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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Amazingly unique experience.

Visited in Nov 2017 with 3 kids and grandparents. Wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Josh C
Tillsonburg, Canada
interesting visit

for an interesting stop near the airport, if it's on the way to or back from another excursion, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bethlehem, PA
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited in Nov 2017 with 3 kids and grandparents. Wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were good and I can see why. The teach you a lot, take you through all the different sections and then finally let you hold one at the...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 6 days ago

for an interesting stop near the airport, if it's on the way to or back from another excursion, the seahorse farm tour is brief and educational. Glad they are there to help these endangered species!

Thank Eugistic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the fact that this facility is clearly a working sanctuary/breeding/educational environment.

Thank Connector135933
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you hold a seahorse? This experience was fantastic. The tour, learning and chance to hold a seahorse is something we'll never forget. This is a must do!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun interesting afternoon! Lots of information- seahorses, sea monkeys, aqua-farming, sea grasses. The tiny to full grown seahorses, breeding program and that they dont just sell to you because you want one!! If you take and pass care of them then you...More

Thank TxAriel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun change of pace from the beach. It was educational and informative and hands on. We got to feed and hold the seahorses. It is mostly outside so be prepared for that.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited 10+ years ago and still enjoyed my tour this time. It's quite educational but our tour guide made it fun and interesting for everyone. Seeing their achievements with sea dragons was wonderful. Knowing that they are making a difference in the survival...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is fascinating, it is fun to hold a seahorse but is much more fascinating to learn about them and what they are trying to accomplish at this facility. Yes it is a farm to sell seahorses to aquariums and private collectors; but it...More

1  Thank 245chaddr
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Becky, our tour guide, was very nice, informative and easy to hear and understand. In the end you get to "hold" a seahorse, but for a very short time. Little kids might not be interested in the tour.

Thank nordbych
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The staff are committed to educating visitors about the conservation of seahorses. It was fascinating and a hands on tour which added a priceless dimension to the experience. I highly recommend it for any age.

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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.
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
Courtney J
March 16, 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