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.
Eagle Ray Feeding
Don’t shy away from this amazing experience! Kai Nalu is King’s Pond Resident spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari). He has displayed his own personalities through behavioral patterns and eating habits. Some of his favorite foods include shrimp and mussels.
Monday – Friday at 1:00 p.m. All ages welcome. There are only 15 spots available. Must sign-up at Kings Pond prior to feeding. Pond opens at 10am. Sign-Ups only available for day-of feeding. Complimentary.
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.
Call Oceanfront Concierge for available times/dates. All ages welcome. Maximum 5 participants feeding. Meet at King’s Pond.
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.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Meet at King’s Pond. Complimentary.
Touch Tank Talk
Meet some of our fascinating reef life up close and personal.
Daily 10:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Meet at King’s Pond. Complimentary.
Tide Pool Tour
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.
Call Oceanfront Concierge for available times/dates. All ages welcome. Maximum 12 participants. Meet at King’s Pond. Tours are weather dependent.
Water shoes are required. Complimentary.
Turtles and Tales
Join a resort marine scientist on the beach to visit our resident “honu” green sea turtles. Learn about the life, strength and challenges of these amazing Hawaiian creatures. It’s a “honu” experience!
Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Maximum 6 participants.
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 biologist.
Fridays from 8:30am-9:30am. All ages welcome. Maximum 4 persons. 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 Biologist staff.
Sign up or call the Oceanfront Concierge for scheduling. Ages 5 and up. Maximum 6 poles. Meet at Lobby.
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!
Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Ages 6 and up. Maximum 4 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.
Let the ocean inspire you to create some unique artwork while learning a few new things about the ocean environment. Youth will enjoy creating a piece of art as you learn about ocean creatures or the ocean environment.
Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Ages 5-7. Maximum 5 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.
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 biologists and get creative with unique projects that can be taken home. A truly fun and educational experience.
Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Ages 7-12. Maximum 6 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 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.
Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages 12 and up. Maximum 4 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.
Snorkel Lesson with a Resort Marine Biologist
Are you a great swimmer but don’t know how to snorkel? A resort marine biologist will teach you the basics and give you a guided tour of the Kings Pond.
Sign up or call the Oceanfront Concierge for scheduling. Ages 6 and up. Maximum 4 participants. Must be proficient swimmer. Water clothes required.
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 Hawaii’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.
Sign up or call the Oceanfront Concierge for scheduling.
Eco-Tour with a Hualālai Naturalist
Take a guided traveling tour of the Resort’s natural wonders and learn about our native Hawaiian ecosystems, unique wildlife and natural/cultural history.
Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Maximum 5 participants. Meet at King’s Pond.
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.