Whale Watch Cruises

Experience Whale watching in Hawaii, one of the most popular activities in the winter! Cruise in the comfort of Hawaii’s largest vessel with high-tech stabilizers for smooth cruising and the most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a top observation deck for optimal whale encounters. Our experienced captains and knowledgeable naturalists share fascinating insights on Humpback whales and Hawaii’s marine wildlife.

Cruises depart daily January 2 through April 5 from Aloha Tower Marketplace, just 15 minutes away from Waikiki. Choose from four tours to fit your itinerary from early morning to deluxe midday cruises with breakfast and lunch options. Sightings on all whale watch cruises are guaranteed, or you’ll cruise again (meal and transportation optional).

Take advantage of our “Kids Cruise Free” special on selected cruises and bring the whole family!

1. Aloha Tower Marketplace
2. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
3. Waikiki
4. Diamond Head
5. Hanauma Bay

Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise

Early risers can hop aboard the STAR’s best value Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise to enjoy a morning searching for Humpback whales. Bring the whole family with our Kids Cruise Free special! (One child ages 3-11 cruises free per paying adult. Call 808-983-STAR (7827) to receive this special.)

  • Adult: $40
  • Child: $24
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Included Features

  • Cruise Time 8:45 – 10:45AM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional) ​

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet Upgrade – $13 per adult, $9 per child
  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast Cruise

Start you morning searching for Humpback whales on our Early Bird Whale Watch & Breakfast Cruise! Enjoy learning about these gentle giants from our crew of naturalists in comfort of the Star of Honolulu®, plus a hot breakfast buffet to complete your cruise!

  • Adult: $53
  • Child: $33
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Menu

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Link Sausage
  • Steamed White Rice*
  • Fresh Maui Gold® Pineapples*
  • Sunkist® Oranges*
  • Fresh Fruit of the Season*
  • Blueberry Muffins & Poi Rolls by Elvin’s Bakery® with Sweet Butter & Jam
  • Cereal & Milk
  • Freshly Brewed STAR’s Custom Kona Blend Coffee by Hawaiian Paradise Coffee®, Tea, Orange Juice

Vegan Selections are marked with *.

Special Diet Info

Included Features

  • Cruise Time 8:45 – 10:45AM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional) ​

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Premier Whale Watch Cruise

For a leisure midday whale experience, choose the STAR’s popular Premier Whale Watch Cruise. Enjoy some of the best whale watching in Oahu and learn about humpback whales from our naturalist crew. Try hands-on Hawaiian culture activities such as lei making, ukulele and hula lessons! The whole family will enjoy it with our educational kids program and Kids Cruise Free special! (One child ages 3-11 cruises free per paying adult. Call 808-983-STAR (7827) to receive this special.)

  • Adult: $55
  • Child: $34
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Included Features

  • Cruise Time 12:00 – 2:30PM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Hands-on Kids Program
  • Hawaiian Culture Activities including lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional) ​

Enhancements

Add and enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Taste of Hawaii Buffet Lunch upgrade – $18/adult, $10/child
  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Round-trip transportation from Kahala / Ko Olina – $34 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

Premier Whale Watch & Lunch Cruise

Soak up the sun and Hawaiian culture on this deluxe midday whale experience on the popular Premier Whale Watch & Lunch Cruise. Enjoy all of the whale watching, Hawaiian culture activities, kids program and comforts of the Premier Whale Watch, plus the Taste of Hawaii lunch buffet featuring roast beef carving station, teriyaki chicken, citrus miso glazed white fish, poi rolls, dessert and coffee station and much more!

  • Adult: $73
  • Child: $44
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Menu

  • USDA Choice Top Round Grade Roast Beef, Alaea Salt Crusted
  • Au Jus and Creamy Horseradish
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Citrus Miso Glazed White Fish
  • Broccoli and Imitation Crab Salad
  • Miso Tofu Salad*
  • Caesar Salad*
  • Sweet Bread Croutons
  • Parmesan Cheese and Dressing
  • Island-Style Macaroni Salad with Okinawan Sweet Potato
  • Fried Saimin
  • White Rice*
  • Macadamia Nut Rolls and Poi Rolls by Elvin’s Bakery® with Sweet Butter
  • Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Freshly Baked In-House Chocolate Brownies
  • Guava Chiffon Cake
  • Fresh Seasonal Tropical Fruit Platter*
  • Freshly Brewed STAR’s Custom Kona Blend Coffee by Hawaiian Paradise Coffee®, Tea and Fruit Punch

Vegan Selections are marked with *.

Grilled Vegan Garden Patty available with 24 hours notice.

Special Diet Info

Included Features

  • Cruise Time 12:00 – 2:30PM
  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel equipped with high-tech stabilizers and is the only ADA compliant vessel in Hawaii
  • Most outdoor space with four walk-around decks and a 60-foot high observation deck perfect for whale watching
  • Expert narration by our knowledgeable naturalist crew
  • Hands-on Kids Program
  • Hawaiian Culture Activities including lei-making, ukulele and hula lessons
  • Taste of Hawaii Buffet with Roast Beef Carving Station
  • Whale Guarantee: See a whale or receive a “Whale Check” to cruise with us again until whale is sighted (meal and transportation optional) ​

Enhancements

Add an enhancement to make your cruise even more memorable:

  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki – $15 per person
  • Round-trip transportation from Kahala / Ko Olina – $34 per person
  • Memory photo in paper jacket – $20

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