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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

#27 of 69 Outdoor Activities in Amelia Island Features Animals
7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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A perfect morning

My wife has always loved horses on the beach so what better way to spend our 25th wedding... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Winter Park, Florida

You just walk. The entire time. And you have to stay in a line. The. Entire. Time. Not fun at all... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Peighton B
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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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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife has always loved horses on the beach so what better way to spend our 25th wedding anniversary than this? The staff is friendly and patient with those of us with little experience and the actual trip is breathtaking. Take cash to tip your...More

Thank timvaran
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

You just walk. The entire time. And you have to stay in a line. The. Entire. Time. Not fun at all. The only good thing was that the horses were cute.

6  Thank Peighton B
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. They leave the horses saddled all day and tie the horses with bits. That could cause serious issues if the horse set back, causing the horse to tear there mouth up or break there jaw. Unprofessional at the most. They don't know a...More

8  Thank montana161
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

When people are over-the-top nasty and abusive to our staff, we just have to refuse service. Sorry. We will not tolerate such abuse or dignify it with any response other than to say we certainly do take great care of our horses, and we are...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Kelly Seahorse Ranch is a professionally run trail ride operation. The personnel and horses know their jobs. The horses are in good physical condition, have good manners, and the operation is very well organized. The emphasis is on safety & enjoying the trail/beach ride....More

Thank Trish w
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My husband ,son, and I decided while in the area to check item off bucklist. The horses are beautiful and appear to be well taken care of. We felt safe on entire ride. It was peaceful easy going ride along a beautiful stretch of beach....More

1  Thank peachsnuf
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

No mistake. The pictures in question were uploaded the same day, there were 6 pictures taken of the family of three, among many other photos of them individually. There were no other guests on the tour. It is customary for ranch staff to take group...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Took a Thanksgiving week beach adventure. Surprised my Goddaughter with a horseback ride along the coast. She was thrilled!!! Couldn't have been more fun for her or I. I was very impressed at how clean the barn is, how well kept the horses are and...More

Thank Leisa A
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Loved this experience. Beautiful scenery and gorgeous, gentle horses. Beginner friendly. Reservation was easy to make. Helmets optional. No cameras or phones while on the ride. Would've loved to take pics but it was also nice to just be in the moment with no distractions.

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The horses were well behaved and the walk on the beach was pleasant, however this company was not customer service minded. They did not allow pictures on the ride to be taken by the riders which made some sense. But after dismounting at the end...More

3  Thank rambo2315
Reviewed 1 April 2016

My 13-year-old daughter and I went on this trail ride. It was absolutely outstanding! We have owned horses up in Wisconsin for the past 25 years and we were very excited to be able to ride on the beach. I really thought the quick instruction...More

1  Thank rgang2ride
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We did this on a dreary afternoon and it was so relaxing. Horses were super easy to handle but if you have kids they have to be 13 and up to ride.

Thank NatMal85
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What is the weight restriction?
27 May 2016|
Response from ranchmanagement | Property representative |
230 pounds.