We will take you to the summit of Mauna Kea to see the sunset and we will do stargazing afterward. Our most unique part is that our guides will take the photo of the sunset and stars for you using their DSLR camera.
All photos are free of charge and you will get it to your smartphone at the end of the tour.
4x4 Passenger Van to the summit
Admission Fee for Mauna Kea
BLT or Vegan sandwich (Please let us know by day before the tour or it will be automatically a BLT *starting from 2/1/2023)
Bottle water and hot drink while stargazing
Expert tour guide
Free DSLR camera photo of sunset and stars with you in it!
Snow parker, Ski pants, and Gloves
Snow parker, Ski pants, Gloves to keep you warm
Veggie Sandwich (Please message us for other meal option)
What's Not Included
An optional TIP per person for good service is customary in Hawaii.
Guest under 16 years old cannot participate
Guest under 16 years old or older than 70 cannot participate
ADULT: Age: 16 - 75
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for person weight more than 300lb
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Operated by Hawaiian Eyes Tour
Please check the message on Viator. We will send a message about pick up time and location after the confirmation of your booking.
Please note that we do not take any responsibility or liability for any damage or loss caused through the parking
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Not recommended for person having respiratory problem such as asthma
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Please check the message through Viator we will send after confirmation of your booking, about pickup time and location.
Regular temperature checks for staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Pick up guests from each pick up location starting from Target in Kona. (pick up time varies depending on the season)
14:00-15:00pm Target's parking lot
meet in front of the Mcdonald’s that is in the Target parking area
(74-5453 Makala Blvd, Kailua-Kona)
14:45-15:45pm/ Queens’ Market Place
Please meet up at the backside parking area of Queen's Market Place in front of Island Gourmet Markets
(69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr #201, Waikoloa)
15:30-16:30pm/ Gilbert Kahele Recreation Park
(44-5400 Daniel K. Inouye Hwy, Waimea)
Admission Ticket Free
Onizuka Astronomy Complex
Onizuka Visitor Information Station
We will take a break at the Onizuka Visitor Center at an altitude of 2,800m or 9,000ft for early dinner and altitude acclimatization. We also change clothes for winter clothes here depending on the weather. Also gift shop is open for guests to purchase the items. (No food or drink sale)
Admission Ticket Included
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Kea summit at an altitude of 13,796 ft (4,205 m)
At the peak of Mauna Kea, you will see most of the observatory at the summit and we will be watching the sunset from the highest peak oin Hawaii. Enjoy a fantastic moment！
Admission Ticket Included
Our tour guide Stefan was super awesome, highly recommend this tour. The view was spectacular, breathtaking, definitely worth the trip
Best tour ever!
Sharon B, 24-09-2022
This was the most awesome tour and our guide Stefan made it so much more with his vast knowledge and he was just great! Would definitely recommend to everyone - no hiking for people that can't handle long walking in high altitudes!
Feel like your in outer space without the rocket!
There are only a few places on earth where you can see the Milky Way without a telescope and it’s worth it to travel to the Big Island and take this Hawaiian Eyes tour to see it all on the Best Mauna Kea Summit tour. They are the only company allowed to stay past sunset at the summit for the star gazing. They provide a telescope and Hiro was an awesome guide pointing out all the constellations. He also knew how to get photos of you with the Sun setting above the clouds and position you as if you were holding the sun and other incredible poses so you could post from your phone. You really feel like you traveled to outer space, it’s humbling and breathtaking and I have photos to prove it. Because you are above 13,000 feet you may need to put on a parka and gloves as it can get below 30 degrees and have wind chill. They provide all you need. So go there’s a reason why all the worlds telescopes are out there be a part of this great universe.
Fantastic Mauna Kea Experience!
Stefan provided us with a fantastic experience! From viewing the sunset from the summit to stargazing afterwards, the whole experience was informative, well-executed, and beautiful!
The high light of my vacation
Wow what an experience!! This was the high light of my vacation. The sunset was amazing, the stars were beautiful and my guide was super knowledgeable. He knew everything about the stars and history of everything. The sandwich was delicious which I was not expecting it to be. This is a must do!!
Wes was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the summit and Hawaii in general
We had a great time and highly recommend this tour.
Bucket list item! Experience is amazing!
Our guide, Wes, was fun and friendly and made the trip extremely enjoyable! He knew a lot about Hawaiian culture, the islands and the volcanoes. He went out of his way to make sure our trip was a great experience!
Mauna Kea amidst multiple skies
Katie L, 21-01-2023
Shoyo was a great guide. He gave us a lot of information about the island on the way up. He took a lot of photos and dropped them to us before the end of the tour. Stargazing was great, especially with the super laser pointer to guide the viewing. It was awesome to see the mountain and surrounding skies in the daylight, at sunset and at night.
Above the clouds
Beautiful scenery above the clouds! The road there is bumpy but so worth it. Our guide Wes was very knowledgeable. He made the trip!
Breakdown but got a refund
Van broke down on the way up. We were able to hitch a ride with others going up. We found a ride back down to the visitor center where another van met us and we were able to stargaze, eat our sandwiches and drink hot chocolate. The tour operator gave us a full refund.