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4 Top Tips to Spot Whales in Hawaii

In Hawaii, whale watching season is one of the most anticipated times of the year! For the best viewing opportunity to see whales, join us on board the Star of Honolulu and use our favorite tips for spotting these magnificent creatures:

  1. Explore all sides of the STAR. With four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck, our vessel offers cruise-goers 360-degree views of the expansive, blue ocean and stunning Waikiki coastline! Take the opportunity to explore our decks and observe whales from all angles of the vessel.
  2. Listen to the Naturalists. Our certified Naturalists are well-versed in whale watching and know all of the best sights to look out for when searching for whales. Be sure to listen carefully when they’re making their announcements—they may be spotting a new pod of whales!
  3. Bring your binoculars. To ensure the safety of Humpback whales, the STAR stays at least 100 yards away from the whales at all times. From this distance, it may be tough to spot certain pods, so bring a pair of binoculars to see them up close.
  4. Don’t forget your cameras! Humpback whales are amazing creatures to behold—you’ll want to do your best to snap a photo so you never forget that moment you saw a whale! Set your camera on a fast shutter speed to ensure that your photos come out clearly.

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Romantic Valentine’s Dinner On Award-Winning Cruise in Hawaii!

Looking for a unique yet romantic experience to give your significant other? Join us aboard the Star of Honolulu for an intimate evening on the waters of Waikiki during our Valentine’s Day Cruise!

The romantic sunset voyage departs from the iconic Aloha Tower Marketplace on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. One of the packages available for this special day only is the Romance Dinner & Jazz Cruise. This option boasts panoramic ocean views, accompanied by a 7-course dinner at a private table, a Hawaiian Bellini, three super premium beverages and live jazz in a private lounge.

Recently named as the 2017 Cruise Company of the Year by the Luxury Travel Awards, the Star of Honolulu offers stunning views of the Waikiki horizon as well as a newly renovated vessel and upgraded décor. This overall experience is sure to give your other half a Valentine’s Day to remember forever!

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Welcome Aboard from Whale Naturalist

Aloha, Ladies and Gentlemen!! Welcome aboard for our 2018 Whale Watch Season! My name is Jillian, and I’m one of the Whale Naturalists aboard the Star of Honolulu! Every year from December to April, the North Pacific Humpback Whales migrate down from their feeding grounds of Alaska to their breeding grounds right here in Hawaiian waters! Humpback Whales are distributed all over the world, and in October 2016, the Humpback Whale population as a whole came off of the Endangered Species list! These majestic creatures are slowly repopulating the waters, and I couldn’t be more happier! Come aboard explorers and lets have a whale of a time!!

Phone Reservation: 808-983-7827 or Toll Free 1-800-334-6191 © 2018 Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events®

Phone Reservation: 808-983-7827 or
Toll Free 1-800-334-6191
© 2018 Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events®