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Ocean Rider Kona Tours Safety Guidelines
Tours are lead by professional, certified biologists with special hands on training in the culture and husbandry of seahorses.
Tours are lead by Professional, Certified Biologist who are employed at Ocean Rider with credentials that include: minimum of Bachelor Degree in Biology, special hands on training in the culture and husbandry of seahorses, special training in environmental biology and marine conservation, and special training in public speaking. In other words your tour guide is well educated, knowledgeable and fun!!
Due to strict bio-security protocol you must be on a scheduled tour to see the sea horses.
When you purchase your ticket on line you we will hold your reservations and tickets for you at the gift shop tour desk check in. All you will need is your ID at check in time. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in, wash up, receive your tour briefing, get your name tag and sign your credit card receipt. Please learn on to turn your flash off on your camera and remember to keep your camera at least 2 feet away from the sea horses.
Tickets purchased on-line will be held at the Gift Shop Tour Desk. ID must be presented.
Please note in the comments section your preferred tour time. Tour times are Monday through Friday only. Tour times are subject to change depending on time of year and the seahorse breeding and production activity on the farm. Please check the ticket section to verify times or call 808 329 6840.
Remember, your contribution from your purchase of tour tickets and gift shop items stays here, on the ocean rider seahorse farm to support the continued research, education, conservation and propagation of the 36 species of endangered species of seahorses, sea dragons and Hawaiian Reef Fish. Ocean Rider is now actively researching the breeding of Hawaiian Reef Fish such as yellow tangs, angel fish and butterfly fish in-order to reduce the pressure on our Coral Reefs here in Hawaii from collectors and spear fishermen.
Ocean Rider is also working with the Country of Tonga to establish successful breeding of sea cucumbers for restocking in marine reserves in the remote islands. If you would like to do get involved in any of these projects please contact us . You can also visit seahorsehawaii.org where you can make a tax deductible contribution. The coral reefs of the world thank you!!