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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farms are a “Must Visit” – Things to Do in Kona, Hawaii

Super interesting! We learned so much.

Super interesting! We learned so much (even being lifelong David Attenborough fans) about Sea Horses. It was a great combination of explanation, demonstration, and observation. Our guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely recommend!

Lisa S (Jersey City, New Jersey USA)

Fantastic and informative tour about the endangered seahorse and Ocean Rider’s efforts to breed them to prevent their extinction from being fished in the wild.

You’ll learn everything you want to know about seahorses and even get to feed them and hold one. Our tour guide (Erica?) was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Highlights include: seahorse babies in the nursery, leafy sea dragon tank, and holding a seahorse.

Kara S. (Peyton, Colorado USA)

The film you made about your farm, and the danger the aquarium trade often causes completely changed my life!

I wanted to reach out to let you know that the film you made about your farm, and the danger the aquarium trade often causes completely changed my life and how in think about not only how to responsibly keep my aquariums, but I began to think about how to be a better steward in all things related to the environment. During the pandemic I ordered my first herd (you’re actually using one of my photos on your website 😀), and since then I’ve helped other veterans set up their own tanks, and I always recommend you for seahorses. You’re doing incredible work, and making a difference! Today we ordered a couple of more Mustangs, and can’t wait to meet them.

Bryant K (Bellingham, WA United States)

Great for Kids & Adults!!!

A nice tour to learn more about saving sea horses. Very educational. Great for kids and adults. About an hour long and they have dedicated sea horse ambassadors you can interact with at the end of the tour. Off the beaten path and near the airport.

John A. (Hawaii, United States)

Highly recommend this for anyone visiting Hawaii (5 Stars)

Danny was a great guide – very knowledgeable and friendly! Highly recommend this for anyone visiting Hawaii. Come support our seahorses!!

Adam M. (Hawaii, USA)

My family participated in one of your farm tours two weeks ago, and we had an amazing experience!

I love what you are doing and your approach to helping this endangered species. We can’t stop talking about it. I can’t still can’t believe that we were able to hold one of the only “seahorse swingers” in the world! (: Our guide was engaging and patient and kept the attention of my six-year-old the entire time! Not an easy feat. I own a kid-friendly Hawaii travel blog and would love to promote your farm tours on my site. I am curious if you ever work with bloggers on sponsored content. I would love to help spread the word about your important work on Big Island, help spread awareness about these special creatures, and bring many more valuable guests to your farm. Mahalo Nui Loa.

Florabeth C. (Honolulu, Hawaii)

I Waited For Years To Visit The Seahorse Farm

I waited for years to visit the Seahorse Farm in Kona HA. I enjoyed my tour so much… to see how they are bred was amazing! The biggest thrill for me was to be able to hold one on my finger. I could have stayed all day! I will definitely do the tour again should I ever be in Kona Ha. A truly amazing experience!

Terri Kingsley (Gilbert, AZ)

Enjoyed the Visit to Your Seahorse Farm More Than Anything Else

I took my parents and fiancé to the big island in May, 2007 to celebrate my parent´s wedding anniversary, my dad´s 80th bithday, Mother´s Day, and my fiance´s 50th birthday. In reality, the trip was for my Dad, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin´s Disease in 2005. We covered the entire island, seeing all the sights, which included a visit to your seahorse farm. He enjoyed the visit to your seahorse farm more than anything else and mentioned it over and over. He passed away ten days ago and at his memorial service many of his friends told me how much he enjoyed the seahorses. Thank you for making some of my Dad´s last days so special with his memory of your seahorse farm

Luke Brown (Culver City, California)

Impressed and Gratefull

I did your tour last Monday and just wanted to let you know how impressed and gratefull I am for what you are all doing. Your dedication is very inspiring and I´ll be donating to your foundation as I can. I don´t know if I´ll ever be able to keep any horses but just knowing that they are better off because of your work is great.

Michael S. Hanitchak (United States)

The Most Memorable Part of Our Cruise

My wife and I visited your farm in Feb. this year and we think this was the most memorable part of our cruise to Hawaii…

Gordon Hoskins (United States)

The Best Part of Our Vacation

I thoroughly enjoyed your Magical Seahorse Tour; it was THE BEST part of our vacation! You are true pioneers and its a joy to know that your efforts have not only produced some of the best, most beautiful & healthy Seahorses I have ever seen; but also helped to reduce the harvesting of the wild population. I cant stop telling all my friends and family about you, the amazing animals and your wonderful facility…

Deb @ (New Mexico)

One of the Best Parts of Kona

My husband and I spent some time at Ocean Rider and for me it was one of the best parts of Kona. It was amazing to be so up close and personal with these fabulous creatures. We will definitely come again.

Tisha Williamson (Mesa, AZ)

The Tour Was Amazing

My husband, 15 month old daughter and I visited your amazing facility last week. We just wanted to say thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise about seahorses. The tour was amazing and you created 3 new seahorse fans. We hope to visit your again. PS – tell Stumpy we said hi.

Keri Starling (United States)

A Must See!

Cool! Can’t wait to visit. I actually found out about you guys from a woman who runs a mandarin operation near Auburn, CA, last year just after Thanksgiving. She and her grandkids toured your facility and she said it is was a “must see”.

Cara Loveall (United States)

The Best Part of My Vacation

Hi, I spent 10 days in Kona and visited you my last day, Jan. 31st. It was the best part of my vacation. I learned so much, our tour guide was great and the seahorses were wonderful. Thank-you so much!!

Sue Shaefer (Carroll, Iowa)

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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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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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