Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour From Ko Olina

4.75 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

$102.00

Tour Pearl Harbor's most popular sites – the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.

Location: Pick-up at Ko Olina Hotels (Including Aulani)

Pick-up time: 8:30 AM

Tour duration: 7 hours (approx.)

Arizona Memorial & Missouri fromKoOlina

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The Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour from Ko Olina will take you from the starting point of America’s involvement in World War II, when Japanese aircraft sank the USS Arizona, to the ending point on board the USS Missouri, where Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender. These popular Pearl Harbor attractions are known as the “bookends of World War II in the Pacific.”

Battleship MIssouri Planes

As you journey from Ko Olina, listen to the history of Pearl Harbor as told by your professional guide. When you reach the home of the United States Pacific Fleet, you can go straight to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center without having to stand in line for tickets. The exhibits and artifacts in the museum aid in visualizing the significance of the Pearl Harbor attack. In the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, you’ll see a 23-minute documentary film with footage captured on December 7, 1941, helping to set the tone before heading to the USS Arizona Memorial.

As the Navy shuttle boat motors closer to the USS Arizona Memorial, you can see the stark contrast of the pure white structure to the wreckage below. A heartbreaking 1177 crew members remain inside the USS Arizona, which sank after taking four hits from Japanese bombs. Take a moment of silence to honor the fallen heroes in front of the Remembrance Wall. The USS Arizona’s tanks were filled with nearly 1.5 million gallons of fuel when the attack occurred. Surprisingly, the oil continues to slowly leak into the harbor. You’ll be able to see these “Black Tears of the Arizona as the oil dissipates into iridescent patterns on the surface of the water.

Arizona Memorial at Sunset

Admission and a fully-guided tour on board the Battleship Missouri is included and is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. This battleship traveled to Tokyo Bay to accept Japan’s surrender. You’ll get to stand on the Surrender Deck where the signing of the documents that ended World War II on September 2, 1945 took place. The “Mighty Mo,” with her massive gun turrets, went on to earn 11 battle stars for service in various wars before finally docking at Pearl Harbor in 1998.

After a memorable day at Pearl Harbor, relax in air conditioned comfort as you learn more about Hawaii’s history and culture. Your guide will point out landmarks such as the Hawaii State Capitol Building, ‘Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha I Statue.

King Kamehameha Statue Luxury Tour

Before returning to the resort, experience the serenity of the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. Leading up to the memorial are the Courts of the Missing where the names of the missing Americans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are inscribed. This military cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of those who have served in the United States military, including a number of Pearl Harbor casualties.

The  Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour from Ko Olina will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

 

Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour from Ko Olina

  • Live historical narration by expert guide on your drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Watch a film with dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Board Navy shuttle to the Arizona Memorial
  • See the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters building
  • Visit the Arizona Memorial WWII museum
  • See the “Black Tears of the Arizona”
  • Experience the “Mighty Mo” – Battleship Missouri
  • Stand on the Surrender Deck of Missouri where WWII ended
  • See the USS Oklahoma Memorial
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture
  • Visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific (drive-through)
  • See ‘Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Capitol Building, and the King Kamehameha I Statue

20 reviews for Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour From Ko Olina

  1. 5 out of 5

    The video they play before you go to the Arizona monument is the most moving part of all. We did the museum and sat through the videos offered there too. They again are great historical recollections and are very moving. This is something all Americans should see.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Staying way out in Koolina? This Pearl Harbor Tour picked us up from there! Was in awe after I toured the exhibits, saw the half hour long film, and stood on the USS Arizona & USS Missouri. Highly recommend this tour while on vacay in Hawaii!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Was super happy we got picked up at our hotel. The Pearl Harbor Memorial has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Being a military man myself, it meant a lot to me to learn even more about the Pearl Harbor attack.

  4. 4 out of 5

    A very moving and informative experience. This fitting memorial is a part of history that all Americans should see to appreciate the sacrifices made by those who came before us. The Arizona, Bowfin and Missouri all clearly visible with the appropriate respect shown to all.

  5. 5 out of 5

    This was the #1 thing we wanted to see. It was just as moving as expected. Very quiet and reverent, just hard to describe. The museums bring the history to life. Video and memorabilia galore left all attending extremely patriotic and passionate about our country’s history and solemn surroundings. This is definitely a must see.

  6. 5 out of 5

    As soon as you arrive you feel it. Hard not to feel emotional walking sacred grounds. One visit is not enough. We really enjoyed this historical spot. The monument is setup very nicely and has lots of interesting facts. Respect to all those who have lost their lives for our country.

  7. 4 out of 5

    This was my sixth visit to Pearl Harbour. Each time I have visited, things change. You can still ring the bell, visit the submarine. They have a little convenience store and a snack stand which has hot dogs. No restaurant, but there is enough to keep you going while you visit. If you only visit one place on Oahu, I think it should be this one.

  8. 4 out of 5

    It is a must see. Beautiful and well done, you really feel how patriot America is and the sacrifices the men and women made. Also loved seeing the museums to learn more. However it was as I expected.  Before we were able to go to the memorial, we had to watch a short video about the events of WW2 which made us appreciate everything that was endured during that time.

  9. 5 out of 5

    An absolutely well presented and historically accurate experience. cinema experience coupled with a ride to the site adds to the feel and the expectation of what you will see.  We then went through the display rooms of the national park. Then we watched a short video of pearl harbour and were taken by boat out to the Arizona memorial . Oh my a must visit. Very emotional and a place to quietly reflect. Words cannot describe the feelings that run through you whole self.

  10. 4 out of 5

     At the movie you could have heard a pin drop. There was utter silence during the boat ride to the memorial. Very informative presentation. Very moving sight that is historic and informative on the events that unfolded in December 1941. Any one with slight interest should definitely check it out if you are in the area.

  11. 4 out of 5

    The audio headsets are a must to fully appreciate the self guided tour. The short movie before you embark on a boat to the Arizona memorial gave insight on large errors in judgment that would prove to have catastrophic consequences to both sides of the war. very interesting, have been to Honolulu 4 times and this was my first visit to pearl harbor. very good experience.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Went to Pearl Harbor to see USS Arizona Memorial. Worth to see when you in Oahu, HI as this memorial will bring you back to what happened in WW II. This tour was excellent to see everything at the venue. Loved it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Pearl Harbor Park is loaded with history that will take you back to the day of the terrible Japanese attack on the United States. There are placards all around the park with details of a variety of incidents that took place.  A great boat ride i enjoy it to the fullest they gave us a drink free and food then you pay for the rest they gave a snack as well

  14. 5 out of 5

    Even if you don’t know the full story of Pearl Harbour (you probably do though!), this memorial park is well worth a visit.Take your time and do the voice tour which is extremely informative and get there nice and early to get free tickets onto the memorial site. Our group took a shuttle boat from Peal Harbor Park to the Arizona Memorial. Pearl Harbor Park also has the Bowfin Submarine that you are able to take a tour of. 

  15. 5 out of 5

    The best thing I like about Pearl Harbour (if that’s the correct vernacular) is the movie that they show you just before you go onto the tender that takes you out to the Arizona. It really impresses upon the people of today just what people endured back then, even if they have never heard of Pearl Harbour. This was a wonderful experience for the whole family. You could take the day or just a few hours. We loved this part of our trip.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Those ships served as incubators for technology we enjoy today. More importantly, it helped to bring a heightened appreciation of what sacrifices our previous generations made, for those of us too young to have experienced the global violence of WWII. Fantastic and very emotional place to visit, this is a must while in Hawaii. We visited the Arizona and the Missouri

  17. 5 out of 5

    Maybe it was because the surroundings were so beautiful but it felt less morbid then I was expecting. Very nice film in the beginning explaining what we would see and why things had happened. The memorial site was well organized with good information from the ranger.

  18. 5 out of 5

    What an absolute moving experience. We were taken on a guide tour of the battle ship Missouri. And our guide was so passionate about her and the other volunteers roll they have played in keeping this fine ship open to the public It offered a glimpse of the human cost for the victory in 1945 together with mutual deterrence that offers some stability we enjoy in the West today.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kevin our tour guide was informative and we had an amazing day. This is a must see for anyone visiting Oahu. We can never forget the sacrifices our brothers and sisters made for our freedom.  I was and still am very emotional about the whole pear harbour experience. The young men who lost their lives on that horrible day in history had a average age of 20.

  20. 5 out of 5

    It was a very moving experience to stand over the Arizona and see the remains of the battleship. The ship itself is very large and played an important part in history when the Japanese and other countries signed the instrument of surrender.

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