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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

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Address: 7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
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+1 904-491-5166
08:00 - 17:00
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Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island...

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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Cool experience

Overall had a good time. Very well trained and good tempered horses. Weather didn't cooperate too much the day we went but otherwise very good time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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Jacksonville, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I went today with a friend and first when I called the woman told me to be there at 11:30 or I would not be allowed to ride and so we got there in record time only to wait another 30 minutes until the guides felt like beginning. After that we were given horses at the very end of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Overall had a good time. Very well trained and good tempered horses. Weather didn't cooperate too much the day we went but otherwise very good time.

Thank Justin F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 reasons, which means your kinda by yourself.

Thank theHillreview
North Port, Florida
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 other things to do on Amelia Island. Was the worst part of the trip.🙁

6 Thank Joe4013
South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 anyone who wants to ride on the beach. It is a short ride and if... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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. The ride proceeds slowly down the shoreline before turning around after 30 minutes. Riders are... More 

Thank largomama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 the horse in front of me stopped to poop and my horse and I continued... More 

2 Thank Halli M
Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 guide as that is not included in the cost and they did not offer to... More 

Thank timvaran
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

5 Thank Peighton B

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