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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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So worth going to. Very educational and informative. And getting to interact with the seahorses was a once in a lifetime opportunity!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So worth going to. Very educational and informative. And getting to interact with the seahorses was a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You have to go to this small non profit and see how they are saving the seahorses of the islands. And you get to hold a seahorse and as a long time diver it was a treat. The tour is short and sweet.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

i always love a great sanctuary. When we stumbled upon the Seahorse Farm we just had to stop. Waiting for the tour with a marine biologist was very informative. I never really thought much about the beautiful seahorse, but the tour changed my mind. Hey..who wouldn't love a species where the males give birth? A higher priced event, but the... More 

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Babson Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This best kept secret is a must see if you are in Kona, Hawaii. The tour was for one hour but the information we learned will last a lifetime. We started by looking into all the barrels that had the babies from 1/2 inch to over 10 inches. Our guide explained all that goes into protecting these endangered creatures and... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We took the kids here thinking it would be a wonderful activity for them. It wasn't horrible by any means, but charging $35+ for a 40 minute tour of a seahorse breeding facility was a rip off. I think $10 would be more appropriate for adults and kids to be honest. $40 is a complete rip off and it was... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great education experience on local impacts on the Seahorse population. Suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes before the tour time so you can enjoy the gift shop. Remember to use your AAA card for a discount.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Cool place, with knowledge. They even let one anchor on your fingers. Recommend sticking around after and asking questions and interacting in the pond. I enjoyed my time and tried the seaweed, you should too. Book early

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you care about Seahorses,this is a must see. Not much more than a hour, you get to see the full conservation efforts, see many Seahorses and even get to have one wrap its tail around your fingers. At $40 per person though it is quite expensive - best to think about it as a financial contribution to seashores conservation... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped here on a four day weekend. Overall a great experience. The information was astounding, a bit over the head of my kiddos (age 6,6, 4)...they were only concerned about holding the seahorses. But I was totally intrigued by what they were talking about. A bit expensive, but what isn't expensive in Hawaii. Directions are a bit confusing, but the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Who does not love a seahorse? They are cute and this organization is doing a great job of ensuring copious quantities of seahorses for a century. The tour is expensive and although it's cute for kids, my teens were bored, and certainly tired of standing on a hot and muggy day.

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