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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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Spectacular Experience Riding a Horse on a Pristine Beach

Looking for something new and novel? Kelly Seahorse Ranch will provide you with the ultimate... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Linda M
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Newport, Rhode Island
Horseback Riding @ it’s Finest

Who doesn’t dream of a leisure stroll by horseback on the beach??!!! Called & made a reservation... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Desertrose1225
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Rancho Vista, California
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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 good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Looking for something new and novel? Kelly Seahorse Ranch will provide you with the ultimate horseback ride on a beach. The guides knew the horses well and the horses know the trail well. The guides explained how to ride and when to lean forward or...More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Who doesn’t dream of a leisure stroll by horseback on the beach??!!! Called & made a reservation & we were lucky to have the trail guide all to ourselves during their slow season. Very helpful explanation before we mounted our horses on what’s what. The...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Paid $75 each for one hour minimum trail ride. 45 min & it was over. No refund given. No nothing. Also they keep a written log of your credit card information for all customers in their log book. This should not be allowed.

2  Thank Gregsflooring
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

You ride for a full hour on a spectacular beach! The young lady who guided our tour was excellent, knew horses well and how to guide those who didn't and make them feel at ease. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay...More

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

On a trip to Amelia Island we spotted folks riding horses on the beach--our hotel directed us to Kelly Sea Horse. My teenage daughter was so excited to go so I'm glad we did it but we had kind of a mixed experience. I'll start...More

2  Thank KedsMA
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was super excited when my husband said he booked riding horses on the beach. We got their a little bit earlier than expected but we took some photos but while we were waiting, the mosquitoes were so horrible that it was almost unbearable. We...More

5  Thank Sharelle S
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have always wanted to ride horses by the ocean! This was the way to go if you are a inexperienced rider. The horses are tame and sweet!! The beach is so pretty where the guides take you. Right now the trail is pretty wet(lots...More

Thank Shelley G
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoy a gentle horseback ride wherever we go, but few offer the combination of forest trails and beach splendor that this one does. Horses were all extremely well behaved and ideal for beginners or intermediate riding.

Thank Simon V
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous time. Bonnie and Chris were awesome! Very professional but still very laid back and made our trip fun.

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was an experienced rider during my youth but 75 years has changed that. With lots of joint issues, getting on and off was an ordeal and the source of merriment to my fellow riders. Well enough. Once in the saddle, things got better. The...More

1  Thank Michael P
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