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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-329-6840
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Seahorse Mania

This is a fascinating, very informative tour that istarts with observation of baby seahorses that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cindyluhu3
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Learn about and even hold a sea horse

Our last event on the Big Island was going to Ocean Rider Sea Horse Farm. You need to visit with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barb G
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73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-6840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fascinating, very informative tour that istarts with observation of baby seahorses that are as young as two days old. The next room had adult seahorses many of whom had their tails intertwined and one tank even contained sea dragons! The best part...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our last event on the Big Island was going to Ocean Rider Sea Horse Farm. You need to visit with a scheduled tour. Check the website for times and prices. We called ahead and got our names on a list, but didn’t need to pay...More

Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are whimsical little creatures and so beautiful, and unfortunately endangered. Learn all about them and how Ocean Rider is helping. Real marine biologists on staff. This is my second time to this facility, and just as much fun as the first. Near the airport,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was extremely interesting to view the different stages of the sea horse development and to learn bout how they feed them. The tour guide Jeff was quite funny and kept everyones attention with his jokes. They raise the sea horses for sale to aquariums...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing establishment. Their goal/mission is to raise seahorses for sale to the general aquarium market. Why is this important? Because it helps to preserve/save the wild seahorses from becoming extinct and keeps them on coral reefs where they belong. The farm has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for families. Education and knowing you are helping all kinds of seahorses offset the expense. You get to see the up close and personnal! They wrap around you finger. A must see.

Thank red4x4
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 7 and 8 yo daughters and I enjoyed the experience. It was an interesting tour of how you breed seahorses with An explanation on how to help with conservation,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is extremely educational on the world of sea horses. Our guide/biologist, Jeff, was very informative and injected a great sense of humor to make it interesting. Tour is about 1 hour long. Beautiful sea horses and you'll get to see the rare sea dragons...More

Thank Darlene N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to see sea horses and learn everything and anything you can ever want to know about them! They are amazing creatures and you even get to touch them!

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this unique opportunity to see and hold Seahorses up close. As an endangered species, it’s rare to see them in Aquariums, but this place is doing everything to prevent them from extinction. A great learning experience for everyone about our Marine life. Great photo...More

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CramerWashstate
11 February 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.
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BuffyLou
7 May 2017|
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Response from Karissa E | 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
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Courtney J
16 March 2017|
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Response from 835chadc | 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
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