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Mendes Ranch

3530 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
808-871-5222
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Ranked #8 of 24 Activities in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was my second time riding and nervous. Everyone at the ranch was wonderful. We were in a group of 5 with various abilities and Butch was able to accomodate for each. Remember to bring sunscreen, bug spray and most importantly water.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I did the afternoon ride and we opted for the BBQ before the ride. By luck, we were put together with a family of other New Yoprkers on this ride. Lets just say we were all urban cowboys and cowgirls for a while. I have been around horses all my life and my wife has only been... More

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Woodinville, Washington, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I booked this ride for my daughter's 12 birthday. From the beginning, the process was very smooth anwering all my questions. Our guide, Butch, was very knowledgeable, helpful and had an overall great personality. Altough my horse was a little stubborn (he wanted to keep stopping to eat grass), the experience was wonderful and my daughter thouroughly enjoyed it! Will... More

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Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the second time I have visited and both rides were amazing and fit to each level of riding. The wranglers were personal yet professional. I would only visit this horse back riding ranch because of the care and consideration they gave to my teen ager who had never rode. Yet I was more experienced we all had the... More

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seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did an afternoon ride with Travis and Destiny as our guides. Our daughter had ridden a few times before, but our nine year old was a little nervous as it was his first time. The horses were great - very gentle with the riders, but each with definite personalities. They did a great job matching up riders with horses... More

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Smithville, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our second time riding with Mendes ranch and if we are fortunate enough to get back to Maui for a third time, I wouldn't go anywhere else! The guides are very friendly, helpful and informative. The horses were in very good shape and seemed well cared for. Butch was our main guide both times we visited Mendes and... More

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Boston, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While my family and I were visiting the beautiful island of Maui, we decided to try something we have never done before.....horseback riding! After doing some research, we decided to go with the Mendes Ranch. It was the right decision! The people at the ranch were very friendly, helpful and very knowledgable about the ranch and horses. The ranch is... More

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Wantagh, New York
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Whenever we travel somewhere new, we tried to find a place to ride horses that will not only be fun, but hopefully show some nice scenery too. We found both at the Mendes Ranch. While waiting for our trail ride, we got a lesson in roping as well as some soda or water if you wanted. We were a group... More

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