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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Address: Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-329-6840
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Glad we made the effort

We had a one day stop during a cruise and had made a tour reservation in advance, and it was lucky we had because the 2pm tour we had booked had been cancelled because of no other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Johnpsau
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Melbourne, Australia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is mainly a tour of big tanks of sea horses. It was a little lengthy and very over priced I thought ~$120 for 3 adults and a 2 year old. Although it was an amazing way to feed and hold seahorses. My son had a great time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a one day stop during a cruise and had made a tour reservation in advance, and it was lucky we had because the 2pm tour we had booked had been cancelled because of no other reservations, so we received a personalised tour. Whilst the tour cost is expensive, $40 each, and lasts about 45 minutes, we are glad... More 

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Middx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a must do trip as it is the only one in the world and they are there to protect the sea horses they are so tiny and sweet.

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Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was a most satisfying and educational tour. The Marine Biologist taking you on the tour was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Getting a chance to hold a live seahorse on your fingers is a definite treat. I highly recommend this tour while you are on the Big Island.

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I don't know what it is about the Big Island, but a lot of things seemed to be juryrigged--including this seahorse farm. Be that as it may, the tour was very cool. It was fun to see how they raise seahorses here for home and commercial aquariums with the goal of keeping poachers from taking them from the wild. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a special place. We learned so much from our expert guide and saw some amazing things. To be able to hold a tiny seahorse in my hands was a bonus. While great for us it felt good to help support such a good initiative. So many chances to enjoy these beautiful creatures.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is an absolute 'must-see' for adults and/or children...but not for toddlers, or children under 10..because it is not a play-pen situation it is a serious ecologically important endeavour..saving an endangered species. The tours are Monday-Friday at noon and 2 PM..it is near to the airport. One gets the sense of what it takes to be 'enterprising'...lots of learning here..but... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

People of all ages will enjoy this place . You will be educated on the seahorse and its life and the guides are all so good. You will top this all off by the incredible feeling when they bring over a seahorse in a pond and it attaches to your fingers!....how many people have done that!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We learned lots about seahorses in an entertaining fashion. This trip stands out as a favorite for us. We were shown the various tanks, and were able to have them curl around our fingers. We were also pleased that their efforts help save the wild seahorses.

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Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I always use trip advisor to plan any of our family vacations and take other people's reviews seriously but I was more than disappointed after visiting this ghetto place. We brought two toddlers (aged 2) here and paid $42 dollars per adult to attend this 1 hour long tour. It was a young well spoken girl talking about seahorses using... More 

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