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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2632
+1 808-747-6895
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Cool place to see

This was the first time me and the family went there. If you’re expecting sea world, don’t go. If... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike P
via mobile
So cool!

As my daughter said, "When can you get the opportunity to touch an octopus?!" I can't argue with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa H
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Rosemount, Minnesota
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2632
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+1 808-747-6895
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the first time me and the family went there. If you’re expecting sea world, don’t go. If you want a smaller less flashy more one on one hands on experience, this place will be perfect. You can see and touch several adult octopus....More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As my daughter said, "When can you get the opportunity to touch an octopus?!" I can't argue with that! This farm is doing research to discover sustainable octopus as a food source and to prevent overfishing. They also rescue octopus that are being sold for...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the guide was so knowledgeable and clearly cared for the creatures entrusted to him. getting to see the change color and texture up close was mesmerizing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The farm is actually behind the Kona Airport . One of the main access roads is closed so GPS can mess up. If you are coming from the north on Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy (Hwy 19), make a right at the first intersection after the airport...More

Thank techmgr1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a biologist, I enjoyed learning about and interacting with these creatures. The "tour guide", a biologist employee, tried to explain the research and the life cycle of the octopodes but there were a lot of children squealing, making it hard to hear. An introductory...More

2  Thank robNrom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, educational nd interesting . One hour is plenty of time to see and feed these beautiful creatures. Definitely recommed this activity.

Thank Larisa B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was different my 3 year old grand daughter thought they felt slimy. Not a lot to see so keep that in mind.

Thank CSS9112014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hour long tour was perfect. We were given the opportunity to feed the octopus and so much more. I would definitely pay another visit to the farm if I visit the big island again. This tour is a MUST.

Thank Marie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit to the octopus farm! This was our last excursion before heading back to the airport for our flight home. It was great that they were open for tours on Saturday so we could do something awesome our last day on the...More

Thank Colette1206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at the Octopus farm. Really interesting and informative tour. Thoroughly enjoyed our time. Staff was informative, interactive, gracious, and accomodating. I highly recommend making this a part of your trip to the big island. The octopus interaction alone was worth the...More

Thank Rebecca F
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BeachbumHB
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Raihan K | Reviewed this property |
they don't have any pick up service. you have to arrange your own transportation. also they have limited hours. call them or email them. they will return your call in due time.
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arbear
August 30, 2017|
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Response from BillBC | Reviewed this property |
It's small building. The guide stood on the steps to give a talk, and some of the octopuses are in tanks outside, which you could see, but I don't think the building itself, where there is other stuff, is wheelchair... More
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Tish G
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Jake C | Property representative |
It's about a 30 minute drive (22 miles).
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