Princeville Ranch Stables guide

Princevile Ranch - 2500 acres , amazing mountain and ocean views!

Princeville Ranch Stables pristine pastures

Pristine pastures lead to an amazing 80' private waterfall

Princeville Ranch Stables waterfall

Hike down for a picnic and a swim in the fern-lined waterfall pool

Princeville Ranch Stables guide private ride

Choose from 3 different tours or book a private ride

Princeville Ranch Stables guide Namahana mountatin

Panoramic views of Namahana

Princeville Ranch Stables picnic at the waterfalls

After your swim - an easy climb up a 10' rock wall

Princeville Ranch Stables guide 3 tiered waterfall

Enjoy the view of the 3- tiered waterfall – from the top down!

Princeville Ranch Stables Horseback drinking water

Guides take great pride in matching you up with just the right horse!

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Princeville Ranch is one of the oldest working cattle ranches in Hawaii with spectacular views of Kauai’s mountains and offering diverse terrain that includes pastures, rainforest, and jungle. This really is a working cattle ranch that raises their own calves and you’ll likely encounter their herd along the way. Their horses are very well trained and respond well to rider instruction. Princeville Ranch Stables encourages you to take the horses off the trail and spread out so that you get more than just a nose to tail experience, which is something that we really appreciate.

3 Hour Waterfall Tour

Take a memorable journey across their ranch and visit a spectacular waterfall for a picnic and swim. This 3 hour tour is a walking-paced ride, but you are free to take the horses off the trail. The 3 hour ride is available as a PRIVATE ride for a higher rate.

Schedule: 8am, 9am, 12pm, 1pm

Note: This tour also involves a short but steep hike to the waterfall.

3 Hour Private Waterfall Ride

The same tour as the 3 hour waterfall tour, but operated as a private ride for just your group. Private tours may have a faster riding pace than the general tours; the trail guide will assess rider abilities and set an appropriate pace for your group’s abilities.

Note: This tour also involves a short but steep hike to the waterfall.

2 Hour Private Ride

The same riding experience as the 3 hour private tour, but without the hike to the waterfall and lunch. Minimum of 2 riders for private rides.

Ride N’ Glide

Combine a picturesque horseback ride with the excitement of zip lines in this 3.5 hour combo tour!  Instead of the typical nose-to-tail experience, you will ride (walking only) through open pastures while enjoying the amazing mountain and ocean views.  As you enjoy the ride, your guide will share stories about the ranch, cowboys, and the flora and fauna that surrounds you.

Then you will soar above the jungle on 3 fast ziplines!  The final zipline is a thrilling 700 feet long and  is called “Big Kahuna.”  You will wrap up your adventure with a horseback ride back the stables.

Schedule:  1:30pm

General Information
Schedule: Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.

Reservations: When you reserve the Princeville Ranch Zip and Dip on our website your reservation will be guaranteed on your credit card. For most parties a 20% deposit will be charged just a few days before you leave home for Hawaii. The balance is paid when you check in for your tour. FOR PARTIES OF 6 or MORE the 20% deposit and the 80% balance are charged when your reservation is made.

Directions: One mile north of the Princeville Airport, on the ocean side of Kuhio Highway (Highway 56). Look for the green and yellow flags and the circular “Princeville Ranch Adventures” signs.

GPS: 4900 Kapaka Street, Princeville, HI is the cross street. Click to view map

Tour includes: Deli sandwich on pita bread (with veggie and gluten free options), potato chips, cookies and water for 3 hour rides.

Gear: Western saddles. Helmets are available upon request and are required for children ages 8-12.  Raincoats provided on horses for guests.

Restrictions: Minimum age is 8; maximum weight is 250 pounds and maximum height is 6’5″, but all riders must meet height/weight proportions listed in this Height/Weight Chart. Children age 16 & 17 may tour without an adult. A parent must sign a liability waiver at check-in. Children age 8 to 15 must be accompanied on tour by an adult who is at least 18 years old.  No expectant mothers or anyone with recent injuries or surgeries.

What to Bring & Wear: Sneakers or hiking boots. No “5-finger” toe shoes, aqua socks or Crocs. Rental shoes are available for $5.00. Long pants are recommended. Wear a swimsuit under clothes or bring along for swimming. Towel, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent

Note: Tours go out rain or shine. In the event guides determine the weather is hazardous, the tour may be cancelled and guests will be rescheduled or receive a complete refund.

Cancellation Policy: In addition to our normal 48 hour cancellation notice policy, a 72 hour notice of cancellation is required for groups of 6 or more.

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Choose from 3 different tours
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Hike to a waterfall & jump in!

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Princeville Ranch is available for NCL cruise ship passengers on the afternoon of day one in port. You will need a rental car and the drive to Princeville Ranch is about an hour. You might also consider Mendes Ranch on the island of Maui; they are only 15 minutes from the Kahului Harbor.

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Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

If you are looking for a ride to a waterfall, Princeville Ranch is the one! Even if you are staying on the South Shore of Kauai this ride is very much worth the scenic drive to the North Shore. The waterfall ride does include a short but steep hike down a trail to get to the stream where you will enjoy a swim and a picnic lunch. This is an amazing, private waterfall with a fern-lined swimming hole! We also appreciate that Princeville Ranch encourages everyone to spread out so that you aren’t always in a line on the ride.

If you prefer a beach-oriented ride with ocean views, CJM is the one for you. They ride to a remote beach that you won’t be able to see any other way. They are located at the very end of Poipu Beach – a few miles beyond the Grand Hyatt.