THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
Phone:  +1 (949) 240-2000   •  Map & Directions
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Youth Adventures




Kids programs are for children between the ages of 5 and 8. Youth programs are for children between the ages of 9 and 16.


SUNDAY 

GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.) 

THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Whale Capital of the West. Dana Point is believed to serve as a visual landmark for several species of whales that migrate along the Pacific Coast. Graceful humpback whales and nurturing gray whales are visible as they travel along our coastline. Enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
9 a.m. to noon; $110 per person (kids, youth and adults)

SANDsational
Explore the sandy expanse of Strands Beach. Investigate the local foliage and wildlife of the Dana Point Headlands and learn how they have adapted to life on the ever-changing coast. $80 per person (Ages 5+; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.) 

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

MONDAY

GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

SEAfari Adventure
Become an honorary marine biologist. Spread the word about important environmental issues as you research and explore what it takes to make a difference. Take this apprenticeship home and influence your local community. Let’s give the earth a voice!  $80 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon)

OCEAN INSTITUTE TOUR
Get up close and personal with marine animals at the Ocean Institute, nationally known for its hands on marine science, environmental, and ocean education programs. Accompanied by one of our marine biologists, you will learn about kelp forest ecology, see kelp bass, sheephead, moray eels, and touch living tidepool animals. $90 per person (Ages 5+; Monday and Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m.)

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

TUESDAY

GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Whale Capital of the West. Dana Point is believed to serve as a visual landmark for several species of whales that migrate along the Pacific Coast. Graceful humpback whales and nurturing gray whales are visible as they travel along our coastline. Enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
9 a.m. to noon; $110 per person (kids, youth and adults)

CREATIVE KITCHEN
Explore the resort’s organic garden and learn about sustainable gardening and the benefits of composting. Take your harvest into the kitchen, don your very own chef hat and create a meal with your freshly picked ingredients. Bon appetit!  $$90 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.) 

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

WEDNESDAY

GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

SEAfari Adventure
Become an honorary marine biologist. Spread the word about important environmental issues as you research and explore what it takes to make a difference. Take this apprenticeship home and influence your local community. Let’s give the earth a voice!  $80 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon)  

OCEAN INSTITUTE TOUR 
Get up close and personal with marine animals at the Ocean Institute, nationally known for its hands on marine science, environmental, and ocean education programs. Accompanied by one of our marine biologists, you will learn about kelp forest ecology, see kelp bass, sheephead, moray eels, and touch living tidepool animals. $90 per person (Ages 5+; Monday and Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m.) 

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

THURSDAY


GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

SANDsational
Explore the sandy expanse of Strands Beach. Investigate the local foliage and wildlife of the Dana Point Headlands and learn how they have adapted to life on the ever-changing coast. Explore the connection between land and sea in this SANDsational world.
1 to 4 p.m.; $80 per person (kids, youth and adults)

CREATIVE KITCHEN
Explore the resort’s organic garden and learn about sustainable gardening and the benefits of composting. Take your harvest into the kitchen, don your very own chef hat and create a meal with your freshly picked ingredients. Bon appetit!  $$90 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.).

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

FRIDAY

GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

TAKE A GLIDE HARBOR SIDE 
Enjoy stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking, as you learn about the local area on a guided tour through the Dana Point Harbor. $100 per person (Ages 9+; Friday 9 a.m. to noon)

THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Whale Capital of the West. Dana Point is believed to serve as a visual landmark for several species of whales that migrate along the Pacific Coast. Graceful humpback whales and nurturing gray whales are visible as they travel along our coastline. Enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
1 to 4 p.m.; $110 per person (kids, youth and adults)

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

NIGHT KRAWLERS
Heighten your senses as we venture out into the night. The nocturnal world is full of wonder. The earth transforms and we discover the adaptations of the night creatures.
$80 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Friday 6 to 9 p.m.) 


SATURDAY


GARDEN TOUR 
Discover sustainable gardening practices and learn about the indigenous flora and fauna of Southern California. Fruits, vegetables and herbs, all hand-picked by the resort’s executive chef, flourish in our organic garden. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 8:30 to 9 a.m.)

SEAfari Adventure
Become an honorary marine biologist. Spread the word about important environmental issues as you research and explore what it takes to make a difference. Take this apprenticeship home and influence your local community. Let’s give the earth a voice!  $80 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon) 

THE BIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Whale Capital of the West. Dana Point is believed to serve as a visual landmark for several species of whales that migrate along the Pacific Coast. Graceful humpback whales and nurturing gray whales are visible as they travel along our coastline. Enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
1 to 4 p.m.; $110 per person (kids, youth and adults)

bECOme a Hero Beach Walk 
Join the Eco-Adventure Center as we explore the beautiful coastline and discover what you can do to reduce our impact on Mother Earth. Brainstorm innovative ways to protect our planet on our beach walk clean up. Complimentary (All ages; Daily 4:30 to 5 p.m.) 

THE BIG BANG
Search the final frontier after the sun goes down. The night sky is filled with stars, far off galaxies and endless stories. $80 per person (Ages 5 to 16; Saturday 6 to 9 p.m.)