Pearl Harbor, Arizona & Missouri Battleship Tour
See The Best Of Pearl Harbor With Us
No visit to Oahu is complete without paying respects at the Arizona Memorial. Board the USS Arizona Memorial and you will feel the emotions of the solemn memory of the attacks that struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Peer into the hull of the sunken battleship and view the names of those lost on the Remembrance Wall. All museum admissions are included with this tour, including a guided deck tour aboard the USS Missouri! Explore the famous battleship, which served in more than 50 years of war and conflicts and is the most celebrated war vessel in United States history. Experiencing these amazing places is sure to create lasting memories and enrich your vacation.
Round-trip Waikiki Hotel Transportation (North shore or Ko Olina hotels too)
Over 4 hours to explore the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri
Historic film and Boat tour of harbor near USS Arizona Memorial
Battleship Missouri guided tour at Ford Island
Visit The Surrender Deck Where US Involvement in World War 2 Ended With Japan
Stops at historic sites in Honolulu including the Iolani Palace
Pay your respects at Punchbowl National Cemeter
The Arizona Memorial is one of the most popular visitor destinations in all of Hawaii. The Japanese surprise attack in December of 1941 profoundly changed the United States and the world. The expansive visitor center exhibits pay tribute to that infamous day in when the United States entered World War 2 and shares a fascinating look back into a bygone era of 1940’s Hawaii and a country at war. The Arizona is the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, when their ship was bombed by the Japanese. The USS Arizona was one of eight battleships stationed at Pearl Harbor that fateful day.
The USS Missouri, another Pearl Harbor survivor, also pays tribute to those lost on December 7th. On its decks, visitors can see the spot where Japan signed its formal surrender, effectively ending World War 2. You will have the opportunity to explore the inside of the “Mighty Mo” multiple decks, galleys, rooms and guns.
Afterward, we head out from the harbor for a great view of the city from Punchbowl – the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Then, we head to our final stop in downtown Honolulu to check out the King Kamehameha Statue and other nearby historic buildings including Iolani Palace.
It is subject to change depending on the ticket times that day. Your small group will have flexibility in what you do as well.
|7:30 AM||Pickup At Your Hotel In Waikiki|
|8:00 AM||Head to National Cemetery of the Pacific at the Punchbowl Crater|
|8:30 AM||Arrive at Pearl Harbor|
|9:15 AM||Enter theater and watch the historic documentary film of the attack|
|9:45 AM||Board Navy boat for transport to the USS Arizona Memorial|
|10:05 AM||Explore the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center Museum Exhibits|
|10:25 PM||Guide drives onto Ford Island.|
|10:45 AM||Spend some time visiting the Oklahoma Memorial|
|11:00 AM||Board and tour the USS Missouri battleship at Ford Island|
|12:00 PM||Lunch on your own. Options available at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the cafeteria at the USS Bowfin Submarine or at the USS Missouri.|
|12:30 PM||Honolulu Historic Sightseeing Drive
|1:30 PM||Return to Your Waikiki Hotel|
Tour stops may change due to weather, construction or other unavoidable circumstances for the safety of our guests.
There is no food included on this tour. There will be time to purchase some no-host food at both the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the Battleship Missouri Museum.
Please dress comfortably and respectfully. Shirts and shoes are required at the USS Arizona Memorial. Swimsuits are not permitted along with bags or backpacks within the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. If needed bags may be stored at the Visitor Center for $5.00 per item.
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.
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.
There is a full refund on this tour if you cancel at least 72-hours prior to the start of your tour time. There is no cash refund for tours with flights unless you purchase insurance at checkout.
Our tour starts at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Here you can explore multiple informative displays, exhibits and interpretive signage along an extensive walkway within the visitor center grounds. Guests can learn in detail about the Japanese attack, the U.S. battles and losses in the Pacific and even what Pearl Harbor was like in ancient times. The Visitor Center is also where you can get lunch or snacks on your own.
Next we’ll be visiting the USS Arizona Memorial. This part of the tour begins with a documentary film in the theater about the Japanese attack and the events that led up to it. It includes actual footage and photos of that fateful day where over 2,400 Navy, Marine, Army and civilian personnel lost their lives. Afterwards, you will board a Navy skip that will cross the harbor to the Arizona Memorial which is suspended over (without touching) the sunken battleship. It is a somber experience to see the marble “Wall of Remembrance” listing the 1,177 souls who died when the battleship exploded on December 7th, 1941, most of whom are interned in the sunken ship below your feet.
After returning to the Visitor Center we will board a shuttle and cross the bridge to Ford Island. This still active military base is home to Battleship Row where the USS Missouri battleship is docked. This floating museum marks the end of World War 2 in the Pacific as the Japanese Articles of Surrender was signed on the deck of the “Might Mo” in Tokyo Bay in September of 1945. Explore the main deck as the huge turret guns tower overhead. Stand in the spot where the Japanese surrender documents were signed, then venture below deck where you’ll get a first hand look at what life on board was like on a Navy battleship during WWII.
After experiencing Pearl Harbor, you’ll be taken on a narrated driving tour of downtown Honolulu where you’ll be able to see and learn more about Hawaii’s history. During the tour, you’ll have your curiosity piqued by:
These beautiful, historical sites come to life thanks to the expert narration and local knowledge that your driver shares with you while you enjoy your tour of Honolulu city.
No tour of Honolulu’s rich history would be complete without visiting Punchbowl Cemetery. Also known as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Punchbowl Cemetery is one of Hawaii’s most popular tourist attractions and serves as a memorial to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives. During the scenic drive you’ll be able to view the meticulous landscaping at the cemetery while you reflect on the beauty and reverence that is felt throughout the entire area. While driving through the Punchbowl Cemetery you’ll also get to view the Courts of the Missing and the chapel.