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Star Gaze Hawaii

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-323-3481
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Star gazing

Even though it was a little cloudy, we were able to view many planets, stars and star clusters... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen J
Starry Starry Night at Hapuna- Out of this World Experience

Booked today found it in a travel magazine. They have different locations available- we took the... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
C L
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Star Gaze Hawaii invites you to indulge your imagination and stand in wonder during an intimate stargazing experience, brought right to your doorstep. See the cosmos up close and personal while learning star lore and science from a talented astronomer. It’s stargazing without limits! We bring the observatory to you, right on the coastline, for a comfortable, accessible experience, fun for everyone. No long, bumpy drive up the mountain, no high altitude or oxygen issues -- just put on your shorts and aloha shirt, grab your whole family and enjoy the stars.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was a little cloudy, we were able to view many planets, stars and star clusters. Wayne and Verna were very informative and organized. It was an enjoyable evening

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Karen, thanks for the shoutout! We're happy you enjoyed your evening stargazing with us. Hope to see you again next time. Best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Booked today found it in a travel magazine. They have different locations available- we took the Westin Hapuna one. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. There were two other families with children among the group and we all had fun. Highly recommended!!More

Thank C L
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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

I'm happy you had fun with our tour! Thanks for taking the time to go on our stargazing adventure with us and for sharing your experience on here. It's wonderful you enjoyed, and I hope to welcome you back next time you're in the area....More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We missed our tour to Mauna Kea summit and star gazing as it was cancelled due to bad weather on the mountain so this was an affordable alternative, easy to book online, the first session was cancelled due to the inclement weather also but they...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2018

I'm happy you got a chance to join us for a tour. We want to make sure everyone enjoys some stargazing while here, and it was our pleasure to accommodate. It's wonderful you enjoyed, and if you're ever on the island again, we'd love to...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Wayne is very knowledgeable with stars that surround us. He does go over them at Hilton Resort with his powerful telescopes coupled with pictures on IPad. Him and his wife do an amazing job of explaining the beautiful stars that we can see from Hawaii....More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Ron, thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you enjoyed your time with us seeing the stars. Best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

The guides had incredible knowledge of the night sky, and they did a great job of showing us so much more than I could have imagined. This was the most bang-for-the-buck tour I did on the Big Island. The only negative I have is that...More

Thank Valerie L
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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Valerie, thanks for the kind words, and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the views. That said, we didn't mean anything by the comment -- we were just offering a comparison. Still, thanks for the feedback. Best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

We met for our star gazing session at the Hapuna Prince Hotel. Our session consisted of people of all ages, and many were international tourists, was very professionally led. Two different 11" telescopes were set up to look at different constellations and participants had plenty...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

I appreciate the support and am thrilled you enjoyed your stargazing experience with us. Thanks for spending your Christmas Eve -- here for you anytime! Best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Experiencing a deep night sky with a knowledgeable team and with a small group of equally interested people was a perfect end to another beautiful day on the Big Island. Highest recommendation for an easy, informative and worthwhile experience for all ages and levels of...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

I'm happy you enjoyed your experience with us and the stars! Thanks for recommending us -- your support means the world. All the best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Although a level of knowledge seemed to be assumed, we asked questions and everything then made sense. Gorgeous views!

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thanks for coming out! We're always happy to get all questions answered. Until next time, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

It was an excellent experience. It was much easier to get to than having to go to the Mauna Loa Visitors Center. Plus, there were only six of us, so we had a chance to see a LOT of planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. The...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

John, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and that you got a chance to see so much. If you ever want to learn or see more, you know where to find us. All the best, Wayne, Owner

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

My husband and I had a great time. The owners are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the skies and what makes Hawaii such a special place for viewing. It was so much more meaningful to us to have someone explain what we were seeing. We...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Kristina, thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. It's wonderful you feel you appreciate our stars more now. We are here for you anytime you want to explore more! Best, Wayne, Owner

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