Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour

Rated 4.45 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

From: $49.99

Adults: $49.99
Children: $29.99

Visit Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, and the highlights of Historic Honolulu City.

Location: Pearl Harbor Tours from Waikiki 

Tour Times:

  1. Hotel pick-up 6:00 AM, drop-off 11:45 AM (approx.)
  2. Hotel pick-up 8:30 AM, drop-off 2:30 PM (approx.)
  3. Hotel pick-up 10:00 AM, drop-off 3:30 PM (approx.)

Tour Description

Experience the highlights of the #1 attraction on Oahu and see many other Honolulu landmarks while on the Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour. If you have limited time on your vacation schedule or simply prefer a short trip to Pearl Harbor, this tour is a good fit. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki, a knowledgeable tour guide, and tickets to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and USS Arizona Memorial are included.

Arizona Memorial from the Water

As you travel toward the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet, enjoy the scenery and take mental notes as your tour guide shares the tips and tricks to getting the most out of your time at Pearl Harbor.

Your tour starts at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The seemingly endless exhibits, memorabilia, and artifacts in the museum will help you retrace the events leading up to the December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Don’t miss the 23-minute film with actual footage captured on the “date which will live in infamy.”

A Navy vessel will transport you to the Arizona Memorial, built directly over the submerged wreckage of the USS Arizona, the final resting place for so many servicemen. As you witness the “Black Tears of the Arizona,” the slowly seeping oil from the ship, feel the emotional gravity emanating from the memorial. Take some time to acknowledge the sacrifice made as you read the names of the 1177 men listed on the Remembrance Wall.

USS Arizona Memorial Remembrance Wall

Before you know it, you will be relaxing in air conditioning as your tour continues to the Punchbowl National Cemetery, located in the crater of an extinct volcano. The Hawaiian name for Punchbowl is “Puowaina,” which aptly translates to “Hill of Sacrifice.” There are over 13,000 WWII military personnel laid to rest here, including some of the casualties from Pearl Harbor. There is a great sense of serenity in this military cemetery.

Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture through your guide’s colorful commentary as you pass by landmarks such as the Hawaii State Capitol Building. You will also see Iolani Palace, the home of the Hawaiian monarchy until Queen Lili’uokalani was overthrown in 1893.

King Kamehameha Statue Luxury Tour

The tour will stop at the King Kamehameha Statue, a towering 18-foot-tall bronze statue that was cast in Italy. King Kamehameha I was a great warrior who united the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom in 1810.

A professional guide and pre-arranged logistics make a huge difference when you’re on a tight schedule, and the Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour takes care of all of that.

 

The Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour Includes:

  • Live historical narration by expert guide on drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Navy shuttle to the Arizona Memorial
  • View the Bowfin Submarine from the shores of Pearl Harbor
  • See the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters building
  • Visit the Arizona Memorial WWII museum
  • See the “Black Tears of the Arizona
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture
  • Visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific (drive-through)
  • Iolani Palace and Hawaii State Capitol Building
  • King Kamehameha Statue
  • Live historical narration by expert guide on drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Navy Shuttle to the Arizona Memorial
  • View the USS Bowfin submarine from the shores of Pearl Harbor
  • See the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters building
  • Visit the Arizona Memorial WWII museum
  • See the “Black Tears of the Arizona
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture
  • Visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific (drive-through)
  • Iolani Palace and Hawaii State Capitol Building
  • King Kamehameha Statue

Cancellation Policy

  • Changes and cancellations are allowed up to 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity.
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Disclaimer

Pearl Harbor Oahu is not responsible for and does not extend financial reimbursement for delays caused by factors such as traffic, weather, mechanical issues, or problems concerning Navy-operated shuttle boats.

Tour stops such as the Arizona Memorial, Dole, Pali Lookout, and others are not under the control of this website or the tour companies going there. Therefore, we do not guarantee admission or entrance to any sites not in our control. Refunds are not issued if access to any tour stop is denied for any reason.

However, we will request a refund or reimbursement for visitors in such cases. When reimbursements and refunds are issued by third party vendors, we always give them to our customers.

Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific is closed to commercial tours on Federal Holidays. Tours are unable to enter cemetery the on those days.

As of May 2, 2011, all passengers traveling to Ford Island (including Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Missouri) must possess valid photo identification. This does not affect the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center.

11 reviews for Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    fastforward

    All in all it was a patriotic day for us. Pearl Harbor mixed with Punchbowl National Cemetery had me feeling personally thankful for those whoe served and currently serve. Learned a lot from the exhibits and our tour guide. Glad I did this tour. Respect!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr.M

    Great peice of american history on the water. Love this memorial and how well it was build and still standing over the years. Very well maintained and upgrades ahve been amazing. The memorials were something you will never forget. So many lost their lives due to various miscommunications and an attitude of peace with Japan. Be prepared with tissues. You will learn exactly what happened that day, and you will cry. Please be respectful, and keep your cell phones on silent.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    We were very happy that we pre-paid for this tour as soon as we booked our Hawaiian cruise because it was very important to us. Our “Pop” served as a radar, sonar, radio operator in WWII on a submarine that patrolled the South Pacific. Very cool to learn even more about the attack, see the Punchbowl memorial, and learn some history about Honolulu. Seemed like our tour guide knew everything!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Troy

    The trip was very professionally run, the commentary was informative and funny, and the timing was perfect. Wish we could have got out of the bus at Punchbowl, but I guess no buses are allowed to stop. Anyway, it was a good tour. Everyone should go.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    ETphone80

    Beautifully preserved, a sad reminder of our unfortunate history. A must see for everyone. Be careful of looters. Signs posted everywhere. If you’re not on a tour bus do not leave anything in your cars. Other than that stress, the tour at Pearl Harbor was pretty epic. Also was fun to take in some history of Honolulu and see the Punchbowl cemetary.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    KaraRuss

    We really enjoyed our Pear Harbour experience. We found it to be really well run and all of the exhibits are interesting. A touching place to visit, everyone should visit to see how lives were changed and while there take the submarine tour very interesting to see as well. Glad our tour guide was so knowledgeable of Honolulu. We learned some things we most likely wouldn’t have by ourselves.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    BrandonVenture

    A quick tour of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor! I went with my family, and it was absolutelly amazing. Lots of things to see, but we were able to see all the monuments. Never thought I would learn so much.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    ReidG

    We have been wanting to go to Pearl Harbor for a few years now to see the Arizona memorial. We finally made it and was not the least bit disappointed. Take your time going through each different element of this wonderful site. It is extremely sobering but very educational. Historic Honolulu was simply icing on the cake. What a fun tour! And it doesn’t take up your entire day.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    RogerS

    The Pearl Harbor / WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is an umbrella for the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, the Bowfin Submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. there is no replacing the opportunity to visit and see firsthand the incredible sacrifice that these soldiers and support workers made. We chose this tour because it covered all of the Pearl Harbour sites. It was easy – tour guide told us where to be at what time. Also gave us hints of which seats were best for movie, boat ride etc.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Moemoney

    This is a place filled with history and any visit to Oahu must include a visit to Pearl Harbour. Very good to see the site and makes you think of the people who died there. Lovely to know that sailors who pass away now can be buried there. Very interesting. the drive back to the hotels included a quick bus tour around Honolulu landmarks. Would definitely recommend this tour.

  11. Rated 3 out of 5

    Donald53

    All I can say is this is a MUST visit when on Oahu. I have spent hours on 3 separate visits to the island and learn more every time. Our primary reason for visiting Oahu before we went on to Maui. Disappointed that boats were not running to the Arizona Memorial, but good experience and glad we came. The museum is really good and you should take the time to read all the information for the full experience.

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What to Bring

  • Bring government-issued ID
  • No bags are allowed at Pearl Harbor

What to Wear

  • Covered shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • No swim suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Shirts are required

Pick-Up Location

This tour begins in Waikiki. If you are not staying in Waikiki, you can join this tour by driving or taking a taxi to Waikiki. We recommend meeting us at Ala Moana Hotel.

Tour groups cannot meet at Pearl Harbor and tours are not permitted to begin at Pearl Harbor.

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