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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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73-970 Makako Bay Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2632
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Morgan W wrote a review 21 Jan
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
Super fun and informative! So cool to see a research lab like this. Zach was very knowledgeable and a great host—he was so full of interesting octopus info. Greatly enjoyed the experience and meeting the octopuses.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kane S wrote a review 20 Jan
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This was the second time my grandparents went but my first. The octopus were absolutely amazing most of them were active and ready to hang out. I got the opportunity to feed one as well! It was very informational and super fun! 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Patty W wrote a review 16 Jan
Seattle, Washington17 contributions4 helpful votes
It was an amazing experience. You can learn about and interact with these curious and intelligent ceatures without having to don a wetsuit. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Joseph D wrote a review 13 Jan
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Fantastic experience. Kids LOVED it and can't stop talking about it. A high touch experience we weren't expecting. Thank you!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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whaleloveralways wrote a review 12 Jan
California77 contributions27 helpful votes
We loved every minute of this farm. We got to play with the various octupus and enjoy watching them searching for things to feel and grab. We even got to feed them at the end of our time with them. They are very curious and at times a little aggressive. But, the two caretakers were there telling us what to do and helping us when an octupus' arm grabbed and wouldn't let go. There are two objections I have to this. These animals were wild caught animals that were taken from the ocean to be studied. They are housed in 50 gallon white containers, with nothing but a fake cave to hide in. Octopus are very shy animals. They are extremely smart. If you are interested in learning about them you should watch the documentary on Netflix called My Octopus Teacher. You'll understand where I am coming from. Though I know that the oceans are being depleted of all life, and someday, if we continue to over fish and poison the ocean, we will be gone too. I think there has to be a better way to go about this. Octopus only live a year and in that year they eat, sleep, protect themselves from predators, and breed. The farm is studying how to increase the species in the ocean, but it isn't going at all well. The babies that are born, die within a few days. They can't seem to get the food right for the babies to eat. Why they don't set up an ocean farm, where the animals stay in an enclosed area, and in their natural environment, doesn't make sense to me. I hope that they are talking with the seahorse farm down the road. The seahorse farm has figured out, after many trials, how to get the babies to eat. Perhaps they could help the octopus farm with this. You decide if it is worth it. But it is a great experience.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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