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Visit one of the best stargazing locations in Hawaii to enjoy a unique star show with free photos taken of you and the brilliant night sky. This Mauna Kea stargazing tour takes you to an exclusive location right next to a NASA observatory!
To protect our visitors and activity providers, precautionary measures will be set up to monitor and mitigate the spread of potential disease. Please see the additional notes below for more details.
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2-Hour Evening Tour
USD 220.00
USD 220.00
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USD 220.00
USD 220.00
Special Deal: Special offer

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FREE High-Resolution Photos ($200 Value) & Weather Guarantee!

This 2-hour astrophoto tour meets at the base of Mauna Loa and drives up to a secluded location for stargazing. The Big Island's mountains are some of the best places in the world to view the night sky.

Special Deal: Special offer
FREE High-Resolution Photos ($200 Value) & Weather Guarantee!

Overview

Evening
2 hour(s)
Available Daily
Without pick-up
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Parka Jackets / Complimentary High-Resolution photos available for download within 24 hours after the experience / Macadamia Nut Chocolates, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea / Stargazing / Guide

Schedule

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Start time :
19:00

Check-in (Meet Epic Tours at the Base of the Mauna Loa Observatory Road)

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

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Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

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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.
  • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Scuba divers please note that we will be driving at high altitudes.

Additional notes

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Stargazing from altitudes below 10,000 feet on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa.
  • 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.
  • Meal is not included. It's recommended to eat before the tour.
  • 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.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Comfortable pants and walking shoes are highly recommended

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

  • You can book a maximum of 10.

Reviews

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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Fabulous time under the Stars!

2019/02/07 Couples Travelooza

We enjoyed it a lot. We wish we had gone earlier in our trip so we would’ve had the opportunity to build other activities around what we saw on this trip. James runs this business on his own and he does a lot of research...

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Activity Provider Epic Tours LLC

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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
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.

Mauna Kea Stargazing and Astro-Photography Tour with Free Pictures [Open Now]
Visit one of the best stargazing locations in Hawaii to enjoy a unique star show with free photos taken of you and the brilliant night sky. This Mauna Kea stargazing tour takes you to an exclusive location right next to a NASA observatory!