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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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Beautiful and peaceful ride! Staff was friendly, horses were well cared for and easy to steer... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
StopAndDrinkTheWine
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Pittsburgh
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It was cool to see the beach on horseback. It was nice and quiet, but too quiet. Wish the guides... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
theHillreview
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Fleming Island, Florida
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Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only full-time licensed outfits offering beach horseback rides in the country. Ranch offers gentle, guided tours starting from the ranch with a short trail ride through the wild maritime hammock, over dunes and then along miles of white pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect place to fulfill that lifetime dream of riding a horse along the ocean. Note: All rides leave directly from the ranch, never from a public parking lot. Can accommodate larger groups.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
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“take pictures” (6 reviews)
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful ride! Staff was friendly, horses were well cared for and easy to steer. Lovely views of the ocean.

Thank StopAndDrinkTheWine
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It was cool to see the beach on horseback. It was nice and quiet, but too quiet. Wish the guides would give some history about the area or the beach or the park while we rode. The ride has to be single file so safety...More

1  Thank theHillreview
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. Horseback ride was short and the mosquitos were out of control. Staff was not the most pleasant, no pictures or videos were allowed. Yet they will take pictures for you for $7 each. It just doesn't make sense save your money there's many...More

7  Thank Joe4013
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a very nice ride!!! I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach and this fulfill it. The staff at the ranch we nice and pleasant. The horses we easy to handle! The beach was beautiful!!!! I would recommend this ride to...More

Thank bfwa1
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The horses at Kelly's are clearly well cared for and easy to control. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. You use a step stool to mount up before going on a shirt wooded trail ride and over a few sand dunes to the open beach....More

Thank largomama
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The state park beach where you ride the horses was really pretty! Very serene & peaceful. They make you ride in a straight line the entire time though. I was a little offended when the guide spoke to me as if I was rude because...More

4  Thank Halli M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife has always loved horses on the beach so what better way to spend our 25th wedding anniversary than this? The staff is friendly and patient with those of us with little experience and the actual trip is breathtaking. Take cash to tip your...More

Thank timvaran
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

You just walk. The entire time. And you have to stay in a line. The. Entire. Time. Not fun at all. The only good thing was that the horses were cute.

6  Thank Peighton B
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. They leave the horses saddled all day and tie the horses with bits. That could cause serious issues if the horse set back, causing the horse to tear there mouth up or break there jaw. Unprofessional at the most. They don't know a...More

8  Thank montana161
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

When people are over-the-top nasty and abusive to our staff, we just have to refuse service. Sorry. We will not tolerate such abuse or dignify it with any response other than to say we certainly do take great care of our horses, and we are...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Kelly Seahorse Ranch is a professionally run trail ride operation. The personnel and horses know their jobs. The horses are in good physical condition, have good manners, and the operation is very well organized. The emphasis is on safety & enjoying the trail/beach ride....More

Thank Trish w
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