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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.


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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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Chicago, Illinois
"We saw whales, what more can you ask for?"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
After talking with the tour counselor at Hale Koa Hotel, we decided on the Star of Honolulu for the whale watching tour with a buffet lunch. We were picked up at 10:30 a.m., next door at the Hawaiian Village by the tour bus and we were off to the boat after two other pick-ups. Our guide was Kayla and she was very helpful and informative as we headed for the dock. The Star of Honolulu is located on the dock at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. After we boarded the ship, we listened to a brief ship and safety orientation from Captain Scott. We also listened to an orientation about the whales from Elana, the marine naturalist. That was informative. When the first call of a "blow" was heard, everyone scrambled to the front and sides, on the different decks. Sure enough, we saw quite a few "blows" and got some great pictures of the backs of the whales - not just their "blows". It seemed that everyone was really satisfied about the number of sightings. We were given a buffet lunch on board and most was good, though I wasn't a fan of the beef, as it seemed a bit too tough. On the way back to the dock, there were also ukulele lessons, lei making lessons and even hula lessons for the brave. With the whale sightings, it made for a really great trip.
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Brisbane Region, Australia
"Our Engagement"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2017 NEW
I booked our Premium Package( top deck - no kids) Sunset cruise via our resort and they were advised that it was going to be a surprise proposal . Michael ( Maitre De) and his staff looked after us like royalty - not really knowing when! Eventually I was able to get Michael aside and asked him to send out the ring with desert which he did and also videoed the event which thankfully was positive!! The food - 7 courses, was excellent and Micheal's service was impeccable as was the rest of his team. Everybody has their own separate table with good space between each one . All in all a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend it ( Premium Package) My only small criticism is there was no Savignon Blanc on board so if you are a Sav Blanc drinker be prepare to drink Chardonnay for the night !! Thankyou Michael for making this a memorable night John Sanders Australia
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Honolulu, Hawaii
"Mesmerizing Sunset Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2017 NEW
Beautiful sunset, gorgeous coastline and Diamond Head Views while gliding through glassy waters off Waikiki. Attentive wait staff and prompt service by Raylene, our server for the evening. Over 2.5 hours of entertainment by talented musicians and singers, amazing hula performances by a troupe of expert Polynesian dancers whose friendly interaction with guests was a delight. A wonderful and memorable experience not to be missed!
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Chicago, Illinois
"Whale watching."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2017 NEW
Went on the whale watching cruise today and had a great time. We saw numerous whales and had a great lunch on board the ship. Elena and Kayla took great care of everyone, and made a great cruise much better.
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
"Disappointed "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2017 NEW
I'm not a fan of large tours which I had told our concierge but unfortunately recommended this anyway. The whales were neat but the boat must stay far away so kind of hard to see. The boat is old and needs remodeling. The crew did a nice job of entertaining during the time when they were no whales. We were promised a gluten free meal which ended up being rice, sweet potato and fruit. Their gluten free menu stated the salad was gluten free but quite obviously not (with croutons on top). The food was not gourmet by any means.
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