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“A great way to experience the beauty of Maui”
Review of Mendes Ranch

Mendes Ranch
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$114.49*
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour
Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Wailuku
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Mendes Ranch horseback ride is the best way to experience the beauty of the land and the people who make up the history of Maui. This ride is for everyone, from beginner to advanced, we had both in our group. Each horse was matched for the riders ability, safety and fun. The horses are so well trained and easy to ride, any rider level will enjoy. We each had the opportunity to let our horses out for the run we wanted. The mountain and sea views were exceptional, whale sightings included!
Ruby, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the land and had a good eye out for the safety and comfort of the riders in our group. She is an awesome rider and friendly person.
We stayed for the BBQ lunch which was delicious and filling. Kristin and her crew of workers have created a great spot for us and we will come back! Thanks to you all! Jane and Chris

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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a working ranch, so you can imagine all that applies to daily chores, buy that does not matter to the working hands here.
We were greeted and given a tour to the gazebo looking down to the stables where the horses were, then we watched as they brought up the chosen ones for our ride. I was a beginner class and was very happy with the way they handled me through out the ride our guide was telling history of the land and the Mendes Family very interesting, even a few movies that have been filmed on the property because of the beauty. We ended our ride with a barbecue dinner , this is one of the Maui experiences I will never forget, walking my horse ROXY up to the edge of the cliff and gazing over the Pacific ocean was unbelievable.

Thank Diana S
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was our second time to horseback ride at Mendes Ranch. Very attentive staff - especially good with the kids. Beautiful views along the ride and we all loved the 2 opportunities to run our horses uphill.

Thank Mikal L
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Me and my fiancé booked an atv tour at the Mendes Ranch and it was awesome. The guide was a friendly Hawaiian cowboy with tons of knowledge and experience. Four wheelers were a blast. Breathtaking views and a great ride overall. 5 stars

Thank lplummer232
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

This was a really great way to spend a morning! My partner and I booked this activity through our hotel. They recommended it over the several other horseback riding activities on the island, even though they're just about the farthest away.

Part of the reason we picked it was because it's on part of the island we've never been to. The views were beautiful. It's also cool that it's a real working ranch with some interesting history.

We also liked the idea of the BBQ lunch that we paid a little more for. That was pretty good, but it would have been more fun if the other cowboys in our group has signed up too. Good food though... No complaints.

If you're wondering if you can ride a horse... You can! It's very easy ! The cowgirls who led our group couldn't have been nicer, more helpful, or more informative. They made the ride great.

Extra points--- at various spots they offer to take pictures of you... With your camera. There's no $30 photo
after sale at the end of the ride.

This was a great way to experience a different part of Hawaiin life.

Thank Mike95128
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