1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
Phone:  +1 (808) 669-6200   •  Map & Directions

Ambassadors of the Environment


The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers several complimentary events, holiday craft activities and feature films for children from 5 to 12 years of age. Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program also offers a range of environmental activities for guests of all ages with trained naturalists, including Cities Under The Sea, Adventures in Nature, Underwater Photography, Star Voyager, Marine Debris to Artistry, and Turtle Tracks. Adults can enjoy guided hikes to the Kapalua Arboretum, seasonal whale-watching excursions and underwater photography snorkeling sessions.

Please make reservations at least 24 hours in advance by calling extension 7292. We recommend that you register your children as soon as possible, as Ambassadors of the Environment activities are based on availability.

Ambassadors Children and Youth

  • Shore Snorkel for Beginners 
  • The Fires of Pele 
  • Star Voyager 
  • Turtle Tracks 
  • Through the Lens 
  • Creatures of the Night 
  • Life at the Edge of the Sea 
  • Survivor 
  • In the Kitchen 
  • Gentle Giants 
  • Marine Debris to Artistry 
  • Underwater Photography Snorkel 
  • It’s a Bug’s Life 
  • When the Sun Goes Down 
  • Clue in to Nature 
  • Am•bas•sa•dor (noun): Messenger
Ambassadors Adult and Family

  • Whale Watching, seasonal April 15 – December 15 
  • Cities Under the Sea 
  • Coastal Walk and Tide Pool Exploration 
  • Maunalei Magic 
  • Stand-up Paddling 
  • Sea Kayak Coastal Tour 
  • Outrigger Canoe Adventure
Group Activities

  • Adult Activities 
  • VolunTeaming 
  • Children’s Activities 
  • Giveback Getaways
Ambassadors Naturalists and Policies

  • About Ambassadors Naturalists 
  • Ambassadors Terms, Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Contact Us
December 15 - April 15: Zodiac Whale Watch with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment
Get up close and personal with our ultimate whale watch! Our fast, safe and comfortable Zodiac ensures every seat is front row and with expert narration from our naturalists, this is an adventure you can’t miss. Please call for age and participation requirements. $99 per guest, available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

Reserve your whale watch today by calling (808) 665-7292.
Adventure meets romance at Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment! Explore, learn and creating lasting memories together when you experience one of these distinctive couples excursions:

  • Maunalei Magic – hike though Maui’s forested uplands with trained naturalists and plant a native Hawaiian tree together that you can return to and visit for years to come. $158 per couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity 

  • Romancing the Sea – intimate and private ocean adventure to explore the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy snorkeling, refreshments, snacks and commemorative photo disc from the tour. $278 per couple, exclusive of tax and gratuity