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North Shore Family-Friendly Horseback Riding at Gunstock Ranch

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A family-friendly ranch experience! Take the whole family on a sunset ride, ending with a warm dinner next to a campfire. Riders of all ages welcome!

Description

Experienced and friendly wranglers will guide you around the beautiful Gunstock Ranch. This ranch shows off Oahu's breathtaking views that allow you to see from Kaneohe Bay all the way to the North Shore. Watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset from atop a horse before enjoying a picnic dinner by a campfire. Kids ages 2 and up can enjoy a short guided ride, including a chance to feed and pet their horse before going on a 20-minute walk. Don't miss this chance for your whole family to experience the peace and beauty that the pastoral North Shore has to offer.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Instruction
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Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]

Enjoy an extended 90 min guided horseback ride with an added treat of a delicious warm dinner next to a crackling campfire set up just for you! Enjoy a scrumptious meal as you watch the amazing colors of a Hawaiian sunset from the stunning scenic lookout point.

Skill Level: All skill levels welcome


Dinner Menu: Locally catered steak and shrimp, Local fruit, S'mores, Water, and Hawaiian Sun fruit drink.

Duration: 2:30 - 3 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Instruction / Soft drinks / Juice / Dinner

Schedule

Starting time: 16:00 - 17:00 (Show more)
  • 15:30

    Check-in at Gunstock Ranch

  • 16:00

    Sunset Ride (1.5 hrs)

  • 17:30

    Campfire Dinner (1 hr)

  • 18:00-18:30

    Check-out

  • 16:00

    Check-in at Gunstock Ranch

  • 16:30

    Sunset Ride (1.5 hrs)

  • 18:00

    Campfire Dinner (1 hr)

  • 18:30-19:00

    Check-out

  • 16:30

    Check-in at Gunstock Ranch

  • 17:00

    Sunset Ride (1.5 hrs)

  • 18:30

    Campfire Dinner (1 hr)

  • 19:00-19:30

    Check-out

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Guided Ride for Kids [20 minutes]

A 30-minute "horse experience" that is ideal for children between ages 2-7 years old. Older children and adults are welcome to purchase a ride too if they would like to ride a horse alongside their child. Children are allowed to pet their horse and brush them before they are put in the saddle and taken on a 20-minute walk on the ranch.

Parents are welcome to walk along side their child and take pictures (at no extra charge). Bring a pair of shoes that you can comfortably walk on the uneven terrain.


Skill Level: All skill levels welcome

Duration: 1 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Instruction

Schedule

Starting time: 09:45 - 13:15 (Show more)
  • 09:15

    Check-in

  • 09:45

    Horse Encounter (10 mins)

    Children will be given time to feed and pet their horse before the ride.

  • 09:55

    Pony Ride (20 mins)

    Kids will be taken on a short walk around the ranch. Parents are welcome to walk alongside the pony for the duration of the ride!

  • 10:15

    Check-out

  • 12:00

    Check-in

  • 12:30

    Horse Encounter (10 mins)

    Children will be given time to feed and pet their horse before the ride.

  • 12:40

    Pony Ride (20 mins)

    Kids will be taken on a short walk around the ranch. Parents are welcome to walk alongside the pony for the duration of the ride!

  • 13:00

    Check-out

  • 12:45

    Check-in

  • 13:15

    Horse Encounter (10 mins)

    Children will be given time to feed and pet their horse before the ride.

  • 13:25

    Pony Ride (20 mins)

    Kids will be taken on a short walk around the ranch. Parents are welcome to walk alongside the pony for the duration of the ride!

  • 13:45

    Check-out

Our guide was Greg. He was so sweet and genuine. As we trailed he would give us some history on the names of the cities surrounding the ranch, the different boarding houses for the various horses on the land and we saw roaming cattle and goats. A few roosters and chicken also. The girls really enjoyed themselves on the trail being surrounded by nature here. As we rode uphill and finally reached our camp, you smelled the campfire and saw a breath taking view of the ocean. The sight is amazing! The meal was strip steak, tempura shrimp, rice and mac salad. It was so delicious! And you roasted your own marshmallows for s'mores! As we rode down toward the valley, again you could see the elevation and beautiful land surrounding this huge ranch. This was our second sunset ride@ Gunstock and we will be returning again.

Maiwayalways1

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  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 15:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 15:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 18:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 16:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 18:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 16:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 18:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 16:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Gunstock Ranch Time: 16:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Gunstock Ranch Time: 19:00:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Stairs are available to help those up onto horse. Riders must be able to hold themselves up on saddle as well as self-assist or be a member of a party that can assist you onto the horse. Ranch facilities are typical un-paved ranch conditions and restrooms are standard portable. Please indicate during booking for most convenient arrangements.

  • Backpacks, bags, and bulky camera equipment will not be allowed on the horse for the ride. There will be a small pack on the saddle that can fit a water bottle or small camera.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • If the weather at the scenic lookout point is not suitable for stopping, you will be brought back to the ranch and eat under the shelter of the covered pavilion.

Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • Guests must be below 240 lbs (109 kg) to participate in this activity.

Guided Ride for Kids [20 minutes]
  • Children 2 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Helmets will be provided and are mandatory for riders under 18.

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Long pants

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

  • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Guided Ride for Kids [20 minutes]
  • Participants booked with a child's rate will require a guardian.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Start times vary seasonally depending on the sunrise and sunset.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Complimentary parking available.

Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

Guided Ride for Kids [20 minutes]
  • Meals are not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Sunset Ride & Campfire Dinner [2.5 hours]
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

Guided Ride for Kids [20 minutes]
  • You can book a maximum of 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any prior experience to participate in this activity?

No prior experience is required unless you go on the advanced ride.

Will there be stops for picture taking?

There are plenty of spots that are scenic for picture taking. There is also a lookout spot that they stop at where the guides will get off their horses and position the riders to take their picture for them. It is encouraged to bring your own camera.

Who is Gunstock Ranch?

The ranch has been in the Smith family for over 35 years. Originally from Arizona, Max Smith is a third generation rancher. His children and grandchildren are born and raised in Hawai'i and are dedicated to the family business. Max Smith has also received the honor of being added to the Paniolo Hall of Fame.

Will we be allowed to run the horses?

These rides are walking/trotting rides only. Please book an "Advanced Trail Ride" at Gunstock Ranch if you'd like to run, gallop, or canter.

Do you provide transportation?

No, this activity does not provide transportation. The drive is approximately 1.5 hours drive north of Honolulu.

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Reviews

Our guide was Greg. He was so sweet and genuine. As we trailed he would give us some history on the names of the cities surroundin...g the ranch, the different boarding houses for the various horses on the land and we saw roaming cattle and goats. A few roosters and chicken also. The girls really enjoyed themselves on the trail being surrounded by nature here. As we rode uphill and finally reached our camp, you smelled the campfire and saw a breath taking view of the ocean. The sight is amazing! The meal was strip steak, tempura shrimp, rice and mac salad. It was so delicious! And you roasted your own marshmallows for s'mores! As we rode down toward the valley, again you could see the elevation and beautiful land surrounding this huge ranch. This was our second sunset ride@ Gunstock and we will be returning again. more

Maiwayalways1

We all enjoyed the ride. Savannah was a great guide and full of information on the local area. The horses were well groomed and be...haved. The top of the mountain where we stopped for dinner provided gorgeous views. The dinner was good and so was the company. Gunstock Ranch was very beautiful, and the drive from Waikiki was beautiful too. I would definitely recommend it. Well worth it. more

Stone Family

I love horses. Zero hands on experience with these beautiful animals but they make me feel so comfortable that they make me look l...ike I've been riding for years! ;) Would go back in a heartbeat!!! more

MTK

We did the campfire dinner ride. They keep it to 2 to 6 people. We were the only 2 on the ride that night so it was a wonderful p...rivate ride too. It was very pleasant not being in a line of 20 horses like other places we rode. The ride is very enjoyable. Beautiful scenery. Relaxing ride. Clean pathway. Fresh air. The campfire is at the top of a hill so it was a little breezy. We went in December so it was a little cool. Dinner was nice. Good size steak and shrimp, macaroni salad, rice, fresh fruits, smores. More than we could eat. The guide was pleasant and helped my wife the couple times her horse wanted to go another direction. She let me lead a few times while she helped my wife. We will definitely do this ride when we make it back to Oahu. more

Nick

It was an AWSOME adventure!! The guide was excellent!!

Angie Shuler

My husband, parents and I really enjoyed the sunset dinner ride. The only thing I wish we could have done was gallop or even cant...or a bit. If you are a new rider or inexperienced, this is perfect for you. The views were breathtaking and the guide was great. The food was decent, however when we got done we realized we didn't get the corn on the cob or the pie that was advertised in the add. What we did get was steak, shrimp, rice, macaroni salad, fresh fruit and we made smores over the fire. The best was the fruit and the smores. Overall it was really fun and a great experience. more

Jessica

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