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Star of Honolulu - Waikiki's Best Whale Watch Cruise (from Aloha Tower)
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Embark on the most popular whale watch cruise of Oahu! Star of Honolulu is the best vessel for viewing whales. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour & add breakfast or lunch. Cultural activities included. Get your discounted tickets today!

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Save up to 10% (until 2020/04/30)

Whale Watch Guarantee! (until 2020/04/05)

If your on-board naturalist does not spot any whales during your cruise, you will receive a complimentary return whale watch cruise. Meals and round-trip transportation are assessed an additional fee.

Valid from January 02, 2020 - April 05, 2020

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only! (until 2020/04/05)

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only! (until 2020/04/05)

Experience the breathtaking sight of Humpback Whales, the gentle giants of the sea, from the comfort of the luxurious Star of Honolulu. As you stroll along the open decks, keep your eyes peeled for the whales breaching and playing in the open ocean. In addition to the unforgettable whale watching, you will also have the opportunity to learn about Hawaii through fun, hands-on cultural activities. Participate in lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons, and the Enchanting Waikiki hula show. This amazing morning or afternoon tour offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages!

Highlights!
  • Availble from January 2 through April 5
  • Onboard Entertainment! The only whale watch cruise that includes cultural activities such as making leis, hula class, ukelele lesson and Kid's program.
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Star of Honolulu is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii operating Whale Watch tours.

Choose Your Experience
  • 2-hourMorning Cruise - Cruise time  8:45 – 10:45AM
  • 2-hourMorning Cruise with Hot Breakfast Buffet - Cruise time  8:45 – 10:45AM
  • 2.5-hourAfternoon Cruise - Cruise time 12:00 – 2:30 PM
  • 2.5-hourAfternoon Cruise with Hawaiian Lunch Buffet & Roast Beef Carving Station - Cruise time 12:00 – 2:30 PM

Breakfast Menu
  • Hot items: Scrambled Eggs, Link Sausage, White Rice
  • Bakery: Blueberry Muffins, Poi Rolls, Butter, Jam
  • Others: Pineapples, oranges & Fresh Fruit of the season, Cereal, Milk, Juices & Coffee.

Lunch Menu
  • Entrees: Roast Beef Carving Station, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Glazed White Fish
  • Side Dishes: Fried Saimin,  White Rice, Macaroni Salad with Okinawan Sweet Potato
  • Salad: Caesar Salad, Miso Tofu Salad, Broccoli and Imitation Crab Salad
  • Dessert: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Brownies, Guava Chiffon Cake, Fresh Seasonal Tropical Fruit.

Boat Information:
Name: Star of Honolulu
Size: Length: 232 feet | Width: 45 feet
Four (4) Spacious Deck Tour Vessel
Capacity: 1,500 Passengers
Safety: Lifeguard-certified crew members always on board
Accessibility: Hawaii’s only A.D.A. compliant ship with two (2) elevators
Amenities:
  • Smoothest ride with three (3) types of stabilizers (deep vee hull, anti-roll chocks, watts-type).
  • Most spacious and best views - only ship with 60′ high observation deck and four (4) walk-around decks and six (6) beautifully decorated dining rooms, ballrooms, lounges perfect for private dining functions.
  • Best facilities including sound systems, bars and restrooms on all decks.
  • Onboard culinary facilities for the best dining experience at sea.
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Price
2-hour Morning Cruise
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.00
USD 42.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 26.00
USD 26.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 42.00
USD 42.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 26.00
USD 26.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included

Save up to 10% (until 2020/04/30)

Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 37.80
USD 37.80
USD 42.00 10%off
USD 42.00 10%off
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 23.40
USD 23.40
USD 26.00 10%off
USD 26.00 10%off
Participation period: 2020/01/01 - 2020/04/30

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
free
USD 26.00 100%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
free
USD 26.00 100%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05
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Get up early to enjoy the calm waters of the Pacific on this amazing Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise and catch the first whale sighting of the day!
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3 - 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Narration by a certified naturalist
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 07:20-08:00 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Check-in at the Star of Honolulu
  • 08:45 Whale Watch Cruise (2 hrs)
  • 10:45-11:15 Check-out & Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
2-hour Morning Cruise with Breakfast Buffet - Most Popular!
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 57.00
USD 57.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 35.00
USD 35.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 57.00
USD 57.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 35.00
USD 35.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included

Save up to 10% (until 2020/04/30)

Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 51.30
USD 51.30
USD 57.00 10%off
USD 57.00 10%off
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 31.50
USD 31.50
USD 35.00 10%off
USD 35.00 10%off
Participation period: 2020/01/01 - 2020/04/30

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
USD 9.00
USD 35.00 74%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
USD 9.00
USD 35.00 74%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05
Get up early to enjoy the calm waters of the Pacific while having a mouthwatering breakfast, and then see the first sightings of humpback whales in the morning!
Breakfast Buffet Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Steamed White Rice*, Fresh Pineapples*, Oranges*, Assorted Fresh Fruit of Season*, Blueberry Muffins & Poi Rolls with Sweet Butter & Jam, Cereal & Milk. Beverage Station of Freshly Brewed STAR’s Custom Kona Blend Coffee, Tea, and Orange Juice (Vegan Selections are marked with *)
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3 - 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Breakfast Buffet / Narration by a certified naturalist
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 07:20-08:00 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Check-in at the Star of Honolulu
  • 08:45 Whale Watch Cruise (2 hrs)
  • 10:45-11:15 Check-out & Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
2.5-hour Afternoon Premier Cruise
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 57.00
USD 57.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 35.00
USD 35.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 57.00
USD 57.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 35.00
USD 35.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included

Save up to 10% (until 2020/04/30)

Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 51.30
USD 51.30
USD 57.00 10%off
USD 57.00 10%off
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 31.50
USD 31.50
USD 35.00 10%off
USD 35.00 10%off
Participation period: 2020/01/01 - 2020/04/30

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
free
USD 35.00 100%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
free
USD 35.00 100%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05
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A perfect way to spend the early hours of the afternoon, hop aboard and set sail on the blue waters of the Pacific as you look out for the amazing whales off of Oahu! An amazing Whale Watching experience perfect everyone of all ages!
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3.5 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Hawaiian culture activities / Narration by a certified naturalist / Keiki (Kids) program
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 10:15-11:15 Pick-up from Select Hotels & Check-in at the Star of Honolulu
  • 12:00 Whale Watch Cruise (2.5 hrs)
    Enjoy the whale watching with an expert narration by the knowledgeable naturalist crew. There are a hands-on kids program and Hawaiian culture activities including lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons during the cruise trip.
  • 14:30-15:00 Check-out & Drop-off at Select Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
2.5 Hour Afternoon Premier Cruise with Lunch Buffet & Roast Beef Carving Station
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 77.00
USD 77.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 46.00
USD 46.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 77.00
USD 77.00
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 46.00
USD 46.00
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included

Save up to 10% (until 2020/04/30)

Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 69.30
USD 69.30
USD 77.00 10%off
USD 77.00 10%off
Child (Age 3-11)
USD 41.40
USD 41.40
USD 46.00 10%off
USD 46.00 10%off
Participation period: 2020/01/01 - 2020/04/30

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
USD 11.00
USD 46.00 76%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05

1 Child per 1 Adult FREE - Cruise Only!

Adult (Age 12 & over)×1 Child (Age 3-11)×1
USD 11.00
USD 46.00 76%off
Participation period: 2020/01/02 - 2020/04/05
Set sail on the Star of Honolulu on an early afternoon whale watching cruise, and enjoy a tasty and filling island-style lunch buffet too!
Lunch Buffet
      
  • Entrees: Roast Beef Carving Station, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Glazed White Fish
  •  
  • Side Dishes: Fried Saimin,  White Rice*, Macaroni Salad with Okinawan Sweet Potato
  •  
  • Salad: Make-your-own Caesar Salad*, Miso Tofu Salad*, Broccoli and Imitation Crab Salad
  •  
  • Dessert: Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Brownies, Guava Chiffon Cake, Fresh Seasonal Tropical Fruit*.
  *Special vegan selections. Grilled vegan garden patties are also available with at least 24-hours advanced notice.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3.5 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki (Except Sheraton Waikiki Hotel) + USD 15.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel + USD 16.00 x per person
    • Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
      Round-trip from Kahala (*Requested 24 hours in advance.) + USD 34.00 x per person
  • Inclusion: Cruise fee / Hawaiian culture activities / Narration by a certified naturalist / Buffet Lunch / Keiki (Kids) program
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 10:15-11:15 Pick-up from Select Hotels & Check-in at the Star of Honolulu
  • 12:00 Whale Watch Cruise (2.5 hrs)
    Enjoy the whale watching with an expert narration by the knowledgeable naturalist crew. There are a hands-on kids program and Hawaiian culture activities including lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons during the cruise trip.
  • 14:30-15:00 Check-out & Drop-off at Select Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Drinks are available for purchase.
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
Activity provider
FAQ
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How close will the boat get to the whales?
  • Legally, no boat can come within 100 yards of a whale, but they will get as close as possible without disturbing them.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
How much does parking cost?
  • If you are driving on your own, you may be required to pay for parking.
    Please Note: Parking fees are subject to change. The following prices are estimates.

    1st hour: Free
    2nd hour: $2.00
    3rd hour: $2.00
    Additional time is charged at a rate of $3.00 for every 30 minutes.
    The daily maximum is $30.00.
    There is a lost ticket fee of $25.00.

    With validation, parking for this activity is estimated to cost from $4.00 to $7.00.
Can I bring my own food or beverage?
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed on board. Soft drinks including soda and juice, tropical cocktails and beer are available to purchase. (Drinks are prohibited from being carried off the ship.)
What happens if I don't see a whale?
  • Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruises is whale guaranteed. In the rare case that if you do not see a whale, you’ll receive a “Whale Check” to cruise again (meal and transportation optional).
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Groups 1-9 passengers: Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 1 business day prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

    Groups 10-49 passengers: Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business day prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 37.80
From USD 37.80

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(3.75/5.00) 3.75 / 5
(635 reviews)

Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 3 - 5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Accessible

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

Boat was nice and lots of room. Found a mom and baby whale and the captain did a good job of keeping us jn the right spot.
We did the EarlyBird Breakfast Cruise on Jan. 22, 2020. It was wonderful. Easy to arrive and enjoy some breakfast before leaving. Food and drinks were well worth the price. Shortly after leaving...more
I really liked how this whale watch cruise kept you entertained the whole time. Unfortunately we didn't spot too many whales on the day I went, but the cruise experience itself was still really nice. ...more

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Star of Honolulu - Waikiki's Best Whale Watch Cruise (from Aloha Tower)
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