TripAdvisor Review ★★★★★

  •   David took a group of us up to Pilot Mountain for a hike with our dogs followed by some wine tasting at some dog friendly wineries. He was very attentive to our needs. He provided snacks, water and lunch. He made sure we enjoyed ourselves...More

    thumb Blair B
    10/15/2018

      We loved our kayak adventure with David and his team! They made the experience even more fun than expected. They provided snacks and drinks throughout our journey and made each stop exciting. They were patient and helpful as we learned to kayak and provided advice...More

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    9/08/2018

      The tour was a lot of fun! We were able to kayak up the Catawba River in the moonlight and enjoy the quiet and serene landscape. Tours duration was good and David, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and well versed in the territory. He is...More

    thumb Richard G
    9/05/2018

      I took my dog Rogue on the Howl at the Moon Tour and it was an awesome experience. The water is so calm at night and you really feel in tune with nature on this tour. It was a great way for me to get...More

    thumb Mason S
    9/01/2018

      We had a wonderful time on our full moon tour! As first-time kayakers, the tour guides helped us all along the way and were kind even when our pup got a little too excited. Our pup had so much fun meeting everyone and getting out...More

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    8/25/2018

      My wife and our dogs went on the Winery Tour with a group of friends. From the very beginning of the tour, everything was very well planned and thoughtful. We loaded up into the van which had plenty of space for all of us and...More

    thumb Jamie A
    8/19/2018

      We took our work family (dogs included) on the Howl at the Moon Tour and it was such a great experience. Some of the people and some of the dogs had never been on a kayak before so we were a lil worried but it...More

    thumb Carmen L
    8/10/2018

      My husband, myself and our two Aussies had a blast being part of David & Claudia's inaugural trip to Pilot Mountain! We did a beautiful, yet challenging, hike then followed up with two wine tastings at two different wineries. The best thing about this day...More

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    8/09/2018
  •   My friends and I went on a hiking and winery tour with Happy Tails Tours and we all brought our pups. Taking tours with your dogs is a great concept that is executed perfectly by the owners and guides David and Claudia. I can’t wait...More

    thumb Eric R
    8/08/2018

      Happy Tails Tours is amazing. My pup and I had an awesome time hiking and doing wine tastings at various wineries. Not having to plan things myself and being able to bring my pup with was fantastic. An amazing company with phenomenal people at the...More

    thumb keendogellie
    8/08/2018

      We had a wonderful time on our full moon tour! As first-time kayakers, the tour guides helped us all along the way and were kind even when our pup got a little too excited. Our pup had so much fun meeting everyone and getting out...More

    thumb caitlynbanks1901
    8/25/2018

      My wife and our dogs went on the Winery Tour with a group of friends. From the very beginning of the tour, everything was very well planned and thoughtful. We loaded up into the van which had plenty of space for all of us and...More

    thumb Jamie A
    8/19/2018

      We took our work family (dogs included) on the Howl at the Moon Tour and it was such a great experience. Some of the people and some of the dogs had never been on a kayak before so we were a lil worried but it...More

    thumb Carmen L
    8/10/2018

      My husband, myself and our two Aussies had a blast being part of David & Claudia's inaugural trip to Pilot Mountain! We did a beautiful, yet challenging, hike then followed up with two wine tastings at two different wineries. The best thing about this day...More

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    8/09/2018

Facebook Reviews ★★★★★

  • 5 star review  We participated in the Howl at the Moon event as a Work team building event. Our dogs had lots of fun and the guides were great. They went out of their way to provide an amazing experience. My dog and I will definitely attend another Happy Tails tour

    thumb Danielle Moody
    7/26/2018

    5 star review  I had a fabulous trip with David and Claudia with a few of our KeenDog clients and their pups. We hiked and visited two vineyards, had a lot of nice conversations, good food (they were very accommodating to provide a vegan lunch), great wine and just a great time. I would definitely recommend using their services to have an adventure with your pooch and friends!

    thumb Katrina Kranz Kensington
    5/12/2018

    5 star review  We recently ventured on an amazing tour with Happy Tails this past Saturday! We traveled with 6 awesome dog owners and 6 well behaved dogs � We started the day with a challenging hike at Pilot Mountain State Park, then followed with lunch and a wine tasting at RagApple Lassie. We finished the day with another wine tasting and live music at Misty Creek Vineyards. What I loved most about the day is that we didn’t have to plan A THING. David & Claudia did it ALL for us, so that all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves...and that we did! From the goodie bags of fruit and dog treats they provided when we first got on board, to the chocolate chips cookies they provided on our drive home, David & Claudia were such gracious hosts. We are already trying to plan our next trip with them and bringing along others to experience the adventure that we were able to!

    thumb Nicole Carpenter Adams
    4/26/2018

    5 star review  We were honored to be a part of David and Claudia’s inaugural trip! We went for a great hike on Pilot Mountain, and then visited wineries in Yadkin Valley that were not just dog-friendly, but dog-enthusiastic! Happy Tails arranged it all! All we had to do was show up, and have fun with our pup and great people. Though it was our first time meeting David and Claudia, we left feeling like we knew them. They are amazingly genuine, hospitable, warm people that made us feel like we were on a trip with old friends. I feel compelled to note that my husband and I are both vegan, and David and Claudia went out of their way to make sure we had veggie subs and homemade sautéed tofu and tempeh-which was delicious! So accommodating and thoughtful! You will not regret embarking on an adventure with Happy Tails, and we look forward to our next!

    thumb Tamara Lyn
    4/26/2018

    5 star review  What’s better than a hike, a wine tour and awesome tour guides? Getting to spend the beautiful day with your doggie!! I can’t say enough about how great our trip was with Happy Tails. David and Claudia were so accommodating and made the day so enjoyable, I can’t wait to take another trip with them.

    thumb Eric Rivera
    4/26/2018

    5 star review  Happy Tails Tours is amazing. My pup and I had an awesome time hiking and doing wine tastings at various wineries. Not having to plan things myself and being able to bring my pup with was fantastic. An amazing company with phenomenal people at the helm. I'd recommend them to anyone �

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    4/22/2018

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Full Moon Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle-board Adventure Testimonial ★★★★★

George Hirst ★★★★★ 

David took my wife and I on a private tour in Panama and it was just exceptional. His attention to detail was spot on, with his knowledge of the area and extra attention to our needs.


Darla Lantz ★★★★★

I had a great time in panama thanks to you. I must say I have never had such a great, fun & caring tour guide in my life. Please keep my email address so you can write when you are up & running. Good luck on your move and be safe. Thanks again for the memories of Panama. Darla


Edmund Wong ★★★★★

Hi David. This is Edmund from the tour grp Monday. Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful experience. I admit I was concerned it was going to be a touristy “disneyland” type of deal but it was far from that. The embera were very warm and you were an awesome guide. Best wishes in your next transition and remember you have a friend in SF.


Rene S ★★★★★

We were guided by David on a day tour to the indigenous people of the Emberra tribe. It was an unforgettable day for us and the children (7-12 years). With his in depth knowledge of the country, history and nature, David made this tour for us as a family very special!


Craig C – “Best Tour Ever”  ★★★★★

David is a great guide. What we noticed about David that sets him apart is his desire to make each guest happy. There was a couple who loved birds so he made sure to point out the birds and even made a special stop on the side of the road to show us a Tucan. He has a great personality and is very comfortable to be around. Read More

Panama Emberra “an unforgettable adventure” ★★★★★

Last week we, family of four) were guided by David Blank from Adventure Tours Panama on a day tour to the indigenous people of the Emberra tribe. It was an unforgettable day for us and the children (7-12 years). Fascinating landscape, adventurous travel by canoe and warm welcome by the tribe. With his in depth knowledge of the country, history and nature David made this tour for us as family very special!


Anonymous “See the real Panama with David Blank” ★★★★★

David at Adventure Tours is not your typical tour guide. If you want the real stories and back roads, and personalized tour, then David is certainly a top pick. He is knowledgeable, funny, on-time and knows the best places. We went snorkeling, sloth-seeing, lizard sighting, stopped for the best octopus lunch. He listened to our questions and shared stories. It was more than a treat. When we left we felt like we really knew Panama

Katrina Kensington  ★★★★★

I had a fabulous trip with David and Claudia with a few of our KeenDog clients and their pups. We hiked and visited two vineyards, had a lot of nice conversations, good food (they were very accommodating to provide a vegan lunch), great wine and just a great time. I would definitely recommend using their services to have an adventure with your pooch and friends!


Wade & Nadine Wilson  ★★★★★

Hey David,  Thanks for making the last day of our holiday perhaps the most memorable. We really appreciate your insight, knowledge, candor, professionalism, kindness, and all the extra little things.


McIntyre Family ★★★★★

Hi David,  I wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed you guiding us on our visit to the Embera village.  It was the highlight of our trip to Panama!  Please feel free to use us as a reference if anyone ever asks. 🙂

Kindest regards, Dale, Kellie, Delaney and Riley McIntyre


Anna K – “Great trip in Panama thanks to David.” ★★★★★
I was organizing a large student group to Panama with various needs and requirements. From my first email inquiry all the way to the conclusion of our trip, David was a wonderful organizer, tour guide and adviser. He was able not only show us main attractions but also organized excursions to the lesser know areas. He is a professional tour guide and I have to thank him for the seamless organization and wonderful experience.


Dorte Verner “Outstanding, honest and knowledgeable” ★★★★★
David is the most knowledgeable and honest person in Panama’s and Central America’s tourism industry. he is extremely helpful and honest (says what he can do and cannot do up front). His tours are outstanding in the sense that they are well organized, have lots of content and extremely interesting. Finally, he responds promptly to questions and inquiries and is willing to tailor make trips. Outstanding! I will go to David next time without blinking!



Tal & Nava S “Plan a Trip with David Blank” ★★★★★

We met David Blank the owner of Adventure Tours Panama 4 years ago when we were planning a trip to the Western United States. When we found out he owned a tour company we told him our plans and asked him to review our itinerary since he has led many tours in the area we planned to visit. Read more


Jason Like survivor only better!” ★★★★★

When my wife and I left the San Blas Islands, we felt like we had just been transported back from some place you only see on TV or read about in books. We have traveled quite a bit around the world, but had never been on a trip quite like this.  Read More


Nav S “Just a couple of backpackers” ★★★★★

I was backpacking Central America with my friend and we decided that we would try a tour since we were only in town for a short period. Typically I hate doing tours because it is every backpackers nightmare.  Read more.


AF Carr – “Large group trip”  ★★★★★

Adventure Tours Panama organized 2.5 days of excursions for our college student group of 31 persons total. We had a fantastic experience! The tours were put together very well; they allowed us to get a well-balanced exposure to the country, Read more

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