From corporate retreats to team bonding excursions, the perfect venue for your next group experience is right along the Pacific Coast. Discover a catalogue of the elevated experiences The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers and reserve your next event.
Whale Watching, Ocean Adventure Trips
Embrace your sea legs on a whale watching excursion and see first-hand why Dana Point is the Dolphin and Whale Watching Capital of the World. 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. Guests will also be able to enjoy our local dolphin inhabitants frolicking in the Southern California waters.
Tennis & Pickleball Clinic
Enjoy a private Tennis or Pickleball lesson or a group clinic for 2 or more guests. All abilities welcome! The focus can be tailored to your own ability level and needs. Join us for an introduction to Tennis or Pickleball basics and/or to improve your strokes while playing fun games with our in-house Tennis Pro. Includes complimentary Tennis Racquet and/or Pickleball paddle rentals and water bottles for one hour.
Le Tour De Dana Point
Zip around on our private custom guided E-bike Tour. Take off directly from the resort and explore the coastal town’s bike paths and beautiful scenery with the comfort of Electric bicycles assisting with those uphill sections. Join our expert naturalists as they lead you to amazing viewpoints and local hidden gems, while pointing out the local history, flora, and fauna.
Coastal Snorkeling Adventure
Explore the underwater kingdom of life that exists here in Dana Point or Laguna Beach as expert naturalists will guide and find the amazing sea creatures that thrive in our coastal waters. Discover two options, from a Hike/Snorkeling excursion where you will explore some of our fascinating tide pool organisms along the way, to a snorkeling excursion where we will dive straight into the underwater world of Laguna Beach, and observe the various organisms held in our local kelp forest ecosystems.
Laguna Beach Nature Hikes
Explore native plants and wildlife along a mountainous ridge overlooking the Laguna Beach coastline. There are three available options for this hike including easy, moderate, and hard. Each hike presents a variety of local plants and knowledge of the natives who cared for these lands in the past. Whether it be a calming stroll, or an intense physical workout, this is a great activity to learn about our Chaparral ecosystems and the history of the Laguna Beach area. Length of excursion depends on the hike option chosen.
Dana Point Headlands Hike
Investigate the local foliage and wildlife of the Dana Point Headlands and learn how they have adapted to life on the ever-changing coast. Accompanied by naturalists, you will learn about kelp forest ecology and the local history of Dana Point on a 3 - 5 mile round trip hike.
Harbor Wine Cruise
Join us for an evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran. This cruise features a wine host who explains all the wines you will be sampling from The Organic Cellar, which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, dried fruits, and nuts that pairs with the wines. Our 63-ft Ocean Adventure catamaran features a 360-degree view from its spacious deck. Additionally, guests may enjoy a fully operative cash bar onboard to delight in a variety of beverages. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty and charm of Dana Point Harbor.
San Juan Capistrano Mission Inn Tour
Experience a VIP guided tour and explore the San Juan Capistrano Mission Grounds. Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum, is the Birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide and features a chapel still standing where Saint Serra once celebrated Mass. Today, it is a monument to California’s multi-cultural history, embracing its Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European heritage. See a snapshot of California’s history by touring exhibits and museum rooms including entrance into a historic wine vat, visiting the private sacristy of the ruins, or touch the historic Mission Bells. This is an up-close experience entering the past world of the California Mission System.
Explore The Shore Hike
Our expert naturalists guide you in a discovery of the sea life in the different tidal zones. We begin with an engaging introductory presentation in the Eco-Adventure Center and then explore some of Southern California’s most beautiful tide pools on the resort beaches.
Learn how to surf in true Southern California style with an expert surf instructor this summer. Communicated in a way that will make surfing accessible to everyone, beginners will enjoy the thoroughness of the lesson, while experienced surfers will love the personal coaching. The Surf Experience includes transportation to and from the surf spot, a 2-hour lesson, all equipment including surfboards, wetsuits, towels and more.
Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking Adventure
With access to the calm waters of Dana Point Harbor, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking are amazing ways to explore the Southern California shoreline. Experience a SUP or kayaking lesson including 2 hours of instruction by a CPR/First Aid certified instructor including all equipment.
Enhance your event with our top-of-the-line lawn game options. Games include cornhole, giant Jenga, ladder toss, golf pong and more. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will oversee the setup of the lawn games of your choice. The length of rental depends on the time of day.