On the Pearl Harbor & Circle Island Combo Tour – Luxury Edition, travel in style on a fun-filled day to see the top attractions on Oahu. A professional local tour guide will educate and entertain as you ride in air-conditioned comfort from the USS Arizona Memorial to the beaches of the North and South Shores of the island.
A luxury mini coach will pick you up from Waikiki. Enjoy a breakfast bar and chilled bottled water as your guide provides in-depth narration about Pearl Harbor to your small group. Bypass the long ticket lines and immerse yourself in the galleries and exhibits at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Watch the 23-minute documentary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor, including actual footage captured on December 7, 1941.
A Navy vessel will transport you to the pristine USS Arizona Memorial, constructed directly above the sunken battleship that entombs 1177 crew members. The oil leaking out from the USS Arizona Battleship into the serene water of Pearl Harbor is aptly called the “Black Tears of the Arizona.” We encourage you to pause and honor those whose names are engraved on the marble Remembrance Wall.
Re-board, rehydrate, and recline your cushioned seat as you are chauffeured toward Wahiawa to visit the Dole Plantation. Aim to be one of the fastest finishers of the world’s largest maze, crafted from Hawaiian plants. Cool off with a delicious pineapple DoleWhip® as you browse through the country store or take a ride on the historic plantation train.
The coastline of the fabled North Shore is known for swells reaching 25 feet in the winter. World-class surfers are often seen at Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay showing off their skills. Feel the fine sand beneath your feet and bask in the Hawaiian sun.
Take advantage of the 360-degree panoramic viewing windows in the mini-coach as you reach the Koolau Mountain Range. As you arrive at the Pali Lookout, your tour guide will share the tale of how King Kamehameha the Great united the Hawaiian kingdom by forcing his enemies over the steep cliffs in the Battle of Nu’uanu. The wind is so strong here that when you lean into it, it feels like the powerful gusts are holding you up.
The tour continues with the famous Waimanalo, Makapu’u and Sandy Beaches of the South Shore, popular spots for boogie boarders and body surfers. During high tide, ocean water is shot into the air from the Halona Blowhole, a naturally-formed underground lava tube. Along the coast, you’ll catch sight of Chinaman’s Hat and Rabbit Island.
Hanauma Bay’s living coral reef is a haven for tropical fish and other marine animals. In the winter months, a humpback whale may be visible from the shoreline.
Your circle-island tour will wrap up as you cruise the slopes of Diamond Head, the iconic backdrop of Waikiki. Over three thousand hikers visit this National Natural Monument every day.
The Pearl Harbor & Circle Island Tour – Luxury Edition also includes a picnic-style lunch at a secluded scenic location. Make your vacation more enjoyable with first class transportation to and from each destination, live narration from knowledgeable tour guides that will enhance your sightseeing experience, and pre-arranged admission to the “must-do” island attractions. Seating is limited on the mini coach, so we recommend booking your family adventure early.