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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-322-2366
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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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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-322-2366

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Unbelievable experience! Our guide, Arthur, born and raised the Big Island, was very knowledgeable and it was really nice to listen to him at the tour spots as well as on the bus. We really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice tour and guide! Comfortable bus, lasagna dinner was surprisingly excellent, stargazing tremendous. Guide Maka was knowledgeable and courteous. Highly recommend this company

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was incredible adventure! The sunset from the summit is something I will never forget. (Word of advice - wear warm clothes! We saw people walking around in shorts and I don't know how they didn't freeze. You will get a parka from the tour...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fincredible tour! A fascinating sunset and the wonderful stargazing, very knowledgeable guides and very friendly staff. They took so good care of me, so that I could participate even being handicapped in walking. Thank you

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was Gordon, he was awesome. The lasagne was delicious and our ride was a brand new Mercedes.

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Thank Martha94523
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were professional, fun, and knowledgeable. We learned a ton about Mauna Kea, the Big Island and the observatories. The whole family loved it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had! The out of this world landscapes, the sky plenty of stars and the super professional staff, makes this a unique experience!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even when nature doesn’t cooperate, MKSA puts on a great show. High winds had the road to the summit closed at the visitors center the day of our adventure. We were able to see and compare the competitors while hanging out and eating our meals...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is worth the price. Beautiful views and lots of information given by the guides. The meal provided was very good.

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19 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!
23 July 2017|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
In the FAQ section of their website they indicate they don't take children under 13 due to possibility of altitude sickness.
Mariela M
8 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!!!