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Guests must be at least five years of age to participate in family activities; proof of age is required. For reservations and schedule and price information, please call (808) 665-7292. Reservations and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Note that Ambassadors of the Environment closes seasonally mid-October to mid-December.


Join the resort’s naturalists for a hike along the Kapalua Coastal Trail with stops at some of Maui’s best beaches and bays and lessons on Kapalua’s history.

A whale's fluke sticks out of the water


Get to know all about our Kohola (Humpback Whales) without ever having to leave land (or the resort). Join one of our Cousteau trained Naturalists who will provide in-depth insight into their biology and social behaviors.  Meet at the Ambassadors of the Environment Center where you’ll meet your personal Naturalist and  learn about why the Humpback Whales have migrated here, what their behaviors could mean, what they eat and why they are not eating here, and even listen to local whale song.  Then follow your naturalist to Makaluapuna Point to search for them in the wild! Binoculars provided per household.  Good footwear recommended.


Pono Garden Tour

Take a guided tour of The Ritz-Carlton Pono garden as we learn about the islands, and how, why and what plants arrived in Hawaii. Learn how ancient Hawaiians lived sustainably and in harmony with nature, and how we can take lessons from nature to do this in our communities.