Hilo/Waikoloa: Mauna Kea Summit Sunset and Stargazing Tour


View the sunset from the peak of Mauna Kea and learn about the stars and planets during this unforgettable stargazing experience. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and free photos.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

  • Duration

    6.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • See a picturesque sunset from Mauna Kea
    • Sip on a hot beverage as you gaze at the stars
    • Discover where the first black hole photo was taken
    • Use our telescope to get an up-close view of the sky (Weather Permitting)
  • Full description
    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 our professional telescope (Weather Permitting).
    Capture your experience forever with photos taken by your guide on our camera. Get emailed these photos after your experience.
    After your unforgettable evening with the stars, depart back to your pickup location for drop-off.
  • Includes
    • Pickup and drop-off (select locations)
      Snacks and hot chocolate
      Free night photos (sent via email)
  • Exclude
    • Gratuities