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“Ironwood Ranch Horseback Ride is Superb!”
Review of Ironwood Ranch

Ironwood Ranch
Ranked #34 of 123 things to do in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We're the "Best Place to Find Yourself on Horseback" according to Hawaii Magazine's 2008 "Best of Hawaii" - and they should know! Ride our beautiful horses through lush, exotic valleys, ironwood forests, and pineapple fields, while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the outer islands! Nestled in the midst of unspoiled mountains, rain forests and farmland, Ironwood Ranch sits on acres of private land inaccessible to most, but ready and waiting for you to explore!
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Wonderful ride for our family of 3. Great horses and gear, super guide (ask for Katlin!) - she gave good instructions in a casual friendly way, was a great tour guide showing us the islands from the high view point and telling us about the plants and trees and history of the region. We got to taste a coffee bean, smell a cinnamon leaf and lemon pepper leaf, see wild passion fruit and pineapple. Plenty of shade - probably the only horseback ride on Maui that offers significant shade relief from the sun. You get a cool soda pop or fruit juice (guava, passion fruit, etc.!) after the ride and can stroll around their orchard or go visit the other horses. Really top notch. Walking only as the terrain can be rough and the horses work hard every day with all the riders. Their website, www.ironwoodranch.com, needs to be updated because they no longer offer exclusive excursions or advanced rides.

Thank elcydMinnesota
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We went riding with this outfit. We had just left the stable area and were about 13 minutes into a 1 1/2 hour ride when it started to rain. The guide took us back to the stables and canceled the ride. We do not have a problem with them canceling due to safety concerns, however they then told us if we wanted to reschedule we would have to pay again. They would only refund 2/3 or our money since we got a partial ride. If we had ridden 1 hour of 1 1/2 I could understand a partial payment/ refund. However 26 minutes and seeing the same thing was not worth the effort or time. Their policy is horrible and very unprofessional. I'd go with another outfit next time.

5  Thank Dsbrb
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We had a great ride during our trip. We were part of a small group (4 people, plus a guide), and got a great tour of the ironwood forest, the jungle, the old pineapple plantation, and mountainous terrain. The guide knew quite a bit about the area, and pointed out ancient Hawaiian walls and caves, wild coffee bushes and other interesting flora and fauna. I rode on Jean Claude Van Damme, and my partner rode on Sandra Bullock. Good times!

Thank Sayla
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

The guides were very informative and professional. The horses were well trained and well behaved. One of the most fun things we have done in Maui

Thank Houstontrio
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My family took the 1 1/2 hour ride at Ironwood Ranch. It was me, my husband, our 13 year old son and my 12 year old god daughter. We were the only ones on this tour. They take small groups which was really nice. I can't remember our guide's name, but she did a great job with the horses and pointing out sites and things of interest. Our horses were very mild and behaved perfectly. It was our experience that the Ironwood Ranch was very laid-back and casual. We felt comfortable and welcomed.

Thank Carolee S
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