Complete Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
Sites Included, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, USS Missouri and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Combining all of our Historical Attractions at Pearl Harbor National Memorial in one day, this tour includes admission to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, the USS Bowfin Submarine, known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger, the Battleship USS Missouri and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum for a complete historic Pearl Harbor experience. It’s an in depth look at WW2 and one of the most popular activities on Oahu.
Waikiki Beach Hotel Pick-Up
Historic World War II Narration
Visit Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park
Film Footage of December 7 Attack
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine & Museum
Ford Island Transportation
Board USS Missouri Battleship
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
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 of 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 the 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 5:30pm after a 10 our day of exploration, heroism and history.
Time: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (approximate pickup and return. Actual times will be noted in your confirmation itinerary)
Due to the popularity of this tour, we recommend that you book before arriving in the islands. Some federal holidays have limited access to sites within Pearl Harbor. The tour is not available on December 7th of each year.
6:30 AM Pick up Waikiki Hotels
7:00 AM Arrive at Pearl Harbor, World War 2 Valor In The Pacific National Monument
8:00 AM View documentary film about the day of the attack
8:30 AM Board Navy boat for tranport to the USS Arizona Memorial
9:15 AM Visit museums and exhibits of Pearl Harbor’s Visitor Center
10:15 AM board the USS Bowfin Submarine and visit the museum
11:15 AM Take a shuttle and cross the bridge onto Ford Island
12:30 AM Arrive at the USS Missouri Battleship. Tour above and below decks.
1:00 PM Depart to Pearl Harbor Aviation for a no-host lunch at the Laniakea Cafe
1:45 PM Explore the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
2:45 PM Board shuttle to leave Ford Island
3:15 PM Depart to Honolulu Historic Sites which are viewed from the tour vehicle including, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Kawaiaha’o Church, Historic Downtown, Waikiki, China Town and more
4:30 PM Return to hotels
Tour stops may change due to weather, construction or other unavoidable circumstances for the safety of our guests.
The Arizona Memorial is a sacred place to many visitors. Swimwear is not allowed. Bags are not allowed in Pearl Harbor and can be checked for $5 per item at the gate. Shoes and shirts are required.
Refund requests prior to 72 hours will only be allowed a 50% refund of the tour cost and no refunds will be issued within the 72 hour period of the start of your tour.
Lunch is not included in this tour but there are a variety of options for food and drink throughout the day. Please be sure to bring water. There are free water refill locations. Locations to sit down and eat are at the Bowfin Museum at the visitor center, the Missouri Battleship and the Laniakea Cafe at the Aviation Museum.
Pick up time and location at the airport will be printed on your confirmation letter
No bags of any type allowed at Pearl Harbor. Bags must be checked at the entrance for $5.00 per bag.
Government issued ID required for entrance to Ford Island Naval Base.
Bring sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
Bring bottled water (refills available)
Wear comfortable shoes
Bring your camera but no lens longer than 6 inches allowed
Please dress appropriately for the Arizona memorial as it is solemn and sacred place to many
No swimwear allowed on the USS Arizona Memorial
Tour not available on December 7th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial contains a number of important historical sites including the Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine, the USS Missouri Battleship and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. We’ll also visit several historical sites located around Honolulu on this Complete Pearl Harbor Historic Tour. The extensive grounds of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center covers some 7 acres and includes museums and exhibits for you to experience. Audio headset are available with Park Service produced narration of the sites in 9 languages including english. They are free of charge on our tours.
Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial is a solemn occasion. We prepare for this visit by watching a short film produced by the national park service which is about 23 minutes long. Afterwards we board a navy skip to visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Stroll the deck of the memorial which is suspended over the sunken battleship. See the 1,177 names of the sailors interned on the ship at the “Wall of Remembrance”. It’s a humbling experience of honor for those who gave their lives on that fateful day.
Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” this submarine saw a lot of action during the war. It has a great story behind itʻs name that your guide will tell you about while you explore the sub inside and out. Go from front to back and see every aspect of it then visit the museum nearby which details the very first submarines all the way up to the latest nuclear ones.
This massive ship, not far from the USS Arizona Memorial, is a symbol for the end of World War 2. Upon itʻs decks, the conflict with Japan came to an end. We’ll explore this mighty battleship inside and out, including a number of lower decks and all around the upper levels including the bridge. You may recognize a few places where several movies were filmed over the years. This is one of the most famous battleships in the world!
Get an in depth history of flight over the Pacific. From remains of old Japanese fighters to the just retired fighter jets to the ever impressive B-52 bombers and attack helicopters, this museum has it all. See some very special training planes, climb up on a big one or even try out a flight simulator. There is something for anyone interested in the history of flight and even the evolution of how vacationers flew to Hawaii over the last century
The day is capped off with a drive through the historic sections of Honolulu. From the rim of the Punchbowl crater, to the streets of Chinatown, the city is full of stories and important events throughout history with great activities that are happening today. Your guide will give you a great overview of the city and places you might want to check out on your own. We’ll see Iolani Palace and King Kamehameha’s Statue along with many more sites important to Hawaii culture before returning you back to your hotel, condo or the pier.