Best of Oahu Tour to Polynesian Cultural Center and Arizona Memorial
A full tour of the island of Oahu’s best sites and experiences awaits you. Start your day off with a bit of solemn reflection at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center before embarking on an island-wide adventure.
On this tour we travel from Pearl Harbor across the island to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu’s top entertainment attraction. See the Polynesian cultures represented through demonstrations and shows. Explore the demonstration villages of the major Polynesian nations. Watch the canoe pageant and get inspired to go for a ride yourself! At the center, a wonderful lunch included in your tour price gets you ready for an afternoon of fun.
We also pass through quaint towns and stop at various overlooks and lookouts throughout day so there are plenty of opportunities to get great pictures of the most popular locations at the best times of day.
YOU WILL LOVE THIS TOUR
10 GUESTS OR FEWER
USS Arizona Memorial
Round-trip Waikiki Hotel Transportation (from outer islands Maui, Big Island & Kauai)
See the memorials that make up the World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument, including Punchbowl
Documentary Film Footage of the Attacks
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Museums
Polynesian Cultural Center Admission
Lunch Included At Hukilau Marketplace
Hoku Pa’a Canoe Ride
Demonstrations at Island Villages
Polynesian Canoe Pageant
Explore the best that Oahu has to offer on this 10 hour tour of Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center museums, the Polynesian Cultural Center and so much more.
Start your tour with a hotel or condo pickup which brings you out to Pearl Harbor to pay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial. Visit the museums at the Visitor Center before taking to the road on an adventure to wind-ward Oahu.
We will stop at a number of overlooks and small attractions for you to enjoy and take a break.
We make our way to the Polynesian Cultural Center where a wonderful lunch is served that will prepare you for an afternoon of adventure and activities. Be awed by the Pacific people’s traditions, history and legends during multiple shows and demonstrations, and the brave can try dancing and/or a canoe ride.
We return you to your hotel or the airport for your flight back at around 5:30 pm after a wonderful day exploring the best Oahu has to offer.
Please ask us here if you have any questions.
Schedule & Duration
Dress comfortably but please remember that shirts and shoes are 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 at the Visitor Center.
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.
Due to ceremonies honoring the attacks of 1941, we will not operate tours to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial on December 7th each year.
PEARL HARBOR SITES VISITED
Polynesian Cultural Center
Our final stop is at the Polynesian Cultural Center, with admission to the six Island Villages of Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawai’i and much more. Explore the Polynesian world with an expert guide, watch the canoe parade and shows taking place throughout the day. Get connected with the stunning art and ancient culture of Polynesia as we spend almost 4 hours at this stop.
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Beginning the tour at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center allows you to really understand what happened on December 7th, 1941. Watching a 23 minute short film of the attack on Pearl Harbor with historical footage from the attack really let’s you absorb the events from the lead up to the US entering World War II right through to the signing of the Instrument of Surrender by Japan almost 4 years later. For those non-english speaking visitors. All our tours include access to the audio tours provided in 9 languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Italian, German and Spanish).
USS Arizona Memorial
All aboard! Make the short trip to the memorial itself aboard a U.S. Navy launch. The memorial built over the remains of the USS Arizona Memorial itself 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Sites Will We See?
This tour will bring you to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to view multiple museums and exhibits around the national park. We will also take a trip out to the memorial over the USS Arizona and visit the nearby battleship museum, Missouri. Outside of Pearl Harbor we visit Punchbowl Crater and historic downtown Honolulu.
How Long is the Pearl Harbor Tour?
We will spend about 5 hours at Pearl Harbor on this tour.
Do you Offer Tours from the Nearby Hawaiian Islands?
You can begin your tour of Oahuʻs top sites, Arizona Memorial, and Battleship Missouri from the Big Island, Maui, or Kauai. You can book your travel plans for this tour here.
Will You Match Competitors’ Prices?
Here at Pearl Harbor Tours, the best experience possible for our guests is a top concern. Since we are so confident that we offer the best Pearl Harbor memorial tours out there, we will gladly match or beat the price of any identical tour on any of the Hawaiian islands.
Can I Get a Refund if I Cancel My Tour?
Absolutely. Although depending on the timing, you will receive only a 50% refund because of the flights. Once we have registered your flights, those can be changed but not canceled and there is $100 fee for each change. There are no refunds for tours canceled within 48 hours of the start date.
Does This Tour Accommodate Large Groups?
Yes, we have many large busses so we can handle a group of any size. Let us know your plans in the contact form