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Splash into the Whale Watching Season aboard Star of Honolulu!

Hawaii’s beloved Humpback whales have made their annual return to Hawaii! From January 2 through April 5, 2020, Star of Honolulu is inviting locals and visitors alike to observe these spectacular marine mammals aboard either the Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise or the Premiere Whale Watch Cruise.

Every winter, Humpback whales travel miles to enjoy Hawaii’s warm ocean where they spend months breeding, giving birth and nursing their young before returning to Alaska. Also known by their Hawaiian name kohola, Humpbacks are widely respected in native Hawaiian culture as many families view them as an ‘aumakua, or spiritual ancestor.

  • Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise
    This morning cruise sets sail from 8:45 to 10:45AM, and guests can engage with certified Naturalists to learn more about Humpback whales through informative displays and engaging narration. Guests can also upgrade to the Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast package featuring onboard hot breakfast buffet.
  • Premiere Whale Watch Cruise
    This afternoon cruise departs at 12PM and returns at 2:30PM. It offers guests the chance to participate in a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, including lei making, hula and ukulele lessons and an interactive keiki (child) program. Guests can also upgrade to the Premier Whale Watch & Lunch package to enjoy the delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet lunch.

No matter which package you choose, you’re sure to enjoy stunning views of Humpback whales and the Honolulu coastline, guaranteed whale sightings and a Child FREE Special for cruise-only packages. For more information or to book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit