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Kelly Seahorse Ranch

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Relaxing ocean ride

We really enjoyed the peaceful gentle ride along the ocean. The group was small (only five of us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen F
Dresher, Pennsylvania
One of a kind equestrian beach ride!

Kelly’s is a fun and unique experience traversing through the woods, over the dunes, and out to a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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“single file”(5 reviews)
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...more
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7500 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, FL 32034-6630
+1 904-491-5166
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 July 2010

My wife and I really enjoyed horseback riding at Kelly Seahorse Ranch. It was a great experience. The prices for the photos they take of you are highway robbery though! $16.99 for a digital photo??? C'mon! For $60.00 per person ($120 for both of us)...More

9  Thank mrd1352
tourguidebetraid, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2011

Prices have been lowered. Thanks for your input and thanks for riding with us.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Our experience at kelly seahorse ranch was unpleasant due to the extremely negative attitudes of the family who owns it. We were scheduled to ride at 12 noon, but they told us over the phone to be there by 11:30. We had some trouble finding...More

21  Thank samanthadavila
ranchmanagement, Owner at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Most of our customers are from out of town. As a courtesy, at the time each and every reservation is made over the telephone, great care and time is taken to give our customers directions, and even estimated travel time. This information is also listed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the peaceful gentle ride along the ocean. The group was small (only five of us) and the guides were very friendly. I hadn't ridden in years but it didn't matter much for this ride. The horses are very well trained and no...More

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Kelly’s is a fun and unique experience traversing through the woods, over the dunes, and out to a desolate stretch of beach. You just can’t find this type of beauty and experience in many places. It’s a trail ride, so don’t mistake it for an...More

Thank Caroljk
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Called, left message. Call returned promptly and booked same day. Wow. Last minute decision but so glad we did. Fantastic girls there, especially little shorty. :) Beautiful ride, very well trained horses. Will come back.

Thank milledgehook
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

you pay 75 $ x 3 persons: 225 $ the ballad for walking on horse for 50 minutes, no taking your cell phone or camera, we could not even stop to take a picture on our horses as they we have arranged our devices before...More

Thank anca077
Reviewed 18 August 2018

FANTASTIC!!!! Chris and Jamie(the short one:-) were great hosts a tour guides. Very funny and engaging. My wife loved it. We would recommend it to anyone who wants a unique experience. We see some other reviews on tripadvisor that are not so flattering. We recommend...More

Thank jethrobodine2015
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My family had the best time riding through a wooded trail and then onto the beach! Peaceful and relaxing! Beach was beautiful and the horses were awesome. Our guides Chris and Laura were amazing. They were very friendly and informative. We left feeling like we...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

They were able to fit us in last minute. We immediately drove to the ranch and the staff was so welcoming. We had a quick run through since my daughter and I both ride. The trek through the woods was fun and when it opened...More

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Looking for something new and novel? Kelly Seahorse Ranch will provide you with the ultimate horseback ride on a beach. The guides knew the horses well and the horses know the trail well. The guides explained how to ride and when to lean forward or...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Who doesn’t dream of a leisure stroll by horseback on the beach??!!! Called & made a reservation & we were lucky to have the trail guide all to ourselves during their slow season. Very helpful explanation before we mounted our horses on what’s what. The...More

Thank Desertrose1225
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Paid $75 each for one hour minimum trail ride. 45 min & it was over. No refund given. No nothing. Also they keep a written log of your credit card information for all customers in their log book. This should not be allowed.

2  Thank Gregsflooring
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