Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure

Our journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.


Highlights

  • Enjoy a private picnic dinner at Historic Humuula Sheep Station, located at 7,000 feet elevation
  • Your guide will share historic accounts of early travelers through the mountainlands
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • Stand amidst the world's largest collection of research telescopes
  • Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow at 9,000 feet elevation with an 11” Celestron telescope

Important Information

Please note that the Maunakea Visitor station is currently closed for renovations between the dates of December 9th 2018, and estimated to be reopened Summer 2019. that said, this does not impact stargazing or visiting the summit.

Weather changes can occur quickly and the access road to the summit can close without warning, therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevation on the mountain. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Because of high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health. Scuba divers should be aware of altitude dangers. No children under 16. Other tour restrictions may apply.


Inclusions

  • Picnic style dinner, assorted teas, hot chocolate, and dessert. Dinner options include Teriyaki Chicken (gluten free), Kalbi Beef Short Ribs (gluten free), or Vegetarian Thai Curry (gluten & dairy free, vegetarian, vegan). The chicken and beef are served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok choy and yellow squash with a garlic & white wine sauce, and a caramelized pineapple garnish. The curry is served with brown rice, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, portobello mushroom, sugar snap peas, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, onion and bok choy.
  • We provide warm wear including, hooded parkas and gloves.

What to Bring & Wear: Closed toe shoes, long pants and a sweatshirt or sweater.


Additional Information

Afternoon trips depart daily from Hawaii Forest and Trail Headquarters, Queen's Marketplace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, and the junction of Waikoloa Road and Highway 190. 7 - 8 hours round trip.

If your desired date is sold out: This tour often sells out a week or more in advance. If you are unable to go on your desired date, you can also visit the summit on our Maunakea Sunrise Experience.


Cancellation Policy

  • Guests will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation.
  • Private tours: Customers will receive a full refund with 72 hours notice of cancellation.

Cancellations within the cancellation period and “no-shows” will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.

from $220 Add to activity notebook

Price may vary depending on the date you select
Location
Kailua-Kona, Big Island