The Staff / Team
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

The Tour Guide Staff | Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm Kona Hawaii


Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: JIM

Jim has worked at Ocean Rider since 2018. Before coming to the farm, he worked as a Hawaiian Studies teacher at Kuleana, as Park Ranger at Kaloko Honokohau, and as an Astronomy tour guide atop Mauna Kea. Jim is fascinated by all things science and loves to convey his knowledge to others. If you are looking for a passionate tour guide, who loves science, then Jim’s tour is perfect for you!

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: JIM

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: JACQUE

Originally from Colorado, Jacque’s Environmental Science degree led her to 2 study abroad experiences in and around the ocean. She loves having the opportunity to make people fall in love with not just seahorses, but everything that calls the ocean home. Her next most favorite thing is riding horses, including her own, Cricket, with whom she trail rides and plays polo. If your tour is with her, you’ll enjoy her excitement for what we do!

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: JACQUE

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: ERICA

Born and raised in Kailua Kona, Erica has worked at Ocean Rider since early 2021. She loves taking care of the farm animals and teaching people about seahorses. Passionate also about the arts, she enjoys running her small temporary tattoo business and spending time with her loved ones. She would love to be the one to show you around when you come for your tour!

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: ERICA

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: ABBEY

Abbey’s Bachelor of Science degree in biology led her first to experiences working with Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and then the University of Alabama’s Fisheries Ecology Lab, before she found her way here to the Big Island and Ocean Rider. She’s dedicated to saving the ocean, and loves teaching people about what we do here and why. When not at work, you can find her snorkeling, SCUBA diving and playing golf!

Naturalist/Seahorse Wrangler: ABBEY

Concierge/Gift Shop: BETTY

Betty moved here from Florida, where she worked for Disney for many years. Always a lover of nature and animals, her work at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, in particular, instilled in her a greater eagerness for protecting the natural world around us. In her down time she is a lifetime member of Sweet Adelines International, and enjoys exploring her new home of Hawaii. She loves being part of this new (to her!) world of seahorses, and is one of the friendly faces you’ll meet when you check in for your tour.

Concierge/Gift Shop: BETTY

Concierge/Gift Shop: ZOË

Zoë is another Hawaii native, having lived in Kailua Kona all her life… Her sunny smile will welcome you when you arrive at the farm!

Concierge/Gift Shop: ZOË

Seahorse Farm Tours

73-4388 Ilikai Place
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(The Big Island)

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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.

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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.

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Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii

Ocean Rider Kona Hawaii
Seahorse Aqua-Farm & Tours

73-4388 Ilikai Place
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
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