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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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Breathtaking Views on Horseback

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank ctm7944
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had so much fun horseback riding at the ranch. Horses were great except could not be controlled when it came to snacking haha. Walk around the property was an added bonus. Went to the gazebo and had the best ocean breeze and most beautiful 180 degree beach/cliff view. Staff was very friendly and informative. We also... More 

Thank Jaime V
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my wife and 8-year old daughter to Mendes Ranch for an afternoon trail ride and had an absolutely great experience. It was my daughter's first ride on a horse alone and the guides were wonderful in helping her get started - she loved the ride! Though we are relative beginners to horseback riding, the trail rides at Mendes are... More 

Thank Andrew L
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What an adventure! First place ever where you get to RUN YOUR HORSE! Yes you heard me Run! The horse have certain spots where you can run, not trot not just gallop but run your horse. We loved our guide Destiny. She taught how and it was such a thrill. Only tip is that Duke the pretty horse is a... More 

2 Thank Christmaso
Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a fun trip through a variety of terrain including the mountains, along the coast and through the rain forest. They are well organized and can accommodate all levels of riders. The guides were very helpful and encouraging as well as knowledgable. The scenery is beautiful and you can see why this 4th Generation ranch is ranked so highly.

1 Thank Melissa C
Navarre, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We loved the Mendes Ranch. Was a wonderful place to ride and take in the scenery. Freddie who was a guide and ranch hand was awesome. My 10 yr old has been riding for a year now and he took her under his wing and was so gracious with her. He held her back many times so they could trot... More 

Thank jillboddy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Loved mendes ranch. What a view! Horses and Ocean it was like heaven. Destiny was our guide and she was really fun. I'm glad they allowed us to let the horses out, even if it was for a short distance. I'd definitely go back

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