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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-491-5166
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Amelia Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only... more » Owner description: Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only full-time licensed outfits offering beach horseback rides in the country. Ranch offers gentle, guided tours starting from the ranch with a short trail ride through the wild maritime hammock, over dunes and then along miles of white pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect place to fulfill that lifetime dream of riding a horse along the ocean. Note: All rides leave directly from the ranch, never from a public parking lot. Can accommodate larger groups. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We originally wanted to book a horse tour with another co. but, upon reading customers' reviews, chose Kelly Ranch. This is a real horse ranch, not a meeting in a parking lot. All the horses looked healthy and the staff was very friendly. The tour was a perfect mix of shady trail with interesting terrain and secluded beach. We will... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife had expressed her desire for horseback riding as a bucket list item. Bonus was riding on the beach. Staff was helpful in matching riders with appropriate horse. Very clear instructions for novice riders on how to actually control the horse. Two staff accompanied our group of 10, with one in the front and one in the rear. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I wanted to rent bikes to explore the area on a Sunday afternoon while in town for a long weekend. Staying in Fernandina Beach Historic District but really wanted to ride further south near the Omni, etc as the trails looked good. Were able to park our cars, rent 2 bikes (helmets and locks included) without any... More

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our experience with KSR was good, if only to be able to say that we rode horses on the beach. The staff was experienced and very patient, and the horses were well trained and gentle. In. Y opinion, I would have enjoyed the experience more if we had an option for a longer ride and / or if it hadn't... More

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LaFayette, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you are in AMELIA ISLAND, you need to go to KELLY SEAHORSE RANCH,where you can rent HORSES ,and ride them on the ocean. we did this,and had a GREAT TIME.MEAGAN was our Guide. GPS gets you about a mile from where you need to go.Just proceed straight ahead and its at the AMELIA ISLAND STATE PARK, as soon you... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My teenage son is an occasional rider who enjoys being on a horse. I scheduled a ride for him on our last morning in Amelia Island. Actually checked out of the hotel, he went riding, and we headed home. Nice enough facility. Very friendly staff. Reasonable price as these things go. Ride seemed a bit shorter than the hour promised.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We truly enjoyed our experience riding with Kelly and her crew. They were all very friendly and helpful, and we will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My hubby and I had a very nice time with all the folks. We were the last group out on this day, and we were very lucky to have gotten a spot since we had only called earlier in the morning. We would not have anything to compare to because it was our first time out on horses on the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

I have found them through Google search and booked on phone,I was told price on the phone which matched the numbers on web page,I though it will be good way ending my vacation with my son,also was told since it's Easter their last ride was @12.We got to the ranch after the information passed on from the owner about the... More

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ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this review

1. Our current price is listed on our webpage if you go to our "official" and easily-Googled webpage. This price will match what we tell you on the telephone every time. Please be careful not to obtain your information from a magazine article written and dated ten years ago and still floating around on the internet. 2. Your price will... More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We booked the afternoon ride. it was a beautiful tour through the state park and onto the beach. The horses were gentle and we had a ride on the beach we wil never forget

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