Plan Your Visit

On your Hawaii vacation, a guided tour of Pearl Harbor is a must. This historical location had a profound impact on the history of the world, which still affects us today.

 

Tours are offered from Waikiki and Koolina hotels seven days a week and round trip guided transportation is included as well as admission to all the other historical sites.

 

We also offer daily Pearl Harbor tours that include round trip airfare and admission to all Pearl Harbor historical sites for guests staying on Hawaii Big Island, Maui, and Kauai.

 

 You will enjoy outstanding historical narration throughout the tour, learning the history of WWII from start to finish.

 

Depending on the package you choose you will visit the Pearl Harbor Museums, the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine, USS Missouri Battleship, and Pacific Aviation Museum.  You can visit one or all the historical sites in one day.

 

Combo tours of Pearl Harbor with the other island landmarks are also offered. The Pearl Harbor Tour Site aims to provide you with a first-rate Pearl Harbor tour experience.

          

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Transportation Options: How to Get Here

There are a number of ways to get to Pearl Harbor.

 

City Bus

The City Bus is a very cost-effective way for those who have a very limited budget and that do not mind the inconveniences of public transportation. Fares are $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children under 17.

 

The city is not express and makes many stops between Waikiki Hotels and Pearl Harbor. Unexpected delays, heavy traffic, and other factors, can make the drive to Pearl Harbor very long.

 

Taxi Cab

A taxi ride costs around $50 each way and it does not include a tour guide, narration or the admission to the historical sites. From our experience, taxis are not the best way to visit the National Park.

 

Shuttle  Services

Many companies offer transportation to Pearl Harbor. The cost is less than a cab, but these transportation services do not offer tours and many of them are operating illegally and without insurance. This is not a recommended way to visit Pearl Harbor historical sites.

 

Tour Company

Honolulu, like most high-tourism cities, has a number of highly regarded, professional tour companies. The services and prices that they offer are often comparable, but its the level of service and quality that sets each apart.

 

Pearl Harbor does not require the companies providing tours to have any certification. Therefore the level of experience is left to the tour guides and drivers. Not all companies require their guides to follow a strict performance on the historical presentation and customer service as PearlHarborOahu.org

 

 Our tour guides are trained to follow our mandated historical presentation in an interesting and chronologically organized fashion. Our Pearl Harbor and WWII history is a fantastic narration of the many events surrounding World War II, the attacks of December 7, 1941.

 

 These tour companies are authorized to park at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center Parking lot and can also go across to Ford Island to visit the USS Battleship Missouri and Pacific Aviation Museum.

 

                   Certified tour companies are authorized transportation providers to Pearl Harbor and Ford Island.

Required Certifications:

  • Vehicle Insurance
  • CPR Certification, for each and every guide entering the center
  • First Aid Training
  • Tour Provider Certification
  • Passenger Transportation Permit

                

**Please note, tour guides are not permitted to give tours on board the USS Arizona Memorial at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor.

 

Important Information to know before your Pearl Harbor Tour visit

 

Strollers

You may bring strollers into the visitor’s center, but they are not allowed into the theater, on the navy boats, or on the memorial itself. Strollers may be stowed at the visitor center front desk prior to program tours.

 

Medical

Pearl Harbor does not have doctors or nurses on-site. There are a few nearby hospitals.

 

Pearl Harbor is fully accessible to those with disabilities; more information may be found below.

Accessibility

Pearl Harbor is fully accessible to those with disabilities.  

 

The Visitor Center restrooms, movie theater, exhibit area, bookstore, information desk, and drinking fountain are all fully wheelchair-accessible; the Navy Boats and USS Arizona Memorial are both wheelchair-accessible.

 

Please note that wheelchairs are not available for rent on-site. When booking a tour, notify the booking agent of all special needs.

 

Restrooms

Male and female restroom facilities are available on-site. During busy times visitors may use the facilities in the parking lot or at the Bowfin Submarine Museum. Restrooms have diaper changing tables. There are no showers or locker rooms.

 

Shopping Opportunities

There is a non-profit bookstore with the best selection of WWII books, souvenirs and memorabilia  for purchase. This is run by the Historic Pacific Park.

 

Food

A limited-option snack bar is also available at the visitor’s center with sandwiches, and non-alcoholic drinks.            

 

Restrictions

Security Measures

Pearl Harbor is an active USA military base.

 

Due to heightened security, you cannot bring in any bags that provide concealment including: purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage.

 

There is a secure storage facility is available for use at the entrance to the USS Bowfin Submarine Park for a charge of $3 per item. The storage facility operates daily 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions and guests of all ages are welcome to visit all museums and memorials at all the Pearl Harbor historical sites.

 

Civilian Dress Attire

Pearl Harbor does not have a dress code. Visitors should keep in mind that this is a National Monument honoring the many lives lost during the Japanese attacked. Visitors should dress in comfortable shoes and clothing. Sandals are permissible. We discourage wearing bathing suits or profane T-shirts.

 

Military Dress Attire

Military visitors should be aware that they will be within the boundary of Pearl Harbor Naval Station.

 

Animals and Pets

Pearl Harbor does not permit Pets, unless they service animal.

 

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