Kanaloa Octopus Farm

Kanaloa Octopus Farm, Kailua-Kona: Hours, Address, Kanaloa Octopus Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Kanaloa Octopus Farm
4.5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Katelyn
Reno, NV1 contribution
Not worth it
Jun 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately our group didn't have much luck with getting to touch an octopus which is totally fine because we're on their time after all! However, I do feel that it was very overpriced for the experience. I understand they can't really guarantee that an octopus would want to come out of hiding and interact, but charging $45 a person to wiggle your fingers in water for 30 minutes is a little ridiculous. Especially since the one person who got lucky with getting an octopus out of hiding didn't want anyone else coming near 'their' tank. It would still be overpriced even if we were able to touch one. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
Written 12 June 2021
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kyt2013
Houston, TX145 contributions
up close & personal with octopi
May 2021
Great experience to learn about octopi, including being able to interact with them. Small facility, but the personnel are very knowledgeable & willing to answer questions.
Written 8 June 2021
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Elizabeth
Island of Hawaii, HI1 contribution
Fun for the whole family.
Jun 2021 • Family
The staff was very knowledgeable and engaging. See an octopus up close and being able to feed them was very cool. Great visit for all ages.
Written 4 June 2021
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Paige E
16 contributions
Octopus Farm
May 2021
Awesome experience!! It was so unique to be able to play with an octopus and have them touch your arms and hands. We got some excellent pictures and videos. Such beautiful animals, and we won't ever forget this!
Written 3 June 2021
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Dana_74D
Brighton, CO16 contributions
Very neat experience!
May 2021
Jenna was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had a blast playing with the octopus, something I probably won't get to do again for a long time.
Written 1 June 2021
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dierdre b
5 contributions
Meet and great with octopus great for kids and animal lovers
May 2021 • Solo
I have visited this facility twice. It is educational and environmentally friendly. Provided great pics and handshakes with octopie.
Written 31 May 2021
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Nicole W
5 contributions
Octopus Farm
May 2021 • Family
We took our kids, 16 & 12, to do this and it was a lot of fun. The guide/speaker for the tour provided a lot of interesting information about octopus and history of the research farm. It was a good activity for my kids.
Written 30 May 2021
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Alyssa S
Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
Great experience, more education wanted !
May 2021 • Friends
This was a very unique experience. Having never been up close to an octopus, I knew this was something I wanted to do while planning our trip. The biologists operating the facility are doing so for a really great cause. My honest opinion (if they see this) is that the tour itself could have been more informational. I get that lots of families are coming through and probably want to simply touch an octopus, but there definitely could be more educational stuff happening. Instead, there was a brief 5-10 minute overview of octopus followed by 45 minutes of touch tanks. Again - great experience, but for the more mature audiences, I think some more education would be wonderful !
Written 27 May 2021
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BlundLady
Island of Hawaii, HI2 contributions
Fabulous experience.
May 2021 • Couples
Fascinating experience. Octopus were so gentle. Guide was quite informative. I truly hope they can be successful in their research.
Written 27 May 2021
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Amanda F
2 contributions
Octopus Farm Adventure
May 2021
This was such an awesome experience. Octopus are just fascinating. Never imagined that I'd get to interact and touch so many of these cool animals. I was the only one in our group to get squirted and I consider it an honor. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves octopus or animals in general.
Written 27 May 2021
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