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Family owned and operated 2,500 acre working cattle ranch offering adventure tours including ziplining, horseback riding, ATV 4x4, kayaking, and hiking. 


Princeville Ranch was one of the first cattle ranches in Hawai’i, established during the reign of Kamehameha III. Cattle roamed these lands 20 years before ranches and cowboy traditions developed in the great American West.

After solely running  horseback tours for 16 years, in 1994 The Carswell’s acquired the lease of the entire Princeville Ranch lands. This came shortly after Hurricane Iniki and at a time when their four children were returning from colleges on the mainland.   Their four children grew up around the stables, guiding trail rides, participating in 4-H and rodeos so it was only natural that they became involved in the business.   They were integral in the expansion of other eco-tours such as hiking, ziplining, kayaking and most recently off-road 4×4 tours.


Princeville Ranch remains an important part of the north shore community of Kaua’i.   With over 70 employees, nine different activities,  a new events center, 50 horses and a herd of over 300 head of Brangus cattle, the goals of the ranch are to continue on the current path as well as expand in other sustainable areas.  To keep these lands in pristine open space will continue to be the main focus as well as provide an opportunity for visitors and locals alike to adventure and experience the true essence of this north shore ranch.

Kapaka Road and Kuhio Highway
Princeville, HI 96722
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Industry: Travel, Tourism, Hotels and Hospitality