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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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A wonderful horse ride!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
brianna S
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Our family of four, including 7 and 5 year old kids, thoroughly enjoyed the ranch horseback ride at Dahana Ranch. We covered several acres of open fields and hills in the highlands east of Waimea where many cattle grazed on lush greenery. My kids and I had never ridden horses prior to this trip but Kiyo, our guide, provided friendly... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Well it was the most fun I'd had in ages!!! The horses were so in tune with me that I nearly didnt want to think where I was going, there were so many hills to choose from, it was such an awesome experience with a horse. I usually ride english style and I dont like that way anymore, these horses... More 

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2 Thank Natasha S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We booked a 2 hour horseback ride for our family of four. We have no real horseback riding experience and the ride turned out to be great! Our guide, whose name I either forgot or never learned, was super patient, relaxed and nice. We all had our own horses, including our five year old who had only been on a... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

We took a group of students on a ride. Those who had never ridden were nervous and were quickly put at ease by the staff. The clouds hung over the hills, but the ranch land was beautiful. The horses were in good condition. We opted for an optional barbecue which was amazing. The students were also given roping lessons. The... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Horses in great condition, I ended up being the only rider. Rode with guide kayo and had a wonderful conversation. Beautiful day, rode on Maisy with the dogs running nearby and amongst cattle, great view of the island. They take children as young as 3 so great for the whole family. I have ridden with two other ranches on the... More 

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2 Thank Laura V
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

landscape beautiful, Horses beautiful, Wether beautiful, Guide terrible: missing communication, did not even tell us her name. Rude way of behaviour with the horses ...

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

If I could give Dahana Ranch a higher rating I would!! This was by far the best part of our trip for my daughter and her friend. We signed them up for the 2 hour Experienced Rider ride and it did not disappoint. It ended up being just the two of them and their guide and after asking them several... More 

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