Big Island Of Hawaii Stargazing Tour
Stargazing Tour From Kona To Side of Mauna Kea
Viewing the stars from the clear skies of Mauna Kea on the Big Island will leave you in awe. The views are unmatched, leaving professional and amateur gazers alike with a heightened understanding of the vastness of our universe. Available only on the Big Island, stargazing from here is incomparable to any other experience on the other islands of Hawaiʻi. Like seeing the sunrise on Maui, the famously big waves on the North Shore of Oʻahu, or the Na Pali Coast on Kauai, this is the essence of Hawaiʻi Islands and is something not to be missed.
Stargazing through an incredible 10″ telescope
See Celestial objects like never before
Sun Gazing 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
We pick guests up at hotels in either Kona and Kohala or historic Hilo town. Both tour options include stopping at various areas of interest on the way up the mountain, as well as a stop for dinner and breathtaking views of the night sky through our telescopes.
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.
Hilo tours start off about 3:15pm with a drive through the historic waterfront 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.
Whether you plan to visit Kona or Hilo town, this stargazing tour is an experience you won’t forget!
7-Hour Stargazing Tour With Dinner From Hilo Hotels
|AdultsAge 13 years and older||$229.90|
|ChildrenAges 5 to 12||$224.40|
6-Hour Stargazing Tour With Dinner From Kona Resorts
|AdultsAge 13 years and older||$251.90|
|ChildrenAges 5 to 12||$246.40|
A meal and warm drink provided.
Kona & Kohala Tour
*Sample itineraries are also included
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.
The Big Island of Hawaiʻi Stargazing Tour is a unique experience that offers visitors unparalleled views of the stars. On a clear night, the Milky Way is visible in all its glory, and the vast array of stars and planets is on display. The tour also provides a fascinating introduction to the science of stargazing, making it a perfect activity for families and groups of all ages.
Your guide will be able to answer any questions you have about the stars and planets you are seeing. They will also be able to share stories about the history and culture of the Big Island. This is a great activity for families and groups of all ages.
Regardless of which tour you choose, you will see beautiful views of the Big Island as you go up Mauna Kea. You will have the opportunity to view the sun through a solar telescope, and enjoy the views of the coastline and mountains.