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“Makena Stable Sunset Tour - Fantastic!”
Review of Makena Stables

Makena Stables
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Took the sunset tour with my family of six on May 31. Christine was our guide. She and the trip were sensational. We've taken other horseback rides on the Islands and this was by far the best. Chris did a lot of gentle instruction, esp w my one daughter who is afraid of horses. The horses are beautiful and in wonderful shape ... these are people who truly love their horses. Lots of wild goats running the hills add to the fun. The evening views were spectacular and graced by God. Would do this trip again without question.

4  Thank Larry M
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Amazing views on horseback with a great trail guide in Christine!

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

The title says it all, if you're in Mau and enjoy horseback riding the sunset tour at Makena stables is a must-do.

The ride starts out at ocean level near La Perouse Bay and heads uphill from there through the lava field to an old lava vent. The tour is on private property, so you get to see some sights that would normally be inaccessible. The tour guides are great and provide a lot of interesting history about the area; horses are well cared for and healthy.

The sunset view over the island of Kahoolawe is spectacular.

Bring your camera and comfortable shoes, they provide water and snacks for the ride.

4  Thank k9runner
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Most interesting terrain our family has ever ridden on horseback. Our guides were very professional and the views of South Maui were spectacular, especially from the break spot on the volcano crater. Horses are well cared for.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

My husband and I had read an article in the Orlando Sentinel describing Mckena Stables and the great time the writer had there. We decided to try it when we were in Maui a couple of weeks ago and are we glad we did. These are not your average trail horses or your average guides. We made our arrangements with Christine, by phone, prior to our trip to Hawaii and drove a little more than an hour from Kapalua to find this treat at the "end of the road". After being measured for our horses and given thorough instructions, we were off for our 3 hour morning ride. We rode through wooded terrain, along the shore, and up lava hills to a breathtaking view of the south side of Haleakala. Stopped at the top of the trail for snacks, drinks, and great photo ops, then began the ride back to the stables which was as impressive as the ride up. This was one of the highlights of our two week stay on the Islands. Even if you are a beginner you will be welcomed by Pat, the owner and Christine and her assistant guide, Erica (I think her name was) and made to feel very comfortable on these wonderful horses. Thanks to all who made this a memorable event.

4  Thank Peggy M
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