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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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Lovely time at Mendes Ranch

Cantering up over a rise, to see the sea in the distance. Priceless! We had a lovely morning at the Mendes Ranch in early November, 2015. Our two hours included getting mounted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristine F
Oregon, Wisconsin

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cantering up over a rise, to see the sea in the distance. Priceless! We had a lovely morning at the Mendes Ranch in early November, 2015. Our two hours included getting mounted and getting to know your horse, and about a 45 minute trail ride. We also stopped for a few photo ops along the way. There were two short... More 

Thank Kristine F
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful, the horses were fit and well cared for. The equipment was very worn but all girths, helmets and saddles looked safe. Staff was very careful to match a riders experience with the right horse. The views were UNBELIEVABLE! The terrain was very steep al the way down towards the water and the staff stopped... More 

Thank Steen33
Kansas City
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok we have horses back on the mainland, ride and compete on them so I always get nervous when my better half has to rent horses while on vacation. The ranch staff did an excellent job in providing horses that matched riders abilities. We were provided great horses and allowed to ride out ahead of the group. Yes, you can... More 

Thank cowboyshooter
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a great time at the Mendes Ranch. I rode quite a bit when I was younger but it had been a few years and my husband was brand new to horses. They matched both of us up really well with our horses, Blondie and Mikey. The ride, although brief, provides gorgeous views of the Maui coastline and... More 

Thank Amanda H
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I went on the waterfront trial ride and it was great. Even though i rained most of the time we both still had fun. The horses are well trained and know the trail well. Our guides were very friendly and made the ride more enjoyable. We had the lunch afterward and it was delicious, definitely worth it.... More 

Thank Jason H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Butch was such an amazing guide! We had a such a wonderful experience! We loved the horses, Blondie and QuickSmoke, and the fact that I know their names and Butch's name should indicate how memorable this experience truly was! The trail ride was so much fun, and the beauty of the ocean and landscape were breathtaking. Butch was so knowledgeable... More 

Thank Molski83
York, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My husband and I were cruising on NCL's Pride of America. Part of my planning was to find active, fun things to do, since we had already done a lot of sightseeing when on Maui before. I had heard of the trail riding experiences and found this one which fit our itinerary. We did have to take a taxi from... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Had a great ride with Ruby. Amazing views of the Maui coastline with great photo opportunities. You also got the opportunity to run the horses - not gallop, RUN! Ride is brief, but great experience! Do the morning ride - it was hot!!

Thank Andrea H
Mountlake Terrace, Washington
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Really fun time riding with Freddie as our guide. Intermediate horse is still a trail pony in the end, but still got some trotting and cantering in. Fresh passion fruit sampling and roping lessons from the pretty lady from Molokai at the end rounded out a great time. Make sure to wear bug spray though, the mosquitos were thick in... More 

Thank Carrie C
Makawao, Hawaii
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We had a great time here. The staff was very friendly and helpful! The horses were friendly and easy to manage. The staff was available to take photos for us and answered all our questions about the area and plants. This was my first horseback trip in Hawaii ever, I highly recommend it. Wear pants, they will get sweaty and... More 

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