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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
Phone Number: 18083296840
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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We spent an enjoyable several hours viewing the farm, which raises several varieties of seahorses in large plastic tubs

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Larry D
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Morristown, New Jersey

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Morristown, New Jersey
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an enjoyable several hours viewing the farm, which raises several varieties of seahorses in large plastic tubs

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Thank Larry D
Lincoln City, Oregon
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great opportunity to learn about sea horses, how they grow, and their contribution to our oceans. Plus you get to hold one-yippie!

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Thank LCVickie
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Learned about this farm on tv and it was well worth the visit. Biologists educate you on sea horses and show you how they raise them. You see babies & adults and actually get to "hold" one (actually, it holds you). There is a state beach park just before you get to the farm that is pretty so you might... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a little trouble finding them but once we did it was a very interesting and informative tour. Glad to see a company that is making a difference by educating people as well as increasing and strengthening genetic lines that will ensure the survival of these wonderful little creatures..They are ensuring that native species are left to thrive in natural... More 

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Thank Jamie J
Brisbane Region, Australia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife wanted to see the only Seahorse Farm in the world and I must admit I was a little disinterested in going. It is wonderful to say I was wrong. The tour runs for an hour culminating in the staff helping you put your hands in a tank and have a Seahorse attach on your fingers. Given we were... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour was interesting and guide was personable and informative. Holding the seahorse is at the end of the tour and you don't get to hold it that long but it was worth doing it at least once.

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Thank Nancy S
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly unique and very informative experience. Very kid friendly (over 3's only). You see the nurturing of tiny seahorses and seadragons from days old to years. Then to top it off you get to hold a live seahorse !!! Full of fantastic information and real live interaction with the fantastic process they run at Ocean Rider Seahorse farm.

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Fort Wayne, IN, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very informative interactive visit. All the money goes to the seahorses - which we learned that all species are endangered!

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Thank Scott L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the opportunity to learn about these creatures and to hold one was amazing!! This is a must see on the big Island and a once in a lifetime experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend that everyone visit the Kona Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm! It is extremely informative, intriguing and simply magical. There are blue vats everywhere holding thousands of seahorses, big and small! Our tour guide, a graduate from a marine biology program, named Kahili asked the tour group questions and provided a very interactive atmosphere in which to learn... More 

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