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



MONDAY

SEA HIKE
Join us for a sea hike along Strands Beach into the Dana Point Preserve to discover plants and animals native to the Southern California coast. Alternatively explore another local trail to take in the fresh air, natural habitat and stunning ocean views. Along the way, learn about the adaptations of our local plants and animals and understand the effects of the surrounding watershed. 9 a.m. to noon; $80 per person

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. Majestic blue whales, 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


TUESDAY

FLASH! SNAP! CROP!
Make a difference. Spread the word about important environmental issues as you write, direct and star in your very own video. Take your production home and influence your local community. Let’s give the earth a voice! 9 a.m. to noon; $90 per person

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! 1 to 4 p.m.; $90 per person


WEDNESDAY

BEACH BONZAI
Enhance your body boarding skills at Salt Creek Beach. Learn how waves are created. Study the effects of a rip current. Discover the longshore drift. Then catch a wave and have fun body boarding. Bonzai!
9 a.m. to noon; $90 per person

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. Majestic blue whales, 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


THURSDAY

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. 9 a.m. to noon, depending on the tides; $80 per person

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! 1 to 4 p.m.; $90 per person


FRIDAY

FLASH! SNAP! CROP!
Make a difference. Spread the word about important environmental issues as you write, direct and star in your very own video. Take your production home and influence your local community. Let’s give the earth a voice! 9 a.m. to noon; $90 per person

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. Majestic blue whales, 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

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. 6 to 9 p.m.; $90 per person


SATURDAY

SEA HIKE
Join us for a sea hike along Strands Beach into the Dana Point Preserve to discover plants and animals native to the Southern California coast. Alternatively explore another local trail to take in the fresh air, natural habitat and stunning ocean views. Along the way, learn about the adaptations of our local plants and animals and understand the effects of the surrounding watershed. 9 a.m. to noon; $80 per person

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. Majestic blue whales, 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

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. 6 to 9 p.m.; $90 per person


SUNDAY

EXPLORE THE SHORE
Investigate the vital intertidal zone as we explore the shore. The shoreline is an important ecosystem where the land meets the sea. The amazing creatures that live here have adapted to life in the ever-changing tides. 9 a.m. to noon, depending on the tides; $80 per person

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