Hours of operation

Oceanfront Concierge:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

King’s Pond:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reservations Required

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

If you must reschedule or cancel an appointment, please let us know the day prior to the activity to avoid being charged in full.

Cancellation of an activity is possible when the ocean conditions are deemed unsafe by the Marine Life Department. If rescheduling is not possible, a full refund will be given.

Marine Life Adventures

Being stewards of the land and sea here at Hualālai Resort is taken to heart with the Natural Resources department. They not only maintain the eight ponds and marine resources of the resort; they have developed unique programs for guests and residents to learn about and interact with our fascinating wildlife and ecosystems.

We invite you to join us in fun-filled activities that will bring you closer and connect you more intimately with our natural environment here at Four Seasons Hualālai Resort.

These programs are:

ANCHIALINE POND TOUR

ANCHIALINE POND TOUR

Get informed about our unique anchialine ponds on the Hualālai Resort property. In the United States these types of ponds are only found in Hawai‘i. Learn about the unique ecosystem and marine life. The tour also includes our aquaculture operations and historic Hawaiian fishpond culture. All ages.

Anchialine Pond Tour Schedule

Mondays at 8:30 a.m.

Meet at Oceanfront Concierge. Wear comfortable foot wear. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043) for scheduling.

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

Take a closer look into how we operate our saltwater systems, maintain the health of our fish and learn more about ecology and habitats at Hualālai Resort on a guided tour with a marine life scientist. All ages.

Behind The Scene Tour Schedule

Friday 7:30 a.m., to 8:30 a.m.
Maximum 4 persons. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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CATCH & RELEASE HUALĀLAI FISHING

CATCH & RELEASE HUALĀLAI FISHING

Try your luck battling and landing elusive hard fighting Hawaiian game fish (Awa and ‘Ama‘ama). These challenging light tackle sportfish grow up to 6 feet long and are found in various places around the world. Reserve your spot with us and you can take your chance at fighting one of these fish. Ages 10 and up

Catch and Release Hualālai Fishing Schedule

Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Ages 10  and up (Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and must wear shoes. Sunglasses recommended.) Maximum 3 fishing poles. Meet at hotel lobby.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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EAGLE RAY FEEDING

EAGLE RAY FEEDING

Don’t shy away from this amazing experience! Join Hualālai’s resident spotted eagle ray for lunch. Hihimanu, their Hawaiian name meaning elegant and magnificent, is a perfect description for this friendly ray. Be ready to get wet while hand feeding him. All ages.

Eagle Ray Feeding Schedule

Mon. to Fri. at 1:00 p.m.
Maximum of 15 persons. Please sign up in person beginning at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Pond. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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FISH CIRCUS TRAINING

FISH CIRCUS TRAINING

A Hualālai Resort exclusive. Have fun assisting us in training our King’s Pond fish to perform circus tricks. To be healthy and happy our fish need to use their brains! We’ll give you the skills to train them and any other pets you may have, even your little brother! Ages 6 and up.

Fish Circus Training Schedule

Wed/Thurs at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Ages 6 and up. Maximum 4 persons. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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FISH FEEDING

FISH FEEDING

The King’s Pond has over 4,000 fish and more than 90 different species. Now you can help us feed them and see how many you can identify! This is an amazing way to see the variety of reef fish featured in Hawaiian waters. All ages.

Fish Feeding Schedule

Mon/Wed/Fri at 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the King’s Pond. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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JR. MARINE BIOLOGIST

JR. MARINE BIOLOGIST

Dreaming of becoming a marine biologist? Make those dreams come true by spending part of your day with a Hualālai Resort marine life scientist. Participants will learn how to collect and record data about Hawai‘i’s unique underwater world. Great for kids that love science and investigating ocean life. (Reef shoes and water clothes recommended.) Ages 12 and up.

Junior Marine Biologist Schedule

Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 12 and up. Maximum 4 persons. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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KING'S POND PRIVATE SNORKEL TOUR

KING'S POND PRIVATE SNORKEL TOUR

If you have never snorkeled or are just a beginner, we can help you feel more comfortable in the water. Join a resort marine scientist at King’s Pond for an enjoyable private snorkel lesson, followed by a fascinating guided tour of this spectacular natural “aquarium.” Participants must be able to swim. Call for availability. All ages.

King’s Pond Private Snorkel Tour Schedule

All ages welcomed (Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.). Maximum 4 persons.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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OCEAN ART DAYS

OCEAN ART DAYS

Let the ocean inspire you to create some unique artwork while learning a few new things about the ocean environment. Youth and adults will enjoy creating a piece of art that will be directly connected to a short and easy lesson about ocean creatures or the ocean environment. Ages 5 – 7.

Ocean Art Days Schedule

Monday at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Ages 5-7. Maximum 5 persons. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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OCEAN LIFE EXPLORATION

OCEAN LIFE EXPLORATION

Youth will enjoy getting up close and personal with Hualālai Resort’s fascinating marine life and unusual habitats. Participants will explore our ocean world with professional marine life scientists and get creative with unique projects that can be taken home. A truly fun and educational experience. Ages 7-13.

Ocean Life Exploration Schedule

Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Ages 7-13. Maximum 6 persons. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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PRIVATE EAGLE RAY ENCOUNTER

PRIVATE EAGLE RAY ENCOUNTER

A family or group of five can have their own private encounter with our friendly ray. Be ready to get wet while hand feeding our spotted eagle ray. All ages.

Private Ray Encounter Schedule

Monday/Friday/Sat/Sun
All ages welcomed. Call Oceanfront Concierge for available times/dates. Meet at King’s Pond.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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SHARK ADVENTURES

SHARK ADVENTURES

Experience the fascinating world of sharks! Explore the biology, behavior, and cultural significance of sharks in Hawai‘i. Learn about these important predators through fun activities, and get up close and personal while feeding our sharks. Shark feeding available only when shark rehabilitation is occurring. Ages 6-14.

Shark Adventures Schedule

Tues/Thurs at 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Ages 6-14. Maximum 6 persons. Meet at the Ho‘onanea Pond next to ‘Ulu Ocean Grill restaurant.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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TIDEPOOL EXPLORATION

TIDEPOOL EXPLORATION

A staff marine life scientist will teach you the techniques of tide pooling and show you what marine creatures to look for. Tide pools are home to a variety of species: shelled creatures like opihi and cowry cling tightly to the rocks, brittle sea stars and hermit crabs scuttle away to hide, juvenile fish are safe from larger fish, and sea cucumbers and octopi are masters at camouflage. Discover something new every time you tidepool! Reef shoes are required. All ages.

Tide Pool Exploration Schedule

Wednesdays, dependent on low tide.
Maximum of 12 persons. Reef shoes are required. Meet at the King’s Pond. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are required one day prior to the activity. Call or visit Oceanfront Concierge at (808) 325-8043 (in-house, dial 8043)

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TOUCH TANK TALK

TOUCH TANK TALK

Meet some of our fascinating reef life up close and personal. All ages.

Touch Tank Talk Schedule

Daily 10:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Meet at King’s Pond.

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TURTLES AND TAILS

TURTLES AND TAILS

Join a resort marine scientist on the beach to visit our resident “honu” green sea turtles. Sip on a cooling smoothie or a refreshing adult beverage while you learn about the life, strength and challenges of these amazing Hawaiian creatures. It’s a “honu” experience! All ages welcomed.

Turtles and Tails Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
All ages welcomed (Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.). Maximum 6 people.

Sign up at Oceanfront Concierge and choose your beverage of choice from a designated beverage menu one (1) hour prior to program start time.

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Next 20 Years

Hualālai Resort reached a new milestone on September 2016: 20 years of excellence as one of the world’s most acclaimed luxury residential resorts. We look forward to another 20 years of excellence by providing impeccable service with the spirit of aloha.