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Dahana Ranch

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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 6 days ago
mckParker_Co
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parker, co
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FAVORITE ACTIVITY ON OUR HAWAIIAN VACATION!

First time to Hawaii, and we planned lots of activities & adventures... But this was our FAVORITE... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MariposaMarieTX
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A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
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Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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+1 808-885-0057
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joycew
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank brianna S
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