Top Tips for Dolphin Watching

Dolphins are some of the most graceful and majestic creatures in our waters. Every day we’re lucky to sail out along the gorgeous Waianae coast to watch these animals in their natural habitat. To make the most of your Dolphin Star cruise, we’ve compiled our top tips for spotting these acrobats of the sea:

  • Explore all sides of Dolphin Star. As Oahu’s largest dolphin vessel with open-air walk-around decks, Dolphin Star offers cruise-goers spectacular views of the expansive blue ocean and breathtaking Waianae coastline. Take the opportunity throughout your cruise to explore our decks and watch dolphins from all angles of the vessel.
  • Listen to the Naturalists. Our certified Naturalists have ample experience in spotting dolphins as they frolic in our warm waters. They know exactly what to look for when searching for dolphins, so be sure to listen up when they’re making their announcements—they may be spotting a new pod of dolphins!
  • Don’t forget your cameras. Dolphins are amazing creatures to behold—you’ll want to do your best to snap a photo so you never forget that moment! Set your camera on a fast shutter speed to ensure your photos come out clearly.
  • Check out the bow. Dolphins can often be found swimming very closely to the base of our vessel. This is called bow riding, where dolphins use the waves created by nearby boats as momentum to propel them forward. Remember to look down at the water, as we catch many dolphins bow riding daily!

With these tips, you’re sure to enjoy a day to remember out at sea! For more information or to book a cruise today, call (808) 983-STAR (7827) or visit

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