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Dahana Ranch

P.O. Box 1293, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 885-0057
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Ranked #3 of 13 Activities in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Horseback riding
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Owner description: A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had a wonderful time. Loved that its a family based company and they are genuine. Also, I liked that it is not a nose to tail ride. Dahana Ranch is a so beautiful and the guide we had was awesome! If you visit the Big Island of Hawaii, I highly recommend you add Dahana Ranch to your "To Do... More

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I went to the ranch with a very happy mood however ended up encountering a snobbish and rude ranch guy (he claimed that he is one of the son who went to school earlier on and just came back to the ranch). He had very rude attitude towards paying customers and spoke things such as "he's pissed off", etc. I... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a great time during our 2.5 hour ride, but this is a real ranch so expect bathrooms that are not clean, no snack/drink - not even a bottle of water - and it is quite a drive from Kona. The road at the end is a bit rough and no real signage. The ride is across absolutely stunning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Booked a 1.5 hour ride up and down the property. Outside of the sore butts, we had a blast!! Being my first time, I was given firm but friendly instructions on how to ride my horse, Hapa. Our guide, (whose name I forgot) instructed us to not treat them as pets or the horse would just do their thing and... More

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Lima, Peru
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12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice horse ride but quite pricey, and it was cold and drizzling compared to wailoa. A good excursion for families our 7yo twins loved it.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After a group ride around the ranch, I was up for more of a challenge : get acquainted with Western riding (I am a previous horse-owner and English-saddle rider). Kiyo, the charismatic ranch manager, suggested a string of 10 private lessons. My first lesson was under Harry Nakoa's guidance. He generously devoted way over the set time to explain the... More

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Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have owned horses most of life, and have experienced a number of horse barns and trail rides. This is one of the best rides I have ever had in my life. I was able to trot across bucolic green hills, while my 75 year old mother was safe and blissful at a walk. The horses are not your standard... More

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Tracy, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our kids wanted to go horseback riding as a family. "Sure," I said, even though I hadn't been on a horse in 35 years. I figured it'd be fun. Alas, when I got on the horse... I realized I was terrified. I wanted to get off and give up. Dustin, the lead wrangler & one of the owner's sons, offered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spend the time and get to know the Ranch as well as herding Cattle. Great Horse Patch. Would love to take her back home. Well Trained and extremely responsive. A great Wrangler Dustin. What's more to say. Mahalo

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Kalama, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I and our 17 year old daughter booked a 2 1/2 hour range round-up experience. Our guide / wrangler was Dustin -- one of the sons of the owner. He was great with all of us. He first took us out for a quick ride to evaluate our riding abilities, and then offered some great riding tips... More

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