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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

#7 of 132 things to do in Kailua-Kona Features Animals
Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-6840
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Abit over price!

It is really cute there and quite educational. I learnt alot of new things even though I watch alot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Worth going!

Them sea horses are so cute! So great we got to come here on our last day on Big Island! Although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca T
San Diego
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Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-6840
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is really cute there and quite educational. I learnt alot of new things even though I watch alot of documentary, having visit a place like this really opened my eyes so much more. I recommended the visit but if u are old .. there...More

1  Thank angels_light444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Them sea horses are so cute! So great we got to come here on our last day on Big Island! Although it costs a bit, $40 per person, it's the only seahorse farm in the world (if i didn't remember wrong from the tour guide...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 8 year old daughter here and learned so much about Seahorses!! The tour wasn't too long or too short and was very informative and interesting. At the end you get to dip your hands in a holding tank and let a Seahorse...More

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned a lot about seahorses and got to hold one. Tour is about an hour long. $40 is a bit steep for the tour, not sure I would say it was 'worth it'.. but it was cool to hold a seahorse!

Thank reenag762
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marine scientist guides you through their facility, explaining the breeding program for aquarium-bound seahorses, as well as their research and conservation efforts. It was also fun because we got to see the and touch the seahorses. It only takes about an hour. It's good...More

Thank stacysocal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience. We had the chance to hold a sea horse at the end of the tour. It was amazing and enlightening. My only disappointment is that the sea horses are primarily being raised to sell to pet stores, and they have...More

Thank rosiebertles
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to our favorite island, I saw a story on this innovative farm seeking to help save wild seahorses by farming them! We made our reservations (do this early! They sell out!) and off we went! From the cute little gift store...More

Thank Ragski49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is about 3 miles from the Courtyard Marriott in Kaihula. I called at 9:00 am and was able to tour at 10:00 am the same day. The tours are offered at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00 pm. I learned a lot of new information...More

Thank principali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I and 15 year old twins visited here and thought it was just ok. They do offer a lot of interesting information, most of which I did not know, but for the length of the tour and the size of the facility...More

Thank Tntingers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was definitely different. We really liked the underlying purposed of the farm - to raise seahorses for the aquarium trade so they are not taken from the wild. Wishing them well!!

Thank RetiredKonaLady
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
My dad used a walker and may actually be in a wheelchair. Is the facility accessible and will it be worth his effort to come?
8 May 2017|
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Response from judith h | Reviewed this property |
I would have to say, skip it. It is really hot, out on the gravel. Like my review, must love Seahorses! Dad deserves better!
Courtney J
For scheduling purposes, about how long is the whole experience?
16 March 2017|
Response from Chad C | Reviewed this property |
I think it took our group about an hour and a half to 2 hours max. At the end there are some aquariums with sea horses you can watch and the folks there will answer questions and chat a bit after the main tour/presentations. More
Tom S
We, wife and I and our 15 year old grandson on the 16th of March and staying at the Hilton in Waikoloa. Am curious about directions to your location. I still do not have a map of the island, so any help appreciated. Blessings, Tom, Pam and Tyler Stegman
1 March 2017|
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Response from MKingRohnertPark | Reviewed this property |
We had the same questions and even though we had driven past in on our way to our hotel it was hard to see until we were looking for the solar panels. I would just put the directions in your (or your grandsons) phone and... More