For history enthusiasts who have sufficient time for an extended tour, the Passport to Pearl Harbor is a must-do while in Hawaii. The Passport gives you admission to all museums and memorials around Pearl Harbor. Book the Deluxe Passport Tour to enjoy audio guides, a free souvenir gift bag, a map of the area, and a delicious lunch during this whole–day activity.
Pearl Harbor can easily be reached by a quick drive from Waikiki or by bus. Those who have a car will find free parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Alternatively, use Oahu’s fantastic public transportation system. Buses go straight between Waikiki and Pearl Harbor with great frequency.
This whole–day tour includes admissions and audio guides to the museums and memorials around Pearl Harbor. Please be advised that there is plenty to see and do in Pearl Harbor, so plan on spending a whole day for the complete tour. We recommend that you arrive early at the Visitor Center. Here you can check in, get an orientation and also pick up tickets for the Arizona Memorial.
Arizona Memorial tickets are not for sale and therefore not included in the Passport to Pearl Harbor. However, 1300 tickets are given out for free every day on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Please make sure you grab yours as soon as you arrive.
Admission to the Battleship Missouri
The Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
The Pacific Aviation Museum including WWII Hangars 37 & 79
Audio tours for the USS Arizona Memorial
The Pacific Aviation Museum
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and its museums
The Bowfin Submarine and Museum and Park
An Acoustiguide for the Battleship Missouri
Transportation to Ford Island and back
A visit to the USS Oklahoma Memorial
Digital access to the National Park Service’s Pearl Harbor Archives
Special highlights (also included)
Admission to the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center
Lunch at the USS Bowfin (available between 7am and 3pm)
– two hot dogs or two cheese/ chili dogs or two cups of soup or
– A cup of soup and a hot dog
– Children’s lunch includes a hot dog, a chili dog, or a cup of soup.
– Beverages are not included.
A 75th–Anniversary souvenir bag filled with goodies:
An official Pearl Harbor Tote bag, a collectible facsimile 1941 newspaper with a complete report of the attack, a Pearl Harbor coffee mug, a four-color map of the Visitor Center, and a Pearl Harbor 75th–Anniversary souvenir tag
Once you arrive
Once you arrive in Pearl Harbor, please make your way straight to the Visitor Center Ticket Booth. Present your vouchers to receive your Passport to Pearl Harbor tickets.
USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour
Included in your Passport is the USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour. Learn all about the Visitor Center with its two museums, the outdoor displays, and the beautiful shoreline around you on the 2.5-hour tour. Make the most of your first orientation and get a refresher on your historical knowledge. The audio tour is available in seven languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, French, German, and Spanish. Even the 23–minute documentary shown at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater can be translated through your audio guide.
Admission and tour of the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Ever wondered what it’s like to live, eat, sleep and work in a tiny crammed space with lots of other people? Explore the Bowfin Submarine to find out under what conditions these sailors worked during WWII. An audio guide provides information about the submarine as you go inside and take a look. The audio tour also includes the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, where you learn more about submarines old and modern.
Please be aware that for safety reasons children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the submarine. They are welcome to explore the museum and outdoor exhibits.
Admission and tour on the Battleship Missouri
The Missouri is an enormous battleship that survived all the years between World War II and today. Come aboard and take a closer look around the “Mighty Mo.” You can choose between three options here:
A 35-minute Mighty Mo guided tour
An Acoustiguide audio tour
A self-guided tour
While an audio tour lets you take your time and listen closely to all the information, the 35-minute guided tour is the most popular option. It’s great to meet the expert guides and ask questions about life on board and the moving history of this battleship.
From the Missouri it is only a short walk to the USS Oklahoma Memorial. Together with the USS Arizona Memorial, this is an opportunity to pay your respects to the men who gave their lives serving their country.
Admission and Audio Tour of the Pacific Aviation Museum
The Pacific Aviation Museum is the newest and also most popular among many young visitors. This one–of–a–kind museum impresses guests with its large collection of aircraft old and new and an introduction to aircraft technology throughout the past century. Located in two World War II–era hangars on Ford Island, it offers a unique exhibit in historical surroundings. Hangars 37 and 79 are original structures that made it through the Japanese attacks intact.
The Pacific Aviation Museum also offers snacks, beverages, and meals at Laniakea Café.
Included in your Passport ticket is an audio tour in your choice of six languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin.
If you want to take full advantage of all that is included in the Passport to Pearl Harbor, please plan a whole day for this tour.
The sites of Pearl Harbor are open every day between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pearl Harbor is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Parking at the Visitor Center is free.