I am travelling with my two late teen sons and two of their friends. We are staying in Waikoloa area. Wanted to take a tour up Mauna Kea to see the sunset and the stars. The condo owner indicated we could do this on our own, and not to spend the money on a tour. Instead I though I would take them on a snorkel tour - such as Fairwinds. Reading the forums it seems that snorkeling is easily done from many beaches and maybe the tour isn't necessary?
Any comments are greatly appreciated...which activity should we do with a tour and which on our own. My condo owner did say not to go up Mauna Kea if it is cloudy...but if you book a tour I would say you risk the chance of cloud.