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Whale Watch Cruises

Whale watching in Hawaii is one of the most popular activities during winter! While our Star of Honolulu® Whale Watch cruises won’t be available until next season, you can still enjoy the chance to see Humpback whales aboard our all new Waikiki Whale Watch on our sister ship, the 149-passenger Dolphin Star®, February 2, 2021 through March 30, 2021 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The one-and-a-half hour cruise departs at 8:30AM from the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Waikiki.

You’ll soak up the sunshine and feel the balmy trade winds on our spacious 2-deck Dolphin Star® catamaran with 360 degree open air viewing areas while searching for whales and enjoying Oahu’s scenic coastline. With our Star Care Program and reduced capacity during this period, you’ll enjoy peace of mind and plenty of space to social distance. Our experienced captains and knowledgeable naturalists share fascinating insights on Humpback whales and Hawaii’s marine wildlife.

Click for more info on our Dolphin Star® Waikiki Whale Watch! Or, browse below to read about next season’s Star of Honolulu® Whale Watch Cruises.

Whale-Watch-Cruise-Route
1. Aloha Tower Marketplace
2. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
3. Waikiki
4. Diamond Head
5. Haunama Bay

Choose Your Cruise Experience

Early Bird

Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise – Available 2022

Early risers can hop aboard the STAR’s best value Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise to enjoy a morning searching for Humpback whales. Bring the whole family with our Kids Cruise Free special!

Adult: $42
Child: $26

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet Upgrade – $15 per adult, $9 per child
  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Early Bird & Breakfast

Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast Cruise – Available 2022

Start you morning searching for Humpback whales on our Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast Cruise! Enjoy learning about these gentle giants from our crew of naturalists in comfort of the Star of Honolulu®, plus a hot breakfast buffet to complete your cruise!

Adult: $57
Child: $35


Included Features

  • 2022 Whale Season: TBA
  • Cruise Time 8:45 – 10:45AM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional)

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Premier

Premier Whale Watch Cruise – Available 2022

For a leisure midday whale experience, choose the STAR’s popular Premier Whale Watch Cruise. Enjoy some of the best whale watching in Oahu and learn about humpback whales from our naturalist crew. Try hands-on Hawaiian culture activities such as lei making, ukulele and hula lessons! The whole family will enjoy it with our educational kids program and Kids Cruise Free special!

Adult: $57
Child: $35

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Taste of Hawaii Buffet Lunch upgrade – $20/adult, $11/child
  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Premier & Lunch

Premier Whale Watch & Lunch Cruise – Available 2022

Soak up the sun and Hawaiian culture on this deluxe midday whale experience on the popular Premier Whale Watch & Lunch Cruise. Enjoy all of the whale watching, Hawaiian culture activities, kids program and comforts of the Premier Whale Watch, plus the Taste of Hawaii lunch buffet featuring roast beef carving station, teriyaki chicken, citrus miso glazed white fish, poi rolls, dessert and coffee station and much more!

Adult: $77
Child: $46


Included Features

  • 2022 Whale Season: TBA
  • Cruise Time 12:00 – 2:30PM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Hands-on Kids Program
  • Hawaiian Culture Activities including lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons
  • Taste of Hawaii Buffet with Roast Beef Carving Station
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional)

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

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