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In an ongoing effort to practice sustainable tourism, Stars of Paradise continues its commitment to caring for Hawaii’s environment whether on land or at sea. For the past 60 years, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events and Royal Star Hawaii have been delivering a high-quality “Experience of Aloha” aboard Hawaii’s largest dinner cruises and tours.
The Star of Honolulu uses reusable glassware and utensils, and most recently eliminated single-use plastic straws on all cruises.
The eco-friendly Dolphin Star vessel minimizes emissions with EPA compliant main engines and operates at a cruising speed shown by recent NOAA studies to be safe for marine mammals. It was also built without generators to reduce carbon emissions.
Our sister transportation company, Royal Star Hawaii, also features vehicles with green hybrid engines and incentivizes drivers with monthly fuel conservation awards.
We’re proud to announce that Star of Honolulu has received entrance into TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame! Since 2018, the Hall of Fame program has recognized businesses that received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, and we’re thrilled to accept this prestigious honor.
The Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame program recognizes attractions, accommodations, restaurants and vacation rentals that have consistently received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. The certificate accounts for the quality, quantity and recentness of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
From now through the end of September, visit our friends at Dolphin Star and Rock-A-Hula for their Child FREE Special savings!
On the west side, Dolphin Star is making it simple and affordable for families to spot wild dolphins and other marine life with an incredible Child FREE Special, inviting a child (age 3-11) to cruise FREE with each paying adult on the morning Wild Dolphin Watch cruise. Complete with open-air, multi-level decks and a shaded dining area and bar, Dolphin Star’s 149-passenger vessel is comfortable and spacious. A crew of certified Naturalists will engage passengers with unique insights on wild dolphins and other marine life, as children participate in Dolphin Star’s interactive keiki program and receive a souvenir activity book.
Meanwhile, in the heart of Waikiki, Rock-A-Hula is offering an exclusive Child FREE Luau Special! One child (age 3-11) can enjoy the Luau Buffet & Show package for FREE with each paying adult. The evening kicks off with an upscale luau buffet in a cabana under the stars featuring a whole roasted pig and roast beef. A new Treasure Hunt keiki program is also included. Following dinner, guests will make their way to premier seats in the mezzanine for Waikiki’s biggest Hawaiian show, featuring talented artists, hula and fire knife dancers and a live band! Close out the evening with an exciting Meet&Greet with the cast.