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Mendes Ranch

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Address: 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9236
Phone Number: 808-871-5222
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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Excellent trail ride!!!

I am in my extreme, extreme late 30s (54 lol), and the tour guides did great with us!!! I've not ridden a horse in 21 years so it was like starting over. They gave me a gentle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Axton, Virginia
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Axton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am in my extreme, extreme late 30s (54 lol), and the tour guides did great with us!!! I've not ridden a horse in 21 years so it was like starting over. They gave me a gentle and well-trained horse, Star, she was beautiful too. She did decide to trot once up the hill and I did good! YAY me!!!... More 

Thank talk2dmm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived for the afternoon ride and kicked it off with a BBQ lunch. Nothing to write home about, but this isn't about food, it's the ride! They divide the group between novice, intermediate and advance. Though, not sure how it is managed, since some of the horses for the novice riders seemed a little more active. The path/trail was great.... More 

Thank Riplip3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views. Gentle horses especially Big RED and knowledgeable guides. This is how ranching used to be. Take the time to explore a part of the island you wouldnt see.

Thank Norman H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been horseback riding trail rides across the country... This was the best trail ride I've been on. The horses are not push-button horses. They are well-trained, but you can have some fun with them. My 11-year-old daughter had never been on a horse before, and they made sure she had a good, safe horse. But we had some fun!... More 

Thank skshawaii
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked this tour from the Expedia desk at the place we were staying and weren't even planning to do this until the day before. I wasn't sure what to expect since we've been horseback riding on Oahu and they've usually been pretty boring...slow walk (not even trotting) for an hour and come back. Pretty much a... More 

Thank Scott S
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I went for a ride on August 1st of this year. I did a lot of research on TripAdvisor before booking our horseback riding adventure at Mendes Ranch. We were not disappointed. We had such a great time! We booked a private ride with Destiny. She was wonderful! She is a beautiful girl with a lot of... More 

Thank Cherie T
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mendes Ranch is a 'must do activity' every time we are on Maui. Horseback riding along the northern cliffs on Maui provide absolutely breathtaking views. The guides do a wonderful job making sure to capture lots of pictures on your on device. The horses are beautiful, well tempered and extremely well cared for. If you are a more advanced rider... More 

Thank SuzieDady
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife bought us tickets to do the morning horse ride at Mendes Ranch. First of all, the property is amazing! There are few better ways to get the kind of views we got outside of helicopter rides. The staff was friendly and attentive, ensuring we were all safe and having a good time throughout the ride. I'm a total... More 

Thank Daniel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing adventure. I would highly highly recommend this place for anyone looking to do a horseback in Maui. This is the only horse riding company here that allows you to run your horse. It is so cool to do this on a real life working ranch. Family owned and run for ever they set the bar super... More 

Thank Rachel M
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We drove from Kihei to Mendes Ranch for the morning ride (showtime 8:45AM/departs at 9:00AM). This was our 2nd time riding a horse (we did a ride in AZ to get used to horse riding). There were riders of various abilities. We were matched to a horse for our skill level. The ride was very scenic, relaxing and included coastal... More 

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