Marine Life Adventures
Come explore the many unique offerings our Natural Resources team has to offer! Between the anchialine ponds, tidepools and local marine life, there is plenty to see, learn and do at Hualalai.
All activities can be booked with our Lobby Concierge or Oceanfront Concierge teams. Private activities are also available upon request.
Eagle Ray Feeding
Feed our resident spotted eagle ray, Kainalu, with a resort marine biologist. Learn about these graceful creatures close up, an experience an encounter that will never happen in the wild due to their elusive nature. Private Eagle Ray Feeding available, upon request. All ages welcome.
With over 4,000 tropical fish from about 90 species swimming freely, King's Pond is certainly the most colorful pool anywhere. Fresh and ocean water combine via subterranean channels to fill the pond, which moves along with the tide. All ages welcome.
Eco-Tour with a Hualalai Naturalist
Take a guided traveling tour of the Resort’s natural wonders and learn about our native Hawaiian ecosystems, unique wildlife and natural and cultural history.
Tide Pool Tour
Explore and learn about tide pools and the creatures that inhabit them. Find out their common and Hawaiian names, and become a Hawaiian tide pool expert in the process. All ages welcome.
Touch Tank Talk
Meet some of our fascinating tide pool life up close and personal. All ages welcome.
Take a closer look into how saltwater systems are operated, the maintenance of the fish, and learn about ecology and habitats on the Resort with a marine biologist. All ages welcome.
HUALALAI FISHING DERBY
Come join the Natural Resources team at the Waiakauhi Pond for some guaranteed fishing fun. Help them remove invasive Tilapia from this ancient Hawaiian Fish Pond to restore the natural ecology. Children and adults alike will enjoy hooking these sneaky fish out of Waiakauhi Fish Pond. For guests ages 5 and up.
A Hualalai Resort exclusive, this activity allows you to help conduct your own fish circus. The smart and colorful fish in King's Pond can be trained to perform tricks.
Jr. Marine Biologist
Complete a lesson and lab to become a Jr. Marine Biologist. A truly fun and educational experience for children ages 12 and up.
Create art involving ocean topics while learning about our marine environment. For children ages five to seven.
Young guests will enjoy getting up close and personal with the Resort’s fascinating marine life and unusual habitats. Participants will have fun learning about Hualalai’s marine environment and will also create a unique art project that can be taken home. A truly fun and educational experience for children ages 7 to 12.
Snorkel Lesson with Resort Marine Biologist
A marine biologist will teach you the basics through a guided tour of King's Pond.
Explore King's Pond swimming side by side with over 4,000 tropical fish at depths up to ten feet with our new SNUBA experience. It is perfect for the entire family and does not require any diving certification.
Turtles & Tales
Join a marine biologist on the beach to visit our resident green sea turtles, called honu. Learn about the life, strength and the challenges of these amazing creatures. All ages welcome.
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 ecosystems while we accompany your family on a canoe ride, paddle board or private charter. Our marine biologist staff members are highly educated and trained to bring you and your family a memorable ocean experience.