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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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
"Anniversary Dinning"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2017 NEW
This is actually our second anniversary dinner with the 5 Star dinning, as always fantastic the food was amazing and so was the entertainment. If you are celebrating a special occasion this will be something you want to try.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
"Dinner Harbour Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2017 NEW
We paid for the lowest level of dinner and got the cheap seats ($80 a head from memory) right at the front of the ship. Felt quite dark and enclosed tho were windows on each side. The dinner was abuffet with roast beef and chicken I think plus salads. Not very nice some salads a bit weird and limited choice looked with envy on main salon where good looking meals were served. Entertainment a bit below par with a small stage at the front and 3/3 performers rotating through various island dances. The singer we had most of the time was a bit painful. Would not bother doing it again due to cost and poor food
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Quinns Rocks, Australia
"Between Below and average "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2017 NEW
Ill just list my pros and cons then explain them Cons -Was told if we pay extra $30pp for the celebration package you will have a window seat and a private area away from the rest of everyone else by the person at our hotel whom we booked with not from star of honolulu staff but this was not the case we were placed with basically everyone else and were served among the last dont pay extra -Boat and or people were late we missed the sunset i feel this is not the fault of the company though -Wait staff were so run off their feet it took 30 minutes just to get water and then we could order drinks. -Complimentary mai tais took 20-30 minutes to get to us. -Server was random in his delivery to food and beverages he would serve tables in our area then go somewhere else without finishing the tables in our area. -Brochure clearly says all you can eat crab legs and sirloin steak with the STAR - casual elegance delivered with aloha $104.77 Adult pic provided, again this was not the case was told by the server that its all you can eat crab legs only PROS - Server worked his butt off and did what he could - Food was excellent steak was juicy and full of flavour could eat it with a spoon - Crab meat was super sweet and server made sure we had plenty - Although it was dark the drive back to the dock was gorgeous with an awesome view of the waikiki coastline lit up very beautiful - Entertainment was great all efforts were made to involve the crowd the performers were awesome and im really impressed on how they could transition from island to island. Overall I wouldn’t risk spending another $317 to find out if i was just on a bad night so wouldn’t do this again this was supposed to be the highlight to the end of an awesome holiday in an awesome location we bought pizza after we got off the boat which would have saved us so much more dollars but cant argue with the show, food and coastline at night i guess Brochure price doesn’t include our transport price and Extra celebration package price.
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J Roy H
Galveston, Texas
"Greaty Time on the Star of Honolulu!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2017 NEW
Wonderful experience on this ship - dinner was delicious and the entertainment was top-notch! We met several new friends while at the dinner, and had a fantastic time! The sunset cruise around the harbor was awesome. Only complaint is the price of the cocktails.
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Adelaide, Australia
"Once in a lifetime dinner cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2017 NEW
Booked this dinner for from Australia. Lobster dinner was served after entre and was followed by a dinner of steak. All very unusual in this order! Floor show was very colourful and interesting. Dances were performed from Polynesia, Hawaii and New Zealand. We were seated beside non English speaking guests!
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Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise is located at Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier *Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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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.