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Mendes Ranch

Address: 3530 Kahekili Highway, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 808-871-5222
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ranchs, Sights & Landmarks
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I booked this for my daughter and I while on Maui. We did the 845am ride. We were the only ones on that ride which made it a little more extra special. The views before we even started the ride were amazing. The horses were gentle and tame. Our guide was very nice and very informative. She took many photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What a great crew and horses. We had a great time on the trails, the scenery and views are magnificent. We even got to run like the wind in a few spots. My Mom (70) did fantastic. We have some great memories and pictures for sure. Thanks Quick Smoike you charmer.

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Jan 2 2015 My daughter is a very accomplished rider and I have ridden for many years (I also used to teach teens how to ride) so I thought a ride on Maui would be the perfect way to end our vacation on the island. I searched Tripadvisor for THE best place to ride. I do have to say that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The view during the ride is breath taking. We drove there from Lahaina taking road 30 and then 340 but along the north coast. So basically you are going North from Lahina on 30 and then take 340. It is a road that takes you along the ridge of the cliff on the north part of the island. The road... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Could not have asked for better wranglers to quide us on our beautiful ride. With an extreme difference in abliity levels, my fiance and I had the perfect mounts. He took a casual walk the whole way, where I got to run a couple of times. I could have spent the whole day with these folks, they were soooo nice!... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were very impressed with the beauty of this place. The horses are beautiful and smart not the typical mules thankfully;) my daughter loved it ! She's 7 but intermediate rider. The guides were awesome too! It's a must if you're in maui

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Newport Beach, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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