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Star of Honolulu Reports Record Humpback Whale Sightings!

 

There are only a few weeks left of whale watch season, and we are pleased to report spectacular sightings aboard our morning and afternoon Whale Watch Cruises! On either of the cruises, humpbacks were spotted every day in January 2019 and 96 percent in February 2019!=

At Star of Honolulu, we pride ourselves on delivering the best whale watching experience complete with a child FREE special, breathtaking ocean views, a comfortable touring vessel, and guaranteed whale sightings. If whales aren’t spotted, we give our guests a FREE return “Whale Check” for them to try again (meal and transportation optional).

With whale watch season ending on April 5, 2019, there’s no better time than now to join us for a whale watching cruise! For those looking to enjoy a morning excursion at sea, opt for the Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise, which departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 10:45 a.m. There’s also the Premier Whale Watch Cruise, which departs at 12:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. During the afternoon cruise, guests can engage in a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, such as lei making, hula and ukulele lessons, and an interactive keiki program.

Don’t delay—book your Star of Honolulu whale watch cruise today! For more information, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or www.StarofHonolulu.com.


Humpback Whales Sing a New Tune

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.


Experience the Royal Star Difference with the Arizona Memorial & City Tour

Aerial view of USS Arizona and USS Missouri Memorials at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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.

For more information and booking inquiries, call 808-983-7737 or visit www.RoyalStarHawaii.com/book-a-tour.


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