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Waipio Ridge Stables

Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: Hwy 240, Waipio Valley, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Best day of riding in Beautiful Hawaii

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Jeremiah B
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Petaluma, California, United States
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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 

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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 

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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 

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21 helpful votes 21 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 

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Perth, Australia
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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 

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Houston, Texas
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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 

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Lakeland, Florida
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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 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I might be biased because I got engaged during the 5 hour ride (at the waterfall) but we absolutely loved our tour. Chauncy was our guide and he was funny and very informative. The company has been around for a long time and he knew the trails like the back of his hand. We stopped along the way at scenic... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I realize you can't control the weather, but even in good weather this ride was 5 hrs. of boredom. You rode up a mountain trail to a ridge to view the water falls and ocean. We saw neither, due to heavy fog. Stopped at a small waterfall, where you could go swimming in 54' water if you want. Had lunch,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Perfect for first time riders or people uncomfortable on horseback this mellow ride offers a beautiful piece of the Hawaiian country side. Experienced riders be warned this is a beginner ride. But the knowledgeable guides and well behaved horses made it extremely fun for everyone in our party. Will be booking again!

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