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Pearl Harbor Tours

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Pearl Harbor
Highlights:
  • Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
  • Pearl Harbor and The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
  • Watch a film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
Description:
4 options to choose from, depending how in depth you want to go into Pearl Harbor History!

Honolulu City Highlights, Arizona Memorial & Pearl Harbor Tour

This is by far our single most popular Pearl Harbor tour. Not only will you visit the famed USS Arizona Memorial to pay respects to those lost during the air attack of 1941, but you’ll witness actual film footage of the attack, view gripping displays describing the tragedy and heroism of this era and leave Pearl Harbor with an increased appreciation for our nation’s women and men in uniform.

Along with your Pearl Harbor visit, you’ll view the beauty and solemnity of Punchbowl Cemetery, officially known as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in an extinct volcano. Your excursion will continue onward to show you many of Honolulu’s most famous landmarks and buildings, including Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States – and the King Kamehameha statue, seen throughout the world among compilations of Hawaii’s most iconic sights.

This is not only our most economical tour, but an extremely convenient one. Simply book today to avoid a sell-out, let us know your hotel location, and we’ll pick you up in Waikiki and return you to the same place after your tour. It’s an ideal family tour as well as one popular with couples seeking the comfort and carefree benefit of a professionally narrated tour aboard an air-conditioned, deluxe tour vehicle.

Tour Highlights:
  • Arizona Memorial – Travel aboard a US Navy vessel to the Arizona Memorial which was designed by the architectural team to be situated directly above the actual USS Arizona battleship without resting on the sunken ship. The ship is the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost during the attack.
  • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center – You’ll witness actual film footage of the attack at the Visitor Center Theater, view historic galleries and displays, and find yourself taken back in time to a period of conflict which brought the United States directly into battle, forging its role in eventually concluding it following years of combat. 
  • Punchbowl Cemetery – From the comfort of your tour vehicle view the dignified beauty of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The memorial cemetery was created to pay homage to those in the US Armed Forces whose lives were lost in the service of their country.
  • Iolani Palace – The residence of the Hawaii Kingdom royalty between 1845 and 1893. The only royal palace on US soil, the palace employs architectural design seen no place else. It’s “American Florentine” design was created using brick with concrete facing, with ornamental plaster interior.
  • King Kamehameha Statue – Seen in pictures around the world as an archetype of Hawaii’s regal past, the statue honors the monarch founded the Kingdom of Hawaii, and one of the “must see” sites included in the tour.
  • Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses – Sometimes referred to as “Hawaii’s Westminster Abbey”, Kawaiahao Church was the chapel of the royal family. It’s the oldest church on Oahu, and the Hawaiian language is still used during portions of services.
  • Hawaii State Capitol – The capitol houses the governor’s office and state legislature. The American adaptation of the Bauhaus style of the building provides a dramatic contrast to the well-preserved historic buildings located just blocks away.
  • Honolulu Hale – Literally, “Honolulu building”, in the Hawaiian language, the building houses the mayor’s chambers and is the seat of the government of the City and County of Honolulu.
Details:
  • Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
  • Comfortable, late model air-conditioned deluxe tour vehicle
  • Live professional tour narration by delightful, knowledge able driver guide
  • Arizona Memorial
  • View actual film footage of the attack
  • Lunch on your own
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at PunchbowlHonolulu City Tour, including royal palace, prominent sites 

Premium Pearl Harbor Tour Featuring Battleship Missouri & USS Arizona Memorial

Join like-minded guests preferring a deluxe small vehicle experience for their exclusive tour of Pearl Harbor’s two most iconic sites. The USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri battleship represent the beginning and the end of the WWII. Your entertaining driver guide’s live narration provides fascinating insights into the events shaping the conflict and resolution of the war. The live narration is enhanced with historic video imagery shown on vehicle monitors. A delicious restaurant lunch overlooking the Harbor is included, and Punchbowl National Cemetery, Hawaii’s ’Iolani Palace, and other sites are viewed during the tour. Group size averages just 16 guests and the price is a remarkable  value! Our guests select the Premium tour for how they will experience Pearl Harbor as much as for what content is included. It’s the “tour for non-tourists” preferring a personable guide whose sense of hospitality and knowledge of Pearl Harbor’s historic past is shared with respect, humility, and the Spirit of Aloha.

Tour Details

The day’s adventure begins as your driver guide welcomes you aboard your deluxe black minibus—the finest on the island. You’ll enjoy a locally-produced banana bread treat and learn of Waikiki’s colorful history as you depart for Pearl Harbor. Your guide’s superb live narration is complemented by a touching message from a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, historic images, and video shown on vehicle monitors.

You’ll visit the solemn USS Arizona Memorial directly above the USS Arizona battleship that sunk during the attack on December 7, 1941 and became the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost. It’s a powerful reminder of those who gave their lives for their country. You’ll view actual film footage of the attack, view Pearl Harbor Visitor Center displays, and gain firsthand insight into WWII in the Pacific and beyond.

Aboard the famed Battleship Missouri, you’ll walk in the footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and officers of the Allied Powers in 1945 when the instruments of surrender were signed on the ship, signaling the end WWII. “Mighty Mo” valiantly fought in WWII, the Korean War and in Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, supporting the cause of freedom.

Lunch is served at reserved tables in a popular local restaurant overlooking the scenic yacht harbor and Ford Island bridge. It’s a favorite of servicemen and women, residents, and a few fortunate visitors. There’s a choice of six delicious menu selections, and each are local favorites.

You’ll remember the sacrifices of America’s heroes as you ride through Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. View ‘Iolani Palace, home of Hawaiian royalty, and visit the King Kamehameha Statue, and other sites before returning to Waikiki.


Highlights
  • Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
  • Live tour narration by delightful, knowledge able driver guide
  • View historic images and video clips on tour vehicle monitors
  • Visit the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits
  • View actual film footage of the attack
  • Stroll the grounds to view WWII Bowfin Submarine, Japanese Kaiten “suicide sub”, Remembrance Circle
  • Guided deck tour of USS Missouri battleship with docent, including locations of surrender ceremony, office and crew quarters, artillery, kamikaze aircraft crash, and much more
  • Drive through Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
  • See Hawaii’s Iolani Palace and grounds from deluxe tour vehicle
  • Stop at King Kamehameha statue
  • Delicious lunch at reserved table in restaurant overlooking harbor. Five menu choices, including vegan and vegetarian.
Amenities
  • Souvenir VIP Tour pass with lanyard
  • Exclusive full-color commemorative booklet
  • Finest quality minibus featuring large panoramic front view window above windshield, frameless side windows, USB ports, and more
  • Convenient tote bag presented after crossing security barrier to carry shopping items and mementos
  • Locally produced banana bread morning treat
  • Chilled Hawaiian bottled water


USS Missouri Tour - USS Arizona & Punchbowl National Cemetery

No two ships are more emblematic of America’s involvement in WWII than the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri. The attack on the Arizona thrust the United States into war, and four years later the instruments of surrender ending the war were signed on the deck of the Missouri. You’ll experience both ships on this tour and learn firsthand of their history and thrill at the accounts of the brave crews who manned them.

Complementing your Pearl Harbor tour is a comfortable narrated drive through Honolulu’s most iconic sites including the Punchbowl National Cemetery, King Kamehameha Statue, and buildings where Hawaiian royalty of the past and today’s political leaders guide our islands. Our professional driver guide will meet you at or near your hotel, share an informative and entertaining narration aboard an air-conditioned, deluxe tour vehicle, and return you to Waikiki following the tour.

Tour Highlights:
  • Battleship Missouri, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and officers of the Allied Powers in 1945 when the instruments of surrender were signed on the ship, signaling the end WWII. “Mighty Mo” valiantly fought in WWII, the Korean War and in Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, supporting the cause of freedom.
  • Arizona Memorial will be reached aboard a US Navy vessel. The memorial was designed by the architectural team to be situated directly above the actual USS Arizona battleship without resting on the sunken ship. The ship is the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost during the attack.
  • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is where you’ll witness actual film footage of the attack at the Visitor Center Theater, view historic galleries and displays, and find yourself taken back in time to a period of conflict which brought the United States directly into battle, forging its role in eventually concluding it following years of combat.
  • Punchbowl Cemetery is viewed from the comfort of your tour vehicle where you’ll observe the dignified beauty of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The memorial cemetery was created to pay homage to those in the US Armed Forces whose lives were lost in the service of their country.
  • Iolani Palace was the residence of the Hawaii Kingdom royalty between 1845 and 1893. The only royal palace on US soil, the palace employs architectural design seen no place else. It’s “American Florentine” design was created using brick with concrete facing, with ornamental plaster interior.
  • King Kamehameha Statue is seen in pictures around the world as an archetype of Hawaii’s regal past. The statue honors the monarch founded the Kingdom of Hawaii, and one of the “must see” sites included in the tour.
  • Kawaiahao Church is sometimes referred to as “Hawaii’s Westminster Abbey”, Kawaiahao Church was the chapel of the royal family. It’s the oldest church on Oahu, and the Hawaiian language is still used during portions of services.
  • The Mission Houses contain artifacts, documents, and displays from Hawaii’s missionary period in the 1800’s.
  • Hawaii State Capitol – The capitol houses the governor’s office and state legislature. The American adaptation of the Bauhaus style of the building provides a dramatic contrast to the well-preserved historic buildings located just blocks away.
  • Honolulu Hale – Literally, “Honolulu building”, in the Hawaiian language, the building houses the mayor’s chambers and is the seat of the government of the City and County of Honolulu.
    Details:
      • Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
      • Comfortable, late model air-conditioned deluxe tour vehicle
      • Live professional tour narration by delightful, knowledge able driver guide
      • Arizona Memorial
      • USS Missouri Battleship tour led by a memorial docent
      • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits
      • View actual film footage of the attack at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Theater
      • National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl
      • Lunch on your own
      • City tour featuring Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, State Capital, Honolulu Hale

      WWII Pearl Harbor Heroes Tour 
      Includes Every Memorial and Museum

      Experience all of Pearl Harbor on this comprehensive WWII Heroes Adventure Tour. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and the USS Bowfin Submarine. Then cross the bridge to Ford Island to board the Battleship Missouri and walk the historic desks and see the battle scars in the hangars and award-winning exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Dine on your own at your choice of venues or opt for an included lunch at the aviation museum.

      Tour Highlights:
      • USS Arizona Memorial located directly above the USS Arizona battleship that was sunk during the attack on December 7, 1941. The ship is the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost, and a powerful reminder of those who gave their lives for their country.
      • USS Missouri Battleship where you’ll walk in the footprints of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and officers of the Allied Powers in 1945 when the instruments of surrender were signed on the ship, signaling the end WWII. “Mighty Mo” fought in WWII, the Korean War and in Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, supporting the cause of freedom.
      • USS Bowfin Submarine, also known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”, played an epic role in the battles of the Pacific. You’ll walk through the remarkable vessel docked in the harbor and enjoy an included audio tour.
      • Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, located in two WWI hangars and retaining bullet holes from the December 7, 1941 attack, spans 105,000 square feet. An impressive array wartime aircraft is displayed including an authentic Japanese Zero, the type used in the attack.
      • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where you’ll view actual film footage the attack, view historic displays, and gain firsthand insight into WWII in the Pacific and beyond. You’ll see several galleries displaying artifacts, photos, and dramatic evidence of the surprise attack.
      • Lunch is available at a selection of venues is on your own. If you prefer lunch included with your tour, select the “Gold” tour option with identical itinerary but meal and drink provided at the aviation museum.
      Details:
      • Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
      • Live tour narration by delightful, knowledge able driver guide
      • Visit the USS Arizona Memorial
      • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits
      • View actual film footage of the attack
      • Visit the WWII Bowfin Submarine
      • Stroll the grounds and visit the Remembrance Circle, Japanese Kaiten “suicide sub”, and more
      • Guided deck tour of USS Missouri battleship with docent, including locations of surrender ceremony, office and crew quarters, artillery, kamikaze aircraft crash
      • During the drive to and from Pearl Harbor, view Hawaii’s Royal Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha statue, Hawaii State Capital, Downtown Honolulu, from comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
      • Lunch on your own at selection of venues
      • Optional included lunch at Pacific Aviation Museum with choice of four selections plus drink (book “Gold” tour at checkout)



       
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      Frequently Asked Questions
      H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
      Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. Since Waikiki is a very small area, if they do not pick up at your hotel, it will be from another one that will be a 3-5 minute walk. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
      Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
      Yes, when you book this tour, the tour company gets the ticket for you in advance, so you don't have to wait in queue, and you don't have to risk showing up to Pearl Harbor & the tickets being sold out.
      Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
      Payment & Cancellation
      Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
      • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
      • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
      Terms & Conditions
      • The US Department of the Interior has declared a, "no bags" policy at the Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center. Passengers may not carry any concealing items. This includes purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc.
      • Small cameras are permitted.
      • Allowable vital items may be placed in your pockets. Do not leave any valuables on the bus.
      • Due to ceremonies on December 7th each year, the park is closed to commercial vehicles and we do not operate our normal tours to the USS Arizona Memorial on that date.
      • Also, on rare occasions, and due to external factors outside of our control (including inclement weather and/or shortages of boat launch tickets), there is the possibility of not being able to visit the Arizona Memorial during your visit.
      Reviews
      13 reviews, 0 comments
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      Great tour
      Overall:
      We absolutely loved this tour and you cannot beat the cost! HToursHawaii has done a fantastic job at working with third party tour companies to provide excellent service. Our driver was awesome and really funny. The tour comprised of a guided tour throughout Oahu, followed by a short film about the history of Pearl Harbor, and lastly a boat ride to Pear Harbor. We got to pay our respects and got to ... moresee where the Arizona lies. It was definitely worth the experience! It's a must do if you are visiting Oahu.
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      Pearl Harbor
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      We had a great tour of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu with Garfield! Couldn't have been happier with the experience.
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      “Our tour guide, Tony, was the best!”
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      Tony was very knowledgable about Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and the politics surrounding WWII. He recited Roosevelt's declaration of war speech on the way to Pearl Harbor, gave great insight into the people buried in the Punchbowl cemetery, and also drove by the eating establishments I had seen featured on the Food Network. This was my first time to Hawaii, and as we were going on a cruise, came in a ... moreday early to have an opportunity to see these highlights. Tony was patient and navigated the horrible traffic like the pro he is. He answered all questions asked of him and had recommendations for those staying on in Honolulu.
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      Very Interesting
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      I was so glad to be able to visit Pearl Harbor & taking this tour made it so easy because I found out it takes 1.5 hours to get there by bus! The guides give a lot of info. & they are fun.
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      Pearl Harbor Tour
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      Pretty good, you watch a 30 minute movie about the attack and then take a boat out to the memorial. That is where you see the sunken ship below and all the names of the fallen. Its one of those things you have to see while in Hawaii, I'm glad I did it this way because I got back to the hotel in the afternoon.
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      “Great Trip”
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      The bus picked us up right at our hotel and was on time! We appreciated this especially since we were up so early and ready to go! Our driver was great and did a wonderful job giving us the history of not only Pearl Harbor, but also the history of Hawaii. He was very friendly and informative. We had a great time and would recommend this tour to anyone looking for an easy way to see Pearl Harbor.
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      Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Highlights
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      Very good tour, the bus driver was very informative and answered all the questions he was asked. He gave us details on how best to tour around the museums and get into the movie so we got the most out of our time there. Unfortunately the day we went was very windy and they were not running the boats out to the memorial. This was no fault of the tour company as they have no control over this. This ... morewas the only glitch in a very good tour.
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      “Pearl Harbor tour”
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      Our bus driver was very friendly and made the whole trip very enjoyable. He made sure we all connected with each other and created a true group. While the Pearl Harbor experience itself was a very repetitive tour, the bus tour was highly enjoyable and informative. Not only did he tell us a lot about the attacks on Pearl Harbor, he also told us a lot of information about the history of the people of ... moreHawaii and specifically that of the people of Oahu.
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      “Good times!”
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      This tour was good value for the price. Great guide and enough time allowed to see the main sights of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. You could easily spend all day at Pearl Harbor, but this is enough to appreciate the history. Its a good amount of time especially if you have young kids.
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      Great Tour
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      Very happy with the Pearl Harbor Tour on April 11th. Our driver/tour guide was Ben. He was polite, punctual, patient, helpful, and quite entertaining. Would definitely book another tour with Polynesian Adventure Tours!
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      Tour Guide Host: Ernel ("like Kernel Sanders, just drop the K.") made this tour amazing. He is the GREATEST Tour Guide EVER! He is full of energy, warm, naturally comical and knowledgable. He was our host during the bus travel from our pick up to our drop off, but was not our host for the actual Pearl Harbor tour. It was a disappointment that he wasn't he is so great! If you do the Pearl Harbor the ... moreonly thing I recommend is being paired with a tour guide who speaks english clearly. When I went I had a tour guide whom english was not his first language and it was extremely difficult and frustrating to concentrate to follow and to get good info on factual things that occurred. I ended up bailing that tour guide to another group. I had to do it. I am glad I made that call, but should have done so from the get go.

      If visiting the USS Missouri stop on in at the Canteen food eatery on the premises. I HIGHLY recommend eating here the cheese burger is great!

      P.S. 
      FYI: At Pearl Harbor they inform that it is NOT funded at all by the our government financially. This sickens me and that the funds come from donations and Veterans and Volunteers help run and keep Pearl Harbor operating. Please support and contribute to any funds that you can while you are there. Please spread the word. This is a remarkable place. It's a memorial and many lives were lost and many remains that remain at Pearl Harbor. A somber experience, but a MUST do and see. Please also remember that this is a memorial and not a play ground for clowning around. Many are not aware of that and there are a lot of people that pay respect to those who gave their lives. Thank you.
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      Fantastic!
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      Took a tour with this company to Pearl Harbor and everything was just fantastic. We flew in from Maui and was greeted by a friendly lady who explained how everything was going to work. Our transportation guide was a hoot and named our group "the cousins" so we would know when our group would be heading to the different places. He was quite informative and gave us info that even some of the tour guides ... moreleft out! He had us all on schedule and those of us back in time to catch our flight back to Maui. I would highly recommend this tour company.
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      I'm a big fan of Gray Line Tours and that's essentially what Polynesian Adventure Tours is. Same company or affiliation. I've taken lots of Gray Line's tours and knew that I couldn't go wrongdoing one in Honolulu as well. We did the Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl tour. The driving portion got a little much around the end and I would have loved to have had the opportunity to get out of ... morethe bus at Punchbowl. I fully realize though that the bus is not allowed and out of respect for the people buried here, it's just not appropriate. Our driver was great, full of anecdotes and information. He did have a thick accent and it was hard to understand him at times. I completely recommend this tour as well as Polynesian Adventure Tours of course. Good bang for your tourist buck!
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