Passport to Pearl Harbor

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Book in advance!  Official full-day pass to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Admissions and Audio Guide Tours Included.

NOTICE: 2018 Price Changes with a $7 Increase

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Passport to Pearl Harbor

Many visitors to Oahu plan at least a quick stop at Pearl Harbor, but for some, this historic site is the main attraction. Even though there aren’t any luaus or surf spots in sight, Pearl Harbor is one of the most important locations for those who want to learn about Pacific military history. Not only was Hawaii changed forever when the US naval base was attacked in 1941; the entire nation felt the consequences of this major event. If you’re a history enthusiast who doesn’t want to miss a thing during your visit to Hawaii, the Passport to Pearl Harbor is the right ticket for you!

Your Passport to Pearl Harbor includes:

Checkmark Audio tour of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Museum
Checkmark Audio guide to the USS Arizona Memorial
Checkmark Admission and Acoustiguide tour of the Battleship Missouri
Checkmark Transportation to and from Ford Island from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Checkmark Tickets to the Pacific Aviation Museum including WWII Hangars 37 and 79
Checkmark Audio tour of the Pacific Aviation Museum
Checkmark Admission and audio tour of the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Checkmark Oklahoma Memorial

The Passport to Pearl Harbor provides you with all the necessary tickets to the sites of Pearl Harbor. The only exception is tickets for the timed program for the USS Arizona Memorial, which you can pick up at no cost at the Visitor Center. Make sure to start your tour early in the day to get these tickets, since they are given out on a first come, first served basis. A complete tour of all museums, parks, and memorials at Pearl Harbor can easily take a whole day; which is all the more reason to rise bright and early and start your exploration in the morning.

Overview of the Passport to Pearl Harbor

The audio tours included in the ticket are available in several different languages; even the documentary movie with actual footage of the attacks can be dubbed through your audio guide. Transportation to Pearl Harbor is not included in your Passport ticket. However, you can easily reach Pearl Harbor via public transportation, shuttle services, or with just a short drive.

Once you arrive at Pearl Harbor

As soon as you arrive in Pearl Harbor you can redeem your reserved Passport tickets at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Tickets to the Arizona Memorial timed program are given out in the same place. The Visitor Center opens at 7:00 am every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Passport to Pearl Harbor

To give yourself enough time to see all the attractions it’s highly recommended to show up early. Please travel light, as you will not be allowed to bring in any bags. Your camera, drinking water, a hat or sunscreen, and your wallet are the essential things to bring. Depending on the weather a light jacket may be advisable, as most of the attractions are outdoors. An absolute necessity is your government-issued photo ID card, which you will have to present when you enter the military area. Foreign visitors should bring their passports.

Arizona Memorial

Depending on the time of your Arizona Memorial program, you’ll probably start your day touring the museums and exhibits of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The Arizona Memorial program starts with a 23-minute documentary film about the attack. After the film, it’s a short ride on a US Navy shuttle boat to the memorial itself – a floating platform located right above the sunken battleship. The memorial is an opportunity to pay your respects to the men who gave their lives defending their country. From the memorial you can look down on the sunken USS Arizona, which became a grave for most of its crew. The memorial also gives you great views all around the harbor.

Arizona Memorial Wall

The included audio guide provides facts about the USS Arizona Memorial, the two museums included in the Visitor Center, the outdoor displays and shoreline, and a translation of the documentary film if needed.

Transportation to Ford Island

Some of the Pearl Harbor attractions are located on Ford Island. The Passport to Pearl Harbor includes round-trip transportation to the island, where you see the Battleship Missouri, the Pacific Aviation Museum, and the USS Oklahoma Memorial.

Bridge to Ford Island

Admission and Audio Guide to the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

The Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is a unique exhibit that allows you to enter an actual WWII submarine. With the help of your audio guide you will learn all about what life on board these ships was like, how men lived and worked together in this tight space. Please note that children under four years of age may not enter the submarine for safety reasons. As an alternative, children can explore the museum, park and mini-theater free of charge.

USS Bowfin

Admission and Tour of the Battleship Missouri

The Battleship Missouri is a massive vessel that made it through the war relatively intact. When you board the ship, you’ll see a large dent in the hull where a kamikaze plane hit but didn’t do much damage. On board the Missouri, you have a choice of three different tours:

Checkmark A 35-minute Mighty Mo guided tour
Checkmark A self-paced tour
Checkmark An Acoustiguide audio tour

USS Battleship Missouri

The USS Oklahoma Memorial

From the Missouri you can walk to the Oklahoma Memorial to pay respect to the 429 men who lost their lives aboard the mighty battleship.

Admission and Audio Tour of the Pacific Aviation Museum

One of the most popular attractions at Pearl Harbor for both kids and adults, the Pacific Aviation Museum welcomes its visitors with a gigantic exhibit spread out through multiple hangars. Get a close-up look at aircraft of different eras and learn about the development that aviation technology went through during the last century. The museum is the perfect place to have your lunchtime break, with Laniakea Cafe offering snacks and refreshments.

Pacific Aviation Museum

Some practical advice

Pearl Harbor opens every day from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. You can redeem your Passport to Pearl Harbor at any time during opening hours. It’s highly advisable to come early, as tickets to the Arizona Memorial program are given out ona first come, first served basis.

The complete tour can easily take eight or more hours, so plan on spending a whole day for your trip to Pearl Harbor. As some of the attractions are outdoors, bringing sun block, a hat, and perhaps a light jacket is a great idea. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Hotel transportation is not included in your ticket but you can take advantage of free parking near the Visitor Center.

Passport to Pearl Harbor Video

12 reviews for Passport to Pearl Harbor

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pack46

    Pearl Harbor was our number one priority to see while visiting the island of Oahu. What an amazing tribute. We were staying in Waikiki so the round trip transportation helped out huge! The visitor center is very interactive, with many different things to do: walk along a path, reading signs, watching a movie, going to see the sunk ships (the main attraction, absolutely HEARTBREAKING – to realize their bodies are still locked in!). We learned tons that day.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olson12

    Visiting will enlighten you about the stories and valor of those who perished as well as those who survived. if you are a history buff or a vet or anything in between, you will thourly enjoy this. I did the whole thing around the area, such as ford field and uss mo. it was very worth while.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    KelseyStrong

    This memorial is certainly something to experience firsthand. Not living during that time, this center certainly brings you back to that defining moment in US history. I would suggest preparing yourself before going. Remember that many people lost their lives that day. It’s not exactly a happy place, but going there left me feeling grateful for those that were fighting for this country.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martinez

    This was one of the best historical sites I’ve visited in the world. Short, informative and rich with emotion. Loved the USS Arizona and the Missouri. The USS Bowfin is a WW2 submarine and noted how cramped it was, if you suffer from claustrophobia, this is definitely not the job for you! Very, very moving!

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    HaydenW

    Got a chance to meet a World War 2 Veteran and Survivor when we got back to shore. The only thing that made our trip was short due to a storm coming in and we had to return back to shore early. Could recommend solely on the basis of getting a good understanding of what happened there, but I don’t need to – the experience was meaningful and pleasant. events.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maneesh

    Spent a whole day doing the Pearl Harbor tour. First was a visit to the USS Arizona memorial. A moving experience knowing that the ship contains so many souls. A must see and since they have done up the place, there are more educational facilities. Honor the past by remembering what they have done for us.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    TwoLeftFeet

    We were enthralled with the submarine, the Bowfin. Such a small ship with its claustrophobic confines to pack such a punch under the oceans. I found this experience extremely moving from start to finish. There is a video shown prior to departing for the USS Arizona that is very informative. Enjoyable tour.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    A beautiful memorial to honor the men and women that lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. Beautiful grounds, nice boat ride, very very nice.I went here with my family and friends. Pearl Harbor is incredible. So much history in one area. If you are visiting Honolulu, you have to visit this. From the USS Arizona Memorial to the USS Missouri Battleship to the USS Bowfin Submarine…so much to see.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sandr56

    The USS Arizona is still referred to as an active war ship because the sailors are still on board. Present this day was a surviving sailor who had been at Pearl Harbour on the 7th of December 1941. We also stood on the deck of the USS Missouri, a WW2 battleship where the Japanese surrendered to the allies thus ending WW2.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sherry2Step

    The USS memorial commemorates the attack and battleship missouri symbolises the end of WW2, this tour is highly educational for kids and adults alike its well organised and serene place to honour all that was stationed here during that period. The Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor is much bigger than the last time I visited – there’s much more info on the events leading up to the war, more details on the day of the attack and the aftermath.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandberg

    What you get to see on this tour: USS Bowfin Submarine , Battleship Missouri , Arizona Memorial , Pacific Aviation Museum! Seriously, so much to see and learn at Pearl Harbor. All battleships are amazing and was blown away, no pun intended, at how the Japanese used manned torpedoes! While it’s a humbling tour, I’m very happy that I did it and learned more than expected about this piece of war history. R.I.P. To our fallen heroes.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brenton

    The visit to the memorial itself is well done – you have time to absorb the significance/pay your respects but the groups are kept moving efficiently so everyone has a chance to make the trip. Read and heard a lot about this historic location and it significance in WW 2. Walking around the exhibits up close and reading about the history brings added dimension of understanding and appreciation of those momentous events.

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The Passport to Pearl Harbor is non-refundable. Date changes are allowed with 48 hours notice. Must be used within one year of purchase date.
Passports are transferable to another party. You are not required to contact us to change the user of the passport.

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