoy Asheville’s crisp fall weather with your furry friend is to spend the day walking through the orchard at Grandad’s Apples. Whether you choose to pick your own apples from the orchard or select your favorite variety of pre-picked apples, your dog is welcome to join in on the fun. Other pooch-friendly activities include a pumpkin patch, painted farm backdrops for fun photos, and a 5-acre corn maze that offers a challenge for the whole family. Kids will love riding the Cow Train Ride and petting the Barnyard Corral of animals. Be sure to stop by the country store and bakery before you leave to sample and purchase items to take home including local honey, apple ice cream, apple cider, and even apple cider doughnuts. From August through November, the orchard and store are open daily from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Outer Banks Airlines Bring Fido for a birds-eye view of the coastline with Outer Banks Airlines' Air Tours in Manteo, NC. During the tour, you’ll hear stories, legends and tidbits that only a local would know. Pilot Charlie Snow is a retired National Park Service engineer with Cape Hatteras National Seashore and has lived on Roanoke Island for about 30 years. Learn interesting facts on this 30-minute aerial sightseeing tour of the Outer Banks with your dog. Rates start at $275 for up three to five people and pets depending on the weight, for a half hour flight. Dogs are also allowed on all charter flights. See Details
Tour Old Wilmington Tour Old Wilmington invites you and Fido on the dog-friendly History Walking Tour in Wilmington, NC. Discover hidden history and a lost time as you travel to Wilmington during the Victorian Era (1837- 1901). Learn about Wilmington's rich and colorful history as you learn what life was like in Wilmington during the Civil War, customs and traditions of the day, sea tales, folklore and more. Walking tours start at the foot of Market and Water Streets. Call for tour times. See Details
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard in Hensersonville, NC is dog friendly! The first commercial vineyard in Henderson County, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is a family owned winery located on acreage that has been farmed by their family for more than nine generations. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room with both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the vines. Be sure to try the hard apple cider named after the vineyard dog, Wallace. SPMV frequently has live music and food trucks, too! See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome for no additional fee on Historic Gray Line Trolley Tours. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations and tags. See Details
Outer Banks Kayak Adventures Dogs are welcome on kayak and SUP tours. Please notify us when making your tour reservation that you will be bringing your pet so we can arrange for a private tour. We ask that you please clean up after your pet and obey leash laws. See Details
Ghost Hunters of Asheville Ghost Hunters of Asheville offers Asheville's only interactive ghost tour with free access to ghost-hunting equipment. Well-behaved, leashed dogs can join the fun of hunting for spooks and spectres on the tours. Choose from the Downtown Spirits Ghost Tour, The Haunted Montfortd Ghost Tour, or the Ghosts & Grapes Tour. The downtown tour includes Asheville history, ghost stories, and paranormal information as you work with EMF meters and dowsing rods. Or you can roam through the historic Montford neighborhood soaking up information on all the ghostly haunts and inhabitants of this spooky area. The Ghosts and Grapes tour is a 2.5-hour tour with wine tastings, haunted history, ghost-hunting with equipment. No matter which tour you choose, you will be joined by friendly, knowledgeable guides with a knack for storytelling and vast stores of paranormal knowledge. See Details
History Walk of the Queen City 'History Walk of the Queen City' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bliss. You and Fido will take a walking guided tour of Charlotte to discover how the city was originally designed by its founders. See Victorian homes, First Presbyterian Church, the US Mint Site, Settler’s Cemetery, 4th Ward Park and more. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Carolina History & Haunts Whether or not you believe in ghosts, please join us for a stroll through Charlotte's streets guided by the eerie glow of candlelight. Within 75 minutes, listen to the stories of local history and haunts as we bring you to the sites where some of uptown's departed inhabitants are said to still linger. If seeing is believing, come and see for yourself. Pets are welcome on the tour. See Details
Hook, Line & Paddle When you're ready for a kayak adventure, head to Hook, Line & Paddle with your furry best friend and find everything you need for a day out on the water. Hook, Line & Paddle rents and sells fishing kayaks, recreational sea kayaks, kayak fishing equipment, and stand up paddleboards. You can rent equipment for a day and head off on your own or book a guided tour of the Cape Fear area. If you forgot to bring Fido's PFD, you can find doggie PFDs for sale in the shop. See Details
Sacred Living Tea Ceremony with Joy 'Sacred Living Tea Ceremony with Joy' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Joy. Enjoy tea, listen to singing bowls and meditate. Dogs are welcome on the front or back porch. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 15 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Asheville By Foot Bring Fido along on an urban adventure with Asheville by Foot's walking tours. You and your pup will enjoy a guided tour of Asheville's beautiful architecture, fascinating history, and unique culture. Your guide will tell you the stories of who and what shaped Asheville as you explore the town at a comfortable pace. To make sure you don't miss out on anything your guide says, you will receive a listening device to use as you tour. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. See Details
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum Located adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn, Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum is home to several vintage automobiles, an American La France fire truck, and horse-drawn carriages. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome inside the gallery and also inside the car museum. Admission is free to the gallery and museum. See Details
Cape Fear Riverboats Cape Fear Riverboats offers dog-friendly scenic cruises in Wilmington, NC. Fido can join you on a sightseeing cruise along the Cape Fear River, a sunset cruise, or nature cruise. You may purchase food from nearby Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill and bring it on board. See Details
Elizabethan Gardens Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at the Elizabethan Gardens. Tour the variety of beautiful gardens, relax with a picnic, and enjoy the statues scattered throughout the property. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Only one dog per adult is permitted in the garden. First-time visitors with dogs must fill out paperwork and show proof of vaccinations. See Details
TourH2O TourH2O offers dog-friendly pontoon and kayak tours of all of the Brunswick County islands: BaldHead Island, Southport, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach. Relax on a comfortable and reliable pontoon boat operated by a USCG licensed captain or explore tranquil creeks and estuaries on a kayak tour. See Details
Bald Head Island Conservancy Bald Head Island Conservancy offers pet-friendly tours of the pretty island off the coast of North Carolina. Although not all of their tours allow dogs, such as a number of wildlife and bird tours, dogs are welcome on the nature tours that take in the pristine pet-friendly beaches and marshes. Make sure you check if it is turtle nesting season as this may restrict your dog's access to the island. They are open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens is a dog-friendly garden in Charlotte, NC. Fido is welcome in the greenhouse but must be carried in your arms. Dogs on leashes are welcome to tour the gardens with you. The outdoor gardens are open every day from dawn to dusk. See Details
Manteo Historic Walking Tour Take a evening stroll with Fido on the dog-friendly Manteo Historic Walking Tour in Manteo, NC. You'll see the beautiful historic waterfront of Old Manteo and explore 450+ years of living history. You'll hear stories of The Lost Colony, Pirates, The Underground Railroad, The Wright Brothers, and the modern ere from your tour guide, the retired Police Chief D'Ambra. The tour meets on the corner of Budleigh Street and Queen Elizabeth Avenue. Tickets are per person and tours run seasonally. Check their website for current schedule. See Details
Haunted Asheville Haunted Asheville, Asheville's original and oldest ghost tour company, welcomes well-behaved, leashed pets on their Classic Tour and Vampire and Occult Tour. On the Classic Tour, you will walk through downtown Asheville and visit some of the area's most haunted spots. Your guide will tell you the history, legends, and lore surrounding these places as you learn about ghost hunting. On the Vampire and Occult Tour, you will hear about conspiracies surrounding the Freemasons, learn why the neighboring county was named Transylvania County, learn more about the local vampire scene and the tribal rites in Pritchard Park, and more, all while exploring Asheville by night. Both tours end with a visit to the Mystery Museum in the basement of the Masonic Temple. Dogs cannot go inside any of the buildings, so someone in your party will need to stay outside with your pup. See Details