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On this fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR you will learn about ocean conservation and one of the greatest ocean mysteries– – the seahorse!! The seahorse is on the edge of extinction. Scientist now predict the seahorse will be extinct from the world’s oceans within 10 years due to habitat destruction, climate change and collection pressure by the medicine trade! Here, in our seahorse farm sanctuary, we have preserved over 25 species in a living gene bank. During your tour, you will be surrounded by thousands of seahorses on our oceanfront 3-acre seahorse farm and seahorse aquariums that opened up in 1998 making it the first seahorse farm in the world and still the only seahorse farm in the United States.
MAXIMUM OF 40 INDIVIDUALS / GUESTS and MINIMUM OF 1.
Left hand turns are no longer allowed from Queen Kaahumanu Hwy into the Natural Energy Lab, so to get to the Seahorse Farm and Aquarium, the best thing to do is turn towards the ocean onto Kaiminani Drive which is located 1/2 mile south of the Kona International Airport. After you turn towards the ocean onto Kaiminani Drive which turns into Kahilhili st. Then go right onto Makako Bay Drive. Go 1.8 miles and turn left towards the ocean onto Ilikai Place. We are on the right hand side along the ocean front. Please arrive 20 minutes early and give yourself an extra 20 minutes of drive time to accommodate for unexpected delays due to the highway construction. There are small seahorse signs on Makako Bay Drive but they are small due to sign law restrictions imposed by the county.
Please note in the comment section the names of the people in your party so we can prepare their name tags, Please arrive 15 minutes early. Your tickets will be held for you in the gift shop upon arrival. Your tickets will not be shipped to you.
Tours are lead by Naturalists with Certified Biology degrees with special training in ocean conservation & public speaking whom are also the caretakers for over 20,000 seahorses that live here on the farm!!! You will love your tour with us! People have said that it is "live changing" and the "highlight of my trip to Hawaii"! You will also see our leafy seadragons, enjoy our interactive tide pool and see the world’s only 100% sustainable marine aquarium with over 20 endangered species whom are all being bred at ocean rider.
Please use this electronic invoice as proof of purchase for your tickets. We will hold your reservation and tickets in the gift shop at the tour desk. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in, wash up, receive your tour briefing, get your name tag and sign your credit card receipt. Don’t forget a camera, hat and comfortable shoes!!! Tour tickets are not shipped but available for pick up only. Sorry no refunds, no video and no flashes!