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In May, the event of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano eruption made worldwide news, and our hearts truly go out to those impacted.

While some potential visitors may worry to visit the islands due to the volcanic eruptions on Hawaiʻi Island (also known as the Big Island), the crews of Star of Honolulu and Dolphin Star assure you that we are safe and continue to operate our daily cruises on the island of Oʻahu, which is nearly 200 miles from Big Island.

The impact of the Kilauea eruption is limited to a small corner of the Big Island and you can comfortably and safely travel to Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lanaʻi, Kauaʻi and even Big Island without being impacted by the volcano.

Come and experience the Star of Honolulu and Dolphin Star, Where Fun Begins®!

Catch Friday Fireworks Cruise Under the Stars in Waikiki

Didn’t get a chance to experience our Independence Day cruise and view the 4th of July fireworks show? Don’t fret! When you join us aboard Star of Honolulu on Fridays, we stay out on the water for an extra hour to view the spectacular Waikiki fireworks display!

Choose from any of our packages, and you’ll be treated to a delicious dinner, premium beverages, live entertainment, plus breathtaking views of the sunset and Honolulu skyline. End your memorable night with the most unique view of the Friday fireworks off the shores of Waikiki. Our award-winning vessel features a 60-feet high observation sun deck, offering the perfect spot for viewing the amazing views and fireworks show.

To book your Friday Fireworks cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit

How to Make a Mai Tai!

Maita’i, which means “good” in the Tahitian language, lends its name to the rum-based drink, Mai Tai. Victor J. Bergeron of Trader Vic’s is said to have invented the drink, and today the Mai Tai is a popular beverage across the islands!

Here’s what you need to make your own basic Mai Tai:

  • 1 1/2 oz White rum
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Orange curacao
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat syrup
  • 3/4 oz Dark rum

Now, shake all ingredients except the dark rum together in a mixer with ice. Strain into a glass over ice, and float the dark rum onto the top. Finally, garnish with lime peel and a pineapple spear, and you’ve got yourself a homemade Mai Tai!

Crafted from premium rums and a hit of fruit, this tropical cocktail has many variations, and you can taste a few of them with us at Stars of Paradise:

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