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Princeville Ranch Stables

P.O. Box 888, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826-6777
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Ranked #13 of 21 Activities in Hanalei
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We drove by the ranch and decided to stop to get info on tours. The woman working at the "sign-in" room was extremely rude from the start. She didn't greet us and after we said hello and asked for info, she rudely rushed through her explanations and seemed bothered that we were there (I should also mention that there was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had a wonderful time on this adventure. Both our experience daughter and unexperienced mom were able to participate and enjoy. The lunch was basic but good. Views were fantastic. Waterfall pretty and refreshing to swim in after the ride. Our guide (AnnaLee) was very knowledgeable and clearly loved the horses and her job and set us all at ease -... More

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Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This a real horseback ride. We took the waterfalls adventures with Vance. Ended up being just our family of five. The ride is open range and some trails. So definitely not your typical nose to tail saunter. Horses are a little more spunky than ones we have had on previous rides but this made it fun. We rode to the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Our family of four took the paniolo ride and had a terrific time. Beautiful horses - terrific guide (Lily). This is a very calm ride though the pastures and around the Princeville ranch. Beautiful pastures and even walked up to and through some of the grazing cows. We have done this during a few visits and I would recommend it... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We chose this tour because we thought we'd have more freedom riding the horses since it advertised we could ride side by side. Well the horses thought otherwise. We felt it was another "controlled"/structured ride. The hike to and from the waterfall is somewhat demanding. You need to cross a waterfall and climb a wall, so if you're not in... More

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Redlands, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Horseback riding was status quo, typical pack horses. Stopped and hiked to a beautiful waterfall and took a dip then had lunch. Afterwards hiked out and rode back. The scenery was breathtaking and the guide, Vance was lots of fun.

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San Diego
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We called ahead and explained we owed a horse and one of us a highly experienced rider (3-4x a week for 25+ years, endurance racing, etc. etc.). We were assured that was understood and we arranged a private tour in order to make sure. At the onset our guide, while a nice person, treated us like pre-schoolers. We understand insurance... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We did the waterfall picnic tour and had a blast! The scenery was beautiful, and the hike to the waterfall was well worth it. The horses are gorgeous and well taken care of, which is always nice to see. We had a wonderful experience.

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New York City
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A wonderful way to view the countryside of Kauai. Tour guides provide a nice overview of the history of the ranch, plants and animals. Be aware that there is a also a walking hike involved with some fairly steep climbs (uphill and downhill) to get to and return from the waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had a wonderful afternoon on the 'ride and waterfall dip' trip this afternoon. Our guide was AnnaLee who was one of the happiest souls I've ever encountered. It was lovely to hear her marveling aloud at the terrain as if it was the first time she'd ever seen it and she was charming to everyone in the group despite... More

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