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Address: 8299 Makena Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: (808) 879-0244
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Best horseback ride experience ever

My family had never been to Maui and we decided to invest in the private sunset ride for the three of us. We were met by Rebecca who had a calming voice and demeanor and made sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My family had never been to Maui and we decided to invest in the private sunset ride for the three of us. We were met by Rebecca who had a calming voice and demeanor and made sure my daughter who has never ridden had the right horse for her. The ride consisted of 3 hours of walking with no runs... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We did the sunset ride at Makena Stables, and the owner Pat took us on our trail ride. We went down to the beach and then all the way up to the top of a lava vent. The scenery was incredible. When I called to book the ride, they were very careful to ask everyone's experience level to make sure... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

New guide, Heidi, is sweet caring and informative. FUNFUN. The sunset ride was beautiful as we enjoyed more time along the beach than before. Horses are very well trained and gentile. We'll be back.

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Southern Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This excursion was wonderful! I asked for a gentle horse since I'm not an experienced rider and my little quarter horse was perfect. The ride up the trail was beautiful but the ride along the beach was beyond my expectations! Heidi our guide took great care of us and was very safety conscious. The stable is about 45 minutes to... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Loved our guide Rachel. And the owner. Real horse people. Well rounded experience for riders. Horses are cared for real well too. Morning trail ride through a lava field and forest down to turquoise blue Perouse Bay was sweet. Glad we picked this outfit. Recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I am 6'2 220lbs and they originally booked my wife and I for sunset tour several weeks before our vacation. I called to re-confirm the day before our vacation and they said I was "too big" for the horses they have at their ranch. I have a BMI less than 30 and would not be classified as obese. I understood... More 

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thousand oaks, United States
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

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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Address: 8299 Makena Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: (808) 879-0244
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei

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