Ocean Rider Celebrating 26 Years

Oceanrider Seahorse Farm Tour Tickets

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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2023 - Top 10%On this fascinating one-hour tour you will learn about ocean conservation and one of the greatest ocean mysteries – the seahorse! You will be surrounded by thousands of seahorses on our oceanfront 3-acre farm from babies to pregnant males from Australia to Hawaii. You may also see our leafy sea dragons, enjoy our interactive tide pool and see the world’s only 100% sustainable marine aquarium with over 20 endangered species which are all being bred at Ocean Rider.

Please book online to guarantee the best pricing, as well as your spot on the tour! We recommend you book 24 hours or more before you wish to take the tour. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available at slightly higher prices*. The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is all gravel with uneven terrain and may not be suited for wheelchairs or strollers.

Ocean Rider Seahorse Tour Ticket Pricing

Walk-Ins at
Gate/Gift Shop +++
Advance Ticket
Purchase Online
Advance Ticket
Purchase OnlineSep 15 thru Dec 14
Excluding week of Thanksgiving
General (10 years and up) $73 $71 $69
Child + (5 to 9 years old) $63 $61 $59
Toddler/Infant ++ (4 years & under) $9 $7 $5

Ticket pricing with or without reservations are based on tour date NOT purchase date.
+ Must be at least 5 years of age to hold a seahorse.
++ Toddlers/Infants can explore tide pool/fish feeding but CANNOT hold a seahorse.
+++ If there is space you can walk into our gift shop and buy your tickets at the non-reservation price.

Please enter the first names (only) of all individuals attending, child’s age, and if he/she is a toddler. For Example: John, Sally, Billy (7), Sam (toddler/infant)

Please enter additional information as needed. Please note – the farm is all gravel with uneven terrain and may not be suitable for wheelchairs.

Please read our tour guidelines. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. We are happy to assist you with changes to your scheduled tour if requested at least 48 hours ahead – if space is available. No changes accepted within 48 hours of your tour time. Cancellations and no-shows will be charged the full amount.

Important Bio-Security Message:  All guests will be required to wash up at our wash station here on the farm. Shoes are required, no bathing suits allowed.

The seahorse is a very delicate animal and an endangered species on the edge of extinction so please follow the holding instructions carefully. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be 5 years or older in order to hold a seahorse. Keep cameras 4 ft away from the seahorse with the flash off. Please be quiet and still in the holding area as seahorses are sensitive to movement and sound.

Reservations are required as tours do fill up and may not be available if you do not book ahead. Tour tickets can be purchased in advance at seahorse.com. We recommend buying your tickets as far in advance as possible. Remember we are closed on weekends.

Tour times are 10am, 12pm and 2pm Monday thru Friday. Times and prices may change, so please check this site for tour times and current prices before purchasing. Our gift shop is open during tour times. Tour times and exhibits may change according to bio security mandates and the breeding needs of the seahorses and sea dragons.

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Oceanrider Seahorse Farm Tours are led by naturalists with special training in ocean conservation and the culture and husbandry of seahorses. They are the caretakers for over 20,000 seahorses. You will love your tour with us! People have said that it is “life-changing” and the “highlight of my trip to Hawaii!”

Use your confirmation email invoice as proof of purchase for your tickets. Tour tickets are not shipped but are available for pick up only. Bring ID. We will hold your reservation in the gift shop at the tour desk.

Reservations are required! Tour tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend buying your tickets as far in advance as possible. Sorry, but we are closed on weekends.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in, wash up, read our biosecurity and seahorse holding rules, and sign paperwork.

The seahorse is a CITES-listed endangered species on the edge of extinction. Please follow the holding instructions exactly. Seahorses will instinctively swim away from movement, light and noise. So, if you want to hold one, make your seahorse feel safe by NOT moving, pinching, grabbing, flashing light (i.e., a camera flash), or making noise.

Keep cameras 4 feet away from the seahorses, and make sure the flash is off. (Please test your camera aimed at the ground, not the seahorses.)

All children must be 5 years old or older to hold a seahorse.

All holders must be able to remain still and quiet, not moving any fingers, in order to hold a seahorse.

If a potential holder is not able to follow these instructions, Ocean Rider reserves the right to not allow them to hold a seahorse. No refunds will be issued in this case.

Additional information

Ticket Sales Are Final

Please read our tour guidelines https://seahorse.com/tours-safety-guidelines. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. We are happy to assist you with changes to your scheduled tour if requested at least 48 hours ahead – if space is available. No changes accepted within 48 hours of your tour time. Cancellations and no-shows will be charged the full amount.

Tickets At Office

Your tickets will be held for you in the gift shop upon arrival. Your tickets will not be shipped to you. There are no refunds.

On-line Orders

Please book online to guarantee your spot on the tour. We recommend that you do so 24 hours or more before you want to do the tour. All guests' identification is verified at check-in. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available at a slightly higher price. SORRY NO REFUNDS. The Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm is all gravel and with uneven terrain, and may not be suited for wheelchairs or strollers.

On-line orders should be purchased 24 hours in advance and up to 1 hour before the tour if space is available. Tickets are available for a higher price at the gift shop, subject to availability. Regular Tour times – Monday through Friday (please check ticket calendar). Our gift shop is open from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Tour times and exhibits may change according to the breeding needs of the seahorses and sea dragons. Sorry, no refunds.

Holding Seahorses

All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be 5 years and older in order to hold a seahorse. Keep cameras 4 ft away from the seahorse with the flash off. Please be quiet and still in the holding area as seahorses are sensitive to movement and sound.

Important Bio-Security Message

All guests must wear shoes. No swimsuits allowed. All guests will be required to wash up at our wash station here on the farm.

Tour’s Safety Guidelines

To All Tour Guests and Visitors: Ocean Rider of Kona is an actual farm where we raise seahorses and other marine life (livestock). Because this is a farm, you will discover that the environment at Ocean Rider is less like the traditional aquarium experience you may have experienced or anticipated.


 

America's Only Seahorse Aqua-Farm and One of Hawaii's Most Popular Attractions

Ocean Rider seahorse farm is a consistent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and "Top 10 Things To Do" Kona, Hawaii attraction. Our "Magical Seahorse Tours" are educational and fun for the whole family.

Tour tickets are available for Purchase On-Line. Space is limited and subject to availability.

small seahorse Ocean Rider, Inc. is an Organic Hawaiian-Based Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Aquarium that Follows Strict Good Farming Practices in Raising Seahorses and Other Aquatic Life.

Seahorse Hawaii Foundation

Inspiring ocean awareness by saving the endangered seahorse and sea dragons around the world from extinction through conservation, research, propagation, and education.

Help us save the seahorse and the coral reefs they live in with a tax deductible contribution to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation. You will be helping to protect and propagate over 25 species of endangered seahorses, sea dragons and friends.

Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

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