1 hr
All Ages
Minimum Age
Big Island

Kanaloa Octopus Farm Tour

Farm Tour

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Infants (12 months and under) can join for free!


1 hour


Come visit our facility in Kailua-Kona! Learn about octopus, and see them up close and personal.

Booking is only available online. If you can not select a specific date or time, that means it is fully booked or unavailable.

Tours are only offered three times a day at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Approximately 1 hour long. Due to the limited space of the lab, only 35 people can book per tour, on a first book, first-serve basis. Infants are free.


The facility is located directly behind the Kona Airport, in the Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park’s research campus. Direction links will be provided in the confirmation email.

From Kona:

  • Head north on Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway) and make a left turn at Kaiminani Dr./Kahilihili St. (you should see a sign that says “Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park).
  • Follow that road until you get to a stop sign, and make a right.
  • Head down towards the beach, and continue parallel to the beach all the way to the end! You should get to a gated “Research Campus.” Enter through the gates and make a left at the last palm tree. You should see the facility directly to the left.

From Waikaloa:

  • Same as above but you will head south on Highway 19, and make a right at Kaiminani Road/Kahilihili St.

Make sure to arrive 15 minutes early. Gates to the research campus will be closed on the weekends and holidays. Please pull over to the side and wait for staff to let you in 10-15 minutes before tour time.

Clothing for hot, humid weather is recommended.

Kanaloa Octopus Farm Tour
Ages 6+
Ages 5 and Under

All sales are final. If a customer cancels 48-hours before the tour date, customers can receive full tour credit on an electronic gift card to be used on the website for future bookings.

Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to inquire about a cancellation or rebooking. No-shows will be charged the full price and are not entitled to a tour credit.”