Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Missouri Battleship

Rated 4.73 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 customer reviews)

From: $92.99

Adults: $92.00
Children: $72.00

The most popular tour to Pearl Harbor. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Location: Pick-up in Waikiki 
Tour from Ko Olina.

Tour Times (approx.):

  1. Pick-up 6:00 AM, Drop-off 1:30 PM
  2. Pick-up 9:00 AM, Drop-off 4:30 PM

Tour Description

The Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour takes you to “bookends of World War II in the Pacific.” Your tour guide will take you to the spot where the USS Arizona was bombed, thrusting the United States into WWII. You will also board the “Mighty Mo,” where Japan finally surrendered, ending the war.

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center with Ford Island in Background

Upon arrival, your first stop will be at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The interpretive wayside exhibits, personal memorabilia, historic photos, and replicas will provide a vivid look into the past. In Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, you will see an incredible documentary which includes actual footage of the December 7, 1941 attack on Oahu by Japanese aircraft.

As you approach the pristine USS Arizona Memorial via a Navy operated boat, remember the 1177 crewmembers who call the sunken battleship their final resting place. You will have ample time to appreciate the Entry, Assembly and Shrine rooms of the USS Arizona Memorial. The USS Arizona had refueled the day before the attack and continues to slowly seep up to 9 quarts of oil, the “Black Tears of the Arizona,” into the harbor each day. You will be able to see the oil dissipate into iridescent patterns on the surface of the water.

Black Tear Streak of the USS Arizona

The USS Missouri won 11 battle stars for service in World War II, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War before taking up permanent residency at Pearl Harbor in 1998. As you traverse the 5 decks, your tour guide will amuse you with stories of the “Mighty Mo,” the last battleship ever built by the United States. While standing on Surrender Deck, envision the signing of the treaty that ended WWII and General Douglas MacArthur declaring “Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always. These proceedings are closed!”

After a memorable day at Pearl Harbor, relax in air conditioning as your tour continues to “Puowaina,” the Hawaiian name for Punchbowl. The most common translation, “Hill of Sacrifice,” is appropriate being that the crater is the location of the Punchbowl National Cemetery. Lady Columbia appears to be watching over the burial place of those who have served in the United States military, including the Pearl Harbor casualties.

Punchbowl National Cemetery with Diamond Head in Background

Learn more about Hawaii’s history as your guide points out landmarks such as the Hawaii State Capitol Building, ‘Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue. The tour will stop briefly at the bronze sculpture, the most photographed statue in Hawaii.

The Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour includes round-trip transportation, live narration by a professional tour guide, and admission fees to the most popular sites at Pearl Harbor. Book it today!

  • Live historical narration by expert guide on drive to Pearl Harbor
  • Watch a film with dramatic footage of the actual attack
  • Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Board the USS Arizona Memorial and see all three rooms
  • 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
  • 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

Included

  • Round-Trip Transportation from Hotel to Pearl Harbor
  • Live narration by Professional Tour Guide
  • USS Arizona Memorial Tickets
  • Battleship Missouri Admission ($25 Value)

Not Included

  • A no-host lunch stop will be scheduled at a Pearl Harbor restaurant. If you choose the Deluxe Upgrade lunch and beverages are included.
  • 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.

26 reviews for Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Missouri Battleship

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicky

    There was a moment of silence as we docked to enter the Arizona Memorial. Numerous visitors search the walls for names of friend and family members they loss during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This memorial was very heart wrenching. They made sure to educate you with displays, narratives, and movies so that you had the whole story.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Stew

    Do not miss this! The NPS does a great job of presenting both the American & Japanese perspectives on the Pearl Harbor attack. With the utmost respect and tact I can share that the Arizona Memorial and the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument are very enlightening.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert

    It was a very moving tour. We had a fantastic tour guide- it’s worth paying for. The Arizona Memorial is just the centerpiece of several attractions around Pearl Harbor. We did them all and highly recommend it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dale

    We were picked up in a comfortable bus. The driver was friendly and easy to understand, unlike the other tour we took. The history was captivating. My only critque would be to include lunch. Thank you for a great day out.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah R.

    Touring the USS Arizona was a great way to learn about the history of the attack of the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. The Visitor Center is well run and informative. Don’t miss it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    AnthonyKY

    Pearl Harbor was a nice place to go with people that have never have been there and I have not been there in 7 years and it has changed. The audio narrated tour is very good and enhances the experience. Both of the small museums near the theatre are well worth the time and the audio gives extra helpful information.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Donna C.

    My husband and I used this tour company for our trip to Pearl Harbor while in Ohau – Cousin Bob was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely knowledgable about Pearl Harbor. This was truly one of the most inspiring tours we had the pleasure of being a part of! Thanks Cousin Bob!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Remney

    The new buildings have an incredible amount of history in them. The pictures and videos tell the raw story of the Pearl Harbor attack and the aftermath. It is run really well, and it was easy to work out where we should be at particular times etc. A no fuss half day.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    GeraldineD

    As a history buff, this was on the top of my list of places to visit while on the island. I highly recommend this for anyone, fairly priced tour and a great day out. Going on the Missouri was special, ive watched the japanese surrender on the deck heaps of times on documentaries and to be standing on that very point where it happened is a special feeling.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harry

    I was not expecting my visit to Pearl Harbour to be of much interest to me but was thoroughly impressed with the overall experience. It was made interesting by a short video of the history to start then we were left to work our way round the memorial and museum.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenni

    There were a lot of things there that I didn’t know about until I visited the site . I found that my two grandchildren ; aged 10 and 12 , absorbed a great deal of information about what happened there back in WWII. No matter where you are from, this is a must-see!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sara

    The historical value of this total experience was awesome! The economic factors that propel war, the horrible negative elements of war, the sadness, destruction and disastrous loss of life and the courage of the soldiers fighting for their countries were truly memorable. I was glad I had the opportunity to take in this site and would recommend it to anyone

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Pearl Harbor had long been on my bucket list to visit and I am really glad that I along with my family finally visited . I found it to be a very moving experience as I am sure other visitors did Time spent in this National Monument is WELL-WORTH it, and I would highly recommend everyone to spend all day to enjoy this monument.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    PaulleyJ

    The history presented and the visit to the Arizona memorial is quite interesting and emotional. I feel more than any other tourist attraction on Oahu, the Pearl Harbor memorial is the most important and the most memorable.

  15. Rated 3 out of 5

    Harrison

    The site is spectacular with information and there are volunteers there to give you the detail. Great experience and well worth it for the price. I highly recommend comfy shoes, a hat, and light clothing. There are snack areas but the lines are long. So are the bathroom lines. Bring a refillable water bottle to refill water. There is a penny souvenir machine so bring change

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Goss

    Walking around and seeing history is what this is all about. Very touristy and it should be. Being there is humbling and uplifting at the same time. I was surprised to find myself feeling quite emotional, even surrounded by many other visitors to this site. I think everyone felt moved by the visit. It really is a must to visit.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grant

    Although, this was my second visit to Pearl Harbor/Arizona it was still an unforgettable tour! Would recommend seeing these National Monuments to everyone! My dad was stationed in Hawaii shortly after the attack so being able to meet Sterling Cale, one of only 6 remaining survivors of the attack, is something that will live with us.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    CollinsA

    Very reflective tour. Good for people not to forget what war is like on home ground. That things all over the world can come to your own back door. Gives insight to how terrible war is from all sides. I would love to go again.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann

    This is a beautiful show of respect and honor. A well preserved cemetery to come pay respects. An honor to visit and an everlasting memory for those who visit. The movie beforehand is a very worthwhile introduction to the site. My husband found it as emotional as the actual site. We had no connection at all with Pearl Harbour., but even so, the remembrance of those who died for us all, needs to be kept fresh. This site certainly does just that.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    LaClair

    Wow! What a humbling experience. Many stories of tragedy and heroism always to be remembered in a very special place. Well done in presentation and preserving this amazing beautiful monument. A must do for everyone while in Hawaii.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melby

    Seeing is believing a humble experience, the film before and the Arizona itself puts things in perspective. I did the tour using audiotapes. It was educational, great information, great attractions, good museums.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    WayneS

    Pearl Harbour is a must do for anybody visiting Honolulu. It is well laid out, giving visitors a true sense of the senseless loss of life and injury that occurred there bringing USA into world war 2. Happy we were able to check this magnificent Memorial off the bucket list!

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jay

    As you wander around look at the exhibits and visit the Arizona site you can only wonder at how such an event could of happened and how it would of felt to be there on the day. Whether you are a history buff or just a tourist, do not miss visiting this national park memorial. It is sobering yet awe-inspiring to think of the courage and sacrifice of that day.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kent27

    On the memorial of the Arizona there are drops of oil floating to the surface from the wreak, adding to the feeling of standing above a living breathing monument of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. I have probably visited 5 or more times…each time I learn something that I did not know before and each time I walk away with unsettled feelings. A must experience.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sewell

    This was an absolutely beautiful way to honor those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Super interesting to look through the different ships and the tours are very informational. We were there on a day with many Japanese visitors and you could see the passion in their eyes of what went on there.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    T9peterson

    This is a place you do not want to miss. You can literally spend all day here. It is such a wonderful educational place. I did not realize the magnitude of what happened on December 7th and the bombing of Pearl Harbor until being here. The best part was the military guy inside the memorial giving us a little history, amazing. You only have 10 minutes on the memorial and that time flies by.

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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.

What to Bring

  • Bring Government Issued ID
  • No Bags Pearl Harbor

What to Wear

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

Pick-Up Location

This tour begins in Waikiki. If you are not staying in Waikiki, you may join this tour by driving to Waikiki or taking at 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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