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Dahana Ranch

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Great experience in beautiful location!

The Dahana ranch staff are absolutely lovely! They were patient with our two children and have them... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Amazing cattle drive experience

We were greeted by Kio who helped get our riding helmets and horses. She then explained what we... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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“cattle drive”(19 reviews)
“open range”(17 reviews)
“own horse”(11 reviews)
A working cattle ranch that allows tourists to drive cattle.
Dahana Ranch Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-0057
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, it was my second time horseback riding, but with friends this time and one used to work at another ranch in past so that eased me. Be ready for a bumpy, hilly ride through the ranch range. Horse riding is just not for me!!!!!...More

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Dahana ranch staff are absolutely lovely! They were patient with our two children and have them the opportunity to ride solo if they were brave enough for it- which they were! The horses are very well taken care of and gentle with their riders....More

Thank SherylandChris
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by Kio who helped get our riding helmets and horses. She then explained what we would be doing, moving cattle from one paddock to another. There were 5 of us and we learned how to work together as a unit to gather...More

Thank Wlhilton
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I read varied reviews, but the majority of them were very positive. Overall, I'd recommend this ranch and the 1.5 hr ride. This adventure will take you off the beaten path. My 11-year daughter enjoyed it a lot. Beginners will be able to handle the...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We did this ride at the end of June on our trip and we brought our almost 4 1/2 year old daughter. We had a wonderful time! Unfortunately our daughter got cold feet as soon as she got on the horse and kind of had...More

Thank AztecsU2
Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you are going to do a horseback ride on the Big Island, this is the one to do! Run by wonderful people who are friendly, kind, and helpful. The views on the ranch are beyond what you would expect. Flowing green hills that go...More

Thank brianna S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Very nice, serene horseback riding over rolling green hills. Not a trail ride, but you guide your horse around a general circuit around the ranch. Horses are well trained and great for kids

Thank RWMTucson
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We had a great ride, one of the highlights of our trip. We were the only ones on the ride and our guide, Jackie, was the best. She was knowledgeable and so very helpful. She must have taken a hundred pictures for us. The pastures...More

2  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My whole family enjoyed this experience. For 1 1/2 hours we rode horses on their farm. The instructors were great at working with everyone’s experience level and making it fun for all riders. My kids are asking to go back next year. You have the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

As a horse person, the thought of riding through beautiful rolling pastures was too much to resist. My husband and I booked the advanced ride. It was myself, husband and our wonderful guide, Jackie. I have been riding my whole life and have four horses...More

1  Thank cokm93
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