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“Great Activity for Elementary Age Kids”

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Ranked #7 of 136 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We took our 2 daughters aged 9 & 10 to tour the Sea Horse farm and they loved it. Our entire family enjoyed seeing the seahorses up close and holding them for a few minutes. It takes about 2 hours and tours are led by a biologist. Really great learning opportunity that is a ton of fun.

If kids are younger than elementary age it could be tough. The tanks are pretty high and while they have stools to boost kids, shorter kids may have a hard time. Also, it's a lot of listening for little ones. Check the minimum age to hold a sea horse. There is one, but I can't remember what it is.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were a little concerned with the price. $38. each for about an hour. It was so worth it. The history and information about seahorses from the guide was very interesting. I actually held a horse and fed them. Everyone on the tour could. Little kids in the group weren't all that excited about it, so may not be the best place for kids under 7 or 8. With that said the guides were great with the kids...so will depend on your child.

1  Thank bcoySundanceWyoming
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Well done, and good learning experience with great appeal for kids of all ages over 5 years I'd say. You get to hold a seahorse and you learn about the conservation efforts to save them. You can see how they are raised from eggs to adults. Enjoyed it!

3  Thank glstorm
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is an amazing place. It is a working farm, but they let you stick your hands into a tank and have a seahorse curl its tail around your finger. Not much cooler than that.

1  Thank Tim H
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

This was one of our favorite places to visit on the Big Island. Not cheap, about $40 per person, but worth the admission especially since some of the money goes to research. You get to see Sea Horses up close, feed them and then at the end, a chance to put your hands in the water and hold one. Great experience. This would be a terrific place to take kids. One of my favorite experiences ever.

4  Thank Keith D
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