Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, Kailua-Kona: Hours, Address, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
4.5
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Adam B
Grand Rapids, MI145 contributions
Very cool but overpriced.
Sep 2021 • Family
This was a very cool experience. You have the chance to learn quite a bit about seahorses and how they live both in the wilds and in this farm. It was interesting to learn that these sea horses are farmed for pet and are bread differently than those in the wild. The price was a bit much for the tour and while holding a sea horse was cool. There was not much other interaction with the animal.
Written September 15, 2021
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stzi
Concord, CA151 contributions
Amazing place
Aug 2021
I've always thought seahorses were totally cool, but this brought my level of appreciation way up. I learned so much and I think the work and research they are doing there is terrific. Actually having a seahorse wrap it's tail around my finger was really neat.
Written August 28, 2021
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Kelley M
Golden, CO221 contributions
You will walk away loving Seahorses!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Yes, it’s a bigger price than you want to pay BUT ….. after you take the tour, it is worth every penny. The passionate staff educate you & show you all about how they are trying to save several types of seahorses from extinction. You will get to have a hands on with one at the end and that is awesome! It is located next to a beautiful beach park as well. Let’s all support their heroic efforts!
Written August 25, 2021
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Christine C
14 contributions
Educational and Fun!
Aug 2021
We loved our tour at Ocean Rider! We came early as they recommended so that everyone could check in and wash their hands. We stopped in different areas of the farm and they showed us everything from the brine/seaweed to the baby seahorses and adult seahorses. It was very educational. Of course, our favorite part was actually getting to hold a seahorse. We had a group of 6, both kids and adults really enjoyed this experience.
Written August 13, 2021
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Crystal R
8 contributions
Great time with seahorses
Aug 2021
We went to this tour and learned about seahorses. It was fantastic to see how they are making a difference in the word. We really enjoyed getting to hold a seahorse and learn about them.
Written August 9, 2021
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Sailorgirl619
Bedford, NH74 contributions
Unique experience
May 2021 • Solo
This is a unique opportunity to get up close and learn a lot about these fascinating little creatures. While sanitation procedures were in place to protect the seahorses, social distancing wasn’t enforced (though masks were required). I know that they work to save these threatened animals, however the tour is quite expensive. Yes, you do get the rare opportunity to ‘hold’ a seahorse, but it’s brief. I left feeling a bit conflicted. These are farm-raised seahorses that are sold to hobbyists for approximately $200 a pair. As the guide mentioned, the males give birth constantly during their lifetime. I asked, ‘so wouldn’t someone’s aquarium soon become overrun with seahorses?’ She said yes, this is a problem and they’ve had owners call and ask what to do. Sometimes they sell them. I hate to think they’d end up down the toilet like many a goldfish before them! I understand buying farm raised is better than taking them out of their natural habitats, but I still left with questions. Yes, they are adorable and fascinating. Yes, the staff truly do care about the seahorses.
Written June 25, 2021
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David T
Kailua-Kona, HI7 contributions
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm in Kailua Kona, HI
Jun 2021
Excellent educational tour. This place does wonderful research work on sea horses and other ocean creatures. One of the most unusual and fun experiences on the Big Island of Hawaii Not only will you learn a lot about these special creatures, you will get to have a "hands on" experience, too! Don't miss it.
Written June 21, 2021
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Paige E
16 contributions
Seahorse Farm
May 2021
Daphne was an excellent tour guide! Very friendly and knowledgeable. This was such a cool experience to see these beautiful creatures at different stages of life and to be able to "hold" them. Don't miss out on the gift shop either! Cute souvenirs and T-shirts!
Written June 3, 2021
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Katie S
Union, KY117 contributions
Great, Unique Experience!
May 2021
We loved going on a tour and visiting this facility! We learned a lot and loved seeing the seahorses at different points in their life - from days-old babies to the adults. Of course, the experience of getting a seahorse to wrap its tail around our fingers was magical! It was a fun, educational experience that would be great for kids or adults. They are doing great work at this facility. Our tour was a little over an hour, which was the perfect length.
Written May 30, 2021
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Larry M
Tonawanda, NY35 contributions
Really Cool Experience
May 2021
We weren't sure what we'd get when we signed up for this - - and we were simply delighted. Tour is about 75 minutes and the guides are well informed and happy to answer questions. But the sea horses steal the show. I never knew they could grow past 6". You learn a lot without feeling lectured. GREAT for kids under 13.
Written May 18, 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM