Star of Honolulu Premier Whale Watch



Only available during whale season Dec 23 - April 5
12:00 pm (Noon) 
Duration: 3 hours


The STAR's 60' high observation deck offers 360゜views and the most outdoor space. Enjoy whale activities, with Certified Naturalist narration, video presentation, new keiki (child) program, Whale Guarantee and more! Plus, experience Hawaii through fun hands-on cultural activities of lei making and hula lessons! Lunch Buffet option features a roast beef carving station.

Whale Guarantee: Receive a free return Whale Check until a whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional)



  • 2 Hour cruise beyond Diamond Head along the Kahala Gold Coast
  • Certified Naturalist narration
  • Lei Making lesson
  • Hula and ukulele lessons
  • Keiki program with souvenir learning material
  • Whale Guarantee
  • Buffet Lunch option available for an additional fee
  • Round trip transportation is available for an additional fee


  • The Captain reserves the right to alter the route depending on sea conditions.
  • Maximum capacity 1,500 persons



    Optional Hawaii Buffet Lunch Menu

    Hawaiian Black Sea Salt Roast Beef
    Teriyaki Chicken
    Citrus Miso Glazed White Fish
    Lomilomi Salmon
    Tofu Poke*
    Hawaiian Salad with Kula Romaine*, Croutons and Chef's Special Dressing
    Three-Bean Salad*
    Island-Style Macaroni Salad
    Fried Noodles*
    Sweet Potato*
    Steamed White Rice* with Rainbow Furikake
    Assorted Breads with Sweet Butter
    Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Homemade Chocolate Brownies
    Fresh Tropical Fruits*
    Freshly Brewed STAR's Original Coffee,Tea and Fruit Punch
    * denotes Vegan options (For a Grilled Vegan Garden Patty notify us during check out or call 1.888.768.7229)


    Vessel Info

    The custom-built 232’ Star of Honolulu is Hawaii’s largest, award-winning 1,500-passenger tour vessel with 3 types of stabilizers for smooth sailing in Hawaiian waters; Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship with 2 elevators, plus 4 spacious decks for the best views and most choices to suit your needs.  Other features include 6 beautiful dining rooms and private lounges, sound systems, bars and restrooms on all decks, and a 60’ high observation sun deck.


    Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. For those arriving via own transportation, please check in 45 minutes prior to departure at the Reservations Office, next to the Star of Honolulu.





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