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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA provided by KapohoKine Adventures

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Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA

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Overview
Make the most of Hawaii’s skies with this solar viewing and stargazing experience on the Big Island. Traveling by minivan with an expert astronomer guide, visit a coffee farm and the volcanic interior to observe the sun and stars using top-grade telescopes. Look for flares, constellations, and planets; get insight and tips you’d otherwise miss, and enjoy a barbecue supper. Select hotel pickup and drop-off is included for ease.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Saddle Road
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mauna Kea
    Stop: 90 minutes
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Highlights
  • Solar viewing and stargazing experience by minivan on the Big Island
  • Hassle-free way to observe the sun and stars with an expert astronomer
  • Use high-powered telescopes to spot flares and stars in prime locations
  • Includes light BBQ supper and handy pickup and drop-off at select hotels
Important Information
Duration
6h 30m
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Jackets
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor
  • Entry/Admission - Saddle Road
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
32Reviews
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1968TR250 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany113 contributions46 helpful votes
Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and well prepared. They had coats for us, though we'd brought our own, these were welcome as it does get cold up there! We got to see nebulas, galaxies, the moon (of course), Saturn and it's rings plus Neptune and 4 of it's moons. We
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DennisZ1340 wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Albert, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lawrence, the driver/tour guide/chef, was prompt, amicable, and a font of Island knowledge. The family at Kona Farm Direct coffee estate were gracious hosts and gave a great tour and demonstration of how a coffee farm does things, detailing how the season progresses and how they
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Response from Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Aloha Dennis, Mahalo for the wonderful review. We're happy to hear you had a great time on your tour even though the weather wasn't ideal. We hope to have you adventure with us again real soon! Find us on Instagram @Kapohokine.
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Lynelle Eck wrote a review Mar 2020
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What an amazing tour we had! Jon picked us up at 2:45 and took us to the Kona Coffee Direct coffee farm. We were instructed on the process of growing and roasting coffee beans. Jon ( tour guide) prepared our meal, we ate and were on our way. (The coffee farm had a very warm,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Aloha! Mahalo for adventuring with us and for the great review. I'm sure many will find this helpful! Jon will be happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. We hope you'll join us for another adventure the next time your back on the island. Find us on Instagram @Kapohokine.
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Lilli Sunshine wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I did the tour by myself end of January and in the same group were folks from as far away as Australia and Scotland. Also kids and I think we all enjoyed it. A shout-out to Marcus who was our guide! He knows everything about the night skies and was able to make it a wonderful
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Aloha and mahalo for the wonderful review. Sorry to hear that the weather conditions weren't the best for stargazing but am happy to hear you had a wonderful time regardless. We hope to have you join us on another adventure real soon! Be sure to follow and tag us on Instagram @Kapohokine.
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LG Explores wrote a review Feb 2020
Bogota, Colombia1 contribution
Amazing star gazing night and coffee plantation tour Started out underwhelming.. but it was totally worth the long drives. The hospitality at the coffee plantation was like going to an old friends home Jon is amazingly knowledgeable about star gazing and we learnt a ton of
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Response from Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at Maunakea Stellar Explorer from KONA
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Aloha! Sounds like a blast. Mahalo for adventuring with us and for the awesome review. If you have any photos from your tour, we'd love to see them -- be sure to follow and tag us on Instagram @Kapohokine.
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1968TR250
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Great experience, fascinating, and well worth the time and cost.
The observatory was closed, COVID, so we thought this would be a 2nd best. OK, haven't had the chance to do the obs
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droyal2019
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Must do!!!
Loved this experience, it’s a must do! Our guides were fantastic and would definitely recommend this experience to
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Good The van driver was friendly and informative. We visited some great natural areas with Volcano's National
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Jim P
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Great tour and great guides
Ona and Wehlan were great. Leigh did an amazing job of the intro to the Island and prep for our trip.
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Had an amazing time. Our shuttle driver, John was amazing and knowledgeable. The zip line leads were friending, fun
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Amazing Experience!
This place and the staff were amazing! Very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had. Wonderfully d
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Majestic
Breathtaking when the whale swims within 20 yards of your outrigger canoe! It’s physically exhausting but well wor
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This was absolutely a great experience. Chez, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to the
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Best. Ever, All Island Tour!
My sister and I decided to spend our first full day on the Big Island taking the all island tour. Our tour guide, M
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This excursion was recommended by the concierge at the resort. It was everything they said it would be. Spectular g
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Good day out with the kids.
Scenery was beautiful. Guides were safe,professional, and fun. My kids will talk about it for years to come.
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Outstanding time, Wonderful Staff!!!!!
These guys ROCK!! The guides were fabulous from the van ride up to the zip lining crew our family had a blast. Pr
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Loads of fun
We had a fantastic time! I’m a first timer and my hubby experienced, we both enjoyed our excursion. Guides were gre
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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