Star of Honolulu in Honolulu, HI

Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
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One of Hawaii’s most popular sunset dinner cruises, Star of Honolulu Cruises offer an assortment of experiences for guests of all ages. The spacious 232-foot ship is the largest of its kind in Hawaii, featuring four walk-around decks, a 60-foot observation deck for guests to get breathtaking views of the area, and a full lineup of live entertainment—one of the largest casts on Hawaiian waters.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled cruise time.
  • No shorts, T-shirts or Slippers/Flip flops allowed on the Five Star cruise.
  • Cruises feature full menus and buffets. Come hungry!
  • The cruise includes top-class entertainment and a knowledgeable crew.


from Star of Honolulu Cruises
Aloha! Welcome Aboard Hawaii's Most Popular Sunset Dinner Cruise.

The Star of Honolulu entertains more guests than all other sunset dinner cruises. We've been sharing our Aloha with visitors for 55 years! We offer the widest range of cruise selection and prices — from our sumptuous seven-course French style dining to our value-packed Pacific Star Buffet, you'll find just the right cruise aboard the "Star." Our spacious and stable 232' ship is Hawaii's largest vessel of its kind. Its four walk-around decks and 60' high observation deck provide the best views and our cast of entertainers is the largest on Hawaiian waters. Come aboard and join us!

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Marc Gosselin
1 Review
"I had a great time with friends and co-workers"
August, 2015
We were a party of 12 people and the service was impeccable. Great entertainment with live jazz music. We took a photo with the captain. From boarding to disembarking the staff made us feel special. Definitely a "Must do" when in Honolulu.
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John Beaucage
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A Dinner Cruise in the Honolulu Harbour area"
March, 2015
My wife and I went out on a dinner cruise aboard the Star of Honolulu on February 27, 2015. The experience was just great. We booked the five star dinner cruise in order to have top of the line service and food and we were not disappointed.

From the time we boarded we were treated like VIP's and the young man who was to serve us throughout the evening greeted us by name as we had canapés and a drink on the back deck. He showed us to our table and was attentive at the end of the night as he was at the beginning.

Each meal course was served at exactly the right time and presentation was excellent. The food was delicious as were the drinks.

We were entertained throughout the evening by a wonderful piano musician who later joined by a saxophonist, then a singer. During the mid point of our meal we had traditional hula dancers providing an excellent show.

Overall the evening was great success in all areas. My wife and I loved it and would not fail to recommend this to anyone who should be visiting Honolulu as a "must attend event".
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Tip: The lower decks seem to have a livlier brand of music with more of a party atmosphere. As we went out on the open deck we could hear their music and wondered what it would be like there. Next time we'll try that..

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jana s.
Honolulu, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"five star dinner cruise"
February, 2015
wonderful experience, good food, great service
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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San Francisco, California
"Early Bird Whale Watching Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018 NEW
I chose this cruise as they offered a whale sighting guarantee. I decided to do this tour my first morning in Honolulu so, just in case I didn't see in whales, I could come back later in the week for another chance. My first trip, we did not see any whales, but I had a lovely time on the cruise and with the friendly staff. The breakfast was beyond average and fairly over priced considering what's delivered. On my second trip, I decided to forgo the breakfast. This time, the water was much rougher, but the staff was very helpful in locating some ginger pills for me, and we did end up seeing two whales. A few important things to consider when booking this cruise is there is no guarantee you will see whales on your first (or even second) cruise, so plan to take it more than once, and if you do see whales, you likely will only see them expelling water through their blow hole. The boat can only get so close to whales and you can only be so lucky to see them breach or do some tail or fin slaps.
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Robert G
New York City, New York
"Super time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
We booked the 5 star fireworks cruise. It was fantastic. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was very professional. The entertainment ( Hawaiian, dinner music then jazz) was great. You get a welcome bellini cocktail and 3 premium drinks each. We really enjoyed it.
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Jill V
San Antonio, Texas
"Never again on a Friday"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
We booked this tour last year doing the VIP 5 star tour where everything was amazing, so this year we booked again wanting to see the show on the next lower floor, there was only a $30.00 price difference so I thought it must still be nice. This time our experience was horrible. The room was so crowded that you could barely walk around, you were practically sitting in the laps of your neighbors. The food was cold and undercooked. The people next to us were done with their dinner before we even got ours. At sunset people ran out to the deck and crowded in front of where our table was. We were told we could dance during dinner to the music, but the room was so crowded that there was no place to dance (except maybe on a table.) When it was time for the fireworks the deck was packed, many people were smoking cigarettes making the air barely breathable, children were running around unattended and running into passengers. Our wait staff was very friendly though they seemed a little frazzled. I asked someone who worked there how we could have such a horrible experience after having such a good one just one year earlier and was told that Fridays are always like this. I am not sure if I will ever return after the horrible experience, but I would say do not book this on a Friday. We payed over $300.00 and it was one of the worst experience ever. Save your money and stand on the beach to watch the fireworks.
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Macau, China
"Great sunset cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
Booked it at short notice, pricey but my wife and I had a great time. Beautiful sun set, great meal, extremley friendly staff.
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Sydney, Australia
"Nice Sunset cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018 NEW
We Got aboard and took the VIP top level dinner with the best view. The Food was good. a good selection. We watched the sunset and the fireworks as it was Friday night. It had some entertainment which was ok also.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of Honolulu Cruises

What is the dress code for the cruise?
For Five Star cruises, no shorts, T-shirts or Slippers/Flip flops are allowed. Out of respect for other guests, this dress code is strictly enforced. For Three Star, Star and Pacific Star cruises, we recommend resort casual with long pants. For daytime and other dinner cruises, casual attire, shorts are fine. 

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.

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes, for a fee. Call the phone number on your e-Ticket for more information and to confirm your transportation request.