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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

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Travel up Mauna Kea for a small-group sunset and stargazing tour by luxury 4WD van. Leave the off-road drive to the pros, and ride from Kona or Waikoloa to a historic Hawaiian ranch for a picnic dinner. Continue to the Big Island's tallest peak for sunset, then use powerful telescopes to observe constellations from Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station. Hear commentary from your guide, and keep warm with the provided jackets and hot chocolate.
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Frank P wrote a review Feb 2020
Eugene, Oregon1,106 contributions278 helpful votes
Anything headed to the water starts from here. There is a lot of activity and people. It is in the center of town. It is pretty famous as this is the starting point for the Irom Man competition each January.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Douglas D wrote a review Jan 2020
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii4 contributions3 helpful votes
First, the pictures on Tripadvisor are not only not of the pier, but not even the islands. There are no offshore islands anywhere along to Kona or Kohala Coast and I can't even tell you where these photos were taken. Populated by the now politically correctly called "homeless" you will be accosted by violent and scary people who will shout obscenities at you. The government plans to put these people in project housing where any legitimately homeless people can be subject to this abuse. You're going to need to go here is you want to swim (a nice 1.2 mile course) or go on one of the marine activities, but move quickly and stay in groups. I'll mark that there are restrooms, but when I went into one today, I was accosted by a delusional ne'erdowell screaming at me to get out. Be advised.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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kimmielou wrote a review Jan 2020
Portland, Oregon132 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a great place to snorkel and bring your family to a shallow beach with food and drink options around. Parking is hard to find, so take the trolley if you can for $2 each.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Xanerin wrote a review Jan 2020
Alice Springs, Australia1,190 contributions559 helpful votes
It may be small but it is right in the heart of town. Great for snorkeling and very safe. Heaps of fish and beautiful surroundings. This is also where the Ironman competitions are held, and you can certainly see why. Something for the whole family, children can swim, dad can fish and mum can shop.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Chowa-Rides-Again wrote a review Nov 2019
Bend, Oregon1,975 contributions403 helpful votes
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What to like: you’ll have to take a stroll through Kona to get here. That is nice. You can sit on the wall opposite the pier and people watch. There is a webcam near the wall that you can get a picture of your group. Sunsets are nice. There is a tiny beach and a place for open water swimming Cons: its just a pier. Busy with boat tours or weekly cruise ships (mainly Wednesday’s). There is no parking nearby a couple of public parking lots in Kona and a shirt walk thru downtown. Not really a beach.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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