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Stargaze, Lava Cave, Falls & Pro Photos

day trip

Stargaze, Lava Cave, Falls & Pro Photos

156 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 9 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation
Hosted in
English
day trip

Stargaze, Lava Cave, Falls & Pro Photos

day trip

Stargaze, Lava Cave, Falls & Pro Photos

156 reviews
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 9 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Clear some space on your living room wall! My goal is to capture some epic moments on camera, so that you can frame on your wall to share with friends and family for a lifetime. Join our small group of likeminded people for unusual and expertly curated photo adventures at a waterfall, inside of a lava tube cave and at a mars-like stargazing location. We travel off the beaten track in non-touristic areas. Explore parts of the Big Island with the owner/photographer of Epic Tours Hawaii. Throughout the trip, I will take portrait and landscape photos of you (if you wish.) We will venture inside a lava tube cave to take unique "lava" photos, check out waterfalls and venture above the clouds to a secluded stargazing location. I'll take photos of you with the stars and also use a laser pointer to show you constellations, galaxies and nebulas. We will also take photos of these space objects as well! Within 24 hours, i'll give you all the high resolution photos, complimentary (a $250 value) Think of this trip as if visiting a local friend that is showing you the local spots. That's how I want this experience to feel like to you! Each trip is limited to 9 guests max. Meeting spots: For guests coming from the west side: Mauna Kea Recreation Area (MKRA) For guests coming from the east side: Kaumana Caves, Hilo

Your host

James

James

Aloha friends! I'm an astrophotographer and the owner of Epic Tours Hawaii, a 4x award winning adventure tour company that I started in 2013. Years prior, I was a 2 sport college athlete and double major at the University of Hawaii. For the past 6+ years i've been guiding small-group experiences to see lava up close, exploring waterfalls and photographing the wonders of the Milky Way Galaxy. Soon, i'll be opening up private land to my guests. It features a lava canyon, cavern and world-class stargazing. Feel free to connect with me on Instagram prior to booking for special perks: @EpicTours.

What's included

Transportation
This trip starts and ends at the Mauna Kea Recreation Area. Free parking, safe and easy drive from Vacation Rentals
Equipment
I will take unique photos at a lava cave, waterfall and above the clouds with the stars. Large file sizes are given…

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Where you'll be

Our first stop is at one of the tallest banyan trees in the US as well as a 90 foot waterfall. To give you more of an intimate experience there, we will take portrait photos after peak touristy hours. Next, we will trek into a unique lava tube cave around twilight and take some epic photos. Then it's time for the main event, a stargazing laser presentation and astrophotography up in the mountains away from the crowds.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

As of October 1st, 2019 the Mauna Kea protest is not disrupting our stargazing. We have secret locations that we have been going to for years. 100% refund for unfavorable weather conditions. Eat before the trip to minimize altitudes sickness. Pickups aren't available, please 15 minutes early.
James
Stargaze, Lava Cave, Falls & Pro Photos
156 reviews
From $274/person
156 reviews
From $274/person