Mauna Kea Stargazing Tour
Explore The Celestial Heavens With A Professional Guide & Astronomer
Narrated Saddle Road sightseeing drive
Narrated stargazing with scientific-level telescope
Hot Chocolate/Kona Coffee/ Tea & Locally baked dessert
Pickup & Return To Hotels In Kona.
Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm
Picnic Style Dinner – Sandwich & Salad
Coffee, tea, and honey sampling
Daytime solar viewing & Sunset
Begin your excursion with a caffeine fix! With world-famous Kona coffee grown right here, a visit to a coffee plantation is a must! Spend time exploring Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm. Their guided tour will inform you about the coffee growing and making process, from bean to cup. Following an exploratory afternoon, we enjoy a picnic-style dinner of sandwiches or salads while taking in the island’s slope-side views and the great Pacific beyond. Following dinner, guests are invited to a sampling of coffees, teas, and honey – a true taste-bud adventure. And before the stargazing has begun, a solar gazing experience will commence. Using a state-of-the-art Coronado SolarMax 60 hydrogen-alpha solar telescope, guests can safely view the sun and its surface detail. This is your chance to examine sunspots, solar flares, and prominences safely.
We drive up Saddle Road after dinner to the side of Mauna Kea for stargazing using our professional telescope. Itʻs cooler up there, so we provide hot drinks and warm jackets so you will be kept comfortable.
Guests are returned to their hotels in Kona between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm.
Tours Starting From Kona
|Adult (13 yrs+)||$229|
|Child (12 and under)||$224|
For Tours Starting In Kona
On the slopes of Mauna Kea, we will enjoy a picnic-style lunch at a location with incredible views of the sunset.
More hot beverage choices like hot chocolate and Kona coffee will be offered with your locally-baked dessert as you stargaze.
All food and beverage are included.
There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations or no-shows within that time period will not be refunded. Outside of the 48-hours, a guest may change or cancel their tour at no fee.
Dress for cold temperatures and bring a jacket or sweater as the mountain top drops into the 40s each night. Additional warm jackets are provided.
You are welcome to bring your own binoculars; however, state-of-the-art telescope viewing is included.