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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Address: Natural Energy Lab, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-329-6840
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09:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 15:30

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My parents took my kids to the farm and they had a great experience. They start out teaching you about seahorses, what they eat, etc. so that by the end of the tour you think... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Heather P
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Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is a great tour for children. Educational, fairly quick and hands on with a seahorse. I went with older teens and they would have been happier at the beach. Still a nice distraction. Expensive for what it is.

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Thank ChanceGardener
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My parents took my kids to the farm and they had a great experience. They start out teaching you about seahorses, what they eat, etc. so that by the end of the tour you think seahorses are pretty cool! And then they let you hold one! My kids thought it was amazing!

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Thank Heather P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

That's right- you gotta SEE this place. Make your reservations online in advance. They take special attention to cleanliness which was impressive. You learn so much and see sea horses from babies to adults. Our teenagers said this was one of their favorite tours whilst in Hawaii. Saddle up to this place for a memorable tour.

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Calgary
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We pre-booked a tour of the Seahorse Farm. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we might visit again during our next visit to the Big Island. 1. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She had a microphone and carried an amplifier (?)...at any rate, we could clearly hear her throughout the tour. 2. Tour was extremely well-organized. Progressed from collecting... More 

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Highland Heights, Kentucky
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Something unique, definitely worth seeing. A little pricy for the type of tour, but they tell you it's for a good cause. I have to say I was a little miffed at their business model when I first heard it (I won't spoil it...you'll have to do the tour) but reconsidered as I learned that they are doing some good... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't your typical aquarium visit but it is something my kids loved (girls, age 6 and 9). Seeing the baby seahorses, the leafy seahorse dragon and having a seahorse wrap around our fingers were the highlights. Great experience if you are looking for something to do out of the sun.

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Thank Northstar45
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice outing for families with children. Its a bit out of Kona toward the airport. All funds go to support the five employees and the Seahorse Farm. Its a unique operation and certainly one the kids would enjoy, but we found the pricing too high.

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Thank Fred R
Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was quite a ways from where we were staying and our timing was off so we ended up being 20 minutes late to the tour. The staff didn't bat an eye and assured us that we were fine to join the tour in progress. They caught us up on what we had missed in 5 minutes and we were... More 

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NY
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a bit pricey but well worth it. Unique in the world, this place raises seahorses for release in the ocean. You can see all stages of their lifecycle in tanks. Some seahorses were days old, some weeks. Some so tiny yet fully formed, they look like their parents. You can even feed them and let the adult... More 

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Thank STraveler2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hesitant to pay $40 per person (online) for this however I'm glad my wife and I did. We learned a lot about seahorses. We were able to see seahorses from just born this week through adulthood. Also, having one adult seahorse at the end of the tour wrap themselves​ around your finger for about a minute was fun... More 

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