We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hwy 240, Waipio Valley, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 1-877-757-1414
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Amazing views, awesome experience!

We took the 2.5 hour horseback ride with Kevin and really enjoyed it! He gave us a lot of good historical information and his own perspective of life on the Big Island. The horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Midwestgirl2011
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We took the 2.5 hour horseback ride with Kevin and really enjoyed it! He gave us a lot of good historical information and his own perspective of life on the Big Island. The horses were gentle and well behaved. Views were incredible!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Hello, First I'd like to say thanks to Joe and Roy, they were awesome guides, very friendly, and provided a great experience. We did the 5-6 hour trip up to the waterfall and natural pool. The ride there was magnificent, and riding up to the edge of a cliff to view Waipio Valley was breath taking!! We've done other rides,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took the 5.5 hour horseback tour on a bad weather day. It was cold and rainy the entire day and they gave us the choice to either get our money back or continue on with the tour. We choose to go for it and were the only people on the tour for that day. Despite the fog and bad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petaluma, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had the greatest time today with Kevin. We did a lot of research on what to do while we here on the big island and we found Waipio Ridge stables. I love riding horses and was in for just the experience of riding in hawaii, then we got there. Not only was I able to have a great ride,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went on the ride yesterday with my uncle who is visiting and had a blast. The guides were wonderful , very warm and friendly . I appreciated their knowledge of the history and love for the island. I could truly tell they certainly love what they do. They went above and beyond to make sure you had a great time.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Placentia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

My family and I had a great ride today. The 2.5 hour ride was just right. The scenery was spectacular, the horses gentle and well behaved and the weather was perfect. The guides Mahina and Roy are the best and are what made this a 5 star experience. They're both a lot of fun and shared lots of history and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice quite ride through the eucalyptus tree rainforest and listening to the tails of the region on how it transformed from a viable sugarcane region in to a useless eucalyptus tree rainforest in hopes of establishing a paper mill. Now there are those evasive trees whose only purpose now is to prevent massive erosion. I rated this low because of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Not having pre-booked, we arrived in Waipio hoping to get on a horse ride and were lucky enough to be the only family on our tour. We did the shorter 2 hour trip, a ride along the top rim with some amazing views! Took a few stops along the way for photos. Our guide Roy was great. Provided us with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was an amazing and excellent trip! Our family (all avid horse riders) did the 2.5 hour trip, which was plenty for the family and left the afternoon open for exploring the coastline. I can't imagine that the five hour wouldn't be completely worth the journey, though. Our guides were wonderful characters, very knowledgeable and fun to talk to, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lakeland, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our family of 6, 3 generations, stopped for horseback riding as we drove from Kona to Hilo. It broke the drive up and gave us great views of the valley. The horses were beautiful, well cared for and gentle. I also noticed how neat and clean the tack room was. These people do a wonderful job with riders of all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Waipio Ridge Stables also viewed

 
Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii
Island of Hawaii, HI
 

Been to Waipio Ridge Stables? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waipio Ridge Stables staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?