Maui offers something for everyone, whether you are seeking adrenaline-pumping adventure or a relaxing scenic tour. There are plenty of activities and places to explore including beautiful beaches and waterfalls as well as hiking and horseback riding. Tours include trekking into the Maui Mountains, riding along the ocean shore, or enjoying a few hours donning cowboy attire exploring the forest. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Maui Horseback Riding Tours to choose from.
Horseback riding tours on Maui capture the beauty of Maui unlike anything else. Horseback riding in Maui dates back to the “Paniolo”, or cowboy in Hawaiian. Horses were brought to Maui by the Europeans and have been an important addition to the colonization of the Hawaiian islands. Mendes Ranch on the North Shore of Maui has a great horseback riding experience for all experience levels. With sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Mendes Ranch offers some very dramatic views. On the other hand, is Lahaina Stables. Nestled high above Lahaina, the views and history of this tour is something you will certainly marvel at. Of the many options they have, Lahaina Stables is best known for its sunset ride. The historic ride is also a wonderful opportunity to understand a little more about the culture of Maui. Understanding the guidelines of the various Horseback Riding tours is important. Our talented team of Maui concierges is ready to assist you with any questions in selecting one of these awesome trips. Give us a call at 855-268-0387 and experience the Aloha.
If you want to experience the essence of ohana, then check out the Mendes Ranch. This family-owned ranch has been passed down by generations, with the Mendes family being among the first settlers who arrived on the island of Maui from Azores Island, Portugal in 1886.
Choose from the two trail rides available, each lasting approximately two hours. The Aloha Morning and Afternoon Oceanfront Trail Rides will provide you with astounding valley views and the Pacific Ocean including a photo with the tour guides with the coastline as your backdrop. In addition to trail rides at the Mendes Ranch, you can take horseback riding lessons or experience a horseback-helicopter combo. On the helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the West Maui Mountains.
Ironwood Ranch is located in the West Maui Mountains filled with panoramic views, open fields, and lush tropical hills. Horseback tours at Ironwood Ranch are designed to suit everyone from the beginner rider to the most experienced equestrian. Choose from the selection of tours based on age, experience and/or timeframe. The Ironwood Ranch horseback tours will take you through the beautiful countryside, fragrant pineapple fields, and valleys while learning about the rich history of Napili. Most tours take about two hours, however, you can also request a custom tour on the Exclusive Excursion.
Lahaina Stables is nestled in the West Maui Mountain slopes, and once you mount a horse you can enjoy a 2 to 2.5-hour horseback ride in the morning, at lunch, or sunset. During the tour, you’ll learn about the history of Lahaina, see the sugar cane fields, and catch a glimpse of the 1920s hydroelectric plant.
When riding with Lahaina Stables, you’ll experience relaxation and rejuvenation as you take in views of the ocean and the islands of Lanai and Molokai and enjoy refreshments by the pond.
Regardless of the tour you select, be sure to make advance reservations. Touring Maui on horseback will enable you to see the island from a new perspective while enjoying nature, making memories, and discovering an array of photograph opportunities.