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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Tour with Expert Nature Guide
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Experience the best Mauna Kea Summit adventure combined with incredible views of a Hawaiian sunset, all in one amazing tour. After you watch the sunset, head towards the summit and look up into the twinkling sky for the best stargazing in the world.
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Adult/Child (Age 16 & over)
USD 220.00
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Adult/Child (Age 16 & over)
USD 220.00
USD 220.00
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Mauna Kea is Hawaiian for "White Mountain," and while the summit can be blanketed in soft snow, it is also known as one of the best places in the world to go stargazing. After dinner, go high up the slopes to 4,000m to see the sunset before settling down for a stargazing experience at around 3,000m while using top-grade equipment!

Dinner: A choice BLT sandwich or veggie burger.

Overview

Afternoon
4 - 9 hour(s)
Available Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
With pick-up
Dinner
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Bottled water / Dinner / Admission / Snacks / Hot beverages / Telescope use / Oxygen cylinder / Winter clothing (snow jacket, pants & gloves)

Schedule

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14:15-16:00

Pick-up from Designated Stops in Kona, Waikoloa & Waimea

17:00
Dinner at the Onizuka Visitor Center (1.5 hrs)
Veggie Burger
18:30
Watch the Sunset at Mauna Kea Summit (1 hr)
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19:30
Mauna Kea Summit Stargazing with a High Powered Telescope (1.5 hrs)
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20:00-23:00

Drop-off at Designated Pick-up Locations

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Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

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Notes

Restrictions

  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
  • People 16 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • No scuba diving within 24 hours before your tour date to avoid decompression sickness.
  • Please refrain from drinking within eight hours of your tour departure.
  • Participants 85 years old and above must provide a doctor's note stating that you can go on this tour.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

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

  • You can book a maximum of 8.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Wear comfortable close-toed walking shoes, long pants, and a heavy sweater or jacket. Temperatures can easily dip below freezing due to wind chill.

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • Depending on the weather, you may not be able to reach the summit of Mauna Kea. If the gate is closed due to bad weather during the tour, you will watch the sunset at the foot of Mauna Kea (around 6,562ft) or the beach, and observe the starry sky at the foot of Mauna Kea.
  • You will be driven to the scenic locations, and there will only be limited walking required.
  • Refund Policy:
    1. Reach the summit, but cannot view sunset or stars - $100.00 refund per person.
    2. Cannot reach summit, and cannot view sunset or stars - $200 refund per person.
    3. Can reach summit, but guest does not want to participate - 20% refund per person.
    All refund amounts and policies are subject to change.

Reviews

Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing

2021/11/29 Families Christina E.

Shoyi and Hiro were wonderful! Very knowledgable and patient with many questions that were asked. We learned so much! Shoyi's photography was a bonus! This was a fantastic tour and an experience we will never forget. Tha...

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Fab-u-lo-so!!

2021/11/06 Couples Polly

Shawn was an excellent tour guide. He answered all of our questions, and was very knowledgeable about a range of subjects. We were confident in his driving ability, especially in the dark downhill with the goats :-)
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Wonderful experience.

2021/10/22 Families Jonathan

Our tour leader Stephan was exceptional in that he does great photography and is an excellent tour guide and leader. He shared interesting info about the area as we traveled and then took great sunset photos our our grou...

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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Bookings of 1 to 9 people: Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

    Bookings of 10 people or more: Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 14 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change Policy
  • Any changes made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a fee of $20 per person.

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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Tour with Expert Nature Guide
Experience the best Mauna Kea Summit adventure combined with incredible views of a Hawaiian sunset, all in one amazing tour. After you watch the sunset, head towards the summit and look up into the twinkling sky for the best stargazing in the world.