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!

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

John Cain
Rosamond, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Total Waste"
March, 2018
We were on a six day vacation and this day was totally wasted. There were no whales at all. They offered a rain check, but with only two days remaining, why waste a second day. They gave no advance notice that they had discontinued acceptance of American Express. No whales, no American Express, no food, no drinks, no picture, just a total ripoff and waste of time.
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Tip: Don't waste your time and money. If you hear Star of Honolulu, run away fast!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"_______ Trapped In Paradise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
We got the bottom level steak and crab and dinner show. It came with salad, sides , steak , 2 servings of crab legs , dessert, coffee and one alcoholic beverage. The show wasn't bad just too many costume changes. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. Steak came borderline bloody if you want it cooked you better alert somebody immediately. The Staff managed to get my wife a cooked one. Boat returned 15 minutes early. Don't forget to get parking validated at check in or you'll pay $30 instead of $4 on exit. Confused patrons coming out of parking lot cause 20+ minute traffic jam trying to use self service machines. They have 2 levels pricier than this one. Let the buyer beware. For $240 a couple Boat ride, Dinner, Drinks Show, Parking & Tip. Sometimes you got to get a little TOURIST trapped in paradise. Shout out to tour bus driver supervisor that drove me back to my car to get the parking ticket for validation!
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Larry W
"Great food but that's all"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
Because of the number of people that have to be fed, the meal lasted over an hour. This meant you have to sit down right away and when the meal is finished so is the sunset and little to see other then the lights of Waikiki. Entertainment just OK. Kind of reminded me of a feeding lot, but a good feeding lot.
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Honomu, Hawaii
"My proposal"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2018 NEW
I experience the 5 star dinner cruise on the stock Honolulu on June 16th period it was only as crews that I proposed to my girlfriend. The staff was very Very courteous, very attentive to me and my girlfriend. I especially want to give a very big big mahalo to Mr. Kuber Gurung Who videotape my proposal and made this event extra special
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Tony M
Valrico, fl
"All you can eat crab legs NOT!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2018 NEW
We took the Star of Honolulu for all you can eat crab legs and sunset cruise. Well, it not all you can eat. By the time the server came back to our table he asked if we wanted 3 or 6 legs. We had six and that was the last time he saw him before heading back to the pier. However, we did get some good shots of the sunset...
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Reno, Nevada
"A fun relaxing evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2018 NEW
My family had a great time on this trip. The ship was beautiful, the crew was all great, and the service was excellent. Good food, great dancing, and something I would recommend for anybody visiting Honolulu. Dress code is for the more expensive trips, I was in an aloha shirt, shorts, and slippahs and it didn't seem to be an issue.
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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.