Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour From Ko Olina

Rated 4.46 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(28 customer reviews)

From: $104.00

Adults: $104.00
Children: $84.00
Lap Child: FREE

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.)

Tour Description

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

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

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lance00

    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.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alistair

    One of the American landmarks that every American needs to visit, like the Lincoln Memorial. When it is time, everyone goes into a cinema to watch a short film and then outside to a boat which takes you to the USS Arizona monument. You have about 20 minutes at the monument to take photos and reflect of the wreckage which is visible under the water, complete with oil droplets rising to the surface.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rene

    From the moment I stepped on this property, I was immersed in the events surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and our entrance into World War II. I found the outdoor exhibits and the museums’ displays, artifacts, pictures, and personal items to be quite compelling.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Veronica5

    Go there, take the tour, and see the truth. This was a very moving experience. I found it to be profound and inspiring, yet very sad. May we never forget how tragically over 2,400 heroes lost their lives that day!

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    MathewL

    After reading the reviews, we did go out to Pearl Harbor on this tour and got to see everything. This is a must if you are visiting Honolulu. There is a lot to see, a time for reflection and the location is beautiful.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Debra

    We have been going to Oahu for 7 years but this time we went to Pearl Harbor and it is an eye opener for anyone who doubts the validity of our Armed Services. Very educational and well presented tour guide. All visitors should attend this venue.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Steven

    My wife and I went not knowing what to expect. It was so sad and humbling to be on a spot where so many men lost their lives! There is a museum and a film. When you walk on the grounds there are plaques everywhere giving you all the information you need to understand what happened on that terrible day.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Darrin

    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

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Carlton

    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.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    The USS Arizona is a very emotional experience and the best site for a true Pearl Harbor historical experience. The entire site is very well organized and maintained. The gift shop gets very busy but worth the wait. There is a snack shop and mini food court.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marie2

    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.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jimmie

    I took my family to Pearl Harbor since it seemed like a great opportunity to learn more about this tragic event. And the tour was very good. Loves seeing all the plane and the short explanation on them. The information was insightful. Would love to go back and spend more time here.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tank

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Green

    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.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darin

    You could see the whole sunken ship and the rusty. But to see and know and to look at the list of death soldiers! Wow. They did a magnificent job curating the exhibits in this memorial and museum. These displays give great insight into the conflict at Pearl Harbor. I truly enjoyed it.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chad

    We had a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable man named ford and I found it an extremely educational experience. A definite must when visiting Hawaii, brings things so much clearer when you see where this happened, doesn’t seem right in such a beautiful setting a history lesson for everyone.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kareese

    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!

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    StefanB

    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.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Spurling

    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.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shon

    The films and “museum” area are filled with interesting information and insights. Stepping onto the Arizona Memorial and peering into the water to see the remains of the one novel vessel was seeing awe inspiring. In the midst of all the fun we pause and make this pilgrimage to honor Americans that died on that day that lives forever in our collective consciousness.

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hadley

    It was an awesome day. The tour was excellent, the guide was excellent. They they also took us to Punchbowl National Cemetery and historical honululu. Very cool tour!

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    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.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I think any visit to Oahu wouldn’t be complete without a visit to pearl harbor. We went for my husbands birthday who had already been before and wanted to go back again as he didn’t get to go on the Missouri the previous time. our time there was fantastic and all of the sites are looked after amazingly well. Definitely worth the visit!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    The short film left me with quite a somber feeling and is a reminder of many things past that I do not wish to happen again. Those of us who weren’t yet born can still feel the passion and bravery of all of those men and women who stepped up for our country. This should be required for all people! Our British friends were especially moved.

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    Candice

    This war memorial is unlike others I’ve been to in that it’s rather hard to see all of it in one day. The USS Arizona is a must and will leave you with a better appreciation for the sacrifice of serviceman. If you have children, have them behave on the Arizona. Don’t let them yell and play on it. Respect the dead.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathalie

    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.

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cummings

    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.

  28. Rated 4 out of 5

    Oscar

    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.

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