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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour provided by Mendes Ranch

Maui Horseback-Riding Tour
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5149_HR003
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour horseback tour
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides, Inc., 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Please wait in parking lot when arriving and a guide will come to retrieve you for check in
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds per person on this horseback riding tour. **Due to the safety of our horses and riders you WILL be weighed at check in**
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please include your weight and riding ability (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We reserve the right to deny any rider over the weight limit of 250 ibs at check in. If found max weight limit has been exceeded the day of tour it'll be NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Closed toed Shoes are Required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour horseback tour
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides, Inc., 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Please wait in parking lot when arriving and a guide will come to retrieve you for check in
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds per person on this horseback riding tour. **Due to the safety of our horses and riders you WILL be weighed at check in**
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please include your weight and riding ability (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We reserve the right to deny any rider over the weight limit of 250 ibs at check in. If found max weight limit has been exceeded the day of tour it'll be NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Closed toed Shoes are Required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
63 reviews
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Jay S
Kihei, HI10 contributions
Now the second time here, this is an experience like no other. Larry our guide, hilarious, safe, and informative made our day. We were paired with Bailey and Duke our horses which were absolutely fantastic, being one with the animal. The price is worth more than you can imagine, even a couple over 75 years old rode with us without issue. We live in Maui and recommend highly to everyone. The ranch has goats, pigs, peacocks, every animal imaginable. I recommend some warmer gear just in case a wind and rain storm comes out of nowhere which can be common. The horses are so smart, know the trails, a must do in Maui. Happy to have them open again, and Larry you are the man. Celebrities use this ranch to helicopter in and ride all the time without anyone knowing, so you know it’s the real deal. The best $ you will ever spend by far, especially if your a guy surprising you lady. Covid precautions were outstanding, everything was sanitized, including Larry taking pictures for us between each cell phone he used. Get there early and you can wear your mask and walk around to the amazing ranch and meet all the animals. Thanks Larry and the Mendes family! Will be going every month to see the ranch it’s absolutely amazing! I watched a no experience guy who was 75, 2 hip replacements ride today and that just shows anyone can do it. Aloha and support this place! Looking forward to bringing friends and going again.
Written January 28, 2021
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Global812658
Yakima, WA6 contributions
Jun 2022
From beginning to end, we loved our time here. The ranch itself is full of all kinds of animals and fun things to look at. The trail guides were just what you would expect from real "cowboys". They were kind, patient, courteous and very helpful. They also had great senses of humor which made the ride that much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a trail ride in some absolutely breathtaking scenery.
Written June 26, 2022
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Paul P
Richfield, MN27 contributions
We loved Larry our guide. He was very attentive and funny, and we felt perfectly safe. He also let us run with the horses on “giggle hill. “
We had a party of seven and he took great pride letting the horses pick out who they were going to let ride them.
Can’t say enough about this place and our guide Larry. We will be back.
Written February 27, 2021
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Whitney M
13 contributions
Oct 2021
The location of this ranch is so beautiful. The views throughout the ride were stunning, - that alone is worth booking the morning ride. We visited on 10/27/21 and had an amazing time. The horses are so used to the trail and very well behaved - it was my fiances second time ever on a horse and he felt safe and confident! The guides match you with your horse based on ability and from what I could see they did a great job with it. The trail itself is very steep and you go down and back - so there isn't much time at all riding on flat land which was my only negative ... a tradeoff for the views. They provided water and other cold drinks for the ride along with a saddlebag to store them in.
Written October 31, 2021
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NikkiVIA
Fairfield, IA75 contributions
Feb 2022
We did this ride as part of a corporate trip, we do a lot of these experiences. This one was one of the best. We were on the horses, right by the ocean cliffs watching whales play and breach. We got to run, and the trail guides were so personable it was fantastic. We had a group that ranged from 11 years old to 65, and everyone loved it. The way they handled us, fitting horses, and each part of the experience was so spot on. Thank YOU!
Written March 7, 2022
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Jphutto
United States1 contribution
Absolutely breathtaking! When I die, Heaven will look like the views from the Mendes Ranch! Butch & Larry were SO FUN and took the best care of us. I took my 11 and 9 yr old boys and they can’t stop asking when we get to do it again. My younger son was terrified about riding a horse, I mentioned this to the guys and they went out of their way to encourage him and make him feel comfortable. By the end of the ride he was ready to live at the ranch! Larry greeted us with enthusiasm and explained everything in a way both youngsters and adults could comprehend. Great sense of humor! Very professional and extremely cautious following all COVID profiles to keep our group safe. Way to go Mendes Ranch! We can’t wait to come back for our next ride!!!
Written November 27, 2020
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TeriA137
We can't wait to see you back at the ranch also! The boys came off that ride oh so excited, and Larry did offer Colby a job so we have that lol. Enjoy your Maui Vacation & Stay Safe, Teri, Larry & Butch
Written November 29, 2020
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Jessica C
Austin, TX22 contributions
Apr 2022
Absolutely fantastic experience! Highlight of our trip to Maui! I've gone on a number of trail rides around the world and found this a first class facility and wonderful staff. First, the ranch was spotless, and for horse people, you know how hard that is. There is a welcome area with a life sized plastic horse where the cowboy demo's how to ride, steer and stop your horse which I thought was a great touch for people who don't know how to ride. I was also impressed they had a ton of clean hard hat options in all sizes so everyone could ride with a hard hat if they chose. I loved the 'safety first' approach. I found the horses were in great shape and each rider was matched perfectly with a horse that met their riding experience level. My husband was thrilled with his quiet horse that just followed along on the ride and gave him no issues. My horse was equally well behaved and they even took me aside a bit since I have experience and let me gallop-my horse Peeps didn't disappoint! I also found the cowboys really cared about each member of the ride and were making sure everyone felt comfortable every step of the way. I even appreciated they got off and took our pictures at a particularly scenic spot! Perfect experience, don't miss out on it!
Written April 18, 2022
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Mkonana
Tempe, AZ2 contributions
Apr 2021
My husband and I did this tour to kick off the start of our honeymoon. The views were spectacular and the guides were really nice! What makes this 4 stars instead of 5 are two things: I think someone else wrote a review on Big Red, the very cute horse that happens to be very stubborn. My husband was assigned to Big Red so he was significantly far behind me the entire 2 hour ride so I didn't feel like we were really there together. Also, there were 14 people on the tour so definitely some moments of patience were required. I think maybe capping at 10 people would've been perfect. But with that being said, I would absolutely recommend this tour for the views and the cute animals (peacocks, birds, cows, pigs, goats). Also was cool riding a horse for the first time in a decade! They go quite slow so perfect for beginners!
Written April 3, 2021
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Celeste H
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Solo
I rode Little Foot with Larry as my guide and it was an enjoyable afternoon. I was lucky enough to be the only one! (Business still picking up from COVID-19 restrictions being lifted). Cloud cover made the temperature perfect, if it’s a sunny day dress appropriately as the trail is mostly exposed. Spectacular views that are unique since the Mendes Ranch is privately owned. Larry gave a history lesson as we rode. If you are nervous about riding or heights I’d recommend making sure your horse doesn’t take off in the running spot (it’s mostly all walking), but they match you with a horse based on riding experience.
Written October 31, 2020
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Colleen S
Fairbanks, AK3 contributions
Jan 2020
I highly recommend this if your headed to Maui! Everyone at the ranch was super friendly and went out of their way to accommodate everyone. I rode at the front of the line with my horse Buck and was able to talk to the guide one on one while walking. He was very informative and friendly. He had lots of fun stories to share too. We were able to eat fresh fruit that they either picked or cut down along the way. We stopped often for photo opportunities and were able to run the horses twice. My only critique would be that the horses only had two speeds..very slow or extremely fast. The horses are well trained and know exactly where to go and to walk slow. This didn't bother me since it was relaxing and the view was spectacular. When it came time to gallop however, my horse bolted forward at breakneck speed. I'm an experienced rider so I had no problem staying on but a beginner might not have been so lucky. I think cantering would have been a safer option since almost everyone there was a newbie at riding. This is my only critique though..everything else was amazing and I would definitely go back. I love how the staff interacted with their guests and shared their beautiful ranch. I didn't feel rushed at all and was given extra time afterwards to mingle and visit all the other critters there. I give this ranch a five out of five!!
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sara S
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Amazing views
Mendes Ranch was top notch. The horse were well taken care of and well mannered. We felt safe the entire time and
Vessiev
Vessiev
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great fun and a beautiful view
This is great for beginners of any age. The guide is engaging and tries to keep it entertaining while always lookin
cdombey49
cdombey49
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Beautiful country, great views - excellent guides.
We booked a trail ride at Mendez Ranch for our last day on Maui. My wife , grand daughter and i climbed aboard the
cadenc84
cadenc84
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Great time!
This is an awesome ride! If you get Larry, you will be in great hands! Highly recommend it for friends, family, and
170brandonf
170brandonf
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A fun ride and will do it again
This tour is on the Mendes Ranch, its 300 acres on the north (slightly west) part of the island. You get to ride h
821karaleeb
821karaleeb
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Fantastic!
We had a fantastic ride at this ranch! Butch and Larry were great guides. The horses were all very nice and well ca
amynve20
amynve20
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Great riding experience
We did a morning ride with Larry and he was absolutely wonderful. We had advanced riders and beginners in our group
Naomi G
Naomi G
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Happy riders.
We had a great time on a morning ride. Although relative beginners, having only done a couple of trail rides, we w
Glenn S
Glenn S
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Beautiful place for a trail ride!
Mendes ranch is situated in one of the most beautiful places, with views of the coastline of Maui. The wranglers we
packmybagsreadytogo
packmybagsreadytogo
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A fantastic horse back ride through some beautiful scenery.
One of the best experiences we had. Small group, great guides and beautiful scenery. AND we got too gallop. Stopped
ferdjenna
ferdjenna
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Authentic experience
My husband and I booked the morning session- some reviews gripe about the time it takes to saddle up. I have no iss
sara o
sara o
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND
Absolutely stellar activity! One of the few activities on Maui that is clearly run by professionals! I had never be
sandyp437
sandyp437
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One of the best things I did in Maui!
Nice ride, very scenic. Guides fit you to a horse best for your experience and all their staff is super friendly! I
494pama
494pama
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Beautiful Vistas
We all enjoyed our Morning Aloha ride. Bring sunscreen as you are in the sun most of the time. The guides are gre
1971djg
1971djg
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Wonderrfu!
I can not say how pleased I am with this ranch. My daught owns/shows Arabians so she was adamant she wanted to rid
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