Fly-Drive Package: Pearl Harbor Tickets & Helicopter Tour
A full-day tour to the island of Oahu from Maui, Big Island or Kauai, to experience history at Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri.
This tour has it all. Round trip airline tickets to Oahu, tickets to Pearl Harbor, rental car for the entire day, and a 45-minute helicopter tour around the entire island of Oahu. Your Pearl Harbor tour includes a visit to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits and museums and a movie tour, and Navy boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. This is one of our most complete Pearl Harbor tours since it gives you a beautiful view from the air and an expertly-guided tour from the ground.
Take a trip back in time and see Pearl Harbor from the vantage point of Japanese fighter jets. Considering that our other popular Pearl Harbor tours will typically only offer the experience and view of the brave American heroes, this one is great at showing you the other side of the coin. Additionally, we will make sure that we allow plenty of time for exploring the breathtaking views available all-around Oahu. Come see why many people consider this to be the best Pearl Harbor tour available.
Round trip airline flight on Hawaiian Airlines
Rental Car in Honolulu for your group
45 Minute Helicopter Tour
Arizona Memorial Tickets Included
Visit Museums and Exhibits
See a 23-minute documentary film with historic footage
Boat ride to USS Arizona Memorial
Have time for a solemn visit to USS Arizona Memorial
This is a great day for visitors from Maui, Kauai and Big Island to see the island of Oahu from both the ground and the sky.
Start your day with a scenic, quick flight into Honolulu. There are beautiful views outside your window throughout the flight. Depending on where you are traveling from, you will pass over islands of Molokai, Lanai and others.
Once on the ground on Oahu, itʻs a great time to head over for a morning helicopter flight (this is flexible). You will see some of the best sites across the southern part of the island and see the Arizona Memorial from above which is truly breathtaking.
Back on the ground, take your party over to see Pearl Harbor and start your Arizona Memorial Program at your ticket time. Our personal concierge will provide that to you before arriving in Oahu so you can plan your day just right.
Once you have explored all the sites at Pearl Harbor, you will have time to drive out to various other places across the island. See Punchbowl, Waikiki, Diamond Head Crater and historic Honolulu too.
You will return your rental car back to the airport after 8-10 hours on the island for your flight back.
In the notes please let us know if you want to extend your time on the island with earlier and later flights!
Please ask us here if you have any questions.
Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change Depending on Available Flight Time.
|7:15 AM||Flight departs to Honolulu International Airport|
|7:55 AM||Exit plane make your way to baggage claim|
|8:00 AM||Board car rental shuttle|
|8:30 AM||Pick up your rental car and drive to Helicopter departure location, located 5 minutes from rental car location. The address listed on your itinerary.|
|9:30 AM||45 Helicopter Tour of Oahu, complete circle island tour of Oahu and fly over Pearl Harbor and USS Missouri.|
|10:30 AM||Depart Helicopter Company to Pearl Harbor, only 10 minutes away by car.|
|11:00 AM||Visit the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center|
|12:00 PM||Watch documentary film and board Navy boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial|
|1:30 AM||Depart Pearl Harbor, guests can choose any of these locations to visit on their own. These are merely suggestions; it will be difficult to personally visit these sites after your tour of Pearl Harbor. Plan in advance and our tour guide at Pearl Harbor can assist you, however, all the sites listed will be seen from your Helicopter tour.
Honolulu Helicopter Sightseeing Highlights:
National Punchbowl Cemetery of the Pacific
Polynesian Cultural Center
North Shore of Oahu
Famous Surfing Beaches
|6:00 PM||Return your rental car|
|7:30 PM||Board flight back to your designated Hawaiian Island|
|8:10 PM||Approximate Island landing time|
Airline flight schedule will generally depart at 7:00 AM in the morning and return at 7:00 PM in the early evening. We will coordinate your Helicopter and Pearl Harbor tickets, on some occasions you may have to visit Pearl Harbor first and your helicopter tour to follow; it will depend on when you book your tour and availability of said tours. We reserve the right to make these changes based on availability; guests will receive their tour itinerary with all flight and tour details.
Dress comfortably but please remember that shirts and shoes required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits not permitted. Bags not allowed in Pearl Harbor Visitor Center but if needed may be checked and stored for $5.00 per item.
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 $15 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.
*Not allowed: Bags that offer concealment that exceed the measurements of 1.5″ X 2.25″ X 5.5″ are not allowed at the monument.
**Allowed: Clutches (strap or no strap) and wallets measuring 1.5″ X 2.25″ X 5.5″ or less in total dimensions, and clear plastic bags, such as those allowed at football games, are allowed at the monument.
***Due to the ceremony honoring the attacks of December 7, 1941, we will not operate tours to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial on December 7, 2013.
After providing an optimum experience on the ground, our day will climax with a 45-minute helicopter ride. Since this time needs to be handled with care, we will be sure to ask if there are any special nearby sites you wish to see during this time. However, one site that you will not want to miss is seeing the sunken USS Arizona from the sky.
Your USS Arizona Memorial experience will start at the visitor center. Check in for tour times out to the Arizona Memorial. After a solemn and thought provoking experience at the memorial, spend some time at the Visitor Center browsing through informative displays and learn more about the events that propelled the US into WWII. There are snack areas and food vendors where you can grab a bite to eat and relax.
After a brief film about the Japanese attack you’ll make the short trip to the memorial itself aboard a U.S. Navy launch. The memorial is built over the remains of the USS Arizona Memorial itself allowing visitors 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 etched into a towering marble wall. Don’t forget to look for the “Black Tears”, the oil that is still leaking onto the surface from the sunken remains to this day.
Go explore downtown Honolulu. This scenic drive, including a drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery, will allow you to discover the cemetery’s meticulously landscaped acres. Enjoy the beauty and honor of this serene area as you drive through and view the Courts of the Missing and the marble staircase leading to the statue of Lady Liberty that houses a chapel and the finely detailed mosaic maps of the Pacific Theaters of Operation in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
You should also visit some Hawaiian sites on this tour, including the impressive Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil. You’ll also see the 18 foot tall statue of King Kamehameha, the State Library and Archives, Honolulu Hale (City Hall), and the quaint Mission Houses as they all display the rich history of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the evolution of the original Hawaiian government.