Pearl Harbor & Polynesian Cultural Center
Arizona Memorial & Polynesian Cultural Center
oahu is full of must-see sites, and the Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor are two of the most popular destinations in Hawaii. With our Pearl Harbor and Polynesian Cultural Center tour, you’ll get to see both and much more in one exciting and fun-filled day!
Take in the top attractions on Oahu in one incredible day. Historical Pearl Harbor and the fascinating Polynesian music, dance, and people of the Pacific featured at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Round-trip Waikiki Hotel Transportation or (at the airport by booking these tickets)
Guided exploration of Oahuʻs Historic Pacific Parks
Historic footage and narration by park rangers
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Museums
Boat Ride Out Near USS Arizona Memorial
Polynesian Cultural Center Admission
A Wonderful Lunch In the Hukilau Marketplace
Cultural Demonstrations and Shows On Various Stages
Polynesian Canoe Parade of The Nations
View Various North Shore Beaches
See Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach
Begin with a stop at Pearl Harbor and the opportunity to board the USS Arizona Memorial, take in film footage of the attacks, and explore the museums and memorials at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Next, we’ll travel to the windward side of the island to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Discover the people and culture of six island nations, each represented by a traditionally built village. Participate in cultural activities, demonstrations, and performances from the islands of Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, and Hawaii!
We’ll continue around the island to Oahu’s famous North Shore beaches, towns, and valleys. See these world-renown surf spots and learn the ancient stories and legends of Waimea Valley, one of the most sacred places in all of Hawaii! It’s the kind of inter-island day trip that could very well be the highlight of your Hawaii vacation!
Please ask us here if you have any questions.
For Oahu guests only – 10 to 11-hour tour
(subject to change depending on Pearl Harbor Ticket Time)
*Highlights of this tour may change or be updated due to route change in the event of weather or traffic situations beyond our control
Please dress comfortably but respectfully while visiting Pearl Harbor. Shirts and shoes are required on the Arizona Memorial. Swimwear and swimsuits are not permitted. Bags, backpacks and large camera bags are not permitted within Pearl Harbor. These may be checked and stored for $3.00 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.
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is where you’ll really start to understand what happened on December 7th 1941 and the events that led up to the attack. You’ll learn about the Japanese strategy, what the United States military was preparing for, the opinions of Americans about the war and life in the islands during that time. The expansive network of museums, displays, plaques, photos and monuments bring to life the events and times of Hawaii during pre and post-war America.
Begin your trip to the Arizona Memorial by watching an informative documentary film about the attack with before, during and after photos and film footage of the attack and the events that led up to that horrific day. The boat ride to the memorial is just a few minutes long. The memorial was built over the remains of the sunken battleship allowing visitors to honor and reflect on the heroes of that fateful “Day of Infamy”. Read the names etched into the white marble wall listing all 1,177 sailors and marines who died that day on the USS Arizona. Keep an eye out for the “Black Tears” of oil on the surface that leak from the hull to this day.
For over 50 years this incredible attraction has shared the Polynesian culture of six island nations, spanning some 5000 miles across the Pacific, with the world. From the Parade of Canoes performances in the center’s lagoon to the fascinating authentically built villages to their award winning shows and exhibits, guests will come away with a much deeper and meaningful understanding of the Pacific peoples who migrated to Hawaii over the past 1000 years! The performers from each culture are not just actors either – they have come from these island nations to live and work at the Polynesian Cultural Center while attending college at nearby BYU Hawaii University. It’s just one of many reasons why it’s become a top Oahu “must see” attraction!
Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. Oahu’s North Shore is the birthplace of big wave surfing and every winter hundreds of the world’s elite in the sport come to these beaches and surf spots to test their skills. You’ll see places like Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline and the quaint surf town of Haleiwa. With the steep jungle covered cliffs of the Koolau Mountains at your back and the emerald waters of the ocean at your feet, you’ll understand why visitors and residents alike cherish a trip to the North Shore! Your expert guides will share the stories and history of this beautiful side of Oahu that includes Waimea Bay and the sacred valley that sits behind Waimea Bay and it’s incredible beach and turquoise ocean waters.