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Address: P.O. Box 1293, 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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What a time! Hilight our trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Grass Valley, CA
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Grass Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW 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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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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I highly recommend Dahana Ranch for horseback riding on the Big Island. Beautiful setting, open range riding with no nose to tail trail riding. Our guide was very friendly, informative and very professional. We did the 2 hour advanced ride and had plenty of freedom, with areas for us to gallop and explore. Being a family owned business and ranch... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Would definitely recommend this ranch for riding! The horses were very well-trained... Some of the best I've seen. My friend had never ridden before and was made to feel right at home. I am very comfortable with horses and had a great time too. The views were incredible! Lots of other fun animals on the farm....goats, dogs, cows, etc. Fun... More 

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Victoria River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On first impression non-horse people may be put off when you are told not to pat/touch the horses, however speaking as a horse rider Dahana Ranch is a fab place. The horses are all healthy, well taken care of, very responsive and well trained, and the people running the ranch clearly are very proud of the horses they bred and... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

1.5 hour ride: What a great place! Let me start by saying that 5 years ago my daughter was thrown from a horse, she was 5, and my husband was kicked(clearly not here). So when they agreed to go riding again, I was thrilled but concerned. Our guide was firm in his instructions but when you have tourists that don't... More 

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Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

First rate working horses on a true horse and cattle ranch. I've reserved writing this review intil now only because I take it seriously. Dahana Ranch is the only remaining Hawaiian owned and operated one offering the public an opportunity to wrangle cattle in a gorgeous high country ranch. The family breeds quarter horses and trains their personal mounts exquisitly.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We did the 1.5 hr ride with 8 and 12 year olds. Guides and staff are very courteous and often times you are with the owners family members so they take good care to ensure your enjoyment. The terrain is varied although all open fields and you are mostly free to ride where you like. If it is your first... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I have ridden at the Dahana Ranch twice. Each time was an exceptionally good experience. That’s why I’m mystified to read other “so-so” Trip Advisor reports about this ranch. Our guides were not cowboys, rather highly knowledgeable horsemen and women. There is a huge difference between the two. The horses were well trained and cared for. We... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 1293, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: (808) 885-0057
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea

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