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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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Marvel at the wonder of seahorses

Seahorses often carry such mystic in many cultures and this is the first and only natural seahorse farm anywhere in the world. Don't miss it. The scientist will give you very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
383marilyn
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seahorses often carry such mystic in many cultures and this is the first and only natural seahorse farm anywhere in the world. Don't miss it. The scientist will give you very informative and interesting information about these creatures and also a chance to hold them in the tank. Make your reservations online, it's a small facility and they get filled... More 

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Westport, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a very different day we arrived just before the 12pm tour and managed to get onto it, this is something my wife and I have not done before especially with a 17 month old in tow, but the guys here were fantastic our little girl started acting up just after the tour started so just as we got... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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Shanghai, China
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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