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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

Address: Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-329-6840
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Ranked #9 of 52 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Denver, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I read the reviews here before deciding to visit this farm. The review were spectacular, and, in my opinion, overrated! We went here with our 3.5 year old, and paid $40 per adult and $28 for him - $88 on a day that the tide was hazardous and we were unable to take a glass bottom boat tour. They might... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Want to learn about seahorses and get to actually have one hold your finger and fall in love? This is the place for you! A truly unique and informative experience. However, we would not recommend this for small children as the seahorses scare easily and while very tempting to small ones, they are not able to slap the open water... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

very informative and you get to hold the sea horses very fun!!! Also a family business all proceeds go to buying more sea horses and raising them and buying new equipment for their business.

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Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This place is the World's only Living, Breeding Gene Bank of Sea Horses and weedy, leafy Sea dragons. Hold more than 20,000 of them, 100% sustainable marine aquarium with over 20 endangered species on a 3 acre ocean front organic farm. The Sea horse Hawaii Foundation has Adopt a seahorse, sea dragon, reef fish program. Thru' research, education, propagation they... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I remember as a small child seeing those sad, dried up seahorses in coastal giftshops....then I got older and learned that seahorse daddies carried the babies- hilarious, right? After my visit to Ocean Rider, I learned that those little critters have as much personality as land horses! They beg for food, they need to socialize, they come in all colors!... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This isn't a high-tech or fancy kind of experience, but it's really enjoyable nonetheless. You'll get walked around the seahorse farm by an educated and experienced guide who will show you tanks where baby seahorses (just a bit bigger than grains of rice) were just born, then some of the larger seahorses, and finally at the end you'll get to... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The farm itself is not fancy, no paved sidewalks, buckets as enclosures for the seahorses, but man, is the tour informative. You'll be a seahorse expert by the end of it! The tour explains how the farm cares for and sends out seahorses, and they talk about everything you need to know about seahorses. Holding the seahorse isn't that exciting... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Didn't know what to expect from this site, but it is incredibly interesting. Organization is single handedly helping to eliminate the need to capture seahorses in the ocean. Aquarium owners can now get farmed seahorses that survive longer in a small aquarium. Quite educational. Did not know seahorses are monogamous and if one dies, the other dies fairly soon after.... More 

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SD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was a great experience....a short tour of how seahorses are raised and how this foundation is working with Tonga and Fiji to replenish the seahorses in the wild was fascinating. It ended with each individual being able to hold a seahorse... even little ones will like this adventure. However, the cost per person was a little pricey...but it goes... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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94 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is an expensive, but educational experience. The 1 hour tour cost $110 for 2 adults and 1 child. You learn everything about a sea horse. You will see new born seahorses and those that are ready for sale. You get to feed them and at the end of the tour, you get to put your hands in a tank... More 

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