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Address: Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: (808) 885-0057
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Activities: Horseback riding
Description: A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.

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Best horseback ride ever!

Our family of two adults and two 8-year-olds took a horseback ride at Dahana Ranch in August 2015 that was just fantastic! Dahana is a family-owned working cattle ranch, and it’s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our family of two adults and two 8-year-olds took a horseback ride at Dahana Ranch in August 2015 that was just fantastic! Dahana is a family-owned working cattle ranch, and it’s clear how much they care for the land and the welfare of their animals. Our guide was really informative about the history of the area and about horses in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The "views" on this tour are not ocean or rainforest, but if you want an authentic Hawaiian paniolo escape- this is perfect. The horses were very well trained. We toured a real working ranch, rolling hills right through the cattle and free roaming horses. It was not "nose to tail" trail riding, and we loved that. A peaceful experience.

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our family just loves Dahana Ranch! We have been visiting and doing the 1-2 hour ride with our boys for the last 6 years. It is such an amazing and peaceful place. This time it lightly rained during our ride thanks to Hurricane Hilda, but it just added to the overall experience. To see our boys, ages 8 and 10... More 

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Greenwood SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Recently rode at the dahana ranch in Hawaii. Horses were work horses and would test the rider for authority but no pro blend controlling them as they responded well.. Wide open fields to ride horses in. Scenery was down that day because of rain but that's just Mother Nature. Super friendly guide. Rode amongst the cattle. Only real complaint is... More 

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Kansas CIty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Did the 2 hour advanced ride, in a wonderful environment. Our guide was helpful and truly let us do an "advanced" ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our family had a great time on the 1.5 hour ride. The scenery is beautiful, the horses are well trained and healthy and the guide was fun and knowledgeable. This is not a standard trail ride, no head to tail line. We were given freedom to choose your own path to certain landmarks. Best value for our money by far... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What I love about Dahana (besides the beauty and serenity) is their skill with horses and ability to teach the riders how to handle them. Pa'akaula was patient and allowed each rider to ride to his/her skill and comfort level. I've had bad experiences on horses at other places but never at Dahana. Professionals at handling horses and teaching others.

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Grass Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

What can I say? This had to be the best part of our trip. The whole family absolutely loved the experience and all of the good folks at the ranch who took excellent care of us. They took expert care of my two kids and made sure the whole family had an enjoyable time. None of that nose to tail... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were looking for a place to go riding with our young kids...ages 10 and 7. Dahana ranch was the only place that took the younger ones. They were fantastic! None of us had ever ridden a horse. After a few quick instructions we were off and riding on our own. My 7-year old son was led by our guide... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was difficult to find a place that would allow a 7 year old to ride, but luckily our concierge knew about this family owned ranch in Dahana. The guide is a member of the family that has owned this land for many generations, and this ranch and these horses are his life. I felt very comfortable having my son... More 

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