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Dahana Ranch

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Address: Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: (808) 885-0057
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A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.

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Family fun and stunning beauty

My tiny 5 and 8 year olds had no trouble riding at this outfit. Besides pony rides at fairs, they have never ridden a horse before. It was almost a private ride as there were a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Thomas C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My tiny 5 and 8 year olds had no trouble riding at this outfit. Besides pony rides at fairs, they have never ridden a horse before. It was almost a private ride as there were a couple of honeymooners with us and that it. The scenery was spectacular and the horses well trained. We even passed cattle including cute calves.... More 

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Burbank
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My nieces had been here before and loved it so much, they wanted to share it with us. It was a beautiful, relaxing ride and our young guide was really friendly and helpful.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

My family of 10, which included a range of riders--from expert to beginners--went on the cattle drive ride that Dahana Ranch offers. It was a blast, despite the fact that it rained most of the time. We were given very good instruction from our guide on how to herd the cattle and we worked as a team to move the... More 

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Thank 954susan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Great horseback experience for all ages. One of the only ranches to accommodate under-six kids. My five-year-old was well taken care of and everyone enjoyed the open-range ride. Horses had great temperaments, were well trained.

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable ride. Don't let your nerves get the better of you at first! Great guide. I loved going through the open fields along with the cattle! Took the advanced ride as I rode English for several years. It's a little different but a really fun experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Really friendly and informative staff, I took part in the 2 hour advanced ride and it was perfect, we were specifically told not to ride nose to tail and to explore the beautiful landscape. Plenty of opportunities to trot and canter, people and horses were brilliant. Highly recommend.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I had a great time on our horseback riding adventure with Dahana. Beautiful scenery with open range riding. They encouraged you to take your own path, and discouraged following other horses. It had been a long time since either of us had been on a horse, but we had no problem on the ride. There was even... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I LOVED this ride. I have done many different excursions on several trips to Hawaii and this is truly one of my favorites. Our guide Bre, was very helpful and knowledgeable. The friend I was traveling with had no horse back riding experience and she was able to have a fun and successful ride with no problems. This is definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I am an experienced rider, but my family is not. In fairness, I have a young family so it was critical for me to find a venue that would accept young riders. Dahana Ranch was perfect. They accepted my children 3, 5, and 6. The six year old was able to ride by herself and the guide led the younger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Dahana Ranch as she loves to ride, she hasn't had many chances to get to do so but she had no complaints about this one at all. She got to ride with about 8 people in total and said they were lovely. You could ride where you wanted to (within reason) and got a couple... More 

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