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.
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.
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.
Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor Tour Details
- Tour Description
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Meal Options
- Cancellation Policy
- Special Instructions
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
*Tour Highlights may change or updated due to route change in event of weather or traffic situations beyond our control
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.
*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.
Activity & Event Itinerary
Tentative Schedules for Pearl Harbor and Polynesian Cultural Center Tour
(Subject to change depending on Arizona Ticket Time and other factors)
For Oahu guests only - 10-hour tour
|6:30 AM||Pick up from Waikiki Hotels|
|8:00 AM||Enter the theatre to enjoy a documentary film.|
|8:30 AM||Board Navy Launch to USS Arizona Memorial|
|9:15 AM||Return to Pearl Harbor Visitors Center to Visit exhibits and museums|
|10:30 AM||Depart for Windward Oahu Sightseeing|
|11:00 AM||Stop For A Coffee At The Mac Nut Farm|
|12:10 PM||Lunch provided at the Polynesian Cultural Center|
|1:45 PM||Tour Highlights at the Polynesian Cultural Center
|4:30 PM||Depart the Polynesian Cultural Center to your hotel|
Lunch in the Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center is included in this tour.
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. 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.
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.
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