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Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise in Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier *Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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Offering an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages to enjoy together, the Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise is one of Honolulu’s most popular experiences. Guests can enjoy riding on Hawaii’s largest 1,500-person tour vessel while enjoying 360-degree views from the ship’s 60-foot-high observation deck. The cruise also offers certified naturalist narration, hula lessons and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Remember to bring your camera.
  • Guaranteed whale sightings.
  • Participate in Hawaiian culture and history activities onboard.
  • Children ages 3-11 free with a paying adult.
  • Check-in 45-minutes prior to scheduled departure.


from Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise
Hawaii's largest, award-winning, 1,500 person tour vessel with 3 types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian Waters and Hawaii's only A.D.A. compliant ship featuring 4-spacious decks and 6 beautifully decorated dining rooms for the best views.

The STAR's 60' high observation deck offers 360-degree views and the most outdoor space. Most whale activities, with Certified Naturalist narration, handout, video presentation, new Keiki (child) program, Whale Guarantee and more! Plus, experience Hawaii through fun hands-on culture activities of lei making and hula and ukulele lessons!

Hot Breakfast Buffet (Early Bird Whale Watch):
Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Freshly Baked Rolls, Coffee, Tea and Orange Juice.

Lunch Buffet (Premier Whale Watch):
Hawaiian Black Sea Salt Roast Beef carved on board, Teriyaki Chicken, Lomilomi Salmon, Tofu Poke, Hawaiian Salad, Three-Bean Salad, Fresh Tropical Fruits, Dessert Station and more!

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Detroit, Michigan
"Star of Honolulu"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2017 NEW
Went on the sunset cruise with family. From the time we arrived we were greeted and attended to there was at anytime a question of where to be or when. The food was excellent as well as the entertainment. My favorite was my server Rose and the Manager John both were always present to attend to what we needed as well as everyone else. I would attend this event on every vacation I take in the future to this area.
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Dan B
Vancouver, Canada
"Well Done Star of Honolulu!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2017 NEW
Great evening all around. Dinner was better than expected, very generous crab leg portion. Staff music and show were great and were there for us non stop. Sunset, Diamond Head and Waikiki views also non stop. There was always something going on! The 2 hour duration seemed just right. Pretty good value all in all. Nora Mae our server was awesome!
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Steven W
Rhyl, United Kingdom
"Nice ship but no whales."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
We had a morning whale watching tour with breakfast included. The food was quite good with quite a wide selection buffet style. Once under way you can wander around the ship following a brief talk from the captain on what you can expect to see. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales which was disappointing but these things can happen, nice cruise though, and a sighting would have made all the difference.
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Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, Louisiana
"Great Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
I have been whale watching with the Star numerous times. The staff is friendly and aims to please. The late morning cruises offer cultural activities (ukulele lessons, hula lessons, lei making).
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Hastings, Michigan
"Fabulous whale watch, lunch."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
This was such a wonderful trip! We brought the whole family, including my 11/2 year old granddaughter! The whales were very cooperative, swimming under us and all around the boat. The entertainment was very enjoyable. We even took hula lessons! I highly recommend the excursion. Everyone made us feel welcomed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise

Is food served?
Depending on the whale watch cruise you reserve, a breakfast or lunch buffet is served.

Will I see a whale?
We offer a free return Whale Check until a whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional). For information, please call the phone number on your e-Ticket.

When should I check-in?
Please check-in 45 minutes prior to your tour’s scheduled departure.

Where do the tours depart from?
Tours depart from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8.

Where should I park?
Self-parking is available at the parking lot in front of Pier #8 - Irwin Park. Present your parking ticket upon check-in at the Star of Honolulu - Reservations Office to validate and receive a reduced parking fee.