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“wonderful sunset and star gazing”

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
Ranked #53 of 216 Tours in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mauna Kea Summit Adventures offers daily trips to the summit of Mauna Kea for sunset and stargazing. We are the pioneer service of this kind and we have over 30 years of experience. Our daily trip starts off on the Kona coast 4 hours before sunset and returns 5 hours after sunset. We travel in custom built 4x4 mini coaches with panoramic windows. Our guides are experts in island geography, geology, culture and astronomy. At the 9,000FT.level, we stop for the better part of an hour to dine and experience the visitor's center. We arrive on the summit before sunset and we stay until the best of the color has faded. Afterward, if natural conditions allow, we put on a highly informative stargazing session with large, computerized amateur telescopes. MKSA does not guarantee the weather in any way. Although the mountain enjoys a great majority of fine weather there is the possibility the tour may be canceled, and refunded or may encounter poor conditions in the field.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Highly recommend this tour to anyone staying on the big island.....Gordon our guide was knowledgable, patient and friendly...tour departs from Buns in the Sun in Kona...if you are taking the $2 Trolley to Kona you need to get off at the Hilo Hatties stop and walk one block up the hill...the sunset above the clouds was amazing and we were thankful for the Parkers and gloves provided because it was freezing.....to view Saturn through the telescope was amazing....food was ok....

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

THE BEST tour and the local guides really look after you. They are very knowledgeable, friendly and make the trip so much more than just a ride up to the summit at back.

The views are simply stunning and the tour guides were very helpful to the photographers in the group and later on we did some star gazing with professional telescopes near the visitors station.

Everyone on the tour commented that they were so glad they chose this company over all others, even though it was a little pricier. Best tour group I've ever had the pleasure of adventuring with!

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

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