Based in Fort Bragg, California, Mendo Insider Tours is a locally-owned business, specializing in small-group tours to Mendocino County’s most interesting cultural and natural destinations as well as and transportation to and from airports and other venues.


We offer custom tours, featuring local expert guides, eco tours, mushroom tours, cannabis tours, and wine tours. In addition, we provide transportation to and from northern California airports, casino shuttles, charter bus rental, evening-out shuttles, backpacker shuttles, sports events shuttles, and wedding shuttles. We also offer electric bike rentals at our Mendocino office across from Harvest Market.

Mission Statement

Mendo Insider Tours is focused on enabling our customers to explore nature and the unique landmarks of the Mendocino Coast and beyond safely and knowledgeably.


Owner David Lipkind has been enjoying the coastal Mendocino life since the 1980s, and established Mendo Insider Tours in 2012. Originally from Boston, David was drawn to Mendocino by the diverse natural wonders and most of all, the free spirited people living there.


Dave first started thinking about his own tour company after returning from a trip to Paracho, Mexico, where he went to purchase a custom-made Cuban Tres guitar. When he returned to Mendocino, he saw it with new eyes: as a destination where travelers come to experience art and nature. In Dave’s words, “I started to think about how I could help visitors enjoy the kind of experience I had in Mexico.”


We want you to have a wonderful time with Mendo Insider Tours. Please contact us to let us know if you have any suggestions or other feedback.