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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, Kailua-Kona

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
See, feed, and even hold seahorses when you tour Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm. Different types of seahorses are on display here, including baby seahorses, pregnant males, and leafy and weedy sea dragons. At the interactive tidepool and fish-feeding station, feed and hold seahorses. On your tour, you'll also learn about the technology behind the sustainable aquarium and conservation solutions for oceans and seas around the world. Finish your visit at the shop where you can purchase seahorse-themed gifts. Make Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm part of your personalized Kailua-Kona itinerary using our Kailua-Kona holiday planner.
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  • We learned about seahorses and saw different ones from all over the globe. The biologists are very nice and I learned a lot from them. 
  • We visited the seahorse farm in September 2016. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything they do to raise the seahorses. 
  • The guide was knowledgable and interesting but the tour was too short. Yes it is expensive but it is unique and they are doing a lot of good conservation work. 
  • A unique and educational experience only found in Kona. It may seem pricey, but it is more of a donation than a money making business. Kids love it! Where else can you have a seahorse wrapped around your finger? It is a much better experience if you are able to visit in a small group and avoid large numbers (tour ships, buses..).
  • Bit pricey to hold seahorses for a minute or two, unless your a seahorse lover (spouse), over $40 per ticket. Very knowledgeable tour though and learned quite a bit. Isolated but afterwards can go on a really cool walk along lava beach in area. Main point of business is to farm raise seahorses to sell commercially to lessen impact on wild species and those things are pricey. Again if your a seahorse or animal lover, its a must or if you want to get rid of that special someone for a couple hours and are willing to pay that price, go for it.
  • Tour was informative and learned alot. Just thought the $40+ per person was over priced. You do get to see a lot of seahorses, and allow them to hang on to a finger or two. 🙄
  • Thousands of seahorses can be seen and also bought. Good guided tour.
  • OMG! Where else in the world can you go to hold a real live seahorse! I'm in a manual wheelchair and although the terrain is rough, the tour guide was kind enough to give us our own personal tour and let us feed the seahorse
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