PEARL HARBOR & BATTLESHIP MISSOURI TOUR FROM MAUI, KAUAI OR BIG ISLAND
Atrip to Hawai’i is incomplete without a visit to one of the most popular destinations in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor. Seeing the USS Arizona Memorial and the Missouri Battleship lined up on Battleship Row is a sight to behold. You can see it all, stress-free with these Pearl Harbor ticket packages! Flights from the islands of Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawai’i, transportation, and admissions for a day-long adventure to the island included.
The USS Arizona Memorial is hallowed ground, with 1,102 sailors and marines interred in the ship beneath. The memorial’s white walls list the names of the lost. Nearby, is the USS Missouri Battleship, and upon her decks, the surrender deck where World War II ended. The Pearl Harbor National Monument includes numerous museums, shops, and exhibits, perfect for history lovers.
On this tour, after curbside airport pickup, we’ll explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and then take a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. After a solemn visit, we travel to Ford Island to explore the “Mighty Mo” (Battleship Missouri). Explore beneath her decks, hear her service story, and witness damage from a kamikaze attack. Once you’ve enjoyed the USS Missouri, it’s time for a relaxing tour of historic Honolulu.
We will drive into Punchbowl Crater which overlooks the city and through downtown Honolulu. See sites like the Iolani Palace, Kamehameha Statue, Kawaiaha‘o Church, and more!
PEARL HARBOR SITES VISITED
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
The first stop on the tour is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where you can learn all about the attacks that occurred on December 7th, 1941. Take some time to browse the historical displays throughout the visitor center to learn more about the events that took place that day as well as the events that lead to the United States entering into WWII. Of course, there are plenty of souvenirs to bring back home (All purchases help keep these facilities operational and updated). You’ll be also able to purchase lunch / snacks from the food vendors and spend some time relaxing while you enjoy your meal.
USS Arizona Memorial
It’s a quick trip over to the USS Arizona memorial aboard a U.S. Navy launch from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The memorial lets you view the USS Arizona under the water below you. Within the USS Arizona lie the 1,102 of the 1,177 heroes who lost their lives on the “Day of Infamy.” The memorial is a solemn and beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives. Want to truly understand the gravity of the events that happened on that fateful day? Visiting the memorial, witnessing the destruction, knowing that those who died in the name of freedom remain beneath you while the U.S. flag still waves at half-staff will certainly help bring it all into perspective. It’s a history buff’s dream tour.
USS Battleship Missouri
Now, you’ll take a quick trip to Ford Island for the next leg of our tour. You’ll be welcomed aboard the deck of the USS Missouri. She was the last battleship built by the US Navy and is affectionately referred to as “Might Mo.” The USS Missouri is famous as she participated not only in WWII, but also the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf War. During the tour you’ll be able to walk the deck of Mighty Mo and learn about this great battleship and her legacy. You’re invited to stand in the exact spot where representatives of the Empire of Japan signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on September 2nd, 1945 marking the end of World War II.
No tour of Honolulu’s rich history would be complete without visiting Punchbowl Cemetery. Also known as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 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 Punchbowl Cemetery you’ll also get to view Courts of the Missing and the chapel.
Honolulu City Tour
After experiencing Pearl Harbor, you’ll be taken on a narrated driving tour of downtown Honolulu. During the tour you’ll have your curiosity peaked by:
- Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil
- Kawaiahao Church (one of the oldest Christian churches in Hawaii)
- An 18 foot statue of King Kamehameha (Hawaii’s first king)
- Honolulu Hale (Honolulu City Hall)
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.
Pearl Harbor & Missouri Tour Details
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- What's Included
- Meal Options
- Attire & Bag Policy
- Cancellation Policy
Pickup and return to Honolulu airport
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 Battleship
Historic Movie and Boat ride to USS Arizona Memorial
Stand on the Surrender Deck where the Empire of Japan signed the Surrender Treaty ending World War II
Drive through Honolulu to view and photograph historic buildings such as Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue
Drive through Honolulu’s Punchbowl Crater-home to the National Cemetery of the Pacific
Our Pearl Harbor and USS Missouri Tour is a “must-see” for anyone who’s visiting Hawai’i and has always wanted to experience the history, serenity, and awe of Pearl Harbor. This tour includes all airfare, transportation, and all entrance fees necessary to experience Pearl Harbor once you arrive on the island of Oahu. All outer island flights to Honolulu airport are less than 1 hour. Once you arrive in Honolulu city you’ll be greeted at the airport by our friendly tour guide who will escort you to an air-conditioned tour vehicle.
The tour includes expert narration so you can get deeper insights into the historical monuments and buildings you’ll see throughout the day.
Because you’re touring with Pearl Harbor Tours, you’ll be able to skip the long lines once we arrive at Pearl Harbor. You’ll have 4 ½ hours to view the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the Arizona Memorial, and the Battleship Missouri Museum while at Pearl Harbor.
Please ask us here if you have any questions.
*Note: Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Navy may need to suspend boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial at any time, or they may impose a capacity restriction on the boat. As a result, you may be placed in a standby line. Unfortunately, in these cases, there will be no refunds. You are still free to enjoy the Visitor’s Center, exhibits, and park monuments. Please accept our apologies in advance.
Activity & Event Itinerary
Schedule for Off-island guests only 7-8 hours (Does Not Include Flight Time)
Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change Depending on Available Flight Time.
Available from Maui, Big Island and Kauai
|6:00 AM||Arrive at your outer island airport|
|7:00 AM||Depart to Island of Oahu|
|7:45 AM||Meet your guide at curbside of Honolulu International Airport|
|8:00 AM||Arrive at Pearl Harbor|
|8:30 AM||View Documentary film|
|9:00 AM||Board Navy boat for your solemn visit to the USS Arizona Memorial|
|9:45 AM||Visit Pearl Harbor Visitors Center Museum Exhibits|
|10:45 PM||Depart to Ford Island. Lunch on your own at the Missouri Pier.|
|11:00 AM||Tour the USS Missouri at Ford Island|
|1:00 PM||Depart to National Cemetery of the Pacific at the Punchbowl Crater|
|1:30 PM||Historic Honolulu Visit and Sightseeing
|3:30 PM||Return to Honolulu International Airport|
|5:00 PM||Return Flight Departure Time|
|5:45 PM||Arrive at your inter-island Airport|
This tour includes roundtrip airfare to Honolulu Airport, transportation once you arrive in Honolulu, and entrance to Pearl Harbor.
It does not include transportation to and from the airport on the island you are staying at. Lunch is also not included (though lunch may be purchased at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and USS Missouri.)
Lunch is not included in your tour price. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Visitor Center and USS Missouri.
Attire & Bag Policy
- While there is no official dress code to visit the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, we ask visitors to dress appropriately and respectfully. Swimsuits are not acceptable. High heels, skirts, and dresses are also not recommended. Flip-flops and sandals are permitted; however, we encourage you to wear closed-toe shoes as there is a lot of walking when visiting the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.
- For security reasons, no bags are allowed. Additionally, no iPad cases or clutch wallets are permitted. A wallet must be no larger than a regular-sized cell phone.
- Bags are not allowed in Pearl Harbor Visitor Center but if needed may be checked and stored for $7.00 per small bag or $10.00 per large bag. It is recommended only essential items such as phones, wallets, and a water bottle or any needed medicines be brought on tour.
- Bags that are allowed must be a clear bag approved by the US Navy, like the ones pictured below:
In the event of cancellation or request change to your reservation, please note the following if you purchase trip insurance there is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability but must be made 72 hours prior to the original tour day. No refunds issued for any tours within the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your flights.
Pearl Harbor Tours that include airline flights from Maui, Big Island of Hawaii, or Kauai can qualify for a refund if guests add the $20 per person insurance during checkout. If you do not purchase insurance, there are no refunds for cancellations or no-shows. Rescheduling fees will be applied to change your dates. Tickets are non-transferrable.
No stop is guaranteed to be operating on the day of your tour. We have no control of Navy and Army operations which may result in the closure of Ford Island or the boats going to the Arizona Memorial without notice. In the event of this occurring, our guides will make up for it in a variety of ways so your experience is always worthwhile.
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