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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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A Unique Experience at this "Lab"

The focus is on being touched by octopus, but there are several problems therein. Out of two rows... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SteveTheEvans
What Fun: this is a MUST TO DO

Wife and I with our Adult son did this instead of watching the Pats and Rams on Superbowl Sunday... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2632
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Based on reading many reviews my wife and I expected a hands on experience. We came away much disappointed .The pictures on this companies own website show each participant standing in front of their own octopus tank . We had over 30 people there for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank moxley4
Reviewed 2 days ago

The focus is on being touched by octopus, but there are several problems therein. Out of two rows of about 10 buckets each, many of them are covered due to the rascals wanting to get out of the tanks, and many of them have octopus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wife and I with our Adult son did this instead of watching the Pats and Rams on Superbowl Sunday. Are we glad we did the game was a snooze and we had so much fun. We learned so much about Octopus i and about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The group (2 young marine biologists) are doing a excellent job of educating its visiters and answered all questions, the hands on is the best. Lots of photos or videos with the right camera, as long as the octopus doesn’t take it from you. My...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a fancy touristy place. It is a working octopus research facility. Our guide was one of the marine biologists who was of course very knowledgeable. But the unqualified highlight was playing with the octopuses each in their own tank. You put your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've enjoyed seeing octopus snorkeling, but getting to interact with and touch them was awesome! The biologist was super cool, and you really get to touch them and see them up close changing colors. I'm so glad we did this, and I would do it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our last tour and on our way to the airport since it’s nearby. The tour guide was informative, friendly and helpful, but it’s so exciting to play with and feed the octopuses that sometimes I wasn’t listening to all he was saying! The two young...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kanaloa Octopus Farm was an interesting visit during our trip to The Big Island. It’s a small facility that you do not even know exists! The website tells you not to use GPS but we found it accurately using Google Maps. The research thar...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SportySpice410
Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST book online, which we did the day of the tour. Our tour guide was very well versred in everything octopus and seemed very interested in making sure everyone had a good time. We also ran into him away from the farm and he...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this tour of the Octopus Farm on Kona and were very pleased at not only the interesting facts our biologist shared with us on the octopus but with the interaction we were able to have with these beautiful creatures. The most playful octopus...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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jessicatL249KR
January 8, 2019|
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Response from NWTravelerz | Reviewed this property |
They are trying to breed octopus in captivity so they can provide an alternative solution to the overharvesting that is happening in the wild. Specifically, there is such a high demand for octopus in the culinary world... More
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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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