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Tour Testimonials – What Visitors Say About Ocean Rider


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 @ NorthernRegius.com (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)

The Highlight of Our Vacation

We just returned from our holiday in Hawaii. Visiting your facility was the highlight of our vacation. I plan to make everyone in Canada aware of your wonderful work.

Jennifer Maruno (Canada)

Magical Experience

Hello, I wanted to thank you for the magical experience we had while vacationing in Kona. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing and touching the sea horses. I cant wait until I have been certified to have my own! Your hard work there is contagious and educational to say the least. Thank you.

Jamie (United States)

Informative and Entertaining

We were more than excited to visit the seahorse farm. The Guide, and all the staff were exceptional. The presentation of various stages of seahorse life was informative and entertaining. We throughly enjoyed visiting this wonderful place and have told everyone about this Magical Seahorse Farm.

Lorraine (United States)

A Wonderful and Memorable Experience

We have returned to Vancouver after a wonderful vacation to Hawaii and I wanted to express my most heartfelt gratitude to you and the staff at Ocean Rider for providing such a wonderful and memorable experience for my 2.5-year-old daughter (see attached photos). Dressed for the occasion in her seahorse dress and underwear, Sarah got a chance to feed the seahorses with the cups of brine shrimp, to sample seaweed, to have a seahorse wrap its tail around her finger (staying perfectly still as promised), and of course she absolutely loved the tide pools. You have really made “a wish come true” so again, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts! Hopefully, Sarah will be able to beat the grim cancer statistics and we will be bringing her back to Ocean Rider to say “Aloha!” many more times in the coming years.

Doug (Canada)

We LOVED the Tour!

I brought my son (age 9), and daughter (age 7) to the seahorse tour when we were on vacation in Kona and we needed something to do while my husband was golfing :-). We LOVED the tour! We fell in love with the seahorses and the guides made sure that the kids were involved the entire time – from scooping up the shrimp in the beginning to holding the seahorses at the end. We have decided to get our own seahorse aqarium at home since we have a separate reef tank and know a lot about saltwater fish care, etc. We can’t wait! Thank you so much for a great day!

Christine (South Florida)

The Most Memorable Part of Our Cruise to Hawaii

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)

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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.

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

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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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