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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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Fantastic Experience!

We had such a great time on the Summit and Stars adventure! The weather had been crummy for about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AgadorSpartacus
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Washington
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE...one of our favorite on Hawaii!

We had an amazing experience! We were picked up close to our accommodations, new Mercedes van, very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BennyBAlaska
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Michigan
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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.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time on the Summit and Stars adventure! The weather had been crummy for about a week before, so we had our fingers crossed and luckily the night we went, it cleared up. We were picked up at a convenient location...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a really cool experience. Our guide, Arthur, picked us up at a shopping center and explained what we were going to do. We stopped at the visitor center, then drove to the summit to watch the sunset, then stargazed. Arthur was a fantastic...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went on this tour with Mauna Kea Summit Adventure. Our guide was well knowledge about the island, the history, the culture and drove safely. The pick up indications were acurate and the van was comfortable. The music in the van was on repeat. For...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible adventure! We happened to get lucky with the weather as there were lots of storms and etc in the area. The guide (Arthur) was amazing and knew exactly what things to show us and when. We got to see a rare...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A magnificent experience. I was a bit conflicted about my tour company choice since others had had issues with weather, vans, dinner, and cost. None of those were an issue for us. The weather is just luck and we were pretty lucky except for some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maka is the man. Touring with him was super fun and very informative. He knows in and out about science, nature, Hawaii, etc. In short he is best encyclopedia of Hawaii. Lasagna, Brownie, Hot chocolate and cookie went amazingly well with the tour. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, father, and I did this adventure just two days ago. Our guide Arthur was absolutely amazing. He was personable, kind, and full of really great information. He put up with my NASA scientist dad’s many questions. I can’t recommend Arthur enough as a...More

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mangomango8
20 September 2017|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
I think is enough time to just stroll around on your own, yes. I had plenty of time to walk around and take in the sites, and even pop the big question without feeling rushed or left out of anything!
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Wlaii
23 July 2017|
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Response from Pasomonte | Property representative |
Our company(MKSA) has a minimum age limit of 13 years. Each company has their own policy. If you attend public programs on the summit the limit is 16 years. Experience has shown us that children don't adapt to the rapid... More
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Mariela M
9 May 2017|
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Response from Judyap2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not taken a 16 year old up but unless he has asthma he will be fine.there is nothing dangerous about the trip....just lots and lots of information he will find amazing!!!
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