THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA

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



The expert naturalists at Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment will guide you on these exciting ocean adventures while interpreting your surroundings and its connection to the Hawaiian culture.


CITIES UNDER THE SEA – Snorkel/Underwater Photography – 2-1⁄2 hours
$89 per guest/$79 per child under 15
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Explore the living communities of fish, coral and algae as our naturalists guide you on an interpretive and exciting snorkel. Capture these images with underwater digital cameras and create memories to last a lifetime.

STAND-UP PADDLING – “Ku papa he’e nalu” – 2 hours
$129 per guest
Offered daily – 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Polynesians had the ability to “walk upon the water” by using their technology and skills upon surfboards and canoes. Test your skills while our naturalists describe the coral reefs below, home to the Hawaiian “honu” – the green sea turtle. *72-hour cancellation policy applies

SEA KAYAK COASTAL TOUR – 3 hours
$149 per guest/Minimum age requirement 10
Offered Daily – 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Enjoy spectacular offshore views of the West Maui Mountains while snorkeling alongside pristine coastline. Expert naturalists will interpret your surroundings as you kayak and snorkel above crystal clear waters, colorful coral reefs, and some of Maui’s sea creatures, including the Hawaiian “honu”- the green sea turtle. *72-hour cancellation policy applies

OUTRIGGER CANOE ADVENTURE – 3 hours
$159 per guest
Offered Daily – 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Let one of our guides share their knowledge of the Hawaiian culture onboard a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe! The modern 45-foot long Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe or Wa‘a is perfect for individuals, small groups, families and children wanting a unique cultural experience while on Maui! Enjoy this very special adventure and snorkel over pristine coral reefs and among the Green Hawaiian Sea Turtle, “honu”. Check-in location is offsite and a 72 hour cancellation policy applies.

Seasonal Whale Watching - Seasonal – December 15 through April 15
Zodiac Whale Watch Expedition, $99 per person Minimum age requirement 5
Available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday beginning December 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join us on an exclusive, intimate whale watching adventure. Get up close and personal with Maui’s most famous visitor, the Humpback Whale. Each year, these gentle giants make mammoth journeys between their feeding and breeding sites. In this off-shore habitat we will explore an underwater world beyond imagination, filled with discovery and mystery. Our fast, safe and comfortable Zodiac ensures that every seat is front row, offering a premium viewing experience. Listen to live whale song with our hydrophone as you prepare for the optimum photo opportunities. Our ultimate whale watch includes expert narration by naturalists promising quality, accuracy and integrity. Climb aboard and enjoy nature's splendor and discover how we as Ambassadors can protect this wondrous creature.