If You Think You Know the Mendocino Coast, Think Again…


Mendo Insider Tours and Transportation has been providing safe, friendly tours and transportation in Mendocino County since 2012. We are locally-owned  specialize in intimate small group excursions and general transportation services to Mendocino coast’s most unique and exclusive cultural and natural destinations.- TCP# 0028867. Join us for any one of our off the chart experiences.  Talk to us about our Private Tours and wedding and event transportation service.

We also offer backpacker trailhead shuttle service from Usal Campground, Shelter Cove Black Sand Beach, and the Mattole River trailhead in Petrolia for the Lost Coast Trail, for up to 55 persons.
We strive to offer you a truly memorable and personal enriching Mendocino experience. Please check us out on TripAdvisor

New!  RadPower Electric Bike Rentals

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Spend the day on one of our Rad Power electric bikes cruising up the Big River Haul Road.
Bring a lunch and a sense of adventure as Ospreys and giant Redwoods will be your companions.  More

Navarro_VineyardsAnderson Valley Wine Tour Express

Don’t need a Limo for your wine tour? We are your reasonable alternative. Available for private tours, or group tour experience. Running daily (with minimum reservations requirement met) from Fort Bragg and Mendocino to the Anderson Valley, Mendo Insider’s Wine Tour Express offers a lovely afternoon visiting 3 premium wineries. More

Stagecoach on Lansing StreetMendocino Mystery and History Tour

Travel 200 years in 2 hours as we delve into the unique past of the village of Mendocino. Knowledgeable local guides will keep you entertained as they take you on a journey through time, exploring the hidden secrets & mystery of the village. Our comfortable mini-bus tour includes an exclusive on-board slideshow of rare historical photographs. More



Art, with Wine and Chocolate Tour for the Senses

What could be more alluring than fabulous fine art, excellent wines and delectable chocolates? Mendo Insider will take you with a small group of individuals to the home studios and workshops of top local artists along the Mendocino Coast. Along our journey we will enjoy scenic vistas ~Sip wine from local award winning and up-and-coming Mendocino County Wineries and indulge in fine local artisan made chocolate. Engaging, entertaining and educational... More

Lost Coast Eco Tour

The resident herd of Roosevelt elk welcomes us as we drop down the rugged road into the Usal Beach campground. This is our launching point to awesome coastline views, wooded precipice trails, isolated beaches, home to the California Black Bear, Cougars, Elk and flora abounding ,our Lost Coast tour…(More)




Mendocino Edible Wild Mushroom Tour

Too much rain can literally dampen a lot of outdoor fun, but it does have one major side benefit: mushrooms sprouting everywhere! Here in Mendocino, where most of us like to cook and eat almost as much as we like to play outdoors, hunting edible mushrooms is one of our favorite excuses for getting outdoors and having fun. With our expert guide, let us take you to our favorite “shrooming” spots, where you will learn to discern and take home some relatively easily identifiable edibles in our area.(More)




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Birdwatching …the fastest growing outdoor activity worldwide. It’s a fun and enjoyable hobby once you learn the basics, and with our enthusiastic birding guides, this 2.5 hour tour is a great introduction to the birds of the north coast…(More)



Mendo Insider Tours strongly supports and encourages responsible and sustainable tourism. We are proud to say that we offset our vehicle emissions through an organised carbon-offset program by Terrapass.com.