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Mauna Kea Summit: Sunset Stargazing Adventure w Free Photo

1. Mauna Kea Summit: Sunset Stargazing Adventure w Free Photo

Get your photos taken by the stars during this sunset and stargazing adventure on the summit of Mauna Kea. Learn about the area from your guide as you sip on hot chocolate and eat snacks. Choose from pickup and drop-off options at several locations.  Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Mauna Kea, the highest point in the Pacific. Get cozy with a parka, gloves, and hot drink as you learn historic accounts of Hawaii, the Big Island, from your guide. Stand amidst the world’s largest collection of research telescopes and see two of the eight telescopes which took the first photo of a black hole. Enjoy your very own private star show with a Celestron telescope. Capture your experience forever with photos taken by your guide on a DSLR camera. Get emailed these photos after your experience. After your unforgettable evening with the stars, depart back to your pickup location for drop-off.

Mauna Kea: Stargazing Experience with Free Photos

2. Mauna Kea: Stargazing Experience with Free Photos

Explore a secluded stargazing spot on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Stargazing on this summit has never been allowed for any individual or tour group; all other tours do their stargazing on the side of a busy road near the highway, but this tour allows you access to a remote spot located miles from any highway.  Head to the meeting point and grab a parka jacket. Hear about this unique spot from your guide, as they use a green laser to point out constellations, planets, space objects, and hopefully some fast-moving shooting stars. Your guide will also take some photos of the best objects in the night sky with an astro-modified camera/lens for you to check out later. Next comes everyone's favorite part; have some fun posing for astro-photos with the stars in the background. 2-3 photos taken during the experience will be sent to you after the trip. Look back on these photos, touched up with Lightroom photo-editing at no extra cost.

Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

3. Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

Enjoy a fully narrated adventure starting with a stop at a Kona Coffee Farm. Walk through a lava tube and orchards with your guide to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling a warm cup of Kona-grown coffee. Continue through the scenic view of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United States. Relax at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach to spot marine life, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles, from the shore. Next, go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Tour the Chain of Craters Road for the “mountain to sea” experience. Stop by and learn about volcanic eruptions and flow sites, the park coastline, and the Holei Sea Arch. Visit Kilauea Iki Lookout, steam vents, Halema’uma’u Crater, and crater rim trail. After enjoying dinner at a local café near the park, visit a secluded location for stargazing. Depending on weather conditions, observe stars, planets, galaxies, and more.

Waikiki: Honolulu Night Sky Photo and Light Painting Tour

4. Waikiki: Honolulu Night Sky Photo and Light Painting Tour

Photograph an amazing sunset from the sea-cliffs of East Oahu. After the sunset, venture out to Makapu'u for a breathtaking view of the islands. Watch the waves light up at twilight and see the stars above come to life. Continue the tour to the beach for lessons on how to capture the night's sky through painting and photography. This tour is great for those wanting to capture the beauty of the night's sky. Take advantage of a peaceful and relaxed evening in Hawaii with this activity.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

We had such a great time on this tour with Mac and Clarence! This tour was so much fun! It was a totally unique trip that took us to some magical spots at sunset. We experienced high waves, night sights, cool techniques, and amazing family fun shots. We got 3 generations involved in our photo shoot! The light painting and night photos created great memories for us under the stars. Mac and Clarence created a fun, playful tour for everyone to enjoy with great details about the area, fun music that got everyone singing, and laughter the whole night. Such a great tour with amazing professional photographs to commemorate our night! Just a blast! Highly recommended.

What a wonderful tour. I particularly appreciated that I learned something about the cultural significance of Mauna Kea to the Hawaiian people. Aidan is a very knowledgeable guide. Thanks!

Es war ein langer, toller, interessanter Tag. Voller Erinnerungen die ich mit nach Hause nehmen darf. Mahalo Aaron, dem Guide . Er war so super!!!

Very nice visit and Mauna Kea is definitely a place to see once in your life!

We loved this experience! Would recommend and do it again!