Dolphin Watch: Save $10 on Adult tickets when you book online!

This month we’re continuing our feature on the spectacular marine mammals that traverse our waters with one you may not be familiar with—the Melon-headed Whale. A member of the oceanic dolphin family, this whale is rarely seen by man, and often confused with pygmy killer whales.

While very rare, the melon-headed whale lives its life in warm, tropical waters such as those surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Since they prefer to reside in deep water conditions, the melon-headed whale can go unspotted for years. Interestingly, though, the “Hawaiian melon-headed whale” is also known for passing the daytime by resting at the water’s surface.

These social animals live in large pods of anywhere from 100 to over 1,000 fellow melon-headed whales, and can be seen associating with other breeds as well. These mammals are very fast swimmers, and will sometimes break the water’s surface, creating large ripples around them.

To learn more about the creatures of the sea, ask one of our certified Naturalists the next time you cruise aboard the Dolphin Star! Book your next cruise today by calling (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit


Now’s your last chance to soak up the sun aboard the Dolphin Star – and bring your keiki (kids) along for free! From now through the end of the month, kids can cruise aboard our Wild Dolphin Watch cruise for free, per paying adult!

Crystal blue water and shimmering skies await when you climb aboard our 149-passenger catamaran, custom designed for dolphin viewing! Guests enjoy panoramic views and breathtaking dolphin sights, all in the comfort of our eco-tour vessel. Our crew of friendly and knowledgeable certified Naturalists love guiding you to the best dolphin spotting sites, while kids will have a blast participating in our interactive keiki program!

Just because summer has come to an end doesn’t mean the fun in the sun has to stop! To book your cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit