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Address: 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9236
Phone Number: +1 808-871-5222
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US$ 114.49*
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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My husband and I had a great time at Mendes Ranch during our honeymoon this past September, and can't wait to go again the next time we are in Maui! Being someone who has ridden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2014
Caitlin I
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Plainville, Connecticut
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Plainville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

My husband and I had a great time at Mendes Ranch during our honeymoon this past September, and can't wait to go again the next time we are in Maui! Being someone who has ridden horses for over 20 years, I had pretty high expectations, and Mendes Ranch definitely lived up to them. Destiny was our guide and she was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

The horses were very difficult to get moving. Not all horses looked or acted healthy. The guides would ride back and forth along the trail of riders and slap the horses on their butts to keep them moving. There is one ocean view that is pretty but you don't ever get very close to the water. The guides stop at... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

We visited Mendes Ranch and had the BBQ lunch option before our 12.30 ride. It was a bit daunting at first as we seemed to be the only 2 people there but 2 other people turned up for the BBQ lunch and later on some more people turned up for the ride. The lunch was good (chicken, ribs, mac salad,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

Absolutely beautiful scenery overlooking the ocean. Our guides, Trevor, Fred, and Selena, were very knowledgable and friendly. It's the only ranch on Maui that allowed riders to run a short distance with the horses (but you were able to ride at a normal pace if you preferred). Orientation was brief but appropriate. The horses are ao well trained they knew... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

The staff was friendly, made us all feel welcome. Our group was made up of advance to beginner riders. The horses were well suited. They were well fed, if your looking for stuck up this isn't your place. Be prepared for full out gallop when they tell you the horses will run. If you are experienced this is a wonderful... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

The scenery was incredible. Attentive wranglers. The briefing was thorough, but I sensed that it might have been a little fast for novice riders. They try to match the horses to the riders. There is a nice stretch to gallop if you wish. My horse, Spirit, took some urging to go down the slopes, but she did fine coming up.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

A month after our Maui vacation, our family is still talking about how much fun we had horseback riding at Mendes Ranch. Trevor was our guide who shared a wonderful story about the Mendes family. Destiny was very patience, very sociable, and very nice with everybody. I don't usually remember names but you folks leaves a very lasting impression on... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This was my second time riding and nervous. Everyone at the ranch was wonderful. We were in a group of 5 with various abilities and Butch was able to accomodate for each. Remember to bring sunscreen, bug spray and most importantly water.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

My wife and I did the afternoon ride and we opted for the BBQ before the ride. By luck, we were put together with a family of other New Yoprkers on this ride. Lets just say we were all urban cowboys and cowgirls for a while. I have been around horses all my life and my wife has only been... More 

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Woodinville, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I booked this ride for my daughter's 12 birthday. From the beginning, the process was very smooth anwering all my questions. Our guide, Butch, was very knowledgeable, helpful and had an overall great personality. Altough my horse was a little stubborn (he wanted to keep stopping to eat grass), the experience was wonderful and my daughter thouroughly enjoyed it! Will... More 

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