Big Island Stargazing Tour Details
- Tour Description
- Price & Availability
- Sample Itinerary
- Meals Included
- Cancellation Policy
- Special Instructions
Telescope viewing option available
Cultural legends & constellation information shared by the guide
Sunset and stargazing from the summit
Hotel Pick Up/Drop off
Warm outdoor dinner included
1:14 guide-to-guest ratio
Spend a memorable evening gazing into a clear, starry night sky. The visibility from Hawaiʻi’s tallest mountain is unmatched, drawing both amateur star-gazers as well as trained scientists to view the heavens from the summit of Mauna Kea. First, enjoy a warm dinner al fresco as the sun sets on another Hawaiian day. Listen as your tour leader regales you with legends of Hawaiʻi’s ancient celestial navigators, mountaineers, and other historical adventures, pointing out their map of guiding constellations. Due to the remote location of the island chain, and the elevation of Mauna Kea, glimpsing the galaxy from this location is an experience exclusive to the Big Island. Whether viewing through the naked eye or using the 11” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, stargazing from Hawaiʻi Island’s Mauna Kea will leave you with an appreciation of the vastness of the universe from this tiny island speck in the middle of the Pacific. In total, the tour is between 7-8 hours. Children must be 8 or older to participate.
Price & Availability
Total Tour Time With Transportation Is 7-8 Hours.
6:30 PM – 1:00 AM – 7 – 8 Hour Tour
|6:10 PM – 6:55 PM||Hotel Pickups|
|7:00 PM – 7:40 PM||Travel to the summit|
|7:45 PM – 8:00 PM||Sunset and Dinner with Cultural Storytelling|
|8:05 PM – 9:15 PM||Stargazing|
|11:45 PM – 12:30 AM||Transportation Back To Hotel|
Enjoy an alfresco hot meal.
- Kalua pig (pulled pork)
- Delicious Hawaiian-style potato-macaroni salad
- White rice
- Chopped fresh pineapple
- Fresh buns
- Lettuce and tomato
- Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks (water, juices & soft drinks)
A full refund is available up to 48-hour prior to your tour starting. After that time, there will be no refunds for no-shows.
Bring warm clothes for the cold weather. Binoculars are optional for viewing. Viewing from a 11” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is available. Minimal walking of up to 150 yards Children must be 8 years or older to participate. The tour is 7-8 hours round trip. Transportation in vans is provided with a maximum of 14 people. Hotel pick up and drop off are included from various designated locations.