Sedona

Sedona Stargazing Tour

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get an unparalleled peek at the astronomical wonders of the Arizona night sky during this nighttime stargazing excursion. Led by professional astronomers, the tour includes an introduction to the solar system using a high-powered laser pointer. Use specialized telescopes to see close-up views of planets, galaxies, star clusters, and nebula.
  • A nighttime stargazing tour in Oak Creek Arizona, from Sedona
  • Listen to in-depth information on the solar system from professional astronomers
  • Get a chance to spot planets, stars, and distant galaxies using high-powered lenses
  • Relax with your own pair of wide-view binoculars and a comfortable chair

What's Included

  • Telescopes, laser pointers, binoculars, chairs, hand sanitizer

    What To Expect

    Take advantage of the dark night skies outside of Sedona and go stargazing with fully customizable private tour. Get a closer view of the cosmos and learn more about the universe from professional astronomers.

    Meet at the observing location near Oak Creek at the designated tour time. Get an overview of the constellations with a laser pointer, then take turns at the large and powerful telescopes with GPS auto position, which will enable you to easily view planets, stars, galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters.

    In between turns, guests can view the sky with a wide-view binocular while resting in a comfortable chair. Feel free to ask your astronomer guides questions and to customize what you want to see during the 1-hour experience.

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    Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • After the booking you will recive some information via email about this ticket/pass (departure details, adress,etc)
    Operated by Sedona Star Gazing

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Interesting, fun, and educational
    Andrew_G, Feb 2024
    Christopher was humorous and handled the heckler well (I didn't think I was heckling but my wife did.)
    Awesome experience
    Krishna_S, Feb 2024
    This was so awesome cool. We got to see Jupiter up close, nebula, binaries, etc. This was great experience either solo or with family/friends. The instructor was knowledgeable about not just what they showed us but about other astrological questions. I would do this again.
    Very informative. Would...
    Judith_C, Feb 2024
    Very informative. Would suggest a handout with a short summary of the planets, stars, etc that were observed....it was difficult to remember all that we saw.
    Great tour!
    Joshua_M, Feb 2024
    Great tour! They were very knowledgeable and answered both kid and adult questions. We saw our moon, Jupiter and moons, a binary star, Andromeda galaxy, the plediaes cluster and the orion nebula. They described some of the lore around Greek mythology and constellations
    Star spectacular
    Marie_B, Feb 2024
    Saw a fireball streak across the sky! Guides were informative, funny. Knew their stuff for sure! Needed better parking instructions. We ended up parking up near the telescopes… which is a no no I was told. But 5 elderly women could not walk across the pitch black darkness with only a red flashlight. Otherwise just wonderful!
    Great tour
    Daniel_L, Feb 2024
    Christopher and Owen were fabulous. Very knowledgeable and funny. Had a great time. Highly recommended!!
    Cancelled without notification.
    Aamir_B, Feb 2024
    Tour operator canceled the event without informing us. We drove one hour to the site. Spent another half hour looking for the tour guide. Neighbors told us that that star gazing event is usually at this site and we had found the correct site. Called tour operator multiple times. Nothing but voicemail. Drove an hour back home. Called viator customer service. Least helpful phone call. Would not refund the money right away and all we were told they will follow up with the tour operator.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    This is simply not true. We always text, call and email by 5 pm in the event of cancellation. Another option would have been to call us as we monitor phones during the day and during our tours. We always refund right away. However, if you book through Viator we don’t have control of the payment. It is always best to book on our website.
    Amazing Night Out
    Aquarian_G, Feb 2024
    Our tour guides were knowledgeable and gave me much more information than I'd expected. Would definitely recommend.
    canceled
    Diane_G, Jan 2024
    I am unable to review this experience as it was canceled by the vendor the day of. It was stated it was unsafe to set up and I understand that. I don't blame them I just honestly can't review the experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    It’s always unfortunate to receive a review like this. We did cancel our tours due to rain, snow and completely overcast skies. For a customer to say that they can’t review the experience and then provide a 1 star review is very unfortunate. Of course TripAdvisor allows this type of inappropriate review. We valued legitimate feedback on our tours so that we can improve our experience. We value our customers.
    Cloudy Thinking from Sedona Stargazing
    Ryan_C, Jan 2024
    Tour was canceled due to cloudy weather however it was several hours before the scheduled time.. understand this is can be hard to anticipate but suggest the company plans accordingly to have time slots/space available for the following day - canceling without an attempt to reschedule is poor form. We were canceled for a Friday night tour and were very disheartened to see that they did not prioritize us in making room for one of the 6 time slots they had available on Saturday.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    It’s always unfortunate to receive a review like this. We did cancel our tours due to rain, snow and completely overcast skies. It was a 3 day weather event. We always provide an opportunity to rebook our experience, however, in this case the weather was bad all week. Had this customer called us we would have been happy to explain the situation. The customer did not provide us with the opportunity to provide exceptional customer service upon which we pride ourselves. We always refund payments immediately upon cancellation. We valued legitimate feedback on our tours so that we can improve our experience. We value our customers.
    Wonderful star gazing experience with knowledgeable guides
    Scott_C, Jan 2024
    Wes, our star guide, was very knowledgeable. Our location was perfect to view planets and stars near and far in the winter sky. We even viewed another galaxy!!! How cool is that! It was a cold night in January but blankets and chairs were provided for our comfort. So, do not let the cold weather stop you from going. Thank you for an outstanding experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for recognizing Wes and for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed a chilly night with us under the Sedona night sky.
    Stargazing in Sedona
    Michael_R, Jan 2024
    It was a magical experience! All of our expectations were met or exceeded. The organization of the event was top notch, no delays and no disappointments, just fun and amazement. The organizers and hosts were very professional and knowledgeable. There was enough equipment so that everyone had plenty of opportunities to view the stars. For comfort everyone had their own chair with a blanket (this was really appreciated, our event was in December). Our astronomer/guide/host/educator Christopher made this an amazing experience. We will do this again!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for joining us for a magical tour of the Sedona night sky. Christopher is a wonderful guide and a valued member of the Sedona Stargazing team.
    Starry night
    Sandy_D, Dec 2023
    It was informative and the telescope helped us see what we were learning about. The sky was clear and the stars were bright. I had a harder time using the telescope with glasses but my friends were blown away by seeing the rings of saturn.
    Great stargazing
    Tabetha_H, Dec 2023
    We had a lovely evening of stargazing. Chairs and blankets to keep us warm. The guides did a great job of providing great information about what we saw. It was a fantastic experience.
    Fantastic team, great experience
    Srijit_N, Dec 2023
    We all enjoyed the program even though the weather was extremely cold. The team explained everything in detail and had enough equipments for everyone to have quality viewing time. The only reason I gave a four star is that this can be a bit boring for people who have some experience with astronomy.
    Not worth your money & time
    Rek_S, Dec 2023
    Our overall experience left us thoroughly disappointed. Aligning with other reviewers who highlighted that the high cost did not justify the experience, we cannot recommend this tour. Having visited other dark sky sites in the US, we encountered several execution issues during this tour, including a broken telescope, limited coverage of stars and planets, and an overall unsatisfactory experience. In our opinion, the organizers should prioritize scheduling such events based on the moon cycle, as the full moonlit sky further detracted from our stargazing experience. After putting in considerable effort to drive over 14 miles from Sedona to the site in the late evening hours, we were ultimately left feeling disappointed with the overall tour.
    Wonderful Stargazing experiencee
    Susan_C, Dec 2023
    My Sister and I loved this memorable evening at the Star gazing Thank you for the knowledgeable and Awesome guide.
    Great content. Guides...
    JennyEllen_R, Dec 2023
    Great content. Guides happily answered every question posed. Stars very visible. Well organized. My kids (16-22) very engaged. They changed the time of our tour last minute without my permission but thankfully I noticed the time change in the confirmarion.
    Awesome experience
    Sarah_G, Dec 2023
    Our family of four really enjoyed this experience. Even on a full moon night, we were able to see so much through their awesome high-powered telescope. The guide was very knowledgeable about the stars, planets, and constellations we were viewing, and was able to answer a wide range of questions. The only thing I would add is that it was below 30° during our tour - bring a blanket!!!
    Not worth the cost, unorganized
    Adam_W, Dec 2023
    Nice guides but rather amateur presentations and telescopes for the cost. The event was a bit organized and slow getting started taking up a lot of the time.
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