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“awesome place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
808-329-6840
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Ranked #67 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Type: Aquariums, Ranch & Farm
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Banff, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

have been twice and its something i recommend tourists do, very informative tour, plus you get to hold a seahorse in your hand, feed seahorses.. see babies and see the sea dragons.. well worth the price

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“A unique opportunity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was a great tour. As other reviewers have said, the admission is a bit pricey and it's what stopped us from doing the tour last year. After reading the reviews, we decided to give it a try and it was well worth it. The biologist conducting the tour was very personable, informative and made the messages about seahorses and conservation very interesting. We saw the shrimp pond where the biologist netted some shrimp which were later fed to seahorses. We saw the maternity ward and learned about the life cycles of the seahorses. We watched the seahorses feed.. We got a peak at some sea dragons. The ultimate was getting to have a seahorse wrap itself around your finger. A unique opportunity, one we'll never forget.

Visited December 2012
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Bay Area, CA
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“Much better than it looks from street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great for kids & interesting scientifically. Lots to see and learn in the tanks during the tour. You get to hear how the sea horses are raised, fed & can be kept in home aquariums. Gift shop prices definitely overpriced but goes to good cause.

Visited December 2012
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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“Amazing Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The tour was awesome! This facility helps you understand the importance of seahorses and how this facility does its part to ensure their existence. It is truly amazing to see the growth of the seahorses and to be able to hold them is an experience that everyone from little children to the elderly will truly enjoy.

Visited December 2012
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Ojai, California
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“Educational and you can hold a sea horse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Though the admission is pricey it is well worth the cause. There is an educational tour where you get to watch sea horses suck up their food, try some sea weed, peek at sea dragons, have a sea horse wrap onto your finger, and see many different species of sea horses.

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