Pearl Harbor & Oahu Circle Island Tour
Arizona Memorial, Dole Pavillion, North Shore & More
Combine a historic tour of Pearl Harbor with a complete van tour around the Island of Oahu. This Pearl Harbor tour includes a 22-minute documentary film about the attack at Pearl Harbor followed by a Navy Boat ride to the Arizona Memorial. The memorial is suspended over the USS Arizona and is a solemn reminder of the 1,177 souls interned below in the sunken battleship who died that fateful day.
The second part of this tour is our Oahu Circle Island excursion, taking in the beauty of the island from every side. Travel from the stunning beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, lush rainforests of the Ko`olau Mountains, historic downtown Honolulu and more. The diverse scenery is just part of what makes Oahu so special, and you will see it all! Listed below are the highlights of your combo tour.
Pick up from Waikiki Resorts & Hotels
Visit Oahu’s World War 2 Valor In the Pacific National Monument
Explore Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Board The USS Arizona Memorial
Explore The Historic Pacific Park Museums
Dole Pineapple Plantation
Lunch On Your Own At Kahuku Sugar Mill Food Trucks On North Shore
Macadamia Nut Tropical Farm
Scenic Island Lookouts
Historic Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout
See Famous North Shore Beaches & Legendary Oahu Surf Spots
On this Oahu & Pearl Harbor Circle Island Tour, we’ll visit some of the most popular attractions on the island starting with the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. We’ll board a Navy skip and watch a short film with historic footage of Hawaii before visiting the memorial itself.
Leaving Pearl Harbor, we’ll take a journey in a large circle around the island of Oahu, visiting special sites, stopping at overlooks, and getting a full historical, and cultural experience of the “Gathering Isle”. Highlights include a blowhole, the Pali lookout, great North Shore beaches, coastal viewpoints, and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to see everything that Oahu has to offer!
6:30 AM to 5:30 PM*
(approximate pick-up and return time to Waikiki, pick up from hotel will be noted in your confirmed itinerary)
|7:00 AM||Pickup From Waikiki Hotels, Condos or Pier|
|7:30 AM||Stop In historic downtown Honolulu at King Kamehameha Statue|
|8:00 AM||Arrive At Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Explore The Museums|
|8:30 AM||Start the USS Arizona Memorial Program. Board Navy Launch to USS Arizona Memorial|
|10:00 AM||Depart to North Shore with stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation|
|10:45 AM||Enjoy the shops, pineapple whip and other attractions at the Dole Pavilion|
|11:30 AM||Arrive in North Shore area. Slow drive through Haleiwa town.|
|12:00 PM||Pass by some of the famous surfing spots and North Shore beaches. (stops may be permitted if space allows)|
|1:00 PM||Lunch on your own, your guide will recommend a few options for lunch in the Kahuku Sugar Mill. (Food Trucks)|
|2:00 PM||Tour the windward coast of Oahu. (Road runs right along the coastline so best views are from an elevated tour vehicle.)|
|2:40 PM||Stop at Kualoa Regional Park. Great spot for pictures and to see a iconic mountain range and island.|
|3:20 PM||Have an afternoon treat at the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm. Tasty samples of mac nuts available.|
|4:00 PM||Drive up to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout for incredible views of the coastline. Historic area and site of a major historic battle.|
|5:30 PM||Return to Waikiki Resorts & Hotels|
*We may change tour stops due to traffic, availability and other circumstances like weather or safety.
|AdultAge 13 years and older||$139.99|
|ChildAge 2 and 12 years||$129.99|
*Tour Operates Monday to Saturday.
**The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is open and accessible to all tour visitors except on December 7th each year.
Swimsuits are not allowed at Pearl Harbor. Please dress in a decent manner as we visit some solemn and sacred places on this tour. The USS Arizona Memorial holds the graves of over 1000 sailors. Footwear and shirts are required. The weather does change throughout the journey so we suggest you bring a light jacket and shoes, as some of the pathways are uneven.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full cash 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.
Our day begins with a stop at Pearl Harbor. This National Monument includes numerous museums and exhibits in and around the Visitor Center. After a brief historical film screening of the Pearl Harbor attack, we’ll board a Navy skip an motor out to the Arizona Memorial. Walk the deck of this amazing memorial building suspended over the sunken battleship. Talk to a volunteer veteran, read the historical signs and plaques. Enter the solemn room housing the “Wall of Remembrance” where the names of all 1,177 of the fallen sailors aboard the sunken battleship are etched in marble.
We’ll next head north from Pearl Harbor to get some great treats at the Dole Pineapple Plantation. This stop has a variety of exhibits that celebrate the history of pineapples in Hawaii. Explore the pavilion store that holds some great souvenirs as well as the “Dole Whip” – the best pineapple ice cream on the island! There is also a vintage train, the worlds largest outdoor maze, the pineapple gardens and other paid attractions at this location for you to enjoy (not included in tour price) if you choose. Relax on the porch enjoy a snack, but not too much as our next stop is for lunch…
Touring around the island, the best views are from within the vehicle. Your elevated seats and oversized windows on our small group tours are the best way to see historic towns, famous beaches and more. The guides stop at the North Shore food trucks (the locally farmed shrimp is amazing!) at the Kahuku Sugar Mill for a truly authentic “island” experience. Talk to your guide that day for the options.
See the surfer lifestyle in action as we drive through various small North Shore communities, each with their own style and offerings. We stop to explore places like Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and other famous beaches and overlooks. Often, we are able to stop and watch the surfers tackle the legendary big waves during the winter months. It is an awe inspiring sight!
As we move around the island in a large loop, we stop at various coastal and pali (cliff) overlooks that provide outstanding views. Your guide will share stories of locations with important historical or culturally significants to the Hawaiian people. Hear the stories of the ancient past and learn how Kamehameha and the ancient Hawaiian chiefs battled and ruled over the land.