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Maui Stargazing

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Maui Stargazing offers sunset and stargazing tours within Haleakala National Park for a science-based telescope adventure. We meet at the Kula Lodge and you hop aboard our luxury Mercedes Sprinter passenger van for the ultimate, off-the-grid visitor...more
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15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula Lodge, Kula, Maui, HI 96790-8007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I absolutely loved the Haleakalā/ star gazing tour with Jan! The Haleakalā portion was stunning and Jan made sure we had enough time to explore this one of a kind place at each stop and at the summit. Jan provides guests with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank taylor2276
Reviewed yesterday

Jan, the tour guide and astronomer, is a wonderful and knowledgeable woman. She led us fearlessly up the mountain to see the gorgeous sunset and offered hot beverages to sip while we waited for the stars to come out. Once the sun had set, Jan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kelsey T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do trip while you're on the island! So many people come to the crater to see the sunrise and they're missing the best part: the sunset and stars. You'll have a couple of stops before the sun sets to take pictures....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aseedis
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha and Mahalo for the kind review! I agree that sunsets and Stargazing are as wonderful if not more so than the sun rises at Haleakalā. And no need to lose sleep!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip. There are a lot of choices for activities on Haleakalā. This is one of the best. ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE COST!!! Jan is amazing. Incredible with kids. So considerate to everyone. WE HAD A BLAST!!!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jimmie M
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Jimmie and Nanette, Lourdes and Jacob! It was a real pleasure showing you all the gems of the night sky this week. Jacob was such a delightful 6-yr-old. All the guests were wonderfully engaged with the Stargazing and each other. I hope you’ll join...More

Reviewed 28 January 2019

Jan picked us up in a first class van and took us to the top of Haleakala before sunset so that we got a view of the crater in some of it's best light. Sunset brought dropping temperatures and Jan brought out preselected cold weather...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Restless-Lithuanian
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Mahalo for for your kind review! It sums up the experience nicely! I strive to show off the beauty of the national park from several vantage points in the daylight and the gems of the heavens above as darkness settles. I add the warm winter...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019

We met Jan and her comfortable vehicle by the Kula Lodge. There were a few minutes to buy sandwiches at the market there before meeting Jan and boarding. the road up is a long winding road to the first stop where it was foggy and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marilyn B
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Aloha Marilyn and Kevin! Mahalo for the thorough review of the tour. It was a lovely excursion into the national park and evening of Stargazing. Mahalo for being great guests! Aloha Jan

Reviewed 21 January 2019

My husband is an amateur astronomer and he felt this was an attraction not to be missed. The tour was limited to a small number and Jan was very knowledgable. The attraction took us through the national park and we were able to stop at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna R
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Aloha Donna Ken, Kevin, Rebecca and Jacob! Many thanks for your positive feedback! It was a pleasure to meet you and spend some quality time within Haleakalā National Park and to peer into the night sky later that evening. Please join me again anytime you...More

Reviewed 13 January 2019

This was a truly unique experience well worth every penny! Before hopping on the minivan we had some time to use the restrooms and buy snacks/dinner at the meeting point. There were plenty of space for us to park our rental car. My sambo is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sewalf
Reviewed 12 January 2019

January 12, 2019 Great stargazing experience. Jan is quite knowledgeable and knows her skies. Very accommodating, - supplies hot drinks, ski jackets and pants, as well as wool hats and gloves. All of the above were of very good quality. This is a 2-4-1 kind...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sfgkff
JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Aloha and MAHALO for the lovely review. Hats and gloves are fleece by the way - warm yet easily laundered and less allergenic. I am always trying to add interest to improve the guest experience on this five hour tour. That’s why we stop at...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Went on the stargazing experience while on a family vacation in Maui and it was easily the most disappointing and expensive activity of the trip. Our guide, Jan, while knowledgeable about astronomy she was rude and unprofessional, ultimately ruining the experience for us. Even before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JanRoberson, Owner at Maui Stargazing, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

thank you for the feedback. My apologies you didn’t feel the 5 hour tour was worth the $160. It was cumbersome communicating with you via your travel agent which is the reason I ask for your direct cell in the booking process. I ask guests...More

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taravarney
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23 May 2018|
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Stars are nice on a clear dark night. If you want to see galaxies and other deep space objects and details on Jupiter’s surface then a telescope is needed. The larger the mirror on the telescope the better the object looks... More
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zzirvingj .
10 March 2018|
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Just noticed your question. In order to take photos of the derp sky objects, one needs a telescope that tracks along with the rotation of the earth. You remove the eyepiece and mount a DSLR camera to the back of the... More
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