Everyone has different times of the year when they’re able to get away for a trip to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. One of the best things about the islands is that there really isn’t a bad time to go. That’s not to say, however, that there isn’t a busy season, because actually there are two: over the winter holidays, and throughout the summer. If your plans include a visit to the islands during the summer, be forewarned that it can get pretty busy here. This especially matters if you’re thinking about booking a tour, like one to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the other sites at the historic naval base.

Beat the Crowds

There really aren’t any “slow” days at Pearl Harbor, but visiting in the summer months—when kids are off from school and millions of people from all over the world are on vacation—often means dealing with even bigger crowds.

The best way to avoid the headaches of summer travel is to reserve your Pearl Harbor tour well in advance. As soon as you nail down the dates you’ll be coming to Oahu, get that tour booked! Participating in an organized tour is the most convenient means of getting into and around the harbor, and there is always limited space on these experiences.

One Big Reason To Book In Advance

US Navy shuttle boat ride

There is a limited number of spaces for the USS Arizona Memorial program, including the Navy shuttle boat ride

We’ll let you in on a little secret that many people don’t know: unless you book a tour that includes them, tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial program are never a sure thing.

Because there is a fixed number of guests that can be accommodated in the time the Memorial is open each day, the National Park Service limits the number of tickets given out for the timed program. During the summer, those tickets can easily be gone by mid-morning. There’s a rush of people who arrive at Pearl Harbor early in the morning, in order to give themselves plenty of time to experience everything there is to see there, and these people quickly exhaust the limited number of tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial program.

When you book a Pearl Harbor tour, even in the summer, you remove the uncertainty. The USS Arizona Memorial program is a major element of the overall experience, and is central to understanding the events of December 7, 1941.

 

Book Your Summer Pearl Harbor Tour Early

USS Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor

The Bowfin Submarine is a very popular Pearl Harbor attraction

Yes, you’re traveling to Hawaii at the perfect time, but so are thousands of others. Take our word for it and be a savvy traveler – book your summer Pearl Harbor tour ASAP.

Of course, organized tours offer a few additional perks in the summer, such as comfortable, air conditioned transportation. If Pearl Harbor is on your list of things to do during your summer vacation to Oahu—and it absolutely should be—take the uncertainty out of the picture and secure your tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial program on the day of your choice by reserving your tour now.

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