HISTORIC PEARL HARBOR DELUXE TOUR
Explore All The Museums, Battleships & Memorials Of Pearl Harbor
Embark on a journey back in time with our comprehensive Pearl Harbor National Memorial tour. This full-day expedition takes you through the most significant historical attractions at Pearl Harbor, offering a profound glimpse into World War II's pivotal events. Explore the USS Arizona Memorial, the resting place for the heroes of Pearl Harbor; the USS Bowfin Submarine, the mighty Battleship USS Missouri; and the fascinating Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. As one of Oahu's most sought-after activities, our tour promises an immersive and insightful experience of an era that shaped the world.
The Bowfin Submarine, also known as the "Pearl Harbor Avenger," has a remarkable history of service during World War II. Launched on December 7, 1942, a year after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, its mission was to seek and destroy enemy ships and submarines. Over the course of its nine war patrols, the Bowfin sank a substantial number of enemy vessels, solidifying its reputation as a formidable force. Today, the submarine is a centerpiece at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Hawaii, serving as a historical landmark that educates visitors about its significant role in wartime history.
The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is a significant landmark that provides a compelling historical narrative of World War II. The museum is housed within two hangars that have survived the infamous 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. These hangars have been carefully preserved and now serve as a portal to the past, immersing visitors in the Pacific aviation battles that shaped the outcome of the war. The museum brings history to life with its impressive collection of warplanes, exhibits, and personal stories from those who lived through this period, making it an educational and poignant experience for all who visit.
Historic Downtown Honolulu is a treasure trove of culture, history, and extraordinary architecture, presenting a unique blend of past and present. The area is home to several iconic landmarks, including Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, the King Kamehameha Statue, and the Kawaiahaʻo Church, known as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. This district, with its vibrant street life, bustling markets, and rich architectural heritage, offers a glimpse into the fascinating history of Hawaii and serves as a cultural hub for both locals and visitors.
Ground Transport To And From Waikiki Included
View A Documentary Film About The December 7th Attack
See The Exhibits In The Pearl Harbor Vistors Center
Boat Out To The USS Arizona Memorial
Explore The USS Bowfin Submarine
Walk Through The Mighty USS Missouri Battleship
Visit The USS Oklahoma Memorial
Take A Driving Tour Of Downtown Honolulu
Take an unforgettable journey that starts with a convenient morning pickup from your accommodations or a central location. Our transportation service will whisk you away to the iconic Pearl Harbor, offering stops at the cruise ship pier, Waikiki, and Ko Olina for your convenience.
Once you arrive, our knowledgeable guide will be there to accompany you as you explore the World War II Pacific National Monument. Dive into the rich history and significance of this historic site and its surroundings.
Our first stop will be at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, where you can take your time exploring various museums at your own pace or with the guidance of our expert tour guide. Immerse yourself in the stories and insights offered by the multilingual audio tour devices, with an extensive range of options available in English.
Next, we'll visit the renowned Arizona Memorial. Before entering, you'll have the opportunity to watch a compelling short film featuring historical footage, setting the stage for your visit. A boat operated by the Navy will then take you to the memorial, where you can spend approximately 15 minutes absorbing the profound significance of the site.
After returning to the Visitor Center, our guide will lead you to the USS Bowfin submarine. Step inside and discover the inner workings and operations of this pivotal vessel during World War II. The museum showcases the fascinating evolution of submarine technology, offering a comprehensive look into its history.
Our journey continues to Ford Island, where numerous historic sites await. Due to its status as an active naval base, we'll ensure transportation is approved and secure. Along the way, you'll catch a glimpse of memorials honoring other ships, such as the USS Oklahoma.
Standing tall and powerful, the USS Battleship Missouri dominates the harbor. This meticulously restored ship symbolizes the monumental end of the war. Marvel at the spot on its deck where Japan officially signed the documents to cease hostilities. During a 35-minute guided tour, a local expert will regale you with captivating stories and share fascinating insights into the ship's impressive battle history.
No trip to Pearl Harbor would be complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Explore hangars filled with meticulously restored airplanes and artifacts that bring the rich aviation history to life. Take a spin in the flight simulator and immerse yourself in the incredible exhibits that commemorate the achievements of aviation pioneers.
To conclude this extraordinary day, we'll take you on a fun tour of historic Honolulu. As we pass through significant sites like Punchbowl Cemetery, Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue, you'll be left in awe of their historical significance and the stories they hold.
After a full day filled with exploration, heroism, and history, we'll ensure you arrive back at your accommodation by approximately 5:30 p.m., bringing an end to your unforgettable 10-hour adventure. You will be captivated by the wonders of Pearl Harbor and the chance to experience history.
*Parking: Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be $7/day and will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors’ mobile devices or through an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
9-Hour Complete Pearl Harbor From Waikiki Hotels
9-Hour Complete Pearl Harbor From Ko Olina
Time: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (approximate pickup and return. Actual times will be noted in your confirmation itinerary)
Due to the popularity of this tour, we recommend that you book before arriving in the islands. Some federal holidays have limited access to sites within Pearl Harbor. The tour is not available on December 7th of each year.
6:30 AM Pick up Waikiki Hotels (sometimes as late at 7:30am)
7:00 AM Arrive at Pearl Harbor, World War 2 Valor In The Pacific National Monument
8:00 AM View a documentary film about the day of the attack
8:30 AM Board Navy boat for transport to the USS Arizona Memorial
9:15 AM Visit museums and exhibits of Pearl Harbor’s Visitor Center
10:15 AM Board the USS Bowfin Submarine and visit the museum
11:15 AM Take a shuttle and cross the bridge onto Ford Island
12:30 AM Arrive at the USS Missouri Battleship. Tour above and below decks.
1:00 PM Depart for the Pearl Harbor Aviation and a no-host lunch at the Laniakea Cafe
1:45 PM Explore the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
2:45 PM Board shuttle to leave Ford Island
3:15 PM Depart to Honolulu Historic Sites, which are viewed from the tour vehicle including Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Kawaiaha’o Church, Historic Downtown, Waikiki, China Town, and more
4:30 PM Return to hotels or nearby drop-off location (sometimes at 5:30pm)
Tour stops may change due to weather, construction, or other unavoidable circumstances for the safety of our guests.
The Arizona Memorial is a sacred place to many visitors. Swimwear is not allowed. Bags are not allowed in Pearl Harbor and can be checked for $5 per item at the gate. Shoes and shirts are required.
It must be a clear bag approved by the US Navy, like the ones pictured below.
Lunch is not included in this tour but there are a variety of options for food and drink throughout the day. Please be sure to bring water. There are free water refill locations. Locations to sit down and eat are at the Bowfin Museum at the visitor center, the Missouri Battleship and the Laniakea Cafe at the Aviation Museum.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.
Please bring your government-issued ID for entry.
We ask that visitors to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites dress appropriately and respectfully by avoiding swimsuits. While sandals and flip-flops are permitted, we encourage you to wear closed-toe shoes as there is a lot of walking when visiting the sites. In addition, we recommend visitors avoid skirts and dresses as well as high heels.
No bags are allowed for security reasons, and iPad cases or clutch wallets are not permitted either — a wallet must be no larger than a regular-sized cell phone. The bag storage facility can store your belongings for a fee of $6.00 per bag or $7.50 per bag for more oversized luggage.
Thank you for helping us maintain a respectful and secure environment for all visitors.
It must be a clear bag approved by the US Navy, like the ones pictured below.
Infrequently, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Navy may suspend boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial, or they may need to restrict boat capacity. In these cases, we may place you in a standby line. We cannot offer refunds in this situation and apologize in advance should this occur. You would still be able to visit the exhibits, the Visitors’ Center, and other park monuments.