COMPLETE PEARL HARBOR TOUR EXPERIENCE
Our Complete Pearl Harbor experience gives you the best, most personal overview of the United States entry into and subsequent commitment to the World War II effort. The World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument encompasses a variety of popular locations, including the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, USS Oklahoma Memorial, USS Missouri Battleship Museum, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s hangars and a good portion of shoreline around Pearl Harbor.
There is so much to see here that an entire day really is needed to fully experience it all. It’s a history enthusiast’s dream come true as you visit battleships, see the enemy’s bullet holes in buildings, vintage planes, real war footage and so much more that happened right at this very location. Our Complete Pearl Harbor tour includes admission and transportation to all the sites “open to the public” around Pearl Harbor – even those on the active naval base.
COMPLETE PEARL HARBOR SITES VISITED
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Your World War 2 Valor In The Pacific National Monument experience will start at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Experience an outstanding film documenting the attack on Pearl Harbor, with actual footage of that day. Spend time browsing through informative displays and learn more about the events that propelled the US into WWII as well as life in Hawaii following the attacks on December 7, 1941 . There are snack areas and food vendors where you can grab a bite to eat and relax.
USS Arizona Memorial
All aboard! Make the short trip to the memorial itself aboard a U.S. Navy ferry. The memorial was built over the remains of the USS Arizona Battleship, which will allow you to honor and reflect on the heroes of that “Day of Infamy”. You can read the names of all 1,177 sailors and marines who were killed on December 7, 1941. Don’t forget to look for the “Black Tears”, the oil leak on the surface from the sunken remains facing the USS Missouri.
USS Missouri Battleship
The next stop on your Pearl Harbor Adventure is a one-hour visit of the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy. Commissioned in 1939 and finished in 1944, thus earning the name “Mighty Mo”, she earned 11 Battle Stars during her tour of duty. Walk the decks learning about her proud history and stand on the exact spot where on September 2, 1945, Japan surrendered, thus closing WWII. In all, you’ll spend approximately 4.5 hours at Pearl Harbor.
USS Bowfin Submarine
The US Navy’s Silent Service (submarine corps) launched on December 7, 1942 a year to the date of the Pearl Harbor Attack, the USS Bowfin which was aptly nicknamed “The Pearl Harbor Avenger” – a fleet attack submarine that completed 9 patrols between 1943 and 1945. When not attacking enemy ships, the USS Bowfin resupplied the troops in combat areas and rescued those who were in need of medical attention. Tour this incredible sub from top to bottom and view some of the artifacts from other submarines in the museum, including a collection of sub-launched missiles.
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Set in historic hangars, (that still bear the scars of war), airplanes from the last 80 years are on display. There are a number of interpretive displays, historical artifacts, plane remnants and the actual planes themselves which tell the stories of the pilots and bring their adventures to life. Jets, helicopters, seaplanes and more aviation marvels are there for you to discover too. For our daring guests, we recommend experiencing the flight simulators within Hangar 39 to pilot an airplane through the skies above Pearl Harbor.
Honolulu Historic Sites
You will also get to visit other popular Hawaiian sites on this tour, including the impressive Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil. You’ll also view one of the oldest standing christian churches in Hawaii. The 18 foot tall statue of King Kamehameha is also included on this adventure tour, all while your expert knowledgeable driver recounts the rich history of these Honolulu landmarks.
Complete Pearl Harbor Experience: Uss Arizona, Missouri Battleship, Bowfin Submarine & Aviation Museum Details
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Meal Options
- Attire & Bag Policy
- Cancellation Policy
Waikiki Beach Hotel or Air BnB Pickup
Historic World War II Narration
Visit Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park and see film footage of December 7th attack
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine
Pacific Aviation Museum
Ford Island Transportation, USS Missouri Battleship, Deck Tour of the ‘Mighty Mo’ USS Oklahoma Memorial
No-Host Lunch Stop at Laniakea Cafe (lunch not included in tour price)
Downtown Honolulu City Tour: Iolani Palace, Punchbowl National Cemetery, King Kamehameha the Great Statue & Hawaii State Capitol
Starting with pickup from your hotel or the Honolulu airport, we begin a historic narration that sets you up for a day of exploring Hawaii’s rich history both in Pearl Harbor and around Honolulu. Enjoy Oahu’s Pacific Parks and learn about bravery at World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument. Feel the reverence given to those fallen sailors at the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial and in the Punchbowl National Cemetery.
*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
Tentative Schedules for The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience - 10 hours
(Subject to change depending on Pearl Harbor Ticket Time)
|Pick up from your Waikiki Hotel
|Arrive at museums and exhibits of Pearl Harbor’s Visitor Center
|Board the Navy boat for your solemn visit to the USS Arizona Memorial
|Visit the USS Bowfin Submarine, known as the Pearl Harbor Avenger
|Arrive at the Battleship USS Missouri. Tour the USS Missouri
|Visit the Pacific Aviation Museum
|Depart to the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater
|Honolulu Historic Visit and Sightseeing
|Return to your Waikiki Hotel
*Tour Highlights may change or be updated due to route change in the event of weather or traffic situations beyond our control.
*Please note that your pick-up location may differ from your hotel but is within a 5-minute walking distance.
We recommend booking your Pearl Harbor tours in advance of your arrival to Hawaii. Pearl Harbor is our #1 visitor destination and will sell out on certain days of the week. Book your tour for the 1st or 2nd full day after your arrival. Our guests usually get up early in the morning due to the time difference, so you're usually wide awake by the time your tour starts, plus your tour guide will point out highlights not to miss on Oahu.
*Safety is our #1 priority. Sites & features of our tours can change due to adverse weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
No-host lunch is available for purchase at the Laniakea Cafe at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Food & drinks are also available at the USS Missouri as well.
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.
It 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. Tours originating from Oahu, 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 tour.
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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