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Dahana Ranch

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Address: Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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+1 808-885-0057

A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.

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Horse back riding!

The ride was so freeing and absolutely stunning. Bit colder up there so pack clothing options. So friendly and really allow you to control your horse. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miller B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was so freeing and absolutely stunning. Bit colder up there so pack clothing options. So friendly and really allow you to control your horse. Highly recommend!

Thank Miller B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our six years old girl. The ranch has fabulous views. All horses are well trained and very gentle. Our guide( guess was owner's wife and daughter) were very experienced and nice. She took good care of us, especially my little girl. I was a bit nervous at the beginning but was ended with lots of fun.... More 

Thank Lijun W
Ontario, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were excited about this ride. Especially because they allow young children and we have 3 all under 8. It started to lightly rain in the morning of our ride, so they called us to see if we wanted to cancel as we have young children. We said we would go up and see what it's like anyway. When we... More 

1 Thank cagarciajd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to book a morning ranch ride with Kiyo on a Monday with just another couple. We tried for the Saturday/Sunday but they were understandably fully booked. Loved that you are encouraged to "make your own way", avoid trails or follow the horse in front of you. This makes for a much more interesting ride especially for those... More 

1 Thank chuletita_loca
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My tiny 5 and 8 year olds had no trouble riding at this outfit. Besides pony rides at fairs, they have never ridden a horse before. It was almost a private ride as there were a couple of honeymooners with us and that it. The scenery was spectacular and the horses well trained. We even passed cattle including cute calves.... More 

1 Thank Thomas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My nieces had been here before and loved it so much, they wanted to share it with us. It was a beautiful, relaxing ride and our young guide was really friendly and helpful.

1 Thank vacationsrule_7
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My family of 10, which included a range of riders--from expert to beginners--went on the cattle drive ride that Dahana Ranch offers. It was a blast, despite the fact that it rained most of the time. We were given very good instruction from our guide on how to herd the cattle and we worked as a team to move the... More 

1 Thank 954susan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great horseback experience for all ages. One of the only ranches to accommodate under-six kids. My five-year-old was well taken care of and everyone enjoyed the open-range ride. Horses had great temperaments, were well trained.

1 Thank Katie T
Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable ride. Don't let your nerves get the better of you at first! Great guide. I loved going through the open fields along with the cattle! Took the advanced ride as I rode English for several years. It's a little different but a really fun experience!!

1 Thank fz15fq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Really friendly and informative staff, I took part in the 2 hour advanced ride and it was perfect, we were specifically told not to ride nose to tail and to explore the beautiful landscape. Plenty of opportunities to trot and canter, people and horses were brilliant. Highly recommend.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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