The majority of visitors to Oahu stay in Waikiki, but savvy travelers looking to avoid the tourist crush are increasingly choosing the resorts of Ko Olina and Aulani. Regardless of where you decide to stay, Pearl Harbor is a must-see destination, and now you can experience the highlights of this historic place by joining us on the Pearl Harbor Excursion from Ko Olina and Aulani tour. For many people, especially those traveling with kids or who have limited time, a brief visit is perfect. This tour takes you back to the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor without having to invest an entire day there.
Pearl Harbor is home to the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet, and on the ride there your expert guide gives you plenty of background information on Pearl Harbor and the Japanese attack that forced the United States into World War II.
Booking a guided tour lets you bypass the ticket lines and head straight to the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Here, you can explore museums featuring historic artifacts and interactive exhibits. Next, head into the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, where you’re shown a film that includes actual footage of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
A short ride on a US Navy shuttle boat brings you to the USS Arizona Memorial. Look down into the water, where even after 75 years, you can see the “Black Tears of the Arizona,” oil leaking from the ship as if in mourning for the 1,177 men lost when the mighty battleship exploded and sank. Reflect and pay tribute to the servicemen entombed within the Arizona, their final resting place.
On the ride back to Ko Olina, your friendly guide lightens the mood with stories about Hawaiian culture and answers questions you’re sure to have after your visit to Pearl Harbor.
Get the most out of your four-hour time frame by booking the Pearl Harbor Excursion from Ko Olina and Aulani. With round-trip transportation, admission tickets, and live expert narration all taken care of, you can relax and see Pearl Harbor hassle-free.
The Pearl Harbor Excursion includes:
- Round-trip transportation from Ko Olina and Aulani
- Live historical narration by an expert guide on the drive to Pearl Harbor
- Time at the Pearl Harbor museums
- Film with dramatic footage of the actual attack
- Navy shuttle boat ride to the Arizona Memorial
- Close-up view of the “Black Tears of the Arizona”
- Fun information about Hawaii’s history and culture