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Maunakea Steller Explorer-Kona and Kohala - KapohoKine Adventures

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Leaving from Kona and Kohala the Maunakea Steller Explorer tour on the Big Island is an out-of-this-world experience. Sightseeing blended with a sunset and night sky star viewing through Dobsonian telescopes. Visit a 130 acre Kona coffee farm with expansive views of Kailua Bay where guests will enjoy a BBQ dinner and sampling of coffee, honey and teas. The state of the art telescopes use for the tour have a large aperture for easier viewing of solar flares and sunspots during the sunset. Coupled with a fast focal ratio you're able to see sprawling wide field views of objects that simply aren't possible with the types of telescopes. Weather dictates the nightly sky. Viewing opportunities at night can include seeing galaxies, nebula, star clusters, planets, double star systems, the moon, and much more! When traveling across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and most massive volcanoes on Earth learn about the volcanology, geology and history of these monstrous wonders from the National Park Service trained guide providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you'll be passing by. At the end of an amazing adventure warm up with Mauka Meadows 100% Kona coffee, hot chocolate and delight in a dessert from a local artisan baker before returning to your resort. Warm jackets are provided.
Operates: Daily with afternoon pick-ups after 3:00pm. Agent will confirm pick-up for date and location you are booking.
Departure Point: Select Kona and Kohala Resorts.
Duration: 7 to 7.5 hours depending on pick up and drop off locations.
Equipment: Cadillac Escalades or Chevrolet Express 4 x 4 VIP vans.
Capacity: Minimum of 4 to confirm and up to 10 to 13 passengers, depending on the vehicle used.

Hawaiian style BBQ dinner provided at private coffee farm overlooking Kailua Bay below.
After Stargazing
100% Kona coffee, hot chocolate and a local artisans dessert is served.

Inclusions: Guided land tour, complimentary transportation, tour of Mauka Meadows coffee farm, infinity poolside sampling of coffee teas and honey, BBQ dinner with multiple telescope use opportunities to view sunset and stargaze.
Exclusions: Lava viewing is not part of this Big island tour. This tour does not visit Maunakea's summit out of deference to Native Hawaiian concerns.
Restrictions: Slippers, sandals and flip flops will not be allowed. All guests (including children) should be able to negotiate any hike unassisted. Guests with small children are responsible for providing their own child carriers to safely navigate the entire hike. Hawaii State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age as well as Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we're happy to supply both type of seats at no charge with advance notice).
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

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