Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Missouri Battleship

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)

From: $94.00

Adults: $94.00
Children: $74.00
Lap Child: FREE

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.

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

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Gerry

    Standing on the Memorial was very moving and remembering all that happened on that very spot was very somber. The thousands of names on the wall are a reminder of just how many young men gave their lives for our freedom, which everyone should reflect on when visiting. As everyone says, this is a must see. They do an outstanding job of really letting you know the whole story of what took place, how it all started, and ended.

  2. Rated 4 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Denise

    The atmosphere was somber if but very respectful, as it should be. The staff was polite and well versed. I especially enjoyed hearing from the volunteers who were retired service personnel. There were museums, gift shop, and a short film showing what happened that day.

  5. Rated 4 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Clark

    Visiting Pearl Harbor has been on bucket list for forever. It was worth the wait. We spent a good amount of time at the park. The information/history was presented very well. This was a must do tour of Pear Harbor. A very moving experience of what happened that day on 7th December 1941.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don

    Visiting this WWII memorial will bring you back in time to discover why this is the most important WWII site in Hawaii. Great to see what panned out in the war in the pacific. A must to see if visiting Hawaii.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank

    It is a great learning experience. So glad we made the effort to visit this location. It was very well laid out and explained everything that happened that day back in 1941.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dwayne

    I will never forget my visit to Pearl Harbor. Love all of the artifacts such as submarines, torpedoes, etc. USS Arizona Memorial was very beautiful and quiet. Very nice place to pay respects. This is definitely worth seeing and touring. Especially if you know someone in or served in the military.

  11. 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.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol

    This is an absolutely must see for everyone who comes to Honolulu as it explains what happened in 1941 and how this led USA to get involved in World War 2 and how the bombing of Pearl Harbor killed so many USA service personnel, and affected their families. There is so much history here. If you are interested in American or military history this is a great spot.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kurt

    Seeing oil come to the surface, which it has been doing for over 75 years, was truly something to witness & so amazing. This Memorial is truly a must see for anyone who visits Honolulu. A really important piece of history. I learned so much that day that I never knew.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hale

    Standing on the Memorial was very moving and remembering all that happened on that very spot was very somber. The thousands of names on the wall are a reminder of just how many young men gave their lives for our freedom, which everyone should reflect on when visiting. As everyone says, this is a must see. They do an outstanding job of really letting you know the whole story of what took place, how it all started, and ended.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Rated 3 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

    Caitlyn

    A must see. Part of the history to often forgotten. Memorial to all the people who were part of that time. We enjoyed walking around the Pearl Harbor Monument and learning about some of the history we weren’t completely aware of.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    Take a step back in time to that fateful day. There is a monument to all of the US servicemen that have died or disappeared in battle. It is very touching. There is also a WWII-era submarine that you can go on board – very interesting and worth it.

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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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