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Star Gaze Hawaii

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-323-3481
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Great experience for astronomy enthusiasts

My husband and I had a great time. The owners are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristina K
Comfortable Alternative to Mauna Kea

The weather had not been great -- windy and rainy -- and they even shut down the Maunakea Visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Star Gaze Hawaii invites you to indulge your imagination and stand in wonder during an intimate stargazing experience, brought right to your doorstep. See the cosmos up close and personal while learning star lore and science from a talented astronomer. It’s stargazing without limits! We bring the observatory to you, right on the coastline, for a comfortable, accessible experience, fun for everyone. No long, bumpy drive up the mountain, no high altitude or oxygen issues -- just put on your shorts and aloha shirt, grab your whole family and enjoy the stars.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“night sky” (7 reviews)
“mauna kea” (11 reviews)
“star clusters” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had a great time. The owners are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the skies and what makes Hawaii such a special place for viewing. It was so much more meaningful to us to have someone explain what we were seeing. We...More

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Thank Kristina K
Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kristina, thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you and your husband enjoyed your time with us. It's wonderful you feel you appreciate our stars more now. We are here for you anytime you want to explore more! Best, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather had not been great -- windy and rainy -- and they even shut down the Maunakea Visitor Information Center program. So we contacted Star Gaze Hawaii, a private company offering on-the-beach stargazing at a hotel 15 minutes away. For $40 each, it seemed...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you were able to come out with us and that you enjoyed all the information given. That said, I'm sorry you weren't fully satisfied, and I really appreciate this feedback. We hope to make it perfect the next time you make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see the stars from Mauna Kea, but opted for Star Gaze Hawaii at sea level. What a great decision! Directions to the star gazing location were detailed and easy to follow. We were warmly greeted and given a packet of wonderfully detailed...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and that we could help make your Thanksgiving here even more special. We're all about making sure you have fun whether or not you're behind the lens. Thanks for choosing us --we really appreciate the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending an enjoyable and interesting evening attending a Star Gaze Hawaii session, I want to recommend it to others. Initially I expected to travel up the mountain to look at the stars but decided that a sea level session would be more comfortable and...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm happy you chose us and that your experience with us went so well! I really appreciate your kind words and support -- helping us spread the word about us means a lot. Haha, anytime you want to review some stellar information, just let us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wayne is a very knowledgeable astronomy enthusiast. I love when people turn their passion into a service in which they can share their interests with others. Wayne (and I believe his wife ?) set up a telescope for our group and while the woman manned...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm thrilled everything impressed you and that you enjoyed your time with us! We really do love what we do and I'm happy you felt that shine through. Anytime you want a fun experience with the Hawaiian night sky, we're here for you. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was very educational. Wonderful to see the stars without having to drive up the freezing mountain.

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

It's awesome you loved your experience seeing and getting to know more about the stars. Thanks for the kind words, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed it all! Best, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Wayne is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about astronomy. He and his wife have a pretty serious portable stargazing setup, with two 11" telescopes. There were 10 people at our session (8 from our own group) and it seemed like there were plenty of opportunities...More

Thank Mary_Barry
Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words about how we do things, Mary! I appreciate your compliments and am happy you enjoyed your time with us. All the best, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 28 September 2017

One of the highlights of our trip. The couple were so knowledgeable. They answered all our questions. Who knew a telescope brought to a hotel resort could give us such a fabulous view of the stars! Well worth it. Plus didn't have to drive up...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A fantastic way to spend an hour ! The kids (10 & 7) had a great time and were super enthusiastic and are still talking about it now. Great communication from the moment you book and very friendly and knowledgable on the evening. The idea...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

I'm happy to hear you and your kids had a stellar experience! We do our best to make sure the process is as smooth and fun as possible, and I'm happy that shined through. Thanks for the support and helping us spread the word! All...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We attended a session at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort last week. Our overall experience was simply outstanding! Our party ranged in age from 12 to 76, from novices to advanced amateur astronomers, but we all had had a wonderful time, and were left with...More

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Wayne F, Owner at Star Gaze Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

I'm beyond thrilled you and your group had such an incredible time. It's great to hear you enjoyed hearing the information and liked the image intensifiers. If you ever have an astronomy question, just reach out. As you could tell, I love discussing all things...More

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