Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise in Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Star of HonoluluAloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8Honolulu, 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.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

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
Experience Whale Watching in Hawaii, one of the most popular activities in the winter! Cruise in the comfort of Hawaii’s largest vessel with high-tech stabilizers for smooth cruising and the most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a top observation deck for optimal whale encounters. Experienced captains and knowledgeable naturalists share fascinating insights on Humpback whales and Hawaii’s marine wildlife.

The Whale Watch departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, just 15 minutes away from Waikiki. A whale sighting is guaranteed during the season or you’ll cruise again (transportation optional).

The STAR's 60' high observation deck offers 360-degree views and the most outdoor space.The large award-winning vessel can hold up to 1,500 people. It is Hawaii's only A.D.A compliant ship with 4-spacious decks and 6 beautifully decorated dining rooms for the best views.

Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise Reviews

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John Cain
Rosamond, CA
1 Review
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise

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.