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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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Melbourne, Australia
"Awesome service"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
One of the servers by the name of kaleo was very nice made us all feel comfortable and even helped us with our crabs :)
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Elizabeth D
Gainesville, Florida
"A Most Romantic Evening!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
For our wedding anniversary, my husband and I bought the Star of Honolulu's most expensive dinner and jazz package. Everything was completely delightful from beginning to end. We were seated on the top level of ship, at our own private table by the window. Our 7-course dinner included fresh lobster and prime tenderloin, wonderful salads, soup and dessert, incorporating fresh, local ingredients. The service staff literally gave us "white glove" service. The drink selections were bountiful. The music was perfect for a couple lovers out to celebrate 3 decades together while watching the sunset along Honolulu's coastline.
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Toronto, Canada
"Perfect in every way!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2017 NEW
We had our wedding reception on the Friday night cruise. We chose the 5-star and it was worth every penny. The food was amazing. The service was incredible. The waiter noticed everything and was there when we needed him, but never interfered. The music was lovely. The sunset was beautiful and the fireworks was the perfect way to top it off. Can't say enough about everyone and how wonderful the whole experience was!
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John F
Vallejo, California, United States
"Nice dinner show/cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2017 NEW
We had an enjoyable 2 hour sunset dinner cruise with a show after dinner. Well run evening, with great service and a pretty good show after dinner. The dinner was ok, nothing to brag about, but they are serving a lot of people. Worth the expense as a first time excursion.
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Joe D
"Sunset Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017 NEW
This was a bit over priced for what you do and don't get. For starts the first Mai Tai is free and mixed on the weak side. If you are offered the $3 Mai Tai at the Nashville go cash it in. Better than the one on the ship. After the one free drink, cocktails and beers are $10 each. Dinner includes one small steak which was good and all you can eat crab legs. They serve the crabs even during the show. The cruise ship does not go far and keeps you out in front of the city. Viewing from the ship you will see all the tall buildings with mountains in the background. A heads up they take your picture which is put in a nice album which costs $27. We bought it for the value of the memory. The show was pretty good. After the show is more entertaing when the staff gets people up to dance.
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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.