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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-6840
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Worthwhile visit

We spent a fun hour here at the seahorse farm, learning about the charming little creatures and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Spaceman58
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Dallas, TX
Kids Loved it!

My sister and I took our kids (1st grader, 4th grader, and sophomore) to this place while our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Midori C
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  • Excellent67%
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“life cycle” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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73-4388 Ilikai Place, 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

We spent a fun hour here at the seahorse farm, learning about the charming little creatures and seeing several different types. If you have younger kids, they will get a kick out of it. The tour is a little pricey for what it is, but...More

Thank Spaceman58
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I took our kids (1st grader, 4th grader, and sophomore) to this place while our husbands and parents went on a coffee tour. The kids were totally into it, because it was hands on. You get to see how the food for...More

Thank Midori C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative about raising seahorses for sustainability. I really liked the chance to have one wrap it’s tail around my finger. What an experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic and fascinating experience! We learned so much from our enthusiastic guide, and truly enjoyed the whole experience - munching on seaweed, feeding the young seahorses, and the grand finale of being able to feel one wrap its tail around your finger!

Thank M&D52883
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son and daughter in law had recommended the visit and we weren’t disappointed. An enjoyable visit and educational too!

Thank 728Janet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very memorable experience. Each person gets to hold a seahorse. We learned so much about this little known fish.

Thank farrah40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the process of attempting to domesticate seahorses. The seahorses are well-kept, and the facilities were very clean and organized. Our docent was very knowledgable and it was a fun and informative experience!

Thank steger1971
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Seahorse Farm was on our list of things to do while visiting Kona. I was skeptical after reading negative reviews but we went anyway. It was a very informative tour, our guide was very good, and the tour itself was entertaining....More

Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This company raises seahorses for worldwide distribution. Requires a 2 week long course in managing aquarium seahorses before selling seahorses. Fascinating tour that included birth to adoption insights, with close up looks into tanks full of seahorses. Even provided us with a taste of the...More

Thank KZ1013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an incredibly cool and interesting place!! You get to learn all about the life cycle of seahorses and get to see each stage. We learned so much! It was so fun to be able to "hold a seahorse ". I would recommend it for...More

Thank Kathy C
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CramerWashstate
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Sally T | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call them. They clearly said "no" based on past experience but it can't hurt to ask.
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BuffyLou
May 7, 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
March 16, 2017|
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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
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