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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Closed Now: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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All top-notch experience! Our guide was most knowledgeable, courteous, and relaxed. Her portable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Truly unique experience

Everything was as described on the website. The guide was actually a marine biologist, so was... read more

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73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All top-notch experience! Our guide was most knowledgeable, courteous, and relaxed. Her portable loudspeaker was a little too loud and blaring, I thought, but that's my only negative comment. Price was right, there's no hard push for donations. You'll see the animals in three stages...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crockett1974
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was as described on the website. The guide was actually a marine biologist, so was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the Seahorse farm. Of course the highlight of the visit was having one of the docents actually put a live seahorse on your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank craigt51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance was sceptical but I insisted & enjoyed the seahorses as much as I did. Absolutely amazing!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PetronellaS143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed with the tour guides ! So informative and creative with explaining the precise directions we needed to follow to preserve these wonderful creatures! The seahorse farm sanctuary, has done a fabulous job preserving over 25 species in a living gene bank....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kyraketch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don’t get me wrong, the seahorses are VERY cool on this tour. Although it is neat to see what they have done, in the end this is a seahorse farm making profit. They did not explain how they were helping the wild seahorse population. However,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LauraExploring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in and learned so much about the seahorses and why they are doing what they are doing at the Seahorse Farm. We need to protect our wildlife and they are helping save the wild seahorses. You at the end get to hold one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ironwoman69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was something someone else in the group wanted to do, I thought it sounded a tad spendy for a tour but thought it sounded cool. This place is awesome, you get to HOLD a LIVE SEAHORSE! Money made goes to good causes easily summed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I'm not into animal farming or exotic pets but my husband wanted to go here, and I'm glad we did. They talked about the ethics of selling seahorses and how they don't live long, so they established a community of polyamorous seahorses that can thrive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AbbyDLeigh
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to do this tour. Glad we did even though it’s expensive. Kids under 4 can’t hold the sea horse though. Tour was interesting and enjoyed the guide. Got great pictures and cute shop. Only complaint is the cost.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jonejer
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Visited in Nov 2017 with 3 kids and grandparents. Wasn't sure what to expect but the reviews were good and I can see why. The teach you a lot, take you through all the different sections and then finally let you hold one at the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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12 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.
8 May 2017|
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Response from karissae2013 | 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
Courtney J
17 March 2017|
Response from coxc02 | 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