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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up

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icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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Transportation in a comfortable 4X4 van
Snacks and a hot beverage
Jackets and gloves to keep you warm
Experienced tour guide
Professional Celestron telescope
FREE night photo with our professional camera
Dinner (Travelers may bring their own)

Departure Point

93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive #1001 K-1, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

74-5457 Makala Blvd Suite 102, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers under 13 years old
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Island Holidays

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Free Astro Photos Hilo Kona Waikoloa Pick Up.
Q:
How can I arrange pickup for the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
Pickup is available from select locations in Hilo, Waikoloa, and Kona. Be sure to select the correct pickup option when making your reservation.
May 2021
Q:
Can I change my departure point for the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour after the booking is confirmed?
A:
Pickup is included from the location on your selected option when making your reservation. If you need to change the pickup location, please call the local operator at the phone number on your ticket.
May 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
It can get very cold on Mauna Kea, so dress accordingly. You will be provided with coats and gloves to help keep you warm.
May 2021
Q:
How strenuous is the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
All guests should be in moderate physical condition. There is a significant change in altitude as the tour group ascends Mauna Kea.
May 2021
Q:
How high is the Summit of Mauna Kea?
A:
The Visitor Station is located at 9,200ft (2,800m) and the summit is 13,796ft (4,205m).
May 2021
Q:
Do we get to use the telescope at the Summit during the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
The large observatories are run by several different universities/organizations from several different countries. You may, however, get close to the stars with a professional Celestron telescope to view the incredible night sky.
May 2021
Q:
Are there age restrictions to participate in the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
Guests under age 13 are not recommended due to the high altitude.
May 2021
Q:
Are there other restrictions to participate in the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
This tour is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has back problems, or is in poor health due to the high altitude.
May 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available during the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
There are restrooms at the Mauna Kea Visitors Center as well as portable restrooms near the summit.
May 2021
Q:
Is food included in the Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stars Tour?
A:
Food is not included, however, you may bring your own packed dinner with you. There will not be food available for purchase upon arrival.
May 2021

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  • "Masks were required, but this was a lot of close exposure." See review

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Awesome Tour!
Cynthia_L
, Jun 2021
We had an amazing time last night! The sunset was incredible! Bronson did a great job with sharing all sorts of interesting and cool facts and his driving left us feeling nothing but secure!
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Great
Dean_H
, Jun 2021
Best of tours. Boat ride the best. Team took great care of us. Saw dolphins, manta ray, and parrots.
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Pics, hot snacks
Yu_Z
, May 2021
They take pics for everyone separately, pics were sooo good and looks professional. Also provide hot food
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Great trip
Constance_J
, May 2021
Nate was our guide and he was full of information about the land and plants and lots of other things. The tour was great, beautiful sunset and amazing star gazing. Informative astronomy information and as a bonus we got snacks and a photo. Definitely worth the money. Warning that it is cold at the top!
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Star gazing
Ariel_S
, May 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared interesting stories. The stats were great and the sunset was beautiful. Very cold though so dress warm.
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Wonderful views
Doug_W
, May 2021
The views from Mauna Kea were spectacular and Bronson the driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture, and geography, and geopolitical issues of the area. The view of the stars was unmatched and I have been to many dark sky locations all over the world to stargaze and photograph the night sky.
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Loved most of it
Safety_First
, May 2021
I loved learning about the stars. This was an outstanding trip. Even though it was a thoroughly great experience, it didn't feel COVID-safe. There were 9 people on our bus which didn't allow for any distancing. We were enclosed for an 30-60 minutes at a time. Masks were required, but this was a lot of close exposure. As long as you're ok with that, this is a phenomenal trip.
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An evening of science and stars
Susanna_C
, May 2021
The knowledgeable guides of the telescopes and fabulous star tour were fantastic! We are so glad we went with Josiah and Hunter
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Bucket list experience
Kristi_B
, Apr 2021
The stars were amazing! Living in a city we forget how many really exist. Couldn’t believe we saw snow in Hawaii.. amazing!!
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Magic of the Stars
girdharmalhotra
, Apr 2021
A magical experience. The tour guides were awesome. They will educate you throughout the journey. Totally worth it and highly recommended.
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