Princeville Ranch
Princeville Ranch
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Princeville Ranch stands alone as one of the most pristine locations to learn horseback riding in all of Hawaii. We've been offering horsemanship lessons on the north shore of Kaua'i for over 40 years. We are nestled on Kauai's iconic north shore with the Hanalei mountains surrounding us. Learn horsemanship skills in either English or Western. We offer lesson packages that include arena riding and trail riding lessons. All riding levels welcome. Advance reservations are required.
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Tamara
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Trail ride wirh Lucy was beautiful and she was great. Obviously a stellar riding teacher. Which, unfortunately, is the only way you’ll get to meet her at the ranch. Yesterday was her last trail ride. The owners of the ranch will no longer allow them. Given the fab treatment of the horses as well as the customers, this is a big shame. I just hope they don’t also plan to develop this lovely 2400 acres of fields and woods and views of the nearby mountains.
Written August 12, 2022
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Caroline H
6 contributions
Jun 2022
My husband and I did a 2 hour horseback ride and it was hands-down our favorite activity of our 2-week honeymoon. Princeville takes really good care of their horses, and in return, really good care of their riders. Even though this was our first time riding horses, they helped us feel prepared and very comfortable before even getting on the horses. As we were riding, we felt even more comfortable as we were supported and checked in on by our guide. These are some of the best views we saw of the island. We cannot recommend this experience enough!!!!
Written June 23, 2022
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Amber C
5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
My mother and I really enjoyed our guided horse ride and hike to a waterfall. Even a rainy day didn’t dampen our spirits as we rode, hiked and splashed our way through the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, she was great at complimenting me and my fellow riders on our novice horse handling skills giving us all a boost of horsey confidence. What a great day!
Written July 9, 2020
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bdoug77
2 contributions
Jan 2020
“ATV Adventure” was not exciting or adventurous.

**I am updating this review from 1 star to 5 stars because of Princeville Ranch's dedication to excellent customer service. (shoutout to Juan)

My girlfriend and I went on the ATV tour after many days of rain and weren't able to enjoy the off-roading / Zip-lines as much as expected. Juan went above and beyond to make things right and even offered a 50% refund.

While we didn't get the experience we expected I recommend Princeville to other visitors as they truly care about their guests.
Written January 16, 2020
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Thank for taking the time to update your review. Aloha
Written January 19, 2020
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Robert C
Lompoc, United States15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
9 Ziplines, count them, 9 ! We had never been on even one. But the 3 very personable guides gave us not only a lot of laughs, but confidence too. Especially for this 70 year old and his 69 year old wife. Working our way up from 300 ft to 1200 ft, we began to feel like pros very quickly. A wonderful break between the 8th and 9th zipline was an excellent lunch and swimming in a small refreshing waterfall pool. Just what I wanted. The 9th zipline was challenging, but very worthwhile at 1200 ft long over a forested valley.This activity took about 5 hours, and worth every minute. Bring bug spray for just the beginning, after that, no problems. It rained, sometimes heavily, but we dried out within minutes. Closed toe sandals should be fine, the guides wear them, and you might want them at the waterfall pool. I wore tennis shoes and used them in the water too. I wore my swim trunks, most people wore hiking pants. Either way is fine.
We signed up the day before and joined 9 other people on the tour.
Very glad we did this 😊
Written March 5, 2020
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Hi Robert, thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that you are glad you joined us for our Zip N' Dip. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Aloha
Written March 8, 2020
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Elizabeth W
10 contributions
Jun 2022
Brendan was an incredible horseback riding guide. His zen, balanced and present approach to riding is so refreshing. The ranch is beautiful and well run. The owner has a great respect for the land/culture and it shows throughout the tour. What I most enjoyed was how well matched the horses were for each rider. They take safety of the rider and horse seriously. The ranch is immense and I can't wait to go back to see more of it.
Written July 3, 2022
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Bill T
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
Fantastic adventure. We road quads through beautiful scenery. They had a zip line, short hike, a private pond with a small waterfall and ledge jump. They served a nice sandwich lunch. They provide a flash drive for $20 of pictures. The tour guides were great. Our group had ages 8 to 53 and everyone loved it.
Written March 14, 2020
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So glad you enjoyed your ATV tour with us! Aloha and take care.
Written June 22, 2020
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277gregoryp
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had an absolute blast with this company. Troy and Derrek took us out in 500cc four seat side by sides and we romped through the back country on dirt roads and trails. A bit muddy but what do you expect on a rainy island. We stopped for a stretch and a beautiful vista point and an explanation of the surroundings. Then a nice hike to the zip lines, a dip in a cool mountain pool followed by a nice picnic lunch. Hiked out, back in the rigs and a fun hot lap back to camp. I can’t be more emphatic about giving these guys a two thumbs up and 5 star rating. You won’t regret it!!
Written February 14, 2020
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Aloha and thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We will be sure to let Troy and Derek know how much you enjoyed your adventure with them, they will really appreciate the kind words!
Written February 18, 2020
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wertzfamily1
Phoenix, AZ3 contributions
Feb 2020
What an Adrenaline rush! We have zip lined before and I will say this to do this experience in Kauai was amazing and one that we would highly recommend. The staff from the start to the finish with our tour guides was excellent everyone was so nice and knowledgeable and made your day feel like it was just meant for you. We could not thank everyone enough for such wonderful memories and would highly recommend them to anyone we know going to the island. We can't wait to come visit again and try out the other amazing adventures that their company has to offer!
Written February 18, 2020
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Aloha and mahalo for your kind words and wonderful recommendation. We certainly look forward to you coming back for another adventure with us soon!
Written February 27, 2020
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AMJDR
Acton, Ontario62 contributions
Feb 2020
Our group of 4 booked this tour & I will admit I was nervous. I have no adrenaline gene whatsoever & this entire day was completely out of my comfort zone. Nate & Miguel (aka Leo) were amazing at ensuring everyone had a great time & very patient with my uneasiness.
You do get muddy, so wear clothing you are willing to get permanently stained (the red soil does not come out in the wash). You can rent shoes & backpacks if you want.
You do carry your backpack or bag on the hike. The hike is not far but it is uneven terrain with lots of tree roots & uneven "steps" to contend with.
The waterfall pool is very cold but I highly recommend you take the plunge (literally) off the platform. It is well worth it. The lunch provided was fantastic.
This was a great adventure with amazing guides & I highly recommend it.
Written March 1, 2020
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Aloha Anne-Marie and thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We are so pleased to hear that you and the whole group loved your Off-Road Adventure! We hope to see you again in the future for another tour!
Written March 8, 2020
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