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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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Had a great morning ride.

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Los Altos, CA
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 doesn't want you to ride "nose to tail" like in a typical trail ride. We... More 

Thank tfwrenn
Waimea, Hawaii
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 kept us all safe and confident on our beautiful quarter horses. I highly recommend this... More 

1 Thank MRJB-1
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 himself and had a blast! The horse he and my daughter were on were calm,... More 

Thank MrsHeatherW4
Branson West, Missouri
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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 their handy steps! This was not your traditional follow-the-leader ride which can be so boring.... More 

Thank PamCJ2480
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went there with our six years old girl. The ranch has fabulous views. All horses are well trained and very gentle. Our guide( guess was owner's wife and daughter) were very experienced and nice. She took good care of us, especially my little girl. I was a bit nervous at the beginning but was ended with lots of fun.... More 

Thank Lijun W
Ontario, California
1 review
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were excited about this ride. Especially because they allow young children and we have 3 all under 8. It started to lightly rain in the morning of our ride, so they called us to see if we wanted to cancel as we have young children. We said we would go up and see what it's like anyway. When we... More 

1 Thank cagarciajd
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 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

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