Grab your cowboy hat and explore the marvels of the island atop a beautiful horse. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate rider, there are plenty of rides that will cater to your skill level and set your adventurous spirit loose. With takeoff points all over the island, and options for short or long rides, you can schedule the perfect horseback riding adventure into your dream vacation.
Located right in Princeville are two different stables offering plenty of horseback adventures to fit all of your needs and far exceed your expectations. Horseback riding is quite physical, so it is only recommended if you are in average or better physical shape. Horseback riding does incur weight restrictions: most companies have a minimum weight of 75lbs with a maximum of 250lbs, although check ahead of time to ensure you fit into the required weight window. Many companies also have age and medical limitations so check ahead of time before you book your tour. If you are new to horseback riding, a shorter tour may be better for you since it is quite physical and involves muscles that are generally not exercised during a routine athletic routine.
Gear for you to bring:
- Make sure you wear long pants and very supportive shoes like hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes. Many companies will exclude you from the activity if you do not show up in the proper attire.
- Bring plenty of water
- Wear sunscreen and bring additional sunscreen to re-apply. This is especially important if you choose a longer tour or a tour that includes swimming.
- A hat is a great idea to bring since you will be in direct sunlight for quite some time.
- Ladies, make sure you bring a hair tie.
- Mosquito repellant is perfect for jungle tours.
- You may want to bring a rain poncho as well. Many tours depart rain or shine so come prepared.
Offering a variety of options, from horsemanship lessons to a ride and glide adventure, you have various tours and tour lengths to accommodate your perfect horseback riding experience on Kauai. Princeville Ranch Stables offers both beginner and intermediate options. One of the favorite tours offered by Princeville Ranch Stables is the ride n’ glide tour, which is approximately three hours long, and includes a horseback ride as well as three zip line adventures. Check out their website for tour information, prices, booking and any questions you may have regarding their services.
With a variety of rides to choose from, and catering to riders as young as age 7, Silver Falls Ranch spans 300 lush acres inland between Princeville and Kilauea. Silver Falls Ranch also caters to large groups, offering a fantastic venue for a family reunion, wedding, or corporate event. Private rides are also available, where you and the ranch can customize your ideal horseback experience in Kauai, whether you want to travel to a secluded waterfall or explore Kauai’s beautiful interior. Unleash your adventurous spirit and check out Silver Falls Ranch.
While the beaches attract tourists from all over the world, Kauai’s interior is equally as gorgeous and worth exploring. Horseback riding is a fun and adventurous way to see parts of the island you may not experience from your vacation rental. Enjoy your trip, seek adventure, and soak up the Aloha Spirit of Kauai!