Horseback AM Ride - Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides-

Horseback AM Ride - Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides

Tour Highlights:
  • Take a morning trail ride on the eastern slopes of West Maui on a working cattle ranch that has its roots in the 1800's.
  • Departs from Wailuku area of Maui
  • Monday thru Saturday is 9 AM
  • 1.5 - 2 hour ride.
  • 24 riders maximum broken down into small groups of riders.
  • Minimum age of 7 years.
  • Maximum weight limit 250 lbs.
  • Guests can bring their own lunch.
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$ 135.00

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Choose this morning horseback ride at the Mendes Ranch and feel like a "paniolo" (cowboy) on Maui! Guests will mount up on western saddles at the corral and ride with a guide down the edge of Waihee Valley to the coastline and back up. Considered one of the backsides of the island this area does not boast white sandy beaches and terraced landscapes instead guests escape into undeveloped raw beauty. Ride through open lands and down the edge of the valley to marvel at the expansive, magnificent waters of the Pacific Ocean. Before leaving this vantage and heading back up to the corral your guide can take photographs of you with the majestic seascape in the background. Since 1886 the Medes family has cared for and maintained this land. The original homestead has grown into an amazing ranch which remains family owned and operated. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverage to enjoy the picnic spot after the morning tours or they can come early and eat before the afternoon tour. With scenic views and a pace that meets your skills this is a great horseback ride on the rustic side of Maui.
Operates: Monday-Saturday at 9:00 am. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure.
Departure Point: Check in at Mendes Ranch Office located on Hwy 340 just before mile marker 7.
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hour ride.
Equipment: Well trained and groomed horses.
Capacity: 24 riders broken down into small groups by skill level.
Bring Lunch Option
Guests may bring food and drinks.
For morning tours it's best to eat after tour and for the afternoon tours best to come early and make it beforehand. There is a place to sit and enjoy your picnic. Please Note: No Glass containers or alcoholic beverages allowed. "Malama aina" in Hawaii after dining or events great care is taken by all who participate to clean-up and leave the location with no trace of being there. This is not only appreciated but expected if you choose to picnic at the ranch.

Inclusions: Guide, cold water and a western saddle horseback ride. Vendor will accommodate non English speaking guests.

Restrictions: Maximum weight limit is 250 lbs. Please inform agent if you are near the weight limit when making a reservation. The minimum age is 7 years old. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. No pregnant women or guests with bad backs, recent surgeries or neck injuries. All levels of riders are welcome. Vendor is equipped to accommodate only mildly disabled or physically challenged guests, inform agent when placing reservation. Cancellation Policy: 48 hours for 1-11 guests or 72 hours for over 12 guests. This means that once you're within 48 hours, or 72 hours respectively of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

Pride of America Cruise Ship: For Pride of America Cruise Ship passengers tour company does not pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock. This tour may be reached via private shuttle, taxi or rental car options inquire with agent about transportation arrangements. This tour can be organized for Sunday or Monday of your cruise ship schedule.

There have been 12 reviews written about the Horseback AM Ride with Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides.

Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5

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James Chatham
It was ok!

Patricia Boehly
I would definitely do this again! My only complaint is that the ride was too short. Thank you for the canter rides!!! So much fun! I really miss riding. The views and the staff were incredible!

Joan Baldwin
Great place to ride.

Lenny Wilkosz
I thought this ranch and staff were A+ all around. My wife and I being somewhat novice to horseback riding, but the staff made us feel comfortable. We had some people in our party who were very skilled and the staff were able to accommodate there desires as well. The lunch was excellent and again hats off to Destiny who was excellent in her directions and delivery. A great morning ride!!!

Marissa Rumbo
One of the BEST experiences we had while in Maui. The Mendes Ranch property is breathtaking. My husband and I had our two sons with us and even the 7 year old was able to handle it with the great guides. So much to do and see on this beautiful island, but this is an acitivity you wont want to miss. Oh, and spring for the Paniolo BBQ--so worth it!

Dennis Tobin jr
Outstanding ride. Good for beginners to experienced riders. I loved the view of the coast. Great trail hands as well! Thumbs up to it!

Will Dobler
Great experience, Buck was very friendly and entertaining. My daughter loved it.

Kinya Nakayama
Awesome! The guide was kind and really nice. Great view. Took many pictures.

Dave Ostrinsky
An amazing staff, extremely nice and helpful. The ride was breathtaking! The horses were well cared for. The ride time was alright of course I would say it wasn't long enough that's because it was so nice you didn't want it to end. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Maui.

Stephen Thul
Had a great time me and my wife had horses buck and quick smoke Great horses and very fast they love to run

Susan Ghest-Kehoe
We went on the trail ride in May after a torrential downpour caused us to delay the tour by two days. My 79 yo father, my sister and young daughter went on the morning ride. It was incredible. They pair you with the horse that suits you abilities. The experience was amazing from the horse riding fun to riding along the beautiful hillside with incredible views of the Pacific. We even got to canter/gallop for those that were up for it! Even my daughter had a lovely pony named Hoku (Star) that charged up the hill. She loved it! I would recommend it to anyone that is a horse aficionado and wants a lovely experience. Bring carrots / apples to feed the horses afterwards as they sure deserve it! The staff were attentive and conversational as well. I will do it again next time I'm in Maui.

Samantha Chang
Easy booking through Tom Barefoot's Tours, check-in was super easy, and the ride
was wonderful. Even though it sprinkled/rained on and off during the ride, the
guide Butch was very easygoing and informative.    feel like they pair
the rider and the horses very well, and I loved my horse!

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