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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

#26 of 69 Outdoor Activities in Amelia Island Features Animals
7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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Fine for Non-Riders

If taking a slow walk on board a bored horse on the beach is for you - go for it. For experienced... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2013
velcro_dog
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Jacksonville, FL
Ok, this is cool

But if you own your own horse, this may not meet your expectation. The ranch and staff are amazing... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2013
Annette R
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St. Petersburg, 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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

If taking a slow walk on board a bored horse on the beach is for you - go for it. For experienced riders - you don't even get into a working walk, so you can probably volunteer to warm up anyone's horse for free. For...More

5  Thank velcro_dog
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

We advertise and offer a gentle trail ride on our website and brochures (and have for 15 years) not to mention that this has been mentioned on TripAdvisor reviews a number of times. Folks, please "know before you go". THIS IS A GENTLE, WALK-ONLY TRAIL...More

Reviewed September 2, 2013

But if you own your own horse, this may not meet your expectation. The ranch and staff are amazing and very accommodating. It is worth the money, but just walking on beach, beautiful and fun. special needs are met here. 13 to 50 years in...More

2  Thank Annette R
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Took my mom out for her birthday with my 2 girls, and everyone enjoyed themselves. We were a small group ranging in age from 16 to 67, and all of us enjoyed our ride. My mom, who admits herself that she is not very adventurous,...More

3  Thank kirbey38
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Just spent half the night writing a response to a poor review and just had to go back and revisit all the good ones to help ease away the negativity so I can sleep! Ugh! I worry too much. lol So now I have to...More

Reviewed July 15, 2013

What a memorable ride this was! Luckily i was right behind Casey, our guide. He was informative & shared in my conversation! Since i was 5 1/2 years out from breast cancer I TOTALLY TREASURED EVERY MOMENT OF THIS RIDE! Years ago i would've NEVER...More

3  Thank JoW2206
Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I had a great ride. It exceeded our expectations! The Kelly's were great with horses and instructions. Everything done very professionally. Easy going ride through a trail and finally ending up on the beach. Beautiful scenery. Wear bug spray!!

5  Thank Christine F
Reviewed July 5, 2013

As someone who has ridden horses for many years, I was impressed at how professional and friendly the Kelly's were. My first impression was how well kept the horses, equiptment and stable were with barely a fly buzzing around. Mr. Kelly gave us a short...More

6  Thank skywatcher2011
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Thank you from the bottom of our heart for the kind words. We live in a society that many people feel they must find negative in everything. Even if the experience was great, it seems to be an obligation for some to dig up that...More

Reviewed June 17, 2013

What a great time this was..the people are real friendly, and it was a bucket lis.t moment....it is a slow even paced ride. we really enjoyed it and would do it again...you arent allowed to bring a cell phone, camera etc so be prepared for...More

3  Thank 99beachgal
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My wife wanted to horseback ride and I just went along as a good husband. It helps to be in decent shape physically to do this activity. I enjoyed being along the pristine beach with little or no buildings in sight. The staff did a...More

1  Thank bigdave1
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a beautiful relaxing ride. If you are a skilled horse person then you probably will be bored. These are very mellow horses. The beach ride is beautiful. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves very much

1  Thank KMWoo44
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was great, my husband never rode before and really enjoyed it. Staff was great, gave a mini lesson on riding, helped everyone get mounted and we were off for an hour ride, it went by too fast. Try to get a picture of yourselves...More

2  Thank Christine W
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joyruby
What is the weight restriction?
May 26, 2016|
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Response from ranchmanagement | Property representative |
230 pounds.
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