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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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Worst experience. Horseback ride was short and the mosquitos were out of control. Staff was not the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
North Port, Florida
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We had a very nice ride!!! I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach and this fulfill it. The... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2016
South Venice, Florida
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Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only full-time licensed outfits offering beach horseback rides in the country. Ranch offers gentle, guided tours starting from the ranch with a short trail ride through the wild maritime hammock, over dunes and then along miles of white pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect place to fulfill that lifetime dream of riding a horse along the ocean. Note: All rides leave directly from the ranch, never from a public parking lot. Can accommodate larger groups.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. Horseback ride was short and the mosquitos were out of control. Staff was not the most pleasant, no pictures or videos were allowed. Yet they will take pictures for you for $7 each. It just doesn't make sense save your money there's many...More

6  Thank Joe4013
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had a very nice ride!!! I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach and this fulfill it. The staff at the ranch we nice and pleasant. The horses we easy to handle! The beach was beautiful!!!! I would recommend this ride to...More

Thank bfwa1
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The horses at Kelly's are clearly well cared for and easy to control. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. You use a step stool to mount up before going on a shirt wooded trail ride and over a few sand dunes to the open beach....More

Thank largomama
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The state park beach where you ride the horses was really pretty! Very serene & peaceful. They make you ride in a straight line the entire time though. I was a little offended when the guide spoke to me as if I was rude because...More

4  Thank Halli M
Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife has always loved horses on the beach so what better way to spend our 25th wedding anniversary than this? The staff is friendly and patient with those of us with little experience and the actual trip is breathtaking. Take cash to tip your...More

Thank timvaran
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

You just walk. The entire time. And you have to stay in a line. The. Entire. Time. Not fun at all. The only good thing was that the horses were cute.

6  Thank Peighton B
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. They leave the horses saddled all day and tie the horses with bits. That could cause serious issues if the horse set back, causing the horse to tear there mouth up or break there jaw. Unprofessional at the most. They don't know a...More

8  Thank montana161
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

When people are over-the-top nasty and abusive to our staff, we just have to refuse service. Sorry. We will not tolerate such abuse or dignify it with any response other than to say we certainly do take great care of our horses, and we are...More

Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Kelly Seahorse Ranch is a professionally run trail ride operation. The personnel and horses know their jobs. The horses are in good physical condition, have good manners, and the operation is very well organized. The emphasis is on safety & enjoying the trail/beach ride....More

Thank Trish w
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband ,son, and I decided while in the area to check item off bucklist. The horses are beautiful and appear to be well taken care of. We felt safe on entire ride. It was peaceful easy going ride along a beautiful stretch of beach....More

1  Thank peachsnuf
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

No mistake. The pictures in question were uploaded the same day, there were 6 pictures taken of the family of three, among many other photos of them individually. There were no other guests on the tour. It is customary for ranch staff to take group...More

Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Took a Thanksgiving week beach adventure. Surprised my Goddaughter with a horseback ride along the coast. She was thrilled!!! Couldn't have been more fun for her or I. I was very impressed at how clean the barn is, how well kept the horses are and...More

Thank Leisa A
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