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Dahana Ranch

#4 of 47 things to do in Waimea Features Animals
Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-0057
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Bucket list!

What an awesome experience! The staff at the ranch was super friendly and provided a very memorable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
Great Horseback riding even for beginners

We had a wonderful ride at Dahana Ranch. The staff was super friendly and we couldn't be happier... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“cattle drive” (18 reviews)
“open range” (15 reviews)
“own horse” (11 reviews)
Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-0057
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an awesome experience! The staff at the ranch was super friendly and provided a very memorable experience! The cattle drive is not a trail ride...YOU are taught to control your horse and make it work for you. This is an active experience, not one...More

Thank mvietmeier
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful ride at Dahana Ranch. The staff was super friendly and we couldn't be happier with our guide Becky. Definitely a must do!

Thank Rubird02
Reviewed 16 May 2017

They seem to strike the perfect balance of control and freedom in riding. We were able to spread out and ride through the open fields with our guide, rather than single file, like so many other rides. Our six year old was able to ride...More

Thank Tobin C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Really enjoyed the scenery. Petted lots of herding dogs and enjoyed the cool weather. We took the shorter ride, but it covers a good bit of ground. Worth it.

Thank TNGAtwo
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Dahana Ranch provides an amazing cattle drive experience for beginners and advanced riders alike. Our group of 6 had 2 beginning riders and Kiyo's instructions and directions were clear and easy to understand and she was amazingly patient. We had a great time. Dahana Ranch...More

Thank tfwrenn
Reviewed 1 April 2017

What a blessing! THANK YOU! We had the time of our lives, and our guests had a blast as well! We'll bring all our mainland guests from now on!

Thank KamuelaFoodies
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The BEST trained and kept horses I have ever risen on a vacation. In addition, the owner and our guide was a skilled, confident and gracious hostess. Her explanations to the riders, including my 7 & 9 year old children were easy to understand and...More

1  Thank MRJB-1
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We have tried to go horseback riding before but our 6 year old son has always been too young to ride solo. We went here and they threw him right on a horse and let him be in control the whole trip. He was beside...More

Thank MrsHeatherW4
Reviewed 5 February 2017

What a beautiful setting with wide open vistas! The ranch has been in the family for 3 or 4 generations. There were 11 in our group, children to old ladies and they accommodated all of us quite nicely! And mounting was a breeze thanks to...More

Thank PamCJ2480
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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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