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Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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Address: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-4205
Phone Number: +1 949-240-2000
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures, fun things to do...

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures, fun things to do that inspire you with Orange County's unique ecosystems and connect your spirit to their larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Dana Point's natural wonders from whale watching to youth adventures and beyond. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families and kids learn through experience, which instills them with deep appreciation and a respect for nature and the environment.

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Great Service for Special Occasion

To celebrate my 50th birthday, I purchased a whale watching trip for my entire birthday party (ten people total). The staff here was attentive, professional, and made the three... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

To celebrate my 50th birthday, I purchased a whale watching trip for my entire birthday party (ten people total). The staff here was attentive, professional, and made the three and a half hours a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, responded to this review

First and foremost, happy birthday! We are honored you chose to spend such a special occasion with us. It is marvelous to hear you were able to celebrate your birthday in such an exciting fashion. We are thrilled you felt you were in good hands throughout your whale-watching adventure. Next time you are planning a celebration, we hope you keep... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I checked it out with my 3.5 years old when we stayed at the hotel. We saw two kids there supervised by someone doing coloring and perhaps some games. We inquired about the options, but didn't find much for us because our son is under 4. This is perhaps better suited for families with older kids.

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RCLagunaNiguel, Executive Office at Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry your child was not able to participate in our Eco Adventure Center activities on this visit, but we look forward to spending time with all of you next time. If we may answer any questions for you, please feel free to contact our Center at any time at (949) 240-2000. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary last year. It sits right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The views are simply amazing, especially from its 360 View Bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is is fantastic. A great hotel and a great experience. Not only are the views fantastic but the nature is incredible

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philadelphia, pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We loved our afternoon! Saw gray whales, dolphins, lots of other wildlife! The staff was very attentive.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

great place to take the kids for a great education and fun at the same time. Always staffed with knowledgeable people who answer questions about the Dana Point beaches and wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

Our son joined in and loved it. Educational, interesting and fun. Would definitely do it again. You will love it too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We were due to get a guided tour along the beach treasures just below the RItz Carleton Hotel in Dana Beach with a bunch of colleagues. Unfortunately the weather did not hold up and we could not go. The team of Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors were able to to something else instead with the twenty of us. They organized a two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Zealots enjoy! The atmosphere is prime for supporting positive energy endeavors. Saving the planet never felt so good!

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