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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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Open Range Ride Through Beautiful Landscape

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... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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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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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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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
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I had a great time on our horseback riding adventure with Dahana. Beautiful scenery with open range riding. They encouraged you to take your own path, and discouraged following other horses. It had been a long time since either of us had been on a horse, but we had no problem on the ride. There was even... More 

3 Thank Kim F
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I LOVED this ride. I have done many different excursions on several trips to Hawaii and this is truly one of my favorites. Our guide Bre, was very helpful and knowledgeable. The friend I was traveling with had no horse back riding experience and she was able to have a fun and successful ride with no problems. This is definitely... More 

1 Thank brianna S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I am an experienced rider, but my family is not. In fairness, I have a young family so it was critical for me to find a venue that would accept young riders. Dahana Ranch was perfect. They accepted my children 3, 5, and 6. The six year old was able to ride by herself and the guide led the younger... More 

2 Thank NikkiU

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