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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

#27 of 69 Outdoor Activities in Amelia Island Features Animals
7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
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An interesting experience

I was an experienced rider during my youth but 75 years has changed that. With lots of joint... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Michael P
Lake Placid, Florida
Ride on Trails and on the Beach - Beginners Welcome

First, you'll need to sign a waiver and let the staff know your level of expertise at horseback... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Melbourne, Florida
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Family owned and operated beach ranch nestled within the Amelia Island State Park, Florida (north of Jacksonville). The Kellys run one of the only full-time licensed outfits offering beach horseback rides in the country. Ranch offers gentle, guided tours starting from the ranch with a short trail ride through the wild maritime hammock, over dunes and then along miles of white pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the perfect place to fulfill that lifetime dream of riding a horse along the ocean. Note: All rides leave directly from the ranch, never from a public parking lot. Can accommodate larger groups.
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was an experienced rider during my youth but 75 years has changed that. With lots of joint issues, getting on and off was an ordeal and the source of merriment to my fellow riders. Well enough. Once in the saddle, things got better. The...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

First, you'll need to sign a waiver and let the staff know your level of expertise at horseback riding. Next the guide will give you a quick lesson in how to control the horse. I was a beginner -- have only ridden a few times...More

Thank DeborahFL
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I went today with a friend and first when I called the woman told me to be there at 11:30 or I would not be allowed to ride and so we got there in record time only to wait another 30 minutes until the guides...More

7  Thank sdjukic
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Overall had a good time. Very well trained and good tempered horses. Weather didn't cooperate too much the day we went but otherwise very good time.

Thank Justin F
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful ride! Staff was friendly, horses were well cared for and easy to steer. Lovely views of the ocean.

Thank StopAndDrinkTheWine
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It was cool to see the beach on horseback. It was nice and quiet, but too quiet. Wish the guides would give some history about the area or the beach or the park while we rode. The ride has to be single file so safety...More

Thank theHillreview
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Worst experience. Horseback ride was short and the mosquitos were out of control. Staff was not the most pleasant, no pictures or videos were allowed. Yet they will take pictures for you for $7 each. It just doesn't make sense save your money there's many...More

6  Thank Joe4013
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a very nice ride!!! I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach and this fulfill it. The staff at the ranch we nice and pleasant. The horses we easy to handle! The beach was beautiful!!!! I would recommend this ride to...More

Thank bfwa1
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The horses at Kelly's are clearly well cared for and easy to control. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. You use a step stool to mount up before going on a shirt wooded trail ride and over a few sand dunes to the open beach....More

Thank largomama
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The state park beach where you ride the horses was really pretty! Very serene & peaceful. They make you ride in a straight line the entire time though. I was a little offended when the guide spoke to me as if I was rude because...More

4  Thank Halli M
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What is the weight restriction?
27 May 2016|
Response from ranchmanagement | Property representative |
230 pounds.