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What to expect

Enjoy stargazing from an exclusive location on the slopes of Mauna Kea with expert narration led by a professional astro-photographer and analog-astronaut on this 2-hour Hawaii stargazing & astro-photography tour. Photos from your tour are included!

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Stargazing Tour - Starting times between 07:00 PM & 11:30 PM
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Total:
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Price per Adult :
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 259.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free

Start times vary to guarantee a quality stargazing experience.

Your guide James is a former Analog-Astronaut who currently assists as Mission Control for the International MoonBase Alliance. He's a Pro Astro-photographer that will take photos of galaxies, nebulas and photos of you posing in front of the Milky Way.

Big Island has some of the best places in the world to view the night sky.

Child (Age 3-12)
USD 259.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free

Overview

Evening, Night
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Parka Jackets / Complimentary photos available for download within 5 days after the experience / Stargazing / Guide

Schedule

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Start time :
19:00

Check-in: Meet Epic Tours at the Kilohana Off-Road Checking Station on Saddle Rd

Stargaze on the Slopes of Mauna Kea
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Star Show
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Get Your Photo Taken by an Astro-Photographer
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21:00

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Scuba divers please note that we will be driving at high altitudes.
  • Not typically recommended for children under 5 years old although any ages are welcome.

Other requirements

  • Photo Upgrades and Waivers

    Click the link below to add optional photo upgrades if you haven’t done so yet. After you submit that info, a confirmation email will contain a link to fill out waivers for the tour.

    https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/epictours/items/295252/?full-items=yes&flow=no
  • Once you receive your photos, the download button/password would be for the high resolution photo upgrade if you purchased it.

    This link below shows you how to save the photos in nice phone resolution if you didn’t get the upgrade.

    https://pinger.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039505911-Saving-pictures-and-videos-to-your-camera-roll#iOS_
  • Use the bathroom before the tour. There are no restroom areas on the tour.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 9.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Winter jacket
  • Comfortable pants and walking shoes are highly recommended
  • Meal is not included. It's recommended to eat before the tour. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and water.

Additional notes

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Stargazing from altitudes below 9,000 feet on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa, on a remote location.
  • This tour does NOT visit summit of Mauna Kea or Mauna Kea Visitor Center.
    Tour companies and private individuals are not permitted to stargaze at the summit. The summit is closed 30 minutes after sunset and solely for research and cultural practices.
  • We recommend booking your adventure on one of your first nights of your vacation, just in case the tour has to be rescheduled due to the weather.
  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
    - All guests must wear a face mask during the tour.
    - Epic Tours is monitoring all advisories and recommendations and complying with CDC standards and the Hawaii Department of Health.- Limited tours are available and will have less than 10 passengers per trip. - Guests will caravan behind Epic Tours van for approximately 15 minutes to the stargazing location. 4×4 vehicles are not necessary.
  • Info about your photos:
    Epic Tours typically take around 2-3 epic photos of your group towards the end of the tour and I will start editing the photos/uploading them to my website less than 24 hours after your tour:
    https://epictours.smugmug.com/2021/
Currently selected
Stargazing Tour - Starting times between 12:30 AM & 4:00 AM
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Total:
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 299.00
USD 299.00
Price per Adult :
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 259.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free

Start times vary to guarantee a quality stargazing experience.

Your guide James is a former Analog-Astronaut who currently assists as Mission Control for the International MoonBase Alliance. He's a Pro Astro-photographer that will take photos of galaxies, nebulas and photos of you posing in front of the Milky Way.

Big Island has some of the best places in the world to view the night sky.

Child (Age 3-12)
USD 259.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free

Overview

Night
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Parka Jackets / Complimentary photos available for download within 5 days after the experience / Stargazing / Guide

Schedule

View All
Start time :
00:30

Check-in: Meet Epic Tours at the Kilohana Off-Road Checking Station on Saddle Rd

Stargaze on the Slopes of Mauna Kea
i-jLTHwPp-X2
Star Show
i-gc4X5gv-X3
Get Your Photo Taken by an Astro-Photographer
i-p824mcp-X2
02:30

Check-out

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Scuba divers please note that we will be driving at high altitudes.
  • Not typically recommended for children under 5 years old although any ages are welcome.

Other requirements

  • Photo Upgrades and Waivers

    Click the link below to add optional photo upgrades if you haven’t done so yet. After you submit that info, a confirmation email will contain a link to fill out waivers for the tour.

    https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/epictours/items/295252/?full-items=yes&flow=no
  • Once you receive your photos, the download button/password would be for the high resolution photo upgrade if you purchased it.

    This link below shows you how to save the photos in nice phone resolution if you didn’t get the upgrade.

    https://pinger.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039505911-Saving-pictures-and-videos-to-your-camera-roll#iOS_
  • Use the bathroom before the tour. There are no restroom areas on the tour.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 9.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Winter jacket
  • Comfortable pants and walking shoes are highly recommended
  • Meal is not included. It's recommended to eat before the tour. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and water.

Additional notes

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Stargazing from altitudes below 9,000 feet on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa, on a remote location.
  • This tour does NOT visit summit of Mauna Kea or Mauna Kea Visitor Center.
    Tour companies and private individuals are not permitted to stargaze at the summit. The summit is closed 30 minutes after sunset and solely for research and cultural practices.
  • We recommend booking your adventure on one of your first nights of your vacation, just in case the tour has to be rescheduled due to the weather.
  • COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
    - All guests must wear a face mask during the tour.
    - Epic Tours is monitoring all advisories and recommendations and complying with CDC standards and the Hawaii Department of Health.- Limited tours are available and will have less than 10 passengers per trip. - Guests will caravan behind Epic Tours van for approximately 15 minutes to the stargazing location. 4×4 vehicles are not necessary.
  • Info about your photos:
    Epic Tours typically take around 2-3 epic photos of your group towards the end of the tour and I will start editing the photos/uploading them to my website less than 24 hours after your tour:
    https://epictours.smugmug.com/2021/

Reviews

Kids Loved It and Adults Too!

2021/06/09 Families Tom P.

This was such an awe-inspiring tour! My kids ages 10,12, 15, and 17 were super excited after seeing this and after our entire Hawaii trip thought this was the best event we did. The guide, James, was so knowledgeable an...

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Highlight of our entire Hawaii Trip

2020/03/14 Couples Adam

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and clearly had the same passion for astronomy we did. He took fantastic romantic photos with the galaxy in the background, while explaining what it is we were looking at. I...

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Spectacular

2019/05/28 Couples AJ89

Our tour guide was personable, knowledgeable and had incredible talent as a photographer. He has a great eye for nature’s beauty and is without a doubt a perfectionist. The tour covered a lot of ground in a relatively ...

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Cancellation Policy
  • • Groups of 1 - 3 passengers: Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
    • Groups of 4 - 10 passengers: Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 5 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Mauna Kea Stargazing Tour Experience and Free Photos [Open Now]
Enjoy stargazing from an exclusive location on the slopes of Mauna Kea with expert narration led by a professional astro-photographer and analog-astronaut on this 2-hour Hawaii stargazing & astro-photography tour. Photos from your tour are included!