Pearl Harbor and Oahu Tour From Maui, Kauai or Big Island
Oahu Circle Island & Flights From All Islands
The incredible history is shared in the stories of the island and itʻs people, the Hawaiians. Our Circle Island Tour includes a stop at Pearl Harbor that is the most popular destination in Hawaii. Guests love being able to see some of the top attractions across the island all in one day.
Your day starts with a visit to Pearl Harbor. We take a Navy launch out to pay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial. The visit brings out a lot of emotions for most visitors so we work to give you space to process it all. Once you come back to the visitor center, you can explore the museums and exhibits before heading out to see the rest of the island.
The 120-mile all-day tour takes us on a circle around the Ko'olau mountain range. We will stop at various places along the journey including overlooks, island-style attractions and friendly towns. There are a lot of great lookouts for pictures along the route including the Pali, Punchbowl and others. Great beaches also await like Waimea and Sunset too.
Your visit to Pearl Harbor starts at the visitor center. Your guide will provide you an orientation before you explore the museum on your own as you make you way down to the Arizona Memorial Program theatre and boat launch. At the visitor center you can watch historical footage, view hundreds of exhibits spread around the grounds.
Each of our tours include a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Your guide will provide fast-track tickets so you can walk right into the theatre. Before boarding the Navy launch out to the memorial, all visitors watch historical film footage and a tribute to all those whose final resting place is the sunken battleship.
There are so many views to be had that your neck will be sore trying to look in every direction. Your local expert guide will make sure you visit some of the most popular overlooks. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the stops, get some great pictures and make memories. From high up on the Pali to down by the coast and everywhere in between, your guide will make sure you see it all.
Oahu is known for some of the best surfing spots in the world and most of them are right off-shore from some great beaches. We will check out a number of places and stop at some for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach. The legendary beaches and surf spots like Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Pipeline are on the route.
There is more than just surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. Beautiful little towns, great food, wonderful culture and as always beautiful coastline views. We explore all of these things and even have some time to stop for a meal and treats too!
Flights To & Curbside Pick Up At Honolulu Airport
Visit Oahu’s Historic Pacific Parks
See Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Explore USS Arizona Memorial
World War II Historic Museums
Famous Dole Pineapple Plantation
Macadamia Nut Farm
Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach
Historic Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout
Scenic Island Lookouts
Oahu’s Famous North Shore Beaches
Legendary North Shore Surf Spots
Start your day with a hotel or airport pickup (for those coming in from the outer islands) at about 6:30am. Next, we travel directly to the World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument that is home to the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Then we’ll watch a short Pearl Harbor documentary video, take a boat ride and explore the museum exhibits.
After seeing Pearl Harbor we begin a 120 mile journey around the island of Oahu, seeing places like the Pacific Historic Parks, Dole Pineapple Pavilion, numerous beaches, farms, food trucks, markets, towns and legendary North Shore surfing spots. Along the way we include stops at popular lookouts like Nu’uanu Pali as well as plenty of beautiful overlooks on our day long journey.
After a full day circling the island we bring you back to the airport to catch your flight around 5:30pm.
Please ask us here if you have any questions.
*Parking: Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be $7/day and will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors' mobile devices or though an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
(Subject to change depending on Pearl Harbor Ticket Time)
|7:00 AM||Fly to Island of Oahu|
|7:45 AM||Pick up at curbside of Honolulu International Airport. Meet your tour guide that will be with you for next 9 to 10 hours.|
|9:00 AM||Watch documentary film|
|9:30 AM||Board Navy Launch to USS Arizona Memorial|
|10:00 AM||Return to Pearl Harbor Visitors Center Exhibits Museum|
|11:00 AM||Depart to North Shore with stop at Dole Plantation|
|11:45 AM||Dole Plantation|
|12:30 AM||North Shore Oahu|
|1:00 PM||Lunch on your own, your guide will recommend a few options for lunch in Haleiwa Town.|
|2:00 PM||Tour Highlights
|5:00 PM||Return to Honolulu International Airport|
This tour runs Monday To Saturday.
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.
Lunch is not included in the tour price. Your guide will make stops for great local food.
Dress comfortably but please remember that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits not permitted. 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.
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.
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:
*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.