Archive | January, 2016

Tips for the Best Sightings During Whale Watching Season


Each year, the great Humpback whales travel over 4,500 miles from their summer feeding grounds of Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii. Our team loves welcoming our underwater friends for their annual vacation, and we invite everyone to spot them aboard the Star of Honolulu. Before you join us for your next adventure, here are a few tips to help you enjoy a remarkable whale encounter:

  • Always respect their space by participating in responsible whale watching activities. Current guidelines require us to remain at least 100 years from Humpback whales as a way to respect their environment and maintain their safety.
  • Bring your binoculars! Because you may be spotting them from a distance, packing a pair of binoculars will allow you to observe them from a safe, recommended viewing distance.
  • Get your cameras ready. When joining us on either our Early Bird Whale Watch or Premier Whale Watch cruise, you will have many opportunities to snap photos of these majestic creatures. Make sure to use a fast shutter speed to keep images clear and have your zoom lens on to be prepared to take some breathtaking photos!

So what are you waiting for? Climb aboard and enjoy Hawaii’s most popular whale watching cruise happening now through April 15, 2016! For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit


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 to join us on Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise!

We’re happy to report that our marine visitors are already very active this season! Our Captains are excited to share that they are seeing whales nearly every day, which is a wonderful record for early December. Our vessel is also perfectly designed for viewing whales, with a 60-foot high observation deck, four walk-around decks and three different types of stabilizers. We have everything you need to enjoy a day out on the ocean, spotting our favorite island visitors!

For more information or to book a Star of Honolulu whale watching cruise, visit or call (808) 983-STAR (7827).