Big Island to Pearl Harbor Battleships Tour

Big Island to Pearl Harbor Battleships Tour

Fly from the Big Island to Pearl Harbor and see two of the world's most famous battleships: the Missouri and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Overview

If you’re a history buff and want to see the Arizona Memorial, but are staying on the Big Island, then this is the tour for you. You’ll fly from the Big Island to Honolulu International Airport, just a short distance from Pearl Harbor. First, you will join our expert guide, who will give you the history and inside knowledge surrounding Pearl Harbor, World War II, and the attacks of December 7, 1941.

Highlights:

  • Airfare from the Big Island and Round trip transportation
  • All Admissions Included
  • Live historical narration by an expert guide on your drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Watch a film with dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Board Navy shuttle boat to the Arizona Memorial
  • See the "Black Tears of the Arizona"
  • Learn about Hawaii's history and culture

Activity Times:

7:00 AM

Activity Duration:

12 Hours


Upgrade Options:

No upsells available

What’s Included?

  • Ride a navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Stand on the USS Missouri Battleship aka "Mighty Mo"
  • View the Bowfin Submarine
  • Visit the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center
  • Punchbowl National Cemetery
  • Hawaii State Capitol Building
  • Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue

Videos


Pearl Harbor Video


Description

Located at Pearl Harbor are a number of mesmerizing exhibits and displays that you have to see. While you explore the grounds of the Visitor Center, your guide will stand in line for tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial for you, allowing you more time to explore.

Board the USS Arizona Memorial and see the remains of the battleship from above. This is a very sobering and emotional experience and is something that everyone can appreciate. On board, you will see the oil that continuously leaks from within the ship, the remembrance wall bearing all the names of the fallen soldiers, and hear stories and facts from a knowledgeable Park Ranger stationed on board. Truly an unforgettable voyage.

Located in the middle of Pearl Harbor is Ford Island, and the permanent home of the Battleship Missouri. Celebrated as one of the most important vessels in United States war history, you will embark on a guided tour of the decks of the famed battleship. See the massive guns and learn the power of the ship where World War II was officially ended. In fact, your deck tour culminates on the Surrender Deck!

Before returning to Kona, your guide will show off the beauty and historic buildings and structures located in downtown Honolulu. Drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, located on top of an extinct volcano and see a wonderful panoramic view of Honolulu, with the Pacific Ocean providing a backdrop. The Iolani PalaceKing Kamehameha the Great StatueHawaii State Capitol, and the Ali’iolani Hale line the streets and all play a prominent role in Hawaii’s history.

Book your tour today and join us on an inter-island tour to Pearl Harbor and a day of history. This is a great way to add a second island to your vacation and see the history of Oahu and Pearl Harbor in one day!

Know before you book:

  • We encourage visitors to not bring bags to Pearl Harbor. There is often a line to put your bag in storage and to retrieve it. Standing in this long line may prevent you from getting your tickets for the Arizona Memorial. That is a mistake that you do not want to make.
  • The fee for baggage storage at Pearl Harbor is $5.00.
  • Tour buses do not permit guests to leave bags in the vehicle.
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