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Horseback Riding in Kauai is exhilarating.


One of the greatest appeals of horseback riding on Kauai for me is the sense of exploration that it provides.


There is so much to be visited by hiking the trails all throughout the island but why not luxuriate in having a horse take you to these remote locations while you view the scenery from the saddle.


There are some great rides that will take you deep into the interior of the island for the very adventurous and shorter rides that will take you to remote waterfalls where you can enjoy a picnic and a swim.


I have often heard people say that these are the most fun days they have experienced on their holiday.


Horseback rides on Kauai are among the most exhilarating and beautiful of any riding tours that can be found in Hawaii and are among the most fun Kauai activities available.


Horseback riding Kauai is an experience not to be missed if you have a passion for horses combined with unbelievably beautiful scenery.


Kauai boasts the wettest spot on the planet at Mount EleEle averaging over 400 inches a year.


The tremendous rainfall has produced the most remarkable sheer valleys, razor sharp ridges descending to the sea and most amazing array of waterfalls to be assembled anywhere in the world.


The extreme sea and wave action has also had a tremendous effect upon Kauai's spectacular coastline producing the famous Na Pali Coast with pristine cliffs and caves stretching 11 miles on Kauai's northern shore.


There are a number of stables on Kauai and they offer a variety of different types of horseback rides:



  • One ride will take you into the interior high valley of Kalihiwai Ridge on Kauai's North Shore.

  • Another less lengthy ride allows you to trot and canter into a forest reserve with panoramic ocean and mountain views. Taste a guava, smell the camphor, and feel the paper bark trees. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn about Kauai's history and culture.

  • Still other horseback rides take you along the spectacular ocean bluffs in the Princeville area or back along jungle streams to a delicious waterfall and pool where you can swim and have a picnic lunch. Other horseback rides are similar but also include a kayak river ride. Horseback riding tours are tailored to both beginners and the experienced horseman.


Horseback riding seems to be one of those activities that people either have a propensity for or not.


If you have that propensity, Kauai is one of the best places to indulge your passion for all thing equestrian.


You can take a short horseback ride along the bluffs by the Oceanside or you can pull out all the stops and spend an 8 hour journey on horseback exploring the interior of the island.


Neither option will be a disappointment, nor will any of the other choices of rides in between.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: None of the Kauai Horseback riding Tours will pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock at Nawiliwili Harbor. Passengers will need to either take a taxi to the departure point or have Tom Barefoot's Tours arrange for a Rental Car shuttle to pick them up directly at the dock. Dependent upon the specific tour, Kauai Horseback Rides can be arranged for the Thursday or Friday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.

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We sell tickets to 11 items in the category Horseback Riding Tours on Kauai.

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$110.00
(6 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This ride is offered twice a day and takes you through the ancient Maha'ulepu area, popular to beachcombers, windsurfers and local fishermen. Experience a variety of scenery and terrain, from pasture…

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$140.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This ride is ideal for couples, families or small groups. After riding for about an hour, you will dismount to explore and comb a secret beach for potential treasures, take photographs or just enjoy a…

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$137.90
(3 Reviews, 4.7 Stars)

This unique adventure begins with 30 minutes on horseback, soaking up panoramic views of mountains, valleys and the ocean. After tying up the horses, venture into a lush tropical rain forest, hiking along…

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$189.00

Imagine a personalized riding adventure on Kauai with a private guide on the beautiful Princeville Ranch. You will be given some exciting choices to customize your tour, enjoying your guide's undivided…

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$259.00

A private tour just for you with some exciting choices to customize your tour, enjoying your guide's undivided attention all the way. Includes a private picnic, with your choice of idyllic spots. Swim…

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$137.90

This Ride and Glide tour on Kau'ai combines two great activities Zipline and a Horseback Adventure. Horseback Adventure Saddle up for a leisurely paced 30 minute ride across secluded valleys. Your guide…

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$107.90

Your adventure begins with a brief horsemanship orientation followed by a leisurely ride across open pastures. You'll enjoy panoramic views of stunning mountains and valleys with a striking blue ocean…

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$99.00 - $154.00
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy a leisurely trail ride along winding streams, through lush foliage and wild guava, and view breathtaking mountain vistas. Silver Falls Ranch is located on 400 acres in the interior high valleys of…

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$119.00 - $174.00

Ride then picnic beside a secluded mountain pool and waterfall, where you can swim and relax. Silver Falls Ranch is located on 400 acres in the interior high valleys of Kalihiwai Ridge on Kauai's beautiful…

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$139.00 - $209.00
(3 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Explore Kauai on horseback. This excursion takes you deep into Kauai's interior and includes a picnic and the opportunity to swim at Silver Falls. Riding trails are lush and beautiful on the island. All…

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$55.00 - $209.00

Would you like to pick up the pace or enjoy the seclusion of your own experience at Silver Falls for a swim and picnic? Enjoy romance, sunsets and special moments. For those preferring more personalized…

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CJM Country Stables

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CJM Stables is a "must do" for anyone desirous of riding along the beautiful sea cliffs of south Kauai. This working cattle ranch provides spectacular rides that travel right along the coastline and dolphins, rays and various forms of sea life, including whales in season, can often be seen from the ride.
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Princeville Ranch Adventures

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The Princeville Ranch is certainly one of the most beautiful of any in the whole state of Hawaii. With its backdrop of the romantic Hanalei Mountains and it rolling hills to the sea, the Princeville Ranch is the home of a spectacular zip line course, river kayaking, hiking and some of the most amazing horseback riding country to be found anywhere.
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Silver Falls Stables

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Silver Falls Stables is located on four-hundred acres nestled into the interior high valleys of Kalihiwai Ridge on Kauai's beautiful North Shore.
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Well this video is going to be dealing with horseback riding on Kauai.

Now Kauai has got a tremendous history of having horses. Actually, Hawaii does in general. The first cattle to show up in Hawaii was on the big island in 1793. Ten years later the first horse showed up on the Big Island. The first ten years of cattle when cattle were here Kamehameha put a kapu on the killing of the cattle so that they could flourish but then they needed a horse to learn how to round them up and move them around, that sort of thing, So, that came ten years later.

Twenty years after that was the first of vaqueros or Hawaiian paniolos or cowboys who came to actually make use of the horses and their skills of riding horses and tending cattle. This became a big thing because by that time, now 30 years after the introduction of cattle to Hawaii there was a big industry in beef. With that came the horses to make sure that they were tended to. And the vaquero, the paniolos.

Within a short time there were big ranches that happened on Kauai, primarily in the Honolulu region or in the north shore, kind of up in here and to this day we have lots of horseback riding up there. Beautiful in the sense that those rides are kind of meadowland in many places. Jungly, lots of waterfalls and creeks and beautiful vistas of the ocean surrounding. In the background you're looking at the beautiful Honolulu mountains and it is truly one of the most beautiful places you could ride a horse. We have a number of different types of horseback rides that are there and different levels of horsemanship that, can happen within the scope of a couple of different companies that we have in that area.

That's not the only area that we have horseback riding though. We also have horseback riding in the south, down in the Poipu region. This is a little bit different. It's the dry side of the island so it's not as jungly but it is better generally speaking if it's going to be cloudy up north you're going to have a great day down south. More days of sunshine and the ranch that we have there goes along the coastline. Right along the water. In some instances you can actually almost get right on the sand and do your little ride. Rides can be a couple of hours or they can be four hours. They can include a picnic and that sort of thing, but if you like horseback riding, horseback riding on Kauai is sensational.

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Hawaii Horseback riding is a much more popular category of tours than you might expect. When looking over the state as a whole the category of horseback riding in Hawaii registers over twenty separate and distinct horseback riding companies.

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You will have to drive to the more remote areas of Oahu, far from the streets of Honolulu and Waikiki, in order to search out your horseback riding adventure but when you arrive at your horseback riding stable you'll be able to enjoy a more "laid back" Oahu experience.

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Riding stables and working ranches are located from Kapalua in West Maui to Makena in South Maui and from Waihee Valley to Hana. All will want to know your level of experience so you can be matched up with a horse that will be appropriate.

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Many of the ranches offering horseback riding on the Big Island of Hawaii allow a more permissive style of riding than found on other islands. With so much beautiful ranch land available for horseback riding it's no surprise that Hawaii horseback rides and horseback stables are a favorite for visitors and locals alike.

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