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Mendes Ranch

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Address: 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9236
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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Great Ride - Great Guides

The horses were well trained and the staff were very experienced and personable. There is also an opportunity to gallop on this trail ride. The scenery was amazing and I even some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The horses were well trained and the staff were very experienced and personable. There is also an opportunity to gallop on this trail ride. The scenery was amazing and I even some some whales in the ocean. My horse was Frosty and I barely had to do anything, that how well trained Frosty was!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were able to enjoy the horseback ride today! What a fun experience this was! During our ride we were taken up and down a mountainside along the coastline. The views were amazing and we even got to see a couple of whales playing in the ocean! I think the highlight for my daughter and I was... More 

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spruce grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and fun ride. The sisters we had we had were very knowledgeable and safety conscious. Probably the best pre ride safety and how to ride demonstration I have ever seen. Beautiful location and as we were riding we could see the whales jumping in the ocean. Can't get any better!

Thank sandra g
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kimo and the friendly staff at Mendes Ranch made this a safe and memorable day with horses, riding beautiful ocean front trails. The ranch is located at the head of a gorgeous canyon overlooking the beautiful sea. Lots of animals including peacocks, rabbits, cats as well as horses were there for the kids to see. Kimo and another cowboy put... More 

Thank Margaret F
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, well-trained horses for all levels. It was our first time visiting the ranch- I was with my 12 year-old niece who had limited riding experience. We both thoroughly enjoyed our trail ride, (even though her horse wanted to keep eating grass from the side of the trail). Butch, the trail leader was able to step in and redirect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It is a scenic ride. The ride is very well organized and address to all levels of riding. It is friendly stuff and very well organized . It is definitely highly recommended

Thank DanaTunno
Mead, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was my second time visiting Mendes Ranch. I love this place! Destiny has been my guide both times and I can't say enough great things about her. We were fortunate enough this time to have a private ride and it was amazing. Great views! The horses are very calm and friendly and running them was the best part.

Thank ksanburg
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place to ride on Maui. We knew we wanted to take our grandsons here for their first riding experience. The horses are safe for children. But if you are experienced they have ones that will suit you, too. One of the few places that will give you the opportunity to give the horses a little run.... More 

Thank Paula C
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Appeal of this ride is definitely the views, which are stunning. However, the condition of horses and tack was pretty poor, and the lackadaisical attitude toward safety was noted. I was told I could (a) not sign the safety waiver in which case a helmet was required, or (b) sign it and not wear a helmet. I chose to wear... More 

Thank Ellen E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The guides were great. The views were nice ocean views and a few optional short canters up hills. If you want to get a taste of horseback riding in a beautiful setting, go for it. If you are an experienced rider, you may want to go to other equally or more wonderful areas on the island to get your views.

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