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“Up Close Fun With the Real Thing”

Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Ranked #7 of 137 things to do in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

For those who love sea life and conservation, this was a perfect place to meet the two at work. It was a bit expensive, but well worth the money to see how the farm handles raising seahorses and the peripheral materials needed to keep them (shrimp, sea monkeys, sea weed), plus seeing the sea dragons and holding the seahorses afterward! The young lady who did the commentary was light and kept it interesting, even for the youngsters in the group. You had enough time to study the different tanks with the different life-stages of the sea horse, and feeding them was a real kick! Perfect for all ages, informative, and a lot of fun! Bravo for the seahorse farmers!

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

It was a bit expensive but the kids loved it so it was really worth it. It was very informative and certainly not something you could see every day. I loved the sea dragons!

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visiting the one and only seahorse farm in the world was truly an awesome and educational experience. The neatest part was being able to have an actual seahorse wrap its tail around your fingers (under the guidance of a marine biologist). Well worth the entrance fee and highly recommend this attraction.

1  Thank Allan L
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This facility is a state-of-the-art marine biology lab devoted to the preservation, breeding and study of sea horses. It's fascinating and well worth the visit, for kids and adults. My husband, 12 year old daughter, and I went with a bit of skepticism that it might be a tourist trap but we were very pleasantly surprised. The young lady who gave us the tour was a biologist herself and was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Seeing various sea horses and learning all about how they live, tasting their food (seaweed grown on the premises) and getting to have a sea horse wrapped around your fingers is a unique experience, well worth the time and money. Plus if you've never been to a marine biology facility, its interesting and educational to visit one.

1  Thank desingerinDC
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

What an interesting and educational experience! Our 8-year old son listed our visit here with our visit to Big Island Bees as his trip highlights (he wants to be a bee keeper, so that's pretty high praise). I loved the background information about what they are doing, and holding (well, being held by) an actual seahorse was a really really neat experience.

1  Thank Craig C
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