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Epic Tours

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
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About Epic Tours
Curating the most Epic Tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. Since 2013, Epic Tours has been providing waterfall, volcano and stargazing photo adventures. Our award-winning excursions are known as the premier must-do tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. You'll be in good hands with our Astro-Photographer guide, whose work has been displayed on National Geographic. Don't worry about not having a camera, we take complimentary astro-photos of you on all of our stargazing experiences.
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Mauna Kea is home to the world's premier stargazing location. On this tour with an Analog-Astronaut and professional photographer guide, see the night sky like never before. Leave with stunning photos of your group with galaxies, stars, and constellations in the background. After your trip, your guide will send you a link to the photos.
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teresa1483 wrote a review Sep 2022
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This is truly epic! James is a knowledgeable, humble guide who takes time for each person, answering questions, and taking requests for pics. His tours are small and intimate. His pics are worth the extra fee.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Lacey wrote a review Sep 2022
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Absolutely breathtaking trip! James was our guide and he couldn’t have been more knowledgeable about the constellations. He knew exactly what to do when a few clouds began to come in, and made the trip so enjoyable. There were coats available for us, and chairs too, plus our pictures turned out to be phenomenal. Such a surreal experience!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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sjc43 wrote a review Sep 2022
Nazareth, Pennsylvania456 contributions170 helpful votes
This has to be the best stargazing experience on the island. James is so knowledgeable about the best and secluded spots to see the stars and is very communicative about changing times and places for the meet up. We were kind of dreading the late night (jet lag plus being morning people) and our meet up got delayed by an hour because of cloud cover but it was so worth it. We’ve never seen so many stars and James provides hooded parkas and lawn chairs. The pics he took were amazing. Advice: rent an SUV so you can follow him to the spot. The parking places are crushed volcano rock and rough on a regular low car. Plan for a late night and a long and dark drive back to your hotel. Dress warmly (it was 45 degrees that night and James said that was warm).
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Patricia G wrote a review Aug 2022
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Amazing experience with James our guide. We had the experience of a lifetime with our 2 teen daughters. Everyone enjoyed it. Everything was so perfect. James, our guide, took us at a great private spot (we didn’t see anyone during the whole tour) where we could see the galaxies, the Milky Way, some planets, thousands or stars. They provide you with a warm jacket but come already with appropriate clothing (it is truly cold out there at night). Although we didn’t use them, they also provide you with nice cost chairs to look more comfortably. You finish the experience with a picture of you in front of the Milky Way. Am life time experience !!!!
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kristina t wrote a review Aug 2022
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Very disappointed. The day of the tour, location was changed to a weird spot on the side of the road. At night, that new location was hard to find and arriving there, there was no one waiting for us and no car were parked either. We had to drive back to our condo which took 1h30 to 2h. There was no refund possible for a tour that costs more than 600$.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Response from james w, Owner at Epic Tours
Responded Aug 16, 2022
The location was changed to a spot away from the touristy crowds and at an excellent spot to stargaze if you get there early. I sent the gps pin, mile marker and a map to them 24 hours before the tour. I tried to call them and see where they were multiple times, but they didn’t try to call me back once. It was strange. I offered them to come back that night and I would give them a tour. I also offered them to come back any time in the future, complimentary. Can’t please everyone. Take care.
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