Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour

Rated 4.38 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)

From: $165.00

Adults: $165.00
Children: $140.00
Lap Children: FREE

Visit all of the Pearl Harbor Memorials on our most complete tour.

Location: Pick-up in Waikiki
Pick-Up Time: 06:30 AM
Tour Duration: 10.5 hours (approx.)

Tour Description

This tour offers you the complete Pearl Harbor experience. A full day of history that leaves you informed, impressed, and with a healthy respect for the men and women who served and are still serving in the US military. Let us worry about transportation, tickets, and guides while you just jump into this trip to the past. All of the memorial sites and museums at Pearl Harbor—plus some special Honolulu sights—are included in this complete Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour. Round-trip transportation, live expert narration by your guide, and admission to all exhibits are included.

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For a small additional charge, you can add a delicious lunch including a drink and dessert at Laniakea Museum at the Pacific Aviation Museum!

Optional Lunch Upgrade:

  • For just $20, you can add an ono (tasty) lunch at the Pacific Aviation Museum’s Laniakea Café!
  • Choose from a classic deli or tuna salad sandwich with chips. For something lighter, you also have the option of a Caesar or Asian chicken salad. The Caesar salad is also vegetarian and, if you request no croutons, gluten-free!
  • All options include a medium drink.
  • Finish off with Chef’s choice of dessert.

After your driver picks you up from your hotel (or ship), it’s just a quick drive to Pearl Harbor. Start your day at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Walk through the exhibits and watch a 23-minute introductory video including actual footage of the attacks of December 7th, 1941. You guide helps you brush up on your history lessons and makes sure you’re well-prepared for this journey back in time.

After watching the documentary in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, you board a small Navy vessel to take you over the lagoon to the world-famous USS Arizona Memorial. Anchored right above the sunken battleship, it is made up of three rooms that honor the men who lost their lives aboard the USS Arizona. Take a moment to pay your respects, gaze into the depths of the lagoon and witness the “Black Tears of the Arizona,” droplets of oil that still float up from the wreckage.

Exactly a year after the attack, the submarine USS Bowfin was launched to join the fight. Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” this historic vessel is open for you to explore. Walk through narrow passages and get an idea of the way men lived and worked in this cramped atmosphere.

USS Bowfin Submarine in the Morning

Another giant of Pearl Harbor is the Battleship Missouri. This is the ship that became the scene for the signing of the surrender papers that ended World War II. Make sure you catch a glimpse of the big dent that a kamikaze strike left on the hull of the ship.

USS Battleship Missouri

Just near the Missouri is the USS Oklahoma Memorial. This memorial honors the 429 men who died on board the Oklahoma when she capsized.

Most of the attention at Pearl Harbor is focused on the ships, but the truth is, some of the most crucial fighting happened high in the air. On Ford Island, in addition to the Battleship Missouri and the USS Oklahoma Memorial, your Pearl Harbor tour visits the Pacific Aviation Museum. With two hangars full of military aircraft, flight simulators, and fascinating exhibits, it’s a major attraction for history and aviation enthusiasts. This museum won’t let you forget where you are. Even today, the glass windows in the hangars are marked with bullet holes, reminding us of what happened in this very spot so many years ago.

Ford Island with USS Arizona Memorial

After visiting all the memorials and exhibits, relax in your air-conditioned vehicle on the way back to your hotel. The tour takes a small detour to take you through Punchbowl National Cemetery. This military cemetery is located in the ancient crater of an extinct volcano. Pay respects to the thousands of Americans killed or missing in action.

As your last station on this full day, we take you a little further back in history, as we pass through historic downtown Honolulu. See the Hawaii State Capitol Building and ‘Iolani Palace, the ceremonial residence of the Hawaiian royal family until 1893. Near the palace, King Kamehameha I stands 18 feet tall in bronze. He was a legendary ruler who united all the Hawaiian Islands into one beautiful kingdom in the early nineteenth century.

Iolani Palace Honolulu

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour Includes:

  • Live historical narration by expert guide on drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Watch a film with dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Board Navy shuttle to the Arizona Memorial
  • Tour inside the USS Bowfin Submarine
  • See the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters building
  • Visit the Arizona Memorial WWII museum
  • See the “Black Tears of the Arizona”
  • Experience the “Mighty Mo” – USS Missouri Battleship
  • Stand on the Surrender Deck of the Battleship Missouri where WWII ended
  • Visit the Pacific Aviation Museum with an expert historical guide
  • Visit Hangers on Luke Airfield that were attacked by the Japanese
  • Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture
  • Visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific (drive through)
  • See Iolani Palace and Hawaii State Capitol Building
  • Stop at the King Kamehameha Statue

16 reviews for Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ash

    Naturally, if you are visiting Oahu for the first time, you should visit Pearl Harbor/WW II Valor in the Pacific. However, this memorial park is so well done, you may find yourself visiting on return visits, too. Can’t say thank you to the lost souls enough..

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kody

    Donny was our guide and he was awesome! Definitely worth the visit! There was plenty to see and lots of interesting facts, didn’t realize just how long the Japanese had been planning their attack and it was mainly down to 1 very astute guy. You can go on to a ship and a sub and take a small boat out to the USS Arizona Memorial which is over the wreck.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    You do not have to be a fan of WWII or related incidents to visit this center, once you are there and start getting into that…you will feel the impact of a war from inside out! You can’t visit Hawaii and miss coming here.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jan

    The distance the rockets can travel is incredible. The size of a torpedo was surprising. How small a submarine is was a shock. But the memorial was moving. I’m retired from the US Army so my outlook might be skewed. But this place makes one ponder all things in life and feel grateful for those who have gone before us.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    MikeM

    Let me start by saying how moving, humbling and inspiring Pearl Harbour was. The 25 minute movie, that started the tour, gave context and background and was a sobering reminder of what horror mankind inflicted on themselves. My wife and I visited this monument sometimes ago. It was really touching, just to know what had happened here a long time ago. Very interesting exhibits as well to see.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham

    Takes your breath away. All ages should make it a point to visit the memorial on tip of where the USS Arizona sank. I started thinking of the young men wiped out in an instant and the lifelong empty space their deaths left for their fellow soldiers, their families, and friends. Each of us needs to feel and remember the heartache left by war.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edna

    It’s difficult not to discover tears rolling down your cheeks as one sits in the movie prior to departing for the Arizona Memorial. A tribute to our WWII veterans. The history is chilling and the Arizona memorial is a simple, sobering reminder of those who are entombed beneath your feet.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jayanta

    I had thought initially that there was just the US Arizona memorial to visit, but there’s so much more. Emotions run through you, and to look down into the ocean and see oil on the water from the attack after all these years was quite an experience. Great memories for those who made ultimate sacrifice. Great for family young and old and to see and experience.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    My wife and I recently visited Pearl Harbor and took advantage of all of the sites at the location. The film was great and the memorial itself was presented respectfully. You can also visit the museum and USS Bowfin to learn a lot more about the WW2 Pacific Front. This was a very sobering experience and one that will not be forgotten.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Titus

    All bags have to be checked before entry including large camera cases and purses / handbags. The history associated with the attack is well documented and very interesting. The USS Arizona Memorial was surreal, seeing the oil still floating to the water’s surface. All other attractions i.e. USS bowfin, USS Missouri were awesome.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hellen

    We visited the Pearl Harbor visitor center and the US Arizona Memorial. It was a somber experience and the memorials reflect the significance of what happened there and the tragedy that resulted. An essential location to visit, it’s a long day, but well worth it.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Paul

    With bubbles and oil still rising, it gives you chills. So well done, informative and beautiful! Not only the Arizona Memorial is worth seeing, the museum on site and USS Missouri is worth seeing. You will learn a little history of the WWII Pearl Harbor bombing, etc.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cora

    We went to Pearl Harbor in rain storm with our 9 and 13 year old. It was fantastic! The girls were really taken in by meeting some Pearl Harbor survivors who were there that day and actually seeing the monument and equipment used during at was very sobering for girls. It really made this part of history real for them. The surrounding museum gives you a view into idyllic life in the islands during 1949, and the details of the morning that changed everything for the residents of the Armed Forces and Oahu.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    thomasrich

    Anyone traveling to Hawaii must visit Pearl Harbor to feel and see the US naval history at this location. Although I knew some of the details of the attack on 7 Dec 1941, the presentations and videos certainly fill in any gaps you might have. So worth the visit and you’ll be happy you got to witness it!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dennis

    Well deserved 5+ star! Surprised us at how much there is to see. The Missouri is almost as interesting as the Arizona. This attractions is amazing and worth every dollar spent The attraction is great for groups, single, family anyone.

  16. Rated 3 out of 5

    LamarshJ

    Great piece of history. Read up on this location so it can be appreciated. Do the Arizona and museums first. Then do the Missouri and the airfield. Save the Bowfin for last. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. To me, the USS Missouri was even better than the Arizona and is led by great tour guides. I would love to return to see more of the site!

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Included

  • Round-Trip Transportation from Hotel to Pearl Harbor
  • Live narration by Professional Tour Guide
  • Arizona Memorial Tickets
  • Battleship Missouri Admission ($25 Value)
  • Pacific Aviation Museum Admission & Guided Tour ($35 value)
  • USS Bowfin Submarine Admission ($12 value)

Not Included

  • A no-host lunch stop will be scheduled at a Pearl Harbor restaurant. For a Deluxe tour with lunch & Snacks included see Beyond the Call to Duty Tour
  • There are snack shops and gift shops at Pearl Harbor
  • If you bring a bag, which you should not, you will pay a storage fee at Pearl Harbor. Bags cannot be left on tour vehicles.
  • Tour guide gratuity is not included & not required, but encouraged.

    What to Bring

  • Bring Government Issued ID
  • No Bags Pearl Harbor

What to Wear

  • Covered Shoes
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • No Swim Suits
  • Sunscreen
  • Shirts Required

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 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.

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