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Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises

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Address: Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: +1 808 983 7827
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Description: Hawaii's most popular sunset dinner cruise! Embark on a romantic dinner...
Hawaii's most popular sunset dinner cruise! Embark on a romantic dinner cruise aboard the luxurious, award-winning 1,500-passenger Star of Honolulu. It is Hawaii's only A.D.A. compliant ship with 3 types of stabilizers ensuring smooth sailing. Recent $1 million interior renovation of our 4 spacious decks and 6 dining rooms feature the best views and highest quality of food, service and Hawaiian entertainment. Don't miss whale watching in season (Dec - Apr) with Whale Guarantee and "Child FREE" special! Widest variety of dinner cruise options, starting at just $79.
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Beautiful morning cruise

Went on a whale watching morning cruise with 3 other couples. A very nice breakfast buffet was included. Had a great morning and did see 3-4 whales which sometimes can be just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went on a whale watching morning cruise with 3 other couples. A very nice breakfast buffet was included. Had a great morning and did see 3-4 whales which sometimes can be just a bonus. Found out later that Maui is the place to go whale watching if you are going there. Went up there several days later and saw many... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We went of the Whale watching tour Monday the 16th, two days after arriving on Oahu. The tour picked up a pod of 4 or 5 humpbacks shortly after leaving the bay and we were able to follow them for most of the trip. the crew and naturalist were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I would do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time! Saw lots of whale activity and the staff was very attentive as well as talented!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Grandma is in town so we took the kids and her on here. Got tickets thru ITT on base. Opted out of lunch on the boat. Beautiful large boat and so not crowded like I was expecting. The staff were great with activities at end (build a lei and hula lessons for kids) and even offered raincheck but didn't need... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Pros: Very clean boat, dining room nicely set up, food hot and tasty, music, singing and Polynesian show well done. Friendly, accommodating staff, prompt service. Very smooth ride on a blustery evening; can be cool so take a sweater or light jacket. No complaints about the appetizers: fruit, cheeses, assorted crackers, constantly refilled. Nice pre-cruise show dockside prior to boarding... More 

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Enon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last minute decision to go on whale watch and it was wonderful. Transportation is available from hotel to pier and back at $12/person or parking your rental car in the Aloha Tower lot will run about $10.50 for up to four hours. Breakfast on the morning watch or lunch on the noon watch is available for additional charge, as are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very fun and enjoyable experience! Went with family members who were visiting from Idaho. Would definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Although there was approximately 1500 people on this cruise, you couldn't tell!! Service was professional prompt and welcoming .. Entertainment beautiful... Food excellent... And we even saw whales playing off the starboard side!! Surprise bonus!! Thank you for making my birthday and our hawaiian holiday so special xx

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food great entertainment and polite and attentive staff. From the pick up at Hotel to organization on returning to Hotel everything was professional and made for such an enjoyable time. Food was fantastic and plenty of it. The views from water were spectacular . I cannot recommend this cruise more highly to anyone considering it. It was a great... More 

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Forbes, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband booked this cruise while we were in Hawaii to celebrate valentine's Day and paid the extra to get us window seats. We were picked up at our motel and taken to the wharf to catch the boat, we were greeted by dancers on the wharf doing Hawaiian dancing. After board the ship we were directed to our table... More 

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