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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 12 activities in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs
Activities: Horseback riding
Description: A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
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Tracy, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a horse back ride that was not your usual tail to head trail ride - this was it. Our guide constantly encouraged us to wander on our own, trot or cantor and enjoy the vast ranch. For two hours we traversed the ranch. Near the end he spotted cattle that were in the wrong field and... More

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Thank you Dahana Ranch, particularly Cami, on a great ride for our family! We found this ranch on a tip from from friends, and it seems to be the only place on the Big Island where my kids could ride (ages 4 and 6). Not only did they each have their own horse which was led by the trip leader,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The horses are well trained and gentle and the staff friendly. However, the 1 1/2 hour ranch ride is nothing more than walking -with 2 very brief opportunities to trot or canter- in straight lines along the boundaries of the property. The scenery is thus kind of monotonous considering the fabulous location. Expensive considering.

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Kailua kona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I have about 20times experience of horse back riding in big island. But today's horse back riding was worst of my life. Staff was surly, and unfriendly. They haven't introduce theirself. And they haven't give us safety briefing. It was not fun at all! And also this ranch's location is not good. This area is so rainy. It was sunny... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband and I did the 1.5 hour trail ride with our two kids aged 5 and 6. We had a wonderful time. It was unlike any other trail ride I have been on. The staff were awesome. I felt the kids were very safe and the horses were great. When I ask my kids what the best part of... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We took our son and two grandsons on the ride and about three minutes into the ride our oldest grandson developed an allergic reaction to the horses. The ride was stopped and our grandson and his grandma was escorted back to the stables where he was looked after. My son, grandson and I continued the ride which was absolutely awesome.... More

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parker, co
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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We ride horses and wanted to take our our children, 7 & 10 on their first ride out in the country. Dahana ranch provides a great opportunity to ride open range, not nose to tail, trot if you want with safe horse and great guides. We've been to the Big Island several times. The countryside up here is gorgeous. Our... More

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