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Falling in Love in Hawaii’s Warm Waters

Summer whale watching on Oahu.

Have you ever wondered why humpback whales visit us at the same time every year? It’s all in the name of love!

Every winter, humpbacks migrate away from the frigid Alaskan waters to our pleasant, warm ocean, spending their “vacation” traveling in pods as they breed, give birth, and nurse their young. To humpbacks, Hawaii is their breeding grounds, and they travel over 3,000 miles every year to enjoy this much-needed season of love.

When you climb aboard the Star of Honolulu for one of our popular whale watch cruises, you may have the chance to observe majestic humpback whales as they swim along with their calves. Keep your eyes out for gorgeous sights like these aboard the STAR!

To book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit


Star of Honolulu Gives Keiki the Ultimate Ocean Experience with Child Free Special

Whale Watching Child Free Special

We’re having a whale of a time this whale watching season, and so are our guests! From now through April 5, we’re offering Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise with an exclusive “Child Free” special.

Through all of whale watch season, we’re inviting keiki, ages 3 to 11, to cruise free with each paying adult aboard the Premier Whale Watch cruise and Early Bird Whale Watch cruise. They’ll have a blast spotting these magnificent ocean creatures as they frolic in Hawaii’s warm waters. Kids will also love learning from our friendly crew of certified Naturalists, who educate our guests about whales through informative displays, narration, handouts and a fun keiki program.

We offer our fantastic “Child Free” special through the duration of whale watch season—so get ready for a memorable day out at sea! For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit


Have a Whale of a Time with Star of Honolulu

Star of Honolulu is making waves with its popular whale watch cruises! From now through April 5, 2017, adults and keiki alike can enjoy the Premier Whale Watch Cruise, featuring remarkable views of Hawaii’s favorite ocean visitors, a “Child Free” special and guaranteed whale sightings.

Hawaii’s most popular whale watch cruise, the Star of Honolulu’s Premier Whale Watch cruise is designed for visitors and kamaʻaina alike. Complete with a 60-foot high observation deck and four walk-around decks, the STAR is custom designed for whale watching, and allows passengers to cruise in safety and comfort. Our friendly certified Naturalists love sharing their knowledge of these marine mammals while keeping their eyes peeled for nearby humpback whales. You’ll also have the chance to engage in a variety of Hawaiian cultural activities, including lei making and hula and ukulele lessons, or upgrade to enjoy the delicious Taste of Hawaii Buffet Lunch. The Premier Whale Watch cruise departs at 12:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.

If you prefer to get an earlier start, climb aboard our Early Bird Whale Watch cruise! You’ll kick off your day by spotting these magnificent ocean mammals aboard the comfortable and relaxing STAR vessel. You can even upgrade to enjoy the delicious hot breakfast buffet. The Early Bird Whale Watch cruise departs at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 10:45 a.m.

Through whale watch season, Star of Honolulu is also offering a fantastic Child Free special—keiki ages 3 to 11 will receive a free ticket (cruise only) with each paying adult!

Ask us about our Child Free special and guaranteed whale sightings! To book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit