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Dahana Ranch

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“A good ride for anyone who wants to ride in Hawai’i. Great horses, beautiful scenery and a really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
new jersey
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Wonderful cattle/rodeo horses

We are experienced riders and were looking for an open range ride on well trained responsive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Livingston, New Jersey
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“cattle drive”(19 reviews)
“open range”(17 reviews)
“own horse”(11 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

“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

Thank joycew
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank joycew1950
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

1  Thank MIZT13
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

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

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

1  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

Thank AztecsU2
Reviewed July 5, 2018

If you are going to do a horseback ride on the Big Island, this is the one to do! Run by wonderful people who are friendly, kind, and helpful. The views on the ranch are beyond what you would expect. Flowing green hills that go...More

Thank brianna S
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Very nice, serene horseback riding over rolling green hills. Not a trail ride, but you guide your horse around a general circuit around the ranch. Horses are well trained and great for kids

Thank RWMTucson
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We had a great ride, one of the highlights of our trip. We were the only ones on the ride and our guide, Jackie, was the best. She was knowledgeable and so very helpful. She must have taken a hundred pictures for us. The pastures...More

2  Thank Doug S
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