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.
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.
What to Bring & Wear: Closed toe shoes, long pants and a sweatshirt or sweater.
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.
Cancellations within the cancellation period and “no-shows” will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.