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Makena Stables

Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 8299 Makena Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: (808) 879-0244
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Epic ride

Undoubtedly the highlight of our Hawaiian vacation so far. We booked a sunset ride and what a ride. From lava formation to sea level the view was spectacular. Our guide - Rachel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Salvador B
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thousand oaks, United States
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thousand oaks, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Undoubtedly the highlight of our Hawaiian vacation so far. We booked a sunset ride and what a ride. From lava formation to sea level the view was spectacular. Our guide - Rachel - was great. She was patient with us novice riders and was a GREAT historian. The lesson was fantastic. It's provoking me wanting to make a return trip... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had a great time. Lovely people and horses. We did the sunset ride and loved the route - some time along the beach and some time up by the vent.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We recently went on the private sunset ride with Rachael at the Makena Stables. It was a great ride and Rachael was a great guide. She took her time and made my wife comfortable on the horse and we got to see some great country side. Horses are well taken care of and were a lot of fun to ride.... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Pat on our 2.5hr morning ride. Took our time going up the mountain side where we took plenty picture stops and got to know our horses. The views were absolutely breathtaking, looking down the volcanic rock-strewn path into the gorgeous La Perouse Bay. We ended the tour with a trot along... More 

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Irvine, California
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10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was an unexpected experience and totally breathtaking. We will be doing this again and again. Mary was sweet, educational and very experienced. We loved the trails and so awesome when the trail ride took us to the beach where Mary took pictures of us. This is a MUST DO and CAN NOT MISS.

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Naples, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We searched for a place that would provide a horseback ride that would take us to the ocean's edge and we certainly found it at Makena Stables. They are a 5+ Star stable! You can see first hand how they care for their horses. It is very clean and the staff is very welcoming. We were greeted by Rachel and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I am a horse person, been riding for many years and owned horses. This is the ONLY place I'll ride while on island. My guide Mary is educated not only about horses, but about the island. The horses aren't your typical "trail" horse. They are personally owned and each have a their own lil quirks. Which I love. The horses... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mary, our guide, was helpful, professional and friendly. She remembered all of our names (impressive!) and educated us about the flora and fauna in the area, as well as the history of the land. The horses were beautiful, healthy, and well-taken care of. The tour was 2 1/2-3 hours but Mary was kind to give us a break (and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across the Stables on a casual drive to Makena - was greeted by friendly and relaxed staff. Booking the tour was easy, option for either a morning ride or a sunset ride upon availability. I felt instantly welcomed by the staff on the day of the tour - Mary is a doll and an instant friend. She was very... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Then stables are not fancy but the horses are amazing Mary, our guide was a sweetheart and very knowledgeable. We were lucky to be the only 2 on the tour that day, so we felt very special. Leave your cell phones at the hotel. There's no service once you start driving through the lava flows. Enjoy being disconnected while you... More 

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