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
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2017 NEW
We did the roast beef dinner on Friday night for the fireworks show and the whole experience was absolutely terrible. We were picked up from our location roughly on time but arrived at the ship around 20 mins late, didn't get to see any of the pre boarding entertainment as we were herded on board straight away. We were taken to a "lounge" at the rent of the ship which was very old & tired looking at best. The entertainment in the lounge was mediocre at best, one man with his guitar, one of the ladies and the server did a dance. Food from the buffet was done by going up table by table, by the time it was our turn the food was cold and when we came to eat it it was shocking, rice over cooked, vegetables under cooked, chicken - well I have never had such revolting chicken ever, and as I say all was cold. Those eating first may have had time to go back to the buffet if they desired, when we sat down there was an announcement that the buffet was closing in 10 mins - for which I am greatful. Best part of the food was the taro roll, and I don't like them but needed to eat something. Drinks at $10 each I consider expensive (cheaper at most bars in Waikiki. We were so disappointed that we didn't bother to go inside for the 7.10 show. The photograph they took of us was a really good one but we didn't purchase it as we didn't want to remember this event. I have shared my experience with the concierge at our hotel in the hope he will guide others to something better.
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Austin, Texas
"The entertainment was the highlight of the night"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2017 NEW
Do not be scare of water tours they are safe and a lot of fun.And the food was great, The staff was helpful to your needs aboard the ship.
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Stedman, North Carolina
"Great view and excellent show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2017 NEW
The Dinner Cruise was a fun time. The cruise itself give a great view from the harbor. From downtown to Diamond Head, some great photo opportunities. The food and the entertainment were excellent. We did the 3 star cruise and were very pleased. The servers and entertainers work very hard to satisfy the customers.
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Navarre, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2017 NEW
We sailed on the Star of Honolulu for a friday night dinner and fireworks cruise. The meal and entertainment were wonderful unfortunately, the fireworks were canceled due to high inland water's because of a storm out to sea. Still the dinner cruise was spectacular with the coastline of Waikiki as our backdrop and the crew treated us like VIP's. I highly recommend this cruise, even without the fireworks this cruise is well worth it and the cost was very reasonable.
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Sue V
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2017 NEW
This was a great thing to do! The views are beautiful. The food was excellent and the show during and after dinner was very entertaining.
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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.