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Mendes Ranch

3530 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
808-871-5222
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$115*
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87%
Ranked #9 of 33 Activities in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Adventure
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Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A client of mine said it's a must do. She comes here every year and she just loves how you can run the horses. So I rearranged my plans completely to put this on my bucket list and I have to say it was one of the most exhilarating experiences to run the horse. I've done about 5 horse rides... More

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United States
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were told that Mendes ranch would be perfect for advanced riders, because the group would be split up in advanced, intermediate and beginner level. And that they would allow some running instead of just an easy single file walk. They do split up the group, but that's just to appoint the horses. And there was no running. Just the... More

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Chester, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I had never rode a horse before and my wife had not in about 5 years. The horses were really easy to maneuver. Sometimes they were stubborn but the guides were right there to help you along. It was scary at first but once you get used to it is great. It is an actual working ranch so that adds... More

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Plainville, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I had a great time at Mendes Ranch during our honeymoon this past September, and can't wait to go again the next time we are in Maui! Being someone who has ridden horses for over 20 years, I had pretty high expectations, and Mendes Ranch definitely lived up to them. Destiny was our guide and she was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The horses were very difficult to get moving. Not all horses looked or acted healthy. The guides would ride back and forth along the trail of riders and slap the horses on their butts to keep them moving. There is one ocean view that is pretty but you don't ever get very close to the water. The guides stop at... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
61 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited Mendes Ranch and had the BBQ lunch option before our 12.30 ride. It was a bit daunting at first as we seemed to be the only 2 people there but 2 other people turned up for the BBQ lunch and later on some more people turned up for the ride. The lunch was good (chicken, ribs, mac salad,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful scenery overlooking the ocean. Our guides, Trevor, Fred, and Selena, were very knowledgable and friendly. It's the only ranch on Maui that allowed riders to run a short distance with the horses (but you were able to ride at a normal pace if you preferred). Orientation was brief but appropriate. The horses are ao well trained they knew... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The staff was friendly, made us all feel welcome. Our group was made up of advance to beginner riders. The horses were well suited. They were well fed, if your looking for stuck up this isn't your place. Be prepared for full out gallop when they tell you the horses will run. If you are experienced this is a wonderful... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The scenery was incredible. Attentive wranglers. The briefing was thorough, but I sensed that it might have been a little fast for novice riders. They try to match the horses to the riders. There is a nice stretch to gallop if you wish. My horse, Spirit, took some urging to go down the slopes, but she did fine coming up.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A month after our Maui vacation, our family is still talking about how much fun we had horseback riding at Mendes Ranch. Trevor was our guide who shared a wonderful story about the Mendes family. Destiny was very patience, very sociable, and very nice with everybody. I don't usually remember names but you folks leaves a very lasting impression on... More

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