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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-6840
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Extremely interesting

This is a neat place to learn about seahorses and see so many different kinds. Staff is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Magical Seahorse Tour

We had a fantastic experience holding and feeding a live seahorse. Learned quite a lot that day on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen H
Burnie, Australia
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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 2 days ago

This is a neat place to learn about seahorses and see so many different kinds. Staff is informative and friendly. Admission is expensive, about $30, but how many seahorse farms can you visit in the world?

1  Thank Teramo48
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic experience holding and feeding a live seahorse. Learned quite a lot that day on how the farm operates and saves seahorse species. This a a great family outing for all ages.

1  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the only places you can interact with Seahorses. The price goes up year to year, so get there quick!

1  Thank Corinne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

so fun and educational. Great to do with kids and a great way to help the endandered sea horse population

1  Thank kls2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visits Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm every year we are here. They continue to extend their research-based knowledge on how to best farm seahorses for the aquarium trade to minimize impact on reef populations and are doing a great job with the American Seahorse...More

1  Thank KimberleyOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small place but its exciting to get to see the seahorses and especially to get one to wrap around your finger. Lovely gift shop as well

1  Thank Gitanjali S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super cool way to learn about these beautiful creatures! There was a lot to learn and its presented in a very casual atmosphere. There's a cute little gift shop at the end of the tour. The only thing I think they could...More

1  Thank Nicole N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed the tour at Ocean Rider. I felt it was worth the cost. You see different stages of seahorses in the tanks then at the end they will attach a seahorse to your hand. Important to learn about seahorses and what...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

seahorse from birth to full grown you can hold one very informative on how to keep them from being extinct.

2  Thank Joeybaldwinweaver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes...it's a bit pricey but...it is so worth the fee. Money from tours and gift shop sales support efforts to save seahorses from extinction. The tour itself is well organized and very informative moving from barely visible babies to adults. Guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and...More

1  Thank Sharon K
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Karissa E | Reviewed this property |
Most of the area surrounding the tanks is rock so it would be difficult to traverse with a walker and/or wheelchair. You also need to get right up to the tanks and peer in to see the seahorses. The tanks are probably 4... More
Courtney J
16 March 2017|
Response from 835chadc | 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
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