North Shore Horseback Riding from Oahu

Journey from Waikiki to the North Shore for a horseback ride through scenic mountain trails, wide pastures, and lush forest, followed by a delicious picnic lunch and stop in historic Haleiwa Town.
Oahu, United States
10 hrs 15 mins
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
6:00 am to 4:15 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
7 years
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us
  • All taxes included
  • 1 hr 30 min horseback ride up scenic mountain trails, through open pastures & serene forest at Gunstock Ranch
  • Native Hawaiian tree planting ceremony in the Legacy Forest
  • Delicious picnic lunch at Gunstock Ranch
  • Visit historic Haleiwa Town, home to Hawaii’s famous treat, shave ice
  • Round-Trip transportation in a luxury mini-coach
  • Convenient Waikiki pick-up from selected hotels

Where we Visit:

  • Pali Highway 
  • Gunstock Ranch in Kahuku
  • North Shore world-famous surfing beaches of Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others
  • Haleiwa Town
What to Expect

This exciting small group adventure takes you out of Waikiki to the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Your driver-guide will pick you up in Waikiki and will share the Mo’olelo (story) of this beautiful island on the morning drive.


Then, we’ll cross the Nu’uanu Pali Highway to the windward coastline surrounded by the towering Ko’olau Mountain Range before travelling onward to the famous North Shore, where waves pound pristine sandy beaches. Peer down at the windward coastline as you descend into Kaneohe town. Look for the offshore islet called Mokoli’i, more commonly known as Chinaman’s Hat, in sparkling Kaneohe Bay. Take in the relaxed country vibe and miles of sandy shores before arriving at Gunstock Ranch in Kahuku, where the real adventure begins. 


You'll have a check-in and a safety briefing before getting on the horse. Then the 1 hr 30 min ride will have you traversing green pastures and mountain trails on horseback. Pause at picturesque lookouts to gaze at clear blue ocean vistas – it's truly the best way to experience Oahu’s north shore. After the relaxing ride, participate in a native Hawaiian tree planting ceremony in the Legacy Forest (one tree included per reservation) to offset carbon emissions and restore Hawaii’s ecosystem. Learn the rich history of the land amidst grazing cattle and rolling hills. 


After your ride, it's time for lunch. Enjoy a delicious picnic and get up close with animal friends at the petting zoo.


On our way back to Waikiki, drive along the North Shore, crossing big wave territory as we journey past the world-famous surfbreaks such as Sunset and Waimea Bay. Finally, visit historic Haleiwa Town, with its preserved old plantation character and surf town image. Its shops and restaurants are popular among visitors and Oahu residents and are home to the famous Hawaiian sweet treat – shave ice. Plus, it’s the gateway to the North Shore for those arriving from Honolulu and is the area’s largest commercial centre.


On the home leg back to Waikiki, the tour will pass the coffee and pineapple farms of Central Oahu. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, we pick passengers up at major hotels or airports. We return our guests to the place of pick up. We cannot accommodate luggage on tour. We cannot pick passengers up at the airport and return them to a hotel.

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You should bring items that allow you to be comfortable. You should wear sunscreen and bring a camera. Please do not leave anything of value unattended on the coach.

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Lunch is at Gunstock Ranch and includes a one-choice meal, chips, a homemade chocolate chip cookie, a beverage (water or juice) and a sample of fresh, local fruit. Please indicate any dietary restrictions – vegetarian, vegan, gluten‐free, nut‐allergy, etc. at the time of booking.

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Long pants & closed-toe shoes are recommended.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Guests must be at least 7 years of age to participate, and under 18 years must ride with a helmet
  • The level of riding difficulty is easy to moderate
  • A completed waiver must be completed prior to tour
  • Long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended
  • It's also recommended to bring an extra pair of shoes to change into as the grounds may be dusty or muddy
  • The maximum weight or horseback riding is 240 lbs
  • The tour will operate rain or shine, but if Gunstock Ranch cancels; guests will be welcomed on an extended Grand Circle Island sightseeing tour or may rebook their tour

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received up to 72 hours prior to tour for full refund


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