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Top Five Snorkeling Spots on Oahu

One of the best ways to explore Oahu’s ocean paradise is by putting on a snorkel mask and dipping your head underwater! From shimmering blue waters to an abundance of coral and creatures, Hawaii’s underwater world is diverse, dazzling and best experienced first-hand. Kick-start your aquatic adventure today with a visit to one of our…

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Enjoy Best Summer Snorkeling with Dolphin Star

Summer is in full swing and you know what that means? It’s the best time for snorkeling! Climb aboard the Dolphin Star and enjoy our cruise that combines a dolphin watch, lunch and snorkeling at our secret reef spot in crystal clear waters. We caught up with Captain Wade Matsueda of the Dolphin Star to…

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KILAUEA VOLCANO UPDATE

In May, the event of Hawaii Island’s Kilauea volcano eruption made worldwide news, and our hearts truly go out to those impacted. While some potential visitors may worry to visit the islands due to the volcanic eruptions on Hawaiʻi Island (also known as the Big Island), the crews of Star of Honolulu and Dolphin Star…

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Enjoy Summer Fun at Sea

Summer is finally here! What better way to soak up the sunny days of summer than at sea. Join our friends at Dolphin Star to explore the ocean and its wonderful creatures along Oahu’s beautiful west coast. Not only will you get the chance to catch the best views of spinner dolphins boat-side, but you’ll…

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HAPPY NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY!

Did you know that April 14 is National Dolphin Day? To celebrate our favorite marine mammals, we want to share some fun dolphin facts that you may not have known: Dolphins have acute eyesight both in and out of the water and a well-developed sense of touch, with free nerve endings packed in their skin.…

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A Fun Spring Break Activity for the Family – See Wild Dolphins!

Seeking fun activities for keiki (children) during Spring Break? Look no further! Dolphin Star provides one of the best family-friendly activities. Get the whole family together to enjoy an outdoor adventure along the breathtaking Waianae coast to spot our dolphin friends frolicking in the water! Our various dolphin watch options will surely keep the kids…

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See Wild Dolphins and Snorkel on Oahu

Looking to see wild dolphins, including the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin (called nai‘a in Hawaiian)? Then we invite you to join us during our popular Dolphin Star BBQ & Snorkel Watch cruise – not only could you spot dolphins leaping in the air alongside our 149-passenger vessel, but you’ll also get the chance to dive into…

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Best Burgers in Hawaii – Plus See Wild Dolphins and Snorkel!

Did you know that one of Hawaii’s best burgers isn’t found in a restaurant or drive-in but on board Hawaii’s best dolphin watch cruise? That’s right! Our customers say the tastiest burgers are served aboard the Dolphin Star! Enjoy a tropical afternoon on the Pacific Ocean with the most stunning views of dolphins and the…

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Meet These Mammals: Melon-headed Whale

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…

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Soak up the Sun with Dolphin Star’s Child Free Special

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…

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