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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Address: Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-6840
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09:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 15:30

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Up close with seahorses

Expensive but worth it - highly informative and good biologist tour guides. Get to hold a seahorse and see many of their different varieties.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expensive but worth it - highly informative and good biologist tour guides. Get to hold a seahorse and see many of their different varieties.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the seahorse farm. Kelsey did an excellent job today. It was very interesting to hear about the seahorse population and how they are helping our environment. The end of the tour was fun getting to hold a seahorse. Great for kids too. Very interactive tour.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth checking out this tiny seahorse farm. They sell most of them to Americans as pets but that prevents them being taken from the ocean as pets so contributes to conservation. They also raise some to be released in the wild in various world locations. Excellent tour by knowledgable staff. And you are allowed to let a seahorse wrap... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seahorses often carry such mystic in many cultures and this is the first and only natural seahorse farm anywhere in the world. Don't miss it. The scientist will give you very informative and interesting information about these creatures and also a chance to hold them in the tank. Make your reservations online, it's a small facility and they get filled... More 

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Westport, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very different day we arrived just before the 12pm tour and managed to get onto it, this is something my wife and I have not done before especially with a 17 month old in tow, but the guys here were fantastic our little girl started acting up just after the tour started so just as we got... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is a great tour for children. Educational, fairly quick and hands on with a seahorse. I went with older teens and they would have been happier at the beach. Still a nice distraction. Expensive for what it is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents took my kids to the farm and they had a great experience. They start out teaching you about seahorses, what they eat, etc. so that by the end of the tour you think seahorses are pretty cool! And then they let you hold one! My kids thought it was amazing!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That's right- you gotta SEE this place. Make your reservations online in advance. They take special attention to cleanliness which was impressive. You learn so much and see sea horses from babies to adults. Our teenagers said this was one of their favorite tours whilst in Hawaii. Saddle up to this place for a memorable tour.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre-booked a tour of the Seahorse Farm. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we might visit again during our next visit to the Big Island. 1. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She had a microphone and carried an amplifier (?)...at any rate, we could clearly hear her throughout the tour. 2. Tour was extremely well-organized. Progressed from collecting... More 

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Highland Heights, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something unique, definitely worth seeing. A little pricy for the type of tour, but they tell you it's for a good cause. I have to say I was a little miffed at their business model when I first heard it (I won't spoil it...you'll have to do the tour) but reconsidered as I learned that they are doing some good... More 

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