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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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You get to hold a SEAHORSE!

Loved everything about this place. The tour is really well done and informative. My 9 year old son... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jody R
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Sydney, Australia
Learn about seahorses!

The tour is very informative. You get to see seahorses in every stage of their life and of course... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
meesh504
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-6840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved everything about this place. The tour is really well done and informative. My 9 year old son said this was his favourite part of our recent trip. It is a little pricey but when all the money goes back to helping the Seahorse I...More

Thank Jody R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour is very informative. You get to see seahorses in every stage of their life and of course, get to "hold" one. It's a fun thing to do at least once.

Thank meesh504
Reviewed 1 week ago

What happens when companies take sea horses from the ocean and sell them to people for home aquariums? You’ll find out on this tour. You’ll also learn about the challenges of sea horse farming and the end ot end process. The tour is very informative....More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the first things we wanted to do on our trip to Hawaii. Hold a live seahorse, too cool. The tour was very informative and professionally conducted. Once in a lifetime experience.

Thank sungitbabies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the seahorse farm as part of shore excursion while on a Hawaii cruise (so it was a bit more expensive than the walk up price but it did include transportation from Kona). Most of the tour group was from the ship but there were...More

2  Thank Mark V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when you arrive they have you read the rules and wash your hands. Ashley was very nice and informative and guided the tour, answered questions. The tour is not very long, about an hour, and you only have about a minute or so with the...More

Thank careqt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. It was very interesting to learn about the Seahorses and how they are raised. It was exciting to watch them rise to the surface when they saw you peering over their tanks. This would truly be...More

Thank DandM95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who work at the Seahorse Farm are great. Our guide gave us a very informative tour. I think the service they offer is beneficial for the survival of the wild seahorses. The entrance fee is a bit high especially for a family with...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is about an hour, and too get a great overview of seahorse biology and development (seeing babies and adults), plus of course the opportunity to 'hold' a seahorse - actually you put your hands in a tank and they wrap their tails around...More

1  Thank Jinlondon96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing time visiting the center. One of a kind and such a great cause. Friendly tour guides with excellent knowledge. Definitely a must do on your visit.

Thank 84otter
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BuffyLou
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
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Courtney J
16 March 2017|
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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
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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
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