Enjoy a pick up from the Ko Olina resort. This luxury Pearl Harbor tour is the most complete Pearl Harbor experience, featuring all five museums and memorials, including the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Days of Operation: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Duration: 8 hours
Summer // 3:30 – 11:30 (Times are approximate)
Winter // 2:30 – 10:30 (Times are approximate)
HELE ANA I NA HOKU (journey to the stars) with us on this extravagant tour featuring breathtaking views from Haleakala. Come learn about the history of Maui and the native Hawaiians, and discover the ancient art of wayfinding: navigating by the stars. Your visit to the House of the Sun will lead you through sacred places to the summit of the world’s largest dormant volcano. Listen to legends passed down for generations that perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. Together as an ohana (family), we will experience the responsibility we have as malihini (guests) here in this magical place. Let us be your navigators to help you not just see, but also hear and feel the changes as the sun goes to sleep and the stars awake.
LOSE YOURSELF in an otherworldly experience like never before… Join us, and our navigators will captivate you with legends and lore, cultural immersion, and all the night sky has to offer on the most magical island in the world, Maui!
With door to door transportation, an indulgent dinner, an awe-inspiring sunset view and a spectacular, unobstructed celestial panorama, Hoku Hawaii Tours will certainly be the most memorable experience of your Maui vacation.
Our experience begins at your doorstep where our navigators will greet and welcome you on board. We proceed to central Maui for a rest stop and to gather our evening meal. We then gently ascend the legendary volcano named Haleakala. Enjoy views of the West Maui Mountains, central valley, and the northern coastline of Maui. Continuing to the higher elevations, we begin to experience climate change and much cooler temperatures.
Enjoy your Kula Lodge sunset dinner experience before traversing the rolling hills and pastureland which blanket the western face of Haleakala, we will pause for photo opportunities at the 5,000’ or 6,500’ elevation sites (time and weather permitting). Once within the National Park, we will make a rest stop at the Park Headquarters Visitor’s Center where you will have the opportunity to view one of the rarest endemic plant species in the world, the famous ‘Ahinahina, or Sliversword. With its thick leaves and tiny silver hair, its majestic beauty will surely delight you! Each plant may live up to fifty years and will only bloom once in its lifetime in such a delicate ecosystem.
Advancing to the Crater Visitor’s Center at 9,740’, we will position ourselves for spectacular stargazing above the clouds. We will have hot coffee & tea available at the top as our navigator arranges our night viewing equipment. Our premium telescope is computerized and equipped with GPS, enabling us to map every detail the sky. The Mahina (moon) along with the Hoku (stars) will feel an arm’s length away! All the while, the endangered ‘Ua’u birds call out as they burrow in the surrounding wilderness (May through September).
Upon conclusion of our celestial encounter at the crater’s rim, our navigator will gingerly descend Haleakala, ensuring the utmost comfort for everyone. Once returning to sea level, we will make a final rest stop in central Maui and then on to your resort. We bid you a warm aloha and leave you with a new sense of awareness which will last a lifetime.
// Kula Lodge & Marketplace*
// Scenic Photo Stop (elev. 5,000; time and weather dependent)
// Haleakala National Park Headquarters
// Drive by Halemau’u Trailhead (elev. 7990 feet)
// Leleiwi Overlook (elev. 8840 feet; time and weather dependent)
// Haleakala Visitor Center (elev. 9740 feet; time and weather dependent)*
// Sunset Dinner included
// Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
// Bring warm layers.
// Bring dramamine or other motion sickness aids.
by Kula Lodge
// Petite Kula Green Salad
Kula-grown greens topped with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and ulupalakua citrus dressing
Choice of one:
// Kalbi Braised Short Ribs served with white rice and steamed vegetables
// Herb Roasted Chicken served with potato fingerlings and roasted vegetables
// Mango-Glazed BBQ Ribs with parmesan garlic fries and steamed vegetables
// Asian Herb Mahi- Mahi pan roasted with local kale, hamakua mushrooms with coconut forbidden rice and ginger-lime butter
// Pesto Linguini tossed with fire roasted vegetables, basil pesto and parmesan cheese
// Kiawe Prime Rib – Kiawe wood slow roasted choice prime rib with a creamy horseradish sauce and au jus
// House soft drinks
// House-Baked Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Cancellations made more than 72 hours before the tour will be refunded with a 10% credit card service fee (if applicable). Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the tour will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. You are allowed a one time reschedule for requests made more than 24 hours prior.
// No scuba diving within 24 hours before your tour date to avoid decompression sickness.
// Dress in layers (long pants, long sleeve shirt, closed shoes, and thick socks above the ankle, jacket and gloves recommended).
// Drink plenty of fluids. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera.
// Please reserve as early as possible as our stargazing tours fill up.
// 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.
// Due to high elevation, this tour is not recommended for those with heart, respiratory, or circulatory conditions, or people in generally poor health.
// Maui stargazing tours are not appropriate for those with pacemakers, 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.
// All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with Hoku Hawaii Tours or its officers.
// If you are late, you forfeit your spot on the astronomy tour at Haleakala National Park and the right to reschedule or receive a refund.
// If you need to cancel, please notify Hoku Hawaii Tours via email at [email protected] as soon as possible so that others may reserve their spot on the tour.
// No refunds for no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours of check-in time.
// Hoku Hawaii Tours reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a tour at the discretion of the management.
// Observation locations and equipment can be subject to change without notice.
// Not all tours are conducted under perfectly clear skies. If bad weather prevents telescope observation, you will receive a 25% refund.
// By purchasing your stargazing tour you, agree to these terms.