Fly-Drive Package: Pearl Harbor Helicopter Tour & Rental
The Best View At Pearl Harbor Is From Above
This tour has it all. Round trip airline tickets to Oahu, rental car for the entire day, and a 45-minute helicopter tour around the entire island of Oahu. This is one of our most desired Pearl Harbor experiences since it gives you a beautiful view from the air while providing you flexibility to explore on your own.
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, your flights into and out of Oahu are set so you can maximize your day on the island. Take as long as you want!
Round trip airline flight on Hawaiian Airlines
Rental Car in Honolulu for your group
45 Minute Helicopter Tour
Add-On Museum Admissions Available For Purchase At Checkout
Visit Pearl Harbor Memorial Free Museums
View Historic Footage And Audio At Exhibits Throughout Pearl Harbor
See The Sunken USS Arizona On Helicopter Tour
Time To Visit Other Historic Sites & Beautiful Views Throughout Oahu
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 sunken USS Arizona & USS Utah from above which is truly breathtaking.
Back on the ground, take your party over to see the sites you have reserved at Pearl Harbor.
Visits to the Arizona Memorial require reservations through our National Park Service partners at recreation.gov. Other museums like Battleship Missouri, Pearl Harbor Aviation or Pacific Fleet Submarine visits can be reserved at checkout.
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.
A government-issued ID is required to enter Pearl Harbor.
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.
The bag storage facility can store your belongings for a fee of $6.00 per bag or $7.50 per bag for more oversized luggage.
*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.
After exploring Pearl Harbor and Oahu on your own, your day will climax with a 45-minute helicopter ride around the island of Oahu and over Pearl Harbor. This flight in the late afternoon will be one you wonʻt soon forget. You will not want to miss seeing the sunken USS Arizona and USS Utah from way above.
Your Pearl Harbor experience can start at the visitor center. Spend some time browsing through informative displays, learning 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.
Unguided tours do not include admission to Arizona Memorial (but we are here to help you reserve them with instructions). After a brief film about the Japanese attack, you’ll make the short trip to the memorial itself aboard a U.S. Navy boat. The memorial is built over the remains of the USS Arizona 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.
Take a scenic drive and stop in Punchbowl National Cemetery. Going on your own 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.