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Address: 3530 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 808-871-5222
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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AMAZING COMPANY!!

IF I COULD PUT MORE THEN FIVE STARS I WOULD! This mornings tour was more then I could have ever expected! It was all thanks to my amazing guide, Ruby! Amazing group of people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adam H
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Port Washington, New York

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

IF I COULD PUT MORE THEN FIVE STARS I WOULD! This mornings tour was more then I could have ever expected! It was all thanks to my amazing guide, Ruby! Amazing group of people! Just me and 3 others which was absolutely perfect! Very nice group! Directions were given to everyone before the ride and before we cantered! Loved the... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at the Mendes Ranch! One of the cowboys there was showing some of the guests how to rope a steer and that was great fun! The horseback ride was lovely and we saw spectacular scenery along the way. We had the BBQ lunch beforehand, which was delicious. This was a fun thing to do in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the Ranch situated on the hillside, this ride was mostly downhill going out, and then uphill coming back. But it was a great ride for our fairly inexperienced group of four (part of a larger group of ten riders). The views are fantastic, and the two Mendes Ranch riders who accompanied us were encouraging and helpful throughout the ride,... More 

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Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying this was not really an activity I would have chosen, but my 19 year old son wanted to do it on a recent visit to Maui so we did. I was apprehesive about being on a horse & especially what I thought was going to be cliffside, As soon as we arrived Butch, one of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I ride weekly at home so we were looking for a little more than the boring trail ride many pay for on vacations. I did my research and this was where the fun is AT! Destiny and Jocelyn did an incredible job matching horses to patrons by asking people about their riding experiences. They were attentive, interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Butch, our guide was great. My horse Duke was the most stubborn at first but I warmed up to him and the ride became very enjoyable after working with Butch on a new tactic. The staff was great, as well as the bbq lunch. Very natural trails, downhill and uphill. Beautiful vistas. Great time was had by my wife and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Mendes ranch is located a little north of Wailuku and Kahalui on highway 340. You need a car to get there. It is run by Mendes family who immigrated from Portugal 3 generations ago. The location of the ranch is beautiful with dramatic cliffs and oceanviews. The horses are well trained and looked after. We were in a small group... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Horseback riding tours tend to be very similar wherever the destination, with "microchip" horses who are so mellow, they are almost asleep. Mendes Ranch was surprisingly different. Sure, the horses were mellow, but the views were gorgeous and the horses were lively. You ride along the northeast cliffs on West Maui overlooking the beautiful Pacific. The trails are variable and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We started by signing a waiver. We were allowed hats but most adults didnt and the hats were very wet and sweaty inside! I always wear a hat when riding especially if I don't know the horse. They ask you to identify whether you are advanced, intermediate or novice and then seem to randomly allocate horses. One guy on our... More 

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2 Thank Jess F
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had such a wonderful time at the Ranch, that we called to see if they could fit us in again. And they did! Thank you. Highly recommend!!

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