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If you cruise with us aboard the Star of Honolulu, you might learn from one of our certified Naturalists about the Humpback whales’ song. Humpbacks are known for their mystical songs, which can travel impressive distances underwater and continue for hours and hours. But how much do people know about how and why these songs are sung?
In the last couple of years, scientists have made great advancements in understanding the mysterious noises that Humpback whales make and how they change over time. Contrary to what many people believe, whales sing a new tune every few years. Scientists have found that, while all of the male Humpbacks in a pod sing the same song, over time they begin to adopt new songs from migrating whales nearby. The Humpback song, then, seems to spread gradually, with Humpbacks learning a new tune in a similar way that humans do!
What remains a mystery: why do Humpback whales make these noises? We may never know!
Learn other fun facts about Humpback whales from our certified Naturalists! To book a whale watch cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.StarofHonolulu.com.
Step back in time and peer into the history of Pearl Harbor aboard Royal Star Hawaii’s 5-hour Arizona Memorial & City tour!
While access to board the USS Arizona Memorial is temporarily suspended, you can still have the full Pearl Harbor experience, which includes access to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, bookstore and a 20-minute documentary film. Plus, a 30-minute narrated boat tour takes you up close to view the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Row.
Our friendly and professional Royal Star driver will keep you entertained with interesting facts and history while passing through Punchbowl National Cemetery, Downtown Honolulu and notable historic landmarks, including the King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace and more.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the “Royal Star Difference” with the Arizona Memorial & City Tour! Ask about our combo with the USS Missouri.
There’s only one full month left to climb aboard the Star of Honolulu and experience a whale watching adventure you’ll never forget! From now through April 5, 2019, we’re setting sail aboard Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise featuring guaranteed whale sightings, the most viewing space and an exclusive cruise only Child FREE special!
All through whale watch season, we invite visitors and locals alike to climb aboard and enjoy our spacious 60-foot high observation deck and four-walk around decks, offering the most outdoor space of any tour vessel to view Humpbacks. While spotting Humpback whales and soaking in the beautiful ocean and coastline views, guests can learn from our friendly crew of certified Naturalists, who are sure to entertain and educate through informative displays, engaging narration and handouts.
Join us for an Early Bird Whale Watch cruise from 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. If you have morning plans, opt instead for the 12 – 2:30 p.m. Premier Whale Watch cruise, during which you’ll enjoy a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, such as lei making and hula and ukulele lessons. Guests can also upgrade to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet or Taste of Hawaii Buffet Lunch, depending on the package.