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Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Ranked #11 of 146 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I timed this visit for 2pm. Gave me time to check out of hotel, tour the farm, and catch my flight (the farm is very near the Kona airport). Very unique place. Small, might not be for everybody. But touching an octopus (and letting it touch you) was very cool. Lots of squeals from the kiddies.

Thank Pelicanman
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This was a great activity for adults and kids! My husband and I went and Maggie was our informative guide. There were several other couples and a few families with young children. Maggie provided a lot of interesting information about the octopus and we all got to put our hands into the water and if the octopus wasn't shy, it would come up and touch your hand. It was a little freaky at first, but also very cool.

Thank steger1971
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Took master 7 here and he didn’t want to leave.

Book the tour take the time you won’t regret it, so much to learn and so hands on. We all loved it.

Thank NICnBOO
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is the first time (and likely the only time) that I was able to actually touch a live octopus. The facility is new to tours and is primarily a research operation. The physical appearance is not impressive, but the experience is unique. Our guide is very knowledgeable about sea life and shared a lot of information about the species. The experience to actually have an octopus hold on to your hand is one we'll never forget. We were also able to see phytoplankton and zooplankton through a microscope -- very impressive. Everyone was able to feed the octopi (2:00 tour), again a very memorable experience.

Thank Anita F
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was a phenomenal informative and interactive experience! Highly recommend for children and adults.

Thank murraysgoblue
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