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Welcome Aboard from Whale Naturalist

Aloha, Ladies and Gentlemen!! Welcome aboard for our 2018 Whale Watch Season! My name is Jillian, and I’m one of the Whale Naturalists aboard the Star of Honolulu! Every year from December to April, the North Pacific Humpback Whales migrate down from their feeding grounds of Alaska to their breeding grounds right here in Hawaiian…

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Climb aboard Star of Honolulu’s Premier Whale Watch Cruise

Dive into winter with a whale watching cruise for an experience you will never forget! We’re thrilled that the majestic Humpback whales have made their annual journey back to our islands’ warm waters, and our favorite way to spot them is aboard the Star of Honolulu. From now through April 5, 2018, we invite guests…

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Falling in Love in Hawaii’s Warm Waters

Have you ever wondered why humpback whales visit us at the same time every year? It’s all in the name of love! Every winter, humpbacks migrate away from the frigid Alaskan waters to our pleasant, warm ocean, spending their “vacation” traveling in pods as they breed, give birth, and nurse their young. To humpbacks, Hawaii…

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Have a Whale of a Time with Star of Honolulu

Star of Honolulu is making waves with its popular whale watch cruises! From now through April 5, 2017, adults and keiki alike can enjoy the Premier Whale Watch Cruise, featuring remarkable views of Hawaii’s favorite ocean visitors, a “Child Free” special and guaranteed whale sightings. Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise, the Star of Honolulu’s…

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Top Tips for Whale Watching

Whale watching season is in full swing! To help you plan your next Star of Honolulu whale watch cruise, we’ve compiled our favorite tips for spotting these magnificent creatures: Explore all sides of the STAR. With four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck, our vessel offers cruise-goers 360-degree views of the expansive blue…

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Splash into Whale Watch Season with Star of Honolulu

December is one of our favorite times of the year. The month of December means cooler weather, holiday cheer and best of all, whales! Hawaii’s majestic Humpback whale visitors have returned to our islands’ warm waters, so why not spot them aboard the Star of Honolulu? Starting now until April 15, 2016, we’re inviting everyone…

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Can you hear me now?

A humpback’s song can be heard from over 12 miles away. Sound can travel about 4.3 times further underwater than in air.

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A breach is when 2/3rd’s of a whales body has come out of the water. It is also known as cresting. Why do Humpback Whales breach? Speculations are that they could be playing, communicating, trying to scare off predators, “scratching”at the barnacles, exercising or showing of one’s physical fitness to attract a mate.

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