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Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos
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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Mauna Kea is home to the world's premier stargazing location. On this tour with an Analog-Astronaut and professional photographer guide, see the night sky like never before. Leave with stunning photos of your group with galaxies, stars, and constellations in the background. After your trip, your guide will send you a link to the photos.
  • Stargazing on the slopes of Mauna Kea
  • Analog-Astronaut to Professional photographer guide
  • See the night sky like never before
  • Receive your photos after the trip
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All activities
Professional photographer guide
Parka Jackets
Complimentary Medium Resolution Photos
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional Photo Upgrades Available

Departure Point

Saddle Rd, Hawaii, USA

We meet in front of the Kilohana Off-Road and Hunter Checking Station. Look at google maps if you have further questions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: Wear pants and closed-toed shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Weather can reach 30F. We have parka jackets that have pockets and a hood, although that may not be enough for some
  • Not recommended for travelers with any mobility/ambulatory restrictions, back, heart and hearing problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pregnant Travelers should discuss with their doctor before hand.
  • Not suitable for some senior citizens
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for chronic complainers ;)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Epic! Tours Hawaii
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Stargazing Experience + Photos?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos?
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 Stargazing Experience + Photos.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Stargazing Experience + Photos.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is definitely a little chilly up there so dress warm." See review
  • "My one and only suggestion would be to bring out some hiking chairs to make looking up (because you will do this for 2.5 hours straight) a little easier on your neck." See review

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Fantastic off-the-beaten-path star tour
Andrew_F
, Oct 2021
We had a great time with James. He's very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a chilly night, but we brought our warm jackets (James also had loaners available) so we were relatively comfortable, though the car heater felt really good on the drive home. The stars were amazing and it was a moonless night, so we got very lucky. This felt like a very intimate tour, with maybe 14 others in our group, not a crowded "star-party" feel at all. The space objects that James showed us and the photos he took will be treasured memories!
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Such an amazing...
Abigail_K
, Oct 2021
Such an amazing experience! James was a very friendly, knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend!
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Spectacular astrophotography trip
Erica_B
, Oct 2021
James was a really fantastic guide. He provided blankets and jackets (though I suggest you bring as many layers as possible!) for stargazing. He also took images of various objects and shared live views of Saturn. At the end he took photos of each of the groups and they came out absolutely spectacular.
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Great experience
Gabriel_C
, Sep 2021
James was very knowledgeable & patient. The spot for stargazing was amazing. The sky was clear and there were blankets for laying on ground and looking up taking it all in. It was awesome!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Alberto_G
, Sep 2021
Loved it! It was very informative and breathtaking. Worth getting up early for it. It was super cold so better pack extra layers, you can always take some off. Go to the restroom before you go as well
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stunning Stargazing!!!
Rocio_N
, Sep 2021
James gave us a phenomenal experience looking at the stars, galaxies, & nebulas. Highly recommend this 2 hour tour! Thank you James!
star-5
Milky Way Like You Have Never Seen Before
Cheryl_D
, Aug 2021
This was a fabulous evening exploring the stars and the Milky Way in a way you have never seen before. James is an excellent photographer and you leave with a picture of yourself and the Milky Way from the evening. a Must do for everyone!
2 travelers found this review helpful
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Great Trip!
Erika_E
, Aug 2021
James was a great guide. We had a wonderful time taking pictures and learning about some of the features in the night sky. Would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful experience and pictures
Lexlie_G
, Aug 2021
I loved it! An experience like no other!!! James was so nice and his pictures were so beautiful. Worth every penny
3 travelers found this review helpful
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Breath-taking
Beth_D
, Aug 2021
I saw more stars than ever before. Amazing experience and beautiful photos. We saw the Milky Way, shooting stars, Saturn, Jupiter, and constellations.

Product code: 8945P14

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