Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
4.5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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wwglobetrotr
509 contributions
Jan. 2023
and garden in the shade (and the sun too, to paraphrase The Beatles). Well organized and articulated information about octopus habitat and challenges. This truly is (at the octopus’s discretion) a “hands on” interactive experience, as they may choose to wrap their arms around your fingers and wrist. Appropriate for all, fun and educational outing.
Written January 27, 2023
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SeattleShiloh
Seattle9 contributions
Jan. 2023
To interact with the Octopus seemed all the tour group enjoyed getting close to these great creatures.
Written January 27, 2023
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Debbie F
3 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
Surprised to get a review request. Our tour of the farm was cancelled. I’m sure there was a reason. We were looking forward to the tour.
Written January 26, 2023
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Collin C
Palatine, IL129 contributions
Jan. 2023
These octopi are stars! If you're in the area, do this tour. No...make a special trip to this area to do this tour. The staff are friendly and informative, the octopi are well cared for, the experience is educational yet maximizing time with the animals, and the interaction with the octopi is even more fun than we had hoped. You really appreciate these animals even more after seeing them up close and getting to interact with them! 2 of them wanted to come home with us, but unfortunately we had to say goodbye.
Written January 23, 2023
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Sunshine798759
Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
Jan. 2023
We loved learning about octopi and having the opportunity to feed them was such fun. Our group had small children. families to retirees and everyone had smiles on their faces and were laughing out loud. Our three guides/biologists were quite knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend for a unique experience!
Written January 23, 2023
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julie w
2 contributions
Jan. 2023
Super fun bucket list check off for me. The girls were great in explaining all about the day octopus and what they are studying. Was wonderful to meet Dani, Carmel, and I am so sorry I forgot your name but I love your face! You helped me with Gidget!

I feel like I must not have read the small print because you get to actually phyisically interact with these little cuties. Some are really shy and some want to be your BFF. You gotta stop by and see what these girls are up to and learn about our sticky limed friends.

Super cute gift shop and there's even a little beach to scope out down the street. Not a swimming beach.

I can't recommend this little farm enough. Wonderful people and wonderful little ocean animals.
Written January 22, 2023
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Steph F
1 contribution
Jan. 2023 • Family
This was a wonderful experience! We learned so much about the facility and octopuses! Britt was so knowledgeable and made our experience fun and exciting.
Written January 22, 2023
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Eric V
4 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
This was a great tour. The ability to directly interact with an adult octopus was awesome!! I could have stayed there for hours with my hands in the tanks. I highly recommend this for parents with kiddos to expose them to an amazing sea creature. But be aware, younger ones may get a bit frightened as the tentacles reaching out to explore you can be scary. I wish the research team all the best getting the breeding program fully operational as that will be a significant accomplishment. Thanks, I rate this as one of my favorite activities while on the Big Island. Will do again next visit for sure.
Written January 22, 2023
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Cathy T
Monticello, MN8 contributions
Jan. 2023
So interesting to hear what they've learned about these octopuses & helping them survive. We enjoyed interacting with them: feeling their tentacles wrap around our fingers, watching them change colors, seeing them intrigued by toys, & even feeding them shrimp! What a fun opportunity!
Written January 19, 2023
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jdenise0906
Harrisonburg, VA10 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Family
The entire hands on experience with the octopus was wonderful. Really educational and fun for all ages.
Written January 18, 2023
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KANALOA OCTOPUS FARM (Kailua-Kona) - 2023 What to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Kanaloa Octopus Farm

Kanaloa Octopus Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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