Maui Horseback-Riding Tour

Wailuku, United States
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From $185.20

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This Maui horseback riding tour is run by real 'paniolos,' the Hawaiian cowboys who make their living by ranching, roping, and riding. Canter across pastures with sweeping views looking out at the island’s north shore, and trek through the West Maui rain forest. This is real ranching and real riding out in the Maui country.
  • Horseback riding tour through Mendes Ranch on Maui
  • Follow your Hawaiian cowboy guide past taro patches, plantations, and scenic trails
  • View spectacular sights of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian countryside
  • Suitable for riders of all levels

What's Included

  • 45mins for briefing & mounting followed by a 1.5-hour horseback ride
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mendes Ranch Maui
    3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    Please wait in parking lot when arriving and a guide will come to retrieve you for check in

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your Maui horseback tour begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, where you meet the paniolos and your horse before embarking on your ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.

Canter across rolling green pastures and down towards Waihee Valley, where you ride along the wave-battered coast with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop and see panoramic vistas of the valley. Snap photos of the central valley and get photos of you up in the saddle. Then, gradually ascend your way up the mountain, passing taro patches and plantation homes, on the return trip back to Mendes Ranch corral.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • (updated 8/9/22) There is a maximum weight limit of 230 pounds per person on this horseback riding tour. **Due to the safety of our horses and riders. ALL riders are subject to being weighed at check-in. If weight limit is exceeded cost of tour is NON -REFUNDABLE**
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please include your height , weight and riding ability (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Closed toed Shoes are MANDATORY!
  • Height-to Weight proportion chart applicable to ages 16+ ONLY: 4'11" - 150lbs MAX 5'0"-5'2" -160lbs MAX 5'3"- 5'4" 170lbs MAX 5'5"- 5'6" 180lbs MAX 5'7"- 5'8" 190lbs MAX 5'9" 200lbs MAX 5'10" 210lbs MAX 5'11" 220lbs MAX 6'0" - 6'2" 230lbs MAX
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

They have clean restrooms for their customers use as well.
253 reviews
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Mendes Ranch Maui
Linda_S, Mar 2023
Fabulous experience! Staff was helpful and very friendly. Aloha, Bully Boy and Patrick (horses) were amazing! Cowboy is a great addition to the crew🐶 highly recommend
Totally worth
Cody_D, Mar 2023
It was a complete blast and our wrangler was amazing as so where the horses I would highly recommend
Beautiful vistas
Cynthia_R, Mar 2023
The views were phenomenal. Jesse and Don were great guides! The horses were gentle. Good for any level rider.
Would book again
Tamara_J, Mar 2023
Beautiful ride, great guides, horses appear to be well taken cared for. One of the most scenic rides I have ever been on.
Amazing time and well worth it. Do it!
Jesse_R, Mar 2023
My daughter and I went to the Mendes Ranch and had a blast. We were greeted by a great team and felt safe the entire time as well as had a challenge ourselves. Mikey and Peeps were wonderful horses and we couldn't have had a better experience of the views and soaking it all in.
Horrible Ranch
Catherine_T, Mar 2023
There were extenuating circumstances concerning this trip & we called to tell them so. Instead of returning full amount or at least half of it , This company kept every last penny of my $ 351.88 . That’s fraudulent. Use anyone except this company
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Can you please provide me with your booking number so I can look into this? Mahalo
The scenery was beautiful...
Sonja_C, Mar 2023
The scenery was beautiful & the cowboys were great as well as funny & enjoyable. It was definitely a highlight of our trip here.
A Ride Through Paradise
Kathy_B, Feb 2023
The views are amazing on the ride. The guides were very patient and nice to all riders. There were horses for beginners and more advanced riders. Thank you for a fun afternoon on the back of a horse in paradise!!
Epic Ride at The Mendes Ranch
Rick_M, Feb 2023
This place is fantastic! The wranglers paid special attention to all our needs. The ride is spectacular! Even in 35mph winds and on again off again rain was the full adventure. The cowboys and cowgirls at Mendes Ranch ROCK! Keep up the good work crew.
James_R, Feb 2023
The whole ride is an experience in itself where can you say you went horseback riding on a mountain it was such a beautiful experience all the guides are wonderful and so nice and funny had the best experience will definitely do this one again when we come back to Maui
Great horseback ride
Jane_G, Feb 2023
Wonderful staff. Very welcoming. I was comfortable as a single on this adventure. Beautiful area to ride in.
Loved my horse Bailey,...
Sophia_S, Feb 2023
Loved my horse Bailey, guides were great, beautiful views and the gallop was fun. Thank you so much! :)
Unfortunate bad weather
Lisa_V, Feb 2023
Nothing unfortunately it was cancelled twice due to weather. I am sure if we would have been able to go it would have been amazing
Beautiful experience
Miriam_S, Jan 2023
The ranch was beautiful, staff were funny, knowledgeable and helpful, and the horses were great. Plus, we saw lots of whales!! An amazing experience!!!
Fabulous time!
Lori_z, Jan 2023
Amazing experience! My friend and I had not riden in years and had a marvelous time! It fun being able to do some galloping too.
Fun day
Sheryl_D, Jan 2023
The guides were great, stories about the family's land were very interesting. Views were beautiful. Horses were well behaved.
Wonderful time at the Mendes Ranch
Bradley_E, Jan 2023
Beautiful scenery of parts of the ocean and Maui that you wouldn’t otherwise get to see except for being on this trail on a horse, no less. This is an experience our family will look forward to again. The ranchers were great. The horses well trained for the trails that are at times steep and a little rocky. The horses handled it no problem and gave us a memorable experience.
Do it. You won't regret it!
John_L, Dec 2022
Would highly recommend this company! Fantastic from start to finish. All the staff were very friendly and all about safety.
Wonderful experience!
marjorie_w, Dec 2022
The guides were so great and the horses so gentle. It was a beautiful day. The views were exceptional! Highly recommend
Absolutely amazing...
Yesenia_W, Dec 2022
Absolutely amazing experience! I highly recommend this tour, horses where very friendly and the staff was amazing.