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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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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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Relaxing, saw whales, although far away.

Look for a coupon for the "Early Bird Whale Watch" (found in a free brochure over on Waikiki Beach). The ship was nice as were all the crew. Loved the picture souvenir ($20), got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jackie G
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Bloomington, Illinois

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Orting, Washington
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a spur of the moment thing to do. I decided to have my husband drive us down to the pier to see if we could find a sunset cruise to take. We found the Star of Honolulu. We booked the lowest option, the buffet. It was delicious food! The roast beef, rice, chicken, and salads were delicious. We... More 

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Manteca, California
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice afternoon trip to see the whales, the staff were really nice and everything was top notch on the ship. Enjoyed a lunch buffet and also had some lei making activities on board, put on a little hula show with an hawaiian singer. All in all, I would do the excursion again, they also arranged for transportation (extra $12.00). You... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Look for a coupon for the "Early Bird Whale Watch" (found in a free brochure over on Waikiki Beach). The ship was nice as were all the crew. Loved the picture souvenir ($20), got to see whales a bit. They were pretty far away, but it was still exciting. The ship was very steady & just made a slow up... More 

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1 Thank Jackie G
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Off course we came hoping to see whales. We got ordered a cruise with lunch but should not have done that. Cause when you come to see whales you're missing out of them sitting inside with your plate. Lunch is not bad; not terrific either. But the whales really don't come too close sp you really wanna hang outside to... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sunset, amazing views of Diamond Head, delicious lobster and steak dinner, superb entertainment and the dinners were really involved with the dancers. The staff was very attentive and kept our drinks full. The ride was smooth, all-in-all a very special night for us. Would do it again if and when we go back! Would recommend it to others.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on this cruise at least 6 times and it's always a fun adventure. The ship is large enough so rocking and getting seasick is not a problem. I always like to get on the water at least once during my trip. The crew is friendly and there is a marine life specialist full of information and interesting... More 

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1 Thank M H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the all you can eat crab leg set menu. Food was lovely. Our server Jay was great and kept topping up our plates with more fresh crab. We had a window seat which they offer for an additional $30 per person, we didn't pay that but we're lucky enough to be seated in the window. The entertainment was... More 

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Washougal
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on 2 dinner cruises while on Oahu and while the first I enjoyed to the max, this cruise was not all that good. We had a seat in front but off to the side which made it hard to see the little entertainment they had. For the money we paid for this you would think they could... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunset was beautiful. Staff and entertainment were great but the dinner could be better. Overall a nice night out on the water.

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StarsofParadise, Public Relations Manager at Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises, responded to this review

Aloha wavesbysea, Thank you for sharing your review! We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable time on your dinner cruise! We appreciate you commenting on the dinner portion, and we will be sure to pass it along to our kitchen crew. Nevertheless, we're glad you had a nice time! Mahalo, Star of Honolulu 'Ohana More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in hawaii in the spring whale watching is a must. This is quite a large boat with lots of rail space. You get to cruise past waikiki and diamond head so if you don't see whales you have something to look at. Don't book a meal though as if you find whales you have to chose watching... More 

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StarsofParadise, Public Relations Manager at Star of Honolulu - Dinner and Whale Watch Cruises, responded to this review

Aloha Alison B, Thank you for visiting Star of Honolulu recently for a whale watching cruise! Just like you mentioned, if no whales are sighted, you'll still be able to view the beautiful Waikiki and Diamond Head coastline! They're wonderful views that will ensure you a Hawaii experience to remember. Though we do understand it may be difficult to eat... More 

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