Big Island Of Hawaii Stargazing Tour
Stargazing Tour From Kona To Side of Mauna Kea
Stargazing through an incredible 10″ telescope
See Celestial objects like never before
Sungazing through a solar telescope
View sunspots, solar flares and more
Go high up into the mountains
Kona, Kohala & Hilo hotel pickups
Deli-Style Dinner, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee included
Small group tours with professional guide
Leave From Hilo – 3:30 pm
Rainbow Falls – 4:00 pm
Boiling Pots – 4:30 pm
Kaumana Caves – 5-6:00 pm Picnic dinner
Saddle sights – 6:30 7:30 pm (see Kona)
Stars – 8-9:30 pm (hot chocolate, tea, coffee, dessert)
Return to Hilo – 10:30 pm
Leave from Kona 3:30
Sunset Overlook 4:00-5:30 (dinner/coffee/solar gazing)
Saddle sights 6:30 -7:30
Stargazing 8:00 – 9:30 (hot coffee/chocolate/dessert)
Return to Kona 10:15 pm
Leave from Kohala – 3:20 pm
Sunset Overlook – 4:00-5:30 pm (dinner/coffee/solar gazing)
Saddle sights – 6:30 -7:30 pm
Stars – 8:00 – 9:30 pm (hot coffee/chocolate/dessert)
Return to Kohala 10:00 pm
Start off your tour about 3:15pm with a drive around through historic Honolulu to scenic Rainbow Falls. View it from multiple perspectives and spot the colors that give this falls itʻs name. From here we travel a bit further up the road following the Wailuku River. We stop to explore the Kaumana Caves and take time to have a picnic-style dinner stop of sandwiches or salads. We catch the last glimpses of the sun and view it through the solar telescope. Traveling up into the saddle, the land between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, your guide will point out sights across Kona that you will now be able to see. After sunset, we venture up along the side of Mauna Kea for a great view of the night sky and see galaxies, clusters, nebulas and so much more. Enjoy a warming drink and a bit of dessert before heading back down to Hilo.
The tour starting from Kona is definitely special. We start off the day with a drive up to a great overlook location. We can view the sun through the solar telescope, enjoy the coastal and mountain views as well as enjoy some coffee and other warm drinks. We can take time to enjoy our deli-style lunch as the colors in the sky and on the mountain provide an inspiring scene. From this location we travel further up Saddle Road to enjoy a stargazing experience like no other from the side of Mauna Kea. Afterwards warm up with coffee, hot chocolate and a dessert before driving back down to Kona.
Stargazing Tour From Kona
Available 4 Days a week. – Sunday, Monday, Thursday & Friday
Hot drinks provided after stargazing and dessert is included.
What to Bring & Wear
Dress in layers and for cooler weather. Warm jackets will be provided.
There is a 72-hour cancellation policy on these stargazing tours. Please contact us before that time for a full refund. No refunds for no shows.