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Dahana Ranch

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We had a lifetime memory experience with Dahana!

All 5 of us went on the cattle drive outing and had an incredible time. The ranch hands were great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fun for any level rider, super people

We always take a ride here near Waimea when visiting Big Island. Absolutely gorgeous scenery and... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
parker, co
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“cattle drive”(21 reviews)
“open range”(18 reviews)
A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-0057
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All 5 of us went on the cattle drive outing and had an incredible time. The ranch hands were great with us and all of our riders- some experienced and most not did well and had fun! Saddle up!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We always take a ride here near Waimea when visiting Big Island. Absolutely gorgeous scenery and great staff. This year we took the advanced ride- walk trot canter and loved it. They provide a safe and professional experience for everyone. Even on the beginner trek...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mckParker_Co
Reviewed November 19, 2018

First time to Hawaii, and we planned lots of activities & adventures... But this was our FAVORITE one! Have done a few horseback rides before... But this was, by far, the BEST! You don't get stuck nose-to-tail on a tiny trail. No! You get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MariposaMarieTX
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

“A good ride for anyone who wants to ride in Hawai’i. Great horses, beautiful scenery and a really nice guide. As experienced riders who can appreciate really well trained and responsive horses, this was a fabulous day on horses. Can not find the words to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joycew
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We are experienced riders and were looking for an open range ride on well trained responsive horses. Well that is what you get at Dahana Ranch. We rode with Brandon through fields of cattle on hilly terrain which still had areas for trotting and cantering....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Well, it was my second time horseback riding, but with friends this time and one used to work at another ranch in past so that eased me. Be ready for a bumpy, hilly ride through the ranch range. Horse riding is just not for me!!!!!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The Dahana ranch staff are absolutely lovely! They were patient with our two children and have them the opportunity to ride solo if they were brave enough for it- which they were! The horses are very well taken care of and gentle with their riders....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SherylandChris
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by Kio who helped get our riding helmets and horses. She then explained what we would be doing, moving cattle from one paddock to another. There were 5 of us and we learned how to work together as a unit to gather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wlhilton
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I read varied reviews, but the majority of them were very positive. Overall, I'd recommend this ranch and the 1.5 hr ride. This adventure will take you off the beaten path. My 11-year daughter enjoyed it a lot. Beginners will be able to handle the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We did this ride at the end of June on our trip and we brought our almost 4 1/2 year old daughter. We had a wonderful time! Unfortunately our daughter got cold feet as soon as she got on the horse and kind of had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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February 24, 2019|
Response from mckParker_Co | Reviewed this property |
1 1/2 hour ranch ride, the most popular: $90 Adults, $80 12 and under; 2hour advanced ride, the last one we did, $135/person; 2 1/2 hour range ride, cattle herding, $175/person. Plus tax. Check their website.