Programs, Tours & Events

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.

Private Eagle Ray Feeding
Don’t shy away from this amazing experience! Kai Nalu is King’s Pond Resident spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus ocellatus). He has displayed his own personalities through behavioral patterns and eating habits. Some of his favorite foods include shrimp and mussels.
Monday – Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Pond opens at 10am. 

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.
Call Concierge for available times/dates. All ages welcome. Maximum 5 participants (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult). Meet at King’s Pond.

Monday – Friday at 1:00 p.m. the marine life specialist feed our resident Eagle Ray, Kainalu. You can watch and ask questions about this incredible spotted eagle ray. 

Fish Feeding
The King’s Pond has over 1,000 fish and more than 55 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.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 1:45 p.m. All ages welcome (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Meet at King’s Pond. Complimentary.

Tide Pool Tour
A staff marine life specialist 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.
Call Concierge for available times/dates. All ages welcome (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 participants. Meet at King’s Pond. Tours are weather dependent. Water shoes are required.

Touch Tank Talk
Meet some of our fascinating reef life up close and personal.
Daily 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. All ages welcome (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Meet at King’s Pond. Complimentary.

Private Snorkel Safari
Join a resort marine scientist on a private snorkel safari. Learn about the the different fish species commonly seen in Hawai`i and maybe spot some unique creatures along the way.
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 12 years old and up. Maximum 5 participants.

Behind the Scenes Pond Tour
Take a closer look into how we operate our saltwater systems,and maintain the health of our fish on a guided tour with a marine life specialist. This tour also includes Fish and Ray Feeding.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All ages welcome (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.

Hualālai Fishing Derby
Have some fishing fun while helping to restore the ecology of an ancient Hawaiian Pond. Children and adults alike will enjoy hooking these sneaky fish out of Waiakauhi Fish Pond with our Marine Life Specialist.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sign up or call the Concierge for scheduling. Ages 5 and up (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 poles, meet at the lobby.

Ocean Explorers
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 Specialist and get creative with unique projects that can be taken home. A truly fun and educational experience.
Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Ages 7-12 (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.

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 specialist. 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.
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Maximum 4 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.

(Private) Ka`ūpūlehu Nature Excursion
A resort marine life specialist will teach you the habitats available on the resort and give you a guided tour of the King’s Pond, Ho`onanea and Waiakauhi Pond.
Sign up or call the Concierge for scheduling. All ages(children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 participants.

(Private) Rent A Marine Biologist
Does your family have a passion for marine science? Take a resort marine biologist with you for any ocean activity at an hourly rate. Learn about Hawai`i’s marine life and ecosystem’s while we accompany your family on a canoe ride, paddle board or private charter. Our marine biologist staff are highly educated and trained to bring you and your family a memorable ocean experience. All ages (children under age 7 must be accompanied by a participating adult.) Maximum 5 participants
Sign up or call the Concierge for scheduling.

Our 25th Year

Hualālai Resort reached a milestone in September 2021: 25 years of excellence as one of the world’s most acclaimed luxury residential resorts. We look forward to another 25 years of excellence by providing impeccable service with the spirit of aloha.