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Permitted Commercial Tour Companies

If you don't want to drive up the mountain yourself, the following commercial tour operators have permits to conduct tours up Mauna Kea


Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures
P.O.Box 4039
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-0039

Phone: (808) 969-7097
E-Mail: mahalo@arnottslodge.com
Website: http://www.arnottslodge.com

Hawaii Forest & Trail
74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 331-8505
Fax: (808) 331-8704
E-mail: info@hawaii-forest.com
Website: http://www.hawaii-forest.com

Hawaiian Eyes Tours
73-4187 Hulikoa Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Office: (808) 937-5555
Fax: (808) 334-0401
E-mail: masashi@minshuku.us

Jack's Tours
737 Kanoelehua Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone: (808) 969-9507
Fax: (808) 969-7681
E-mail: info@jackstours.com
website:
http://www.jackshawaii.jp (日本語)
http://www.jackstours.com (English)


Meridian H.R.T. (japanese-language tours)
P.O. Box 4008
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Work: (808) 331-8680
Fax: (808) 331-8673
E-mail: info@meridian-hrt.com

Paradise Safaris dba Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
PO Box 9027
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Phone: (808) 322-2366
Fax: (808) 325-1023
E-Mail: pat@maunakea.com
Website: http://www.maunakea.com

Robert's Hawaii Tours
73-4800 Kanalani St.
Kailua-Kona, 96740
Office: (808) 329-1688
Fax: (808) 329-2631
E-mail: casey.ballao@robertshawaii.com
Website: http://robertshawaii.com

Taikobo Hawaii
(japanese-language tours)
74-425 Kealakehe Prkwy. #14
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-0599
Fax: 808-329-0779
E-mail: hawaii@taikobo.com
Website: http://www.taikobo.com

Tour companies will pick you up from your hotel and provide transportation to Mauna Kea, warm clothing, and a guided tour.

Free Nightly Stargazing

FREE Nightly Stargazing & Star Tours

Open to everyone! Every night of the year from 6pm - 10pm MKVIS conducts star tours and operates several telescopes for public viewing by our knowledgeable guides.
Learn More about our Stargazing Program »

Escorted Summit Tours

Every Sat. & Sun. Bring your 4WD vehicle and join our free summit tour caravan. Tours will go into at least one of the observatories.
Details of Escorted Summit Tours »

Volunteer Program

Learn about astronomy and Mauna Kea as a volunteer. No experience required.
Volunteer Positions at MKVIS »

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