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Sunset & Stargazing Tour

5 Hours

Adult (Ages 16+)
Child (Ages 15 and under)

Are you ready for Maui's ultimate science-based activity that is fun for all ages?

Maui Stargazing Tour Details

Join Maui Stargazing for a stunning sunset at Haleakala Summit followed by a science-based, 60-minute guided telescope tour of the cosmos. Observe the most deep-sky objects through the largest portable telescope on Haleakala. See the visible planets and deep-sky objects of the Milky Way, including nebulae, star clusters, and the galaxies beyond through a 12-inch aperture Dobsonian telescope. Stay warm in our winter jackets and snowboard pants in children’s sizes to adult 4XL.

Your Astronomy Tour at Haleakala Includes

  • Sunset in Haleakala National Park
  • Expert astronomy guide
  • Laser-guided survey of the constellations
  • Largest portable telescope on Haleakala
  • 60 to 90 minutes of telescope time
  • See best views of deep-space objects in the field
  • Winter jackets, fleece hats and gloves
  • Insulated snow pants in your size
  • Family-friendly observing site with restrooms and paved surfaces.
  • Group size limited to 11 people

Tour Tips

Bring your dinner and beverages.

Dress as warmly as possible. You will need closed shoes or boots with thick socks, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt, fleece hoodie or sweatshirt. Maui Stargazing supplies winter outerwear, including snowboarding pants, heavy winter coats and hats with gloves, but you still need the layers described above.

Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, wide brim hat, camera, and a tripod. Wear your contact lenses or prescription glasses for distance for telescope observing.

Due to Covid 19, unvaccinated guests and those who prefer to drive themselves will follow Maui Stargazing van place in your own vehicles from the Kula Marketplace up to Haleakala National Park.

Vaccinated guests may ride in the van.

Guests who are prone to motion sickness, please hydrate and consider taking an over-the-counter, non-drowsy motion sickness remedy and use pressure point wrist bands.

Meeting Location

Kula Lodge
15200 Haleakala Hwy
Park on street level
Click here for directions.

You will find your astronomer parked on the street level just past the Kula Marketplace sign. Please park your vehicle in the bus or car parking area.

Weather Policy

If Maui Stargazing cancels a tour due to inclement weather, guests may receive a full refund or reschedule to another night. Maui Stargazing does not control the weather. Forecasts are not always accurate. Not all tours are conducted under perfectly clear skies. In most cases conditions allow telescope observing, so our policy is to proceed with tours unless we are certain of poor conditions. Once a tour has entered the national park, there are no refunds.

Terms and Conditions

  •  No scuba diving within 24 hours before your tour date to avoid decompression sickness. (It’s okay to snorkel/swim).
  • This tour takes place at high elevation, under darkness and on uneven surfaces, so it is not recommended for those with chronic conditions, respiratory, circulatory and cardiac conditions, those with mobility impairments, or people in poor health.
  • All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with Maui Stargazing LLC or its officers.
  • Maui Stargazing tours are not appropriate for those with pacemakers, walkers, wheel chairs or oxygen tanks. Pregnant women should consult their physician.
  • Minimum age for this tour is 4 years or 40 pounds. Parents of children weighing 40-85 pounds and under 4’9” need to bring a booster seat according to Hawaii State law.
  • Maui Stargazing utilizes the largest portable telescope on Haleakala, which offers the best views in the field setting. The objects will not appear as they do in the Hubble Space Telescope or photographs.
  • If you need to cancel, notify Maui Stargazing via email at [email protected] ASAP so others may reserve their spot on the tour.
  • No refunds for no shows or cancellations within 72 hours of check in time.
  • Changes to reservations are not permitted within 72 hours prior to the tour.
  • Maui Stargazing LLC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a tour at the discretion of the management.
  • Observing locations and equipment can be subject to change without notice.
  • Wait for instructions before touching the telescope.
  • Please remove shoes and be seated while putting on and taking off snow pants.

By purchasing your stargazing tour you agree to these terms.

Aloha! We look forward to meeting you!