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Dahana Ranch, Waimea

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  • A ride around a beautiful ranch, with experienced horses and people. I grew up riding horses and though I will never love a western saddle, this was an excellent outing. I was attached to a group that...  more »
  • Went for ride was very scenic.horses don't walk in single line.so your actually riding n controlling horse. The guide spent a lot of time adjusting stir ups . Very enjoyable.would go again  more »
  • It's not trail riding, but so much better. You can actually have some fun herding cattle and working the horses. Higher weight limit than other Stables. Kid friendly and it was great for the family. O...  more »
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  • We were looking for a place on the Island that let you get away from the typical nose-to-tail ride, and this place fit the bill. They have several different options based on experience level. Regardless of your choice, you are guaranteed a great ride with one of their knowledgeable and friendly wranglers on one of their beautiful, well-behaved horses, taking in the incredible vistas offered through the acreage of this family ranch. If all you've seen is the beaches, this will give a totally new and amazing take on this incredible island.
  • As a kid I thought this place was really amazing. It was my first time riding but, I went with a friend who rides every week. Are instructor was awesome she taught me how to walk and trot and get on and off my horse. My friend on the other already knew everything so our instructor let her walk, trot, and canter. The horses were amazing and followed instructions really well. I think this was an amazing experience.
  • We had a great time horseback riding at this ranch. I can't say enough on how they treat their customers. First, this was the only horseback riding facility on the Big Island that I could find that would accommodate a 3 year old. There were 5 in our group. We had two guides take us out to help my 3 year old and 6 year old on the horses. This took care of any worries my wife or myself had regarding the kids. The guides stuck with them the whole time. Another nice thing about this place is that we were able to ride away from the group a bit. None of this nose to tail with the horses. The guides pretty much wanted us to ride side by side and the guides would let us know where we were headed. They gave us the option to go a different route to get there or just to tag along with them. Needless to say my whole family enjoyed the outing and we will definitely go back to Dahana Ranch when we return.
  • What a wonderful place to horseback ride. Becky our guide was so sweet and patience with us. Thank you so much for making it so enjoyable! A must do if you visit the Big Island!
  • Fantastic Riding Experience in a beautiful pastoral setting. Helpful and experienced staff too.

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Where to stay in Waimea

You'll find lodges and bed and breakfasts scattered around the vicinity of Waimea. Some are adjacent to the coastline, while others stand among gardens; accommodations in both locations provide access to the area's natural wonders. Reservations for bed and breakfasts fill up quickly, so book a room early.
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