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Ocean Rider Inc, Kailua-Kona

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hawaii
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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See, feed, and even hold seahorses when you tour Ocean Rider Inc. Different types of seahorses are on display here, including baby seahorses, pregnant males, and leafy and weedy sea dragons. At the interactive tidepool and fish-feeding station, feed and hold seahorses. On your tour, you'll also learn about the technology behind the sustainable aquarium and conservation solutions for oceans and seas around the world. Finish your visit at the shop where you can purchase seahorse-themed gifts. Using our world travel planner, Kailua-Kona attractions like Ocean Rider Inc can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We thought Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm sounded interesting and took the tour. We were really surprised to learn not only how sophisticated the staff and facilities are, but that the main focus is... 
    We thought Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm sounded interesting and took the tour. We were really surprised to learn not only how sophisticated the staff and facilities are, but that the main focus is...  more »
  • Fun experience to learn about and interact with seahorses. You get to feed and hold a seahorse. Also go to see live tilapia. 
    Fun experience to learn about and interact with seahorses. You get to feed and hold a seahorse. Also go to see live tilapia.  more »
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  • Very cool mission and experience. This place is not only contributing directly to the conservation of a species (by eliminating the need to capture wild seahorses and repopulating those lost as fishing collateral damage) but the are also providing people with a rare encounter. Once you seen a seahorse actively swim over to you, fed them and held them it's hard not to feel connected and responsible. My only reservation is that the entry price ($75) is way too high for most people. We did it to contribute, but even we weren't able to convince other family members into coming. I'm sure it's difficult to manage the significant expense of maintaining the farm, but being more accessible is key to real support and success in most missions. We really enjoyed the experience and would love to support the mission!
  • Admire their mission, doing all they can to save seahorses from being farmed for aquariums. The exposure to the tiny little seahorses to the full grown seahorses is legit, and they manage your being able to hold one very well. Very nice people working there, and of course you get to exit through the gift shop. 😁

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