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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Exceptional experience

We had the pleasure of visiting this unique spot on our recent trip to Kona. Angel, our tour guide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seattle, Washington
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Interesting interactive tour

My mother had heard about this place and wanted to do the tour. I wasn't sure what to expect, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting this unique spot on our recent trip to Kona. Angel, our tour guide was knowledgeable & friendly. The farm itself is small and this is an intimate experience with the precious seahorses. We learned a lot and enjoyed holding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank havefun60
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother had heard about this place and wanted to do the tour. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we booked it because we love seahorses. We learned a lot about seahorses and were able to feed some of the newly born tiny seahorses....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of all ages enjoyed our visit to the seahorse farm. While it is educational and nice to see the variety of seahorse species in the tanks at the end, the highlight was being able to hold a seahorse.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank AlexandriaMom79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a super interesting experience and though it was expensive for what it was, if you treat the cost of the tour like a donation to sea horse conservation, it's less painful. The tour was quite full and not very long, but any longer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BethA553
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Angel was our guide through the farm. Very knowledgeable about their operations. Interesting to learn about the seahorses, what they eat, how they reproduce, but so very cool to get to hold them in your hand. You see them in breeding pairs and at all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's very few times in a person's life when one can say, "That was unique." This is one of them! Beyond the fact that a visitor gets to hold a living seahorse at the end of the tour, the tour itself is fascinating. The tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dsafley
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

All top-notch experience! Our guide was most knowledgeable, courteous, and relaxed. Her portable loudspeaker was a little too loud and blaring, I thought, but that's my only negative comment. Price was right, there's no hard push for donations. You'll see the animals in three stages...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crockett1974
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Everything was as described on the website. The guide was actually a marine biologist, so was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the Seahorse farm. Of course the highlight of the visit was having one of the docents actually put a live seahorse on your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank craigt51
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

My fiance was sceptical but I insisted & enjoyed the seahorses as much as I did. Absolutely amazing!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PetronellaS143
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed with the tour guides ! So informative and creative with explaining the precise directions we needed to follow to preserve these wonderful creatures! The seahorse farm sanctuary, has done a fabulous job preserving over 25 species in a living gene bank....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from Sally T | Reviewed this property |
I agree, call them. They clearly said "no" based on past experience but it can't hurt to ask.
May 7, 2017|
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Response from karissae2013 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the area surrounding the tanks is rock so it would be difficult to traverse with a walker and/or wheelchair. You also need to get right up to the tanks and peer in to see the seahorses. The tanks are probably 4... More
Courtney J
March 16, 2017|
Response from coxc02 | Reviewed this property |
I think it took our group about an hour and a half to 2 hours max. At the end there are some aquariums with sea horses you can watch and the folks there will answer questions and chat a bit after the main tour/presentations. More