Complete Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Tour
USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri, Pacific Aviation & USS Bowfin Museums
Waikiki Beach Hotel Pick-Up
Historic World War II Narration
Visit Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park
Film Footage of December 7 Attack
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine ($10 Adm. Incl.)
Ford Island Transportation
USS Missouri Battleship ($20 Adm. Incl.)
Deck Tour of the ‘Mighty Mo’
USS Oklahoma Memorial
No-Host Lunch Stop at Laniakea Cafe
Downtown Honolulu City Tour
Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church
Punchbowl National Cemetery
King Kamehameha the Great Statue
Ali’iolani Hale & Hawaii State Capitol
Pacific Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Your day begins with a morning pickup from your accommodation on Oahu. We provide pick up and return transportation to the cruise ship pier, Waikiki and Ko Olina on every tour. Your guide safely brings you to the World War 2 Valor In the Pacific National Monument where you will see all of the historic sites in and around Pearl Harbor.
The first stop is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. This area contains many of the museums you can explore with your personal guide. They will hand out audio tour devices which will provide this tour in many languages. The english versions contain a wide range stories prepared by the park service.
The USS Arizona Memorial is the first major historic site we will visit. There is a short film with historic footage to view before going out to see the USS Arizona and the Memorial that lays over it. The boat takes a bit of a tour around the harbor so you can see different angles and get up close to the Battleship Missouri.
Docking back at the Visitor Center, your guide meets you for a trip across the grounds to see the inside of a submarine, the USS Bowfin. See how the ʻsilent serviceʻ operated during this historic time period and the sacrifices they made. A visit to the museum shows how far we have come in the use of submarines from the first to the largest.
Our next stop requires a trip over to Ford Island, home to many historic sites. This is still an active naval base so we must take only approved transportation. We pass by memorials to other ships, like the USS Oklahoma which still lays on the floor of the harbor like Arizona.
The USS Battleship Missouri stands tall above all in the harbor. This beautifully resorted ship marks the end of the war. See the spot upon itʻs deck that the documents by Japan were signed that officially ended the war. Explore the deck with a local guide on a 35-minute tour of some of the most interesting stories and reasons for Mighty Moʻs many battle stars.
A day is never complete without a tour of the sky, the Pacific Aviation Museum provides hangers of restored airplanes, historic pieces and so much more. Explore the exhibits, get into one, do a flight simulator and so much more.
We end the day with a wonderful tour of historic Honolulu where we drive-by or through important sites like Punchbowl Cemetery, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue and other places that will awe you. We return you back to your accommodation around 5:30 pm after a 10-11 hour day of exploration, heroism, and history.
The USS Arizona Memorial is currently unavailable to be boarded as the dock is currently in repair. An extended boat tour of the harbor is provided instead.
6:30 AM Pick up at a Waikiki Hotel, Condo or Pier
7:15 AM Arrive at Pearl Harbor, World War 2 Valor In The Pacific National Monument
8:00 AM View historical film footage from the day of the attack
8:30 AM Board Navy skip for a close-up view of the USS Arizona Memorial
9:15 AM Visit Pearl Harbor Visitors Center museums and exhibits
10:15 AM Go into the USS Bowfin Submarine (Pearl Harbor Avenger) and visit the museum
11:15 AM Take a shuttle onto Ford Island, a working Naval base
11:30 AM Arrive at the Battleship USS Missouri. Tour Mighty Moʻs decks and insides.
1:00 PM Depart to Pacific Aviation for a no-host lunch at the Laniakea Cafe
1:45 PM Explore the Pacific Aviation Museum
2:45 PM Board shuttle to leave Ford Island
3:15 PM Depart to National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater
3:45 PM Honolulu Historic Sites are viewed from the tour vehicle including, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Kawahawoi Church, Historic Downtown, China Town and more
5:30 PM Return to your accommodations
Please dress appropriately as this is a solemn and sacred area to many people. Swimwear will not be allowed. No bags are allowed into the monument and can be checked for $3 / item at the gate. Shirts and footwear are required.
Any refund request for tours originating on Oahu will receive a full refund if made at least 48 hours before the tour starts. Tours that include flights will have a 50% cancellation fee and/or $100 change fee starting 24 hours after booking is made.
There are many options for food and drinks throughout the day. Lunch is not included in this tour. Please make sure to bring water. There are options for free water refills. There are places to sit down and eat at the Missouri Battleship, Bowfin Museum and Laniakea Cafe at the Pacific Aviation Museum.