Pearl Harbor Tours From Maui, Kauai or Big Island
Explore The USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri
Don’t get lost and stuck in long lines, join us for a tour of the most popular things to do in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri! Our guided motor coach tour will also take you through historic downtown Honolulu and on a drive-through of Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery; all while not waiting in any long lines! Roundtrip Airfare, transportation, admissions, and expert narration is included.
Experience the top attractions on Oahu and make the most of your vacation by skipping the long lines with our Pearl Harbor tour! Relax and travel in comfort on our motor coach tour that includes the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, downtown and historic Honolulu city tour and a drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery. This memorable, informative tour will leave you with a deeper insight into these pieces of American history.
Your USS Arizona Memorial tour will start at the Visitor Center. Spend some time browsing through informative displays and exhibits where you’ll learn more about the events that propelled the U.S. into WWII. The expansive grounds have interpretive signs, displays and memorials all along a walkway at the water’s edge. The pathway leads visitors through stories about Pearl Harbor from ancient Hawaiian times, through WWII world events and into today. You can also grab a bite to eat at the food vendors and relax at the snack areas of the Visitor Center.
Begin your trip to the Arizona Memorial by watching an informative documentary film about the Japanese attack with before, during and after photos and film footage of that fateful day and the events that led up to it. 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 “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 Arizona’s hull to this day.
The next stop on your adventure is a one-hour guided tour of the battleship USS Missouri. Towering some 8 stories high above it’s berth at Battleship Row on Ford Island, this mighty battleship stands as a reminder of the industrial might America mobilized for its ultimate victory against the Japanese in the Pacific. Witness the impressive armaments of the “Mighty Mo” while walking the decks. On the deck visitors can stand at the exact spot where the Japanese signed the articles of surrendered in September of 1945. Explore the tight hallways, cramped crews quarters and impressive displays of war rooms and battle maps deep in the interior of the ship. It’s an amazing look back into military life at sea during World War 2!
As part of our tour day, we take a trip around historic Honolulu, making stops at various overlooks and points of interest. Our tour drives us through the Punchbowl Cemetery, located in a crater near downtown. We then make our way past a number of historic and culturally important statues including one of King Kamehameha the Great, which stands tall in front of the state supreme court building across from the only royal palace in the United States.
Flights To & From Maui, Kauai or Big Island
Tours originating from Maui, Kauai or the Big Island include roundtrip airfare (Plane Boeing B717)
4.5 hours to tour Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri
Movie and Boat ride to USS Arizona Memorial
A guided tour of the Battleship USS Missouri at Ford Island
Stand in awe of the Surrender Deck where the Empire of Japan signed the Surrender Treaty ending World War II
Drive through Honolulu to view historic buildings, with picture taking stop at Iolani Palace and King Kamehameha Statue
Drive through Punchbowl Crater home to the National Cemetery of the Pacific
The awe-inspiring yet serene history of Pearl Harbor makes this tour a “must see” part of any Hawaii vacation. The tour includes all airfare, transportation and entrance fees necessary to experience the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri battleship at Pearl Harbor. All outer island flights to Honolulu are less than 1 hour and you will be greeted at the airport by our friendly tour guides. We will transport you in our air-conditioned tour vehicles to Pearl Harbor while our guides provide expert narration into the historical locations you’ll see throughout the day.
Because you’re visiting Pearl Harbor with us, you’ll skip the long ticket lines once we arrive, giving you 4 ½ hours to explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship Museum.
Afterwards, our expert guides will continue your tour in our custom tour vehicles to Punchbowl National Cemetery where various monuments and displays tell the story of those lost in America’s foreign wars. We’ll continue to the locations and buildings of historic Honolulu including Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha Statue, Waikiki and Diamond Head Crater!
This schedule pertains to off island guests only. It is subject to change depending on your preferred ticket time. Available from the Big Island, Kauai or Maui.
6:30 AM Inter island (your island) airport arrival 7:30 AM Depart to the Island of Oahu
8:10 AM Honolulu International Airport curbside guide meet and transport
8:30 AM Arrive at Pearl Harbor
9:30 AM Enter theater and watch the historic documentary film of the attack
10:00 AM Board Navy boat for transport to the USS Arizona Memorial
10:45 AM Explore the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center /Museum /Exhibits
12:15 PM Board the shuttle to Ford Island. Lunch on your own. Options available at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the cafeteria at the USS Bowfin Submarine or at the USS Missouri.
1:00 PM Board and tour the USS Missouri battleship at Ford Island
2:00 PM Return by shuttle to Pearl Harbor
2:30 PM Depart to National Cemetery of the Pacific at the Punchbowl Crater
3:00 PM Honolulu Historic Visit and Sightseeing Waikiki and Diamond Head
King Kamehameha Statue
Diamond Head Lookout
5:30 PM Return to Honolulu International Airport
6:00 PM Arrive at Honolulu International Airport
7:15 PM Depart on Hawaiian Airlines
Tour stops may change due to weather, construction or other unavoidable circumstances for the safety of our guests.
The USS Arizona Memorial has been repaired and is open to all visitors.
Any inter-island tour or Oahu tours originating from the Islands of Maui, Big Island, and Kauai may incur up to $100.00 per person airline change fee (if flights are included in your tour) for any changes to the original booking (this is currently being waived by airlines). Any request for a refund prior to 72 hours will result in a full credit for a future tour and the credit for airline flights is only in reserved names.
Travel Insurance: A cash refund is available on tours with flights when you purchase the travel insurance (available during the booking process) and you have an emergency or had some unforeseen issue occur prior to 72 hours to your tour start date. No refunds are issued for any tours canceled or changed (even with insurance) within the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
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 $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.