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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
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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.

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Nice ship but no whales.

We had a morning whale watching tour with breakfast included. The food was quite good with quite a wide selection buffet style. Once under way you can wander around the ship... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on the sunset cruise with family. From the time we arrived we were greeted and attended to there was at anytime a question of where to be or when. The food was excellent as well as the entertainment. My favorite was my server Rose and the Manager John both were always present to attend to what we needed as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great evening all around. Dinner was better than expected, very generous crab leg portion. Staff music and show were great and were there for us non stop. Sunset, Diamond Head and Waikiki views also non stop. There was always something going on! The 2 hour duration seemed just right. Pretty good value all in all. Nora Mae our server was... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a morning whale watching tour with breakfast included. The food was quite good with quite a wide selection buffet style. Once under way you can wander around the ship following a brief talk from the captain on what you can expect to see. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales which was disappointing but these things can happen, nice... More 

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Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, Louisiana
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been whale watching with the Star numerous times. The staff is friendly and aims to please. The late morning cruises offer cultural activities (ukulele lessons, hula lessons, lei making).

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Hastings, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such a wonderful trip! We brought the whole family, including my 11/2 year old granddaughter! The whales were very cooperative, swimming under us and all around the boat. The entertainment was very enjoyable. We even took hula lessons! I highly recommend the excursion. Everyone made us feel welcomed.

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

Aloha beduhn, Thank you for visiting the Star of Honolulu all the way from Michigan! We're so thrilled to hear your whole family had a fabulous time onboard and were able to see whales! Our unique 60' high observation deck and four walk-around decks offer the perfect setting to see these majestic humpback whales at play. We'd also like to... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fine cuisine in a high quality atmosphere. The servers were equally as energetic as the dancers. From the Captain to the bartenders, and everyone else in the staff. They all made this cruise so much fun. The enthusiasm makes you not only want to return and experience this again, but leaves you with a thought of how fun a job... More 

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

Aloha Carol R, Thank you for visiting us recently and sharing your review! Our crew definitely does a fabulous job of ensuring guest's satisfaction, and we'll be sure to pass your comments along to them! We're delighted you had a wonderful experience, and we hope to see you again. Mahalo, Star of Honolulu 'Ohana More 

Clarksville
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the 5 Star option with Limo and the experience was fantastic. The only issue I would even consider mentioning is the first limo ride to the ship, the limo was a bit on the older side and it showed. Other than that the whole experience was great. When you arrive, there is a concierge waiting for you to... More 

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

Aloha Don H, Thank you for joining us on our Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise recently. It's the ultimate in luxury and romance, and we're delighted you had the perfect date night! Your review means a lot to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share it with the TripAdvisor community. Mahalo, Star of Honolulu 'Ohana More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great combination of lobster and filet dinner coupled with first class Hawaiian entertainment and a cruise along Waikiki's coast. Enjoyed every aspect especially great service and good company

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Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what a great cruise meal and entertainment fantastic.Rose, Micah And John made us feel so special would not hesitate to recommend.

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

Aloha daviddebceleste, Thank you for visiting Star of Honolulu recently! We appreciate your recognition of Rose, Micah and John - they all do an incredible job of making sure our guests are taken care of! Mahalo for the recommendation to the TripAdvisor community, and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back! Mahalo, Star of Honolulu 'Ohana More 

Lecanto, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this tour while on a cruise as we had already been here about 3 years ago. We were picked up at our ship and driven to the boat. It was three decks, with the uppermost deck being open, the middle deck was where buffet luncheon was served and there was plenty of food for all. The cruise was... More 

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

Aloha Lecano_FlStan43, Thank you for visiting us during Whale Watching season! As Hawaii's most popular whale watch cruise, we're delighted to hear you had an enjoyable tour along with our friendly crew. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review to share with the TripAdvisor community, and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again... More 

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