2 Hours
Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, Oahu
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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.

Included Features:

  • Hawaii’s largest sight-seeing vessel is 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)
  • “Child FREE” Special: 1 child (age 3-11), cruise only FREE per paid adult (transportation optional)


  • Availability: Daily (01/02/24 – 03/31/24)
  • Tour Times: 8:45 AM
  • Duration: 2 Hours


  • Attire: Casual. On cooler days, a light jacket is recommended.

Location: Star of Honolulu
Address: Pier 8, Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/f95XTuHQizYppZHR7

  • Pick-up offered in the Waikiki area. Please see the Transportation tab for pick-up locations and schedule.

Check-in: Please check-in at Pier 8, 45 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

Parking: Parking may be found available at Pier 5 and 6 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, Topa Financial Center, Pacific Guardian Center, Harbor Court, and Harbor Square. Please inquire at the parking facilities for their current rates.

Note: Parking facilities are not owned and operated by Star of Honolulu® and are subject to change without notice.

Special Notes:

  • Accessible Accommodations (for transportation and vessel): Available upon request with 48 hours advance notice.

Activity Company: Star Of Honolulu

Round-trip motorcoach transportation from the Waikiki area is available at $16.00 per person. (prices subject to change by year)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to pick-up time.

Pick Up Schedule: 

  • 7:25 AM – Hyatt Regency (Koa Avenue)
  • 7:30 AM – Alohilani Waikiki Beach Resort (Front Entrance)
  • 7:35 AM – Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Avenue)
  • 7:40 AM – Seaside Avenue (at Ross Dress for Less)
  • 7:45 AM – Hotel La Croix (Olohana St.)
  • 7:50 AM – Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing Bus Depot)
  • 7:55 AM – Hilton Hawaiian Village (Grand Islander Bus Depot – in house guests only)
  • 8:00 AM – Prince Waikiki (Main Entrance)


  • 8:00 AM – Boarding onboard Star of Honolulu®
  • 8:45 AM – Departure, Captain and Naturalist Briefing, Whale Watching
  • 10:45 AM – Return / Disembark

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
April 18, 2019

Me and my husband took this tour on Dec 15th for our 3rd anniversary. Apparently, this is right when the whale season is starting and we were lucky to catch it! It was a lot of fun and something new for both of us.

April 18, 2019

We had a great day, we took amazing photos.. really happy we did this!

April 18, 2019

Had an absolutely wonderful time on this cruise. The crew was so attentive. Everything was very clean and great. Even my husband and mother-in-law enjoyed it. Would definitely go again!

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