You will have the opportunity to visit one or all the historical museums and memorial sites of Pearl Harbor which includes the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine and Park, USS Missouri Battleship, and Pacific Aviation Museum depending on the package you choose. Trips to Pearl Harbor are available from Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai.
The most popular tour is the" Battleships of World War II Tour” and it includes:
Round trip hotel transportation
Historical live narration of WWII
Tour to the USS Battleship Missouri
Visit to the USS Arizona Memorial (consisting of a 23-minute documentary film on the actual attack, and 10 minutes boat ride to and from the Memorial, and 15 minutes at the memorial itself)
Time to explore the museums and the exhibits.
Another popular tour is "The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience,” ideal for the history buff. It includes a visit to all historic sites: the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship USS Missouri USS Bowfin Submarine, ( experience life in WWII Sub), the USS Oklahoma Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum (experience war planes and many other aviation artifacts that remain in the Aviation Hangar)
The above tour also visits the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, and historical Honolulu and the civic center. You will have time to take pictures of the famous King Kamehameha Statue and the Iolani Palace.
These are among the best tours in Oahu and are the absolute best way to get a true understanding and respect for the heroes of December 7th, 1941 and the culture and history of Hawaii.
The “Battleships of World War II Tour” and the “Complete Pearl Harbor Experience” are also available from the island of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Big Island.
All our tours include the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated audio Tour that consist of 29 highlighted location of the National Park. This audio tour will complement this historical experience. It is narrated by Pearl Harbor survivors that where there that infamous morning, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, and the National Park Service’s historians. The USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Italian.
The USS Arizona Memorial runs a 75 minutes interpretive program, every 15 minutes starting at 7:30 am with the last program ending at 3:00 pm.
The interpretive program consists of:
23-minute documentary film on the actual attack
20 minutes boat ride to and from the Memorial
15 minutes at the Memorial
Time to explore museum and exhibits
Tickets & Admissions
The National Park service has 3500 tickets available per day. They are distributed freely at a first come basis, and often by mid morning. Due to the popularity of the monument, visitors should expect large crowds and long lines, especially during summer, winter holidays, and spring break. We recommend you reserve ahead of time.
There is not transportation provided with the free ticket issued by the National park is only for the Arizona Memorial experience (museums & exhibits, film of the attack, and shuttle boat to the memorial).
The other historical attractions withing the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument are: Battleship USS Misouri (Battleship), USS Bowfin Submarine Memorial (Submarine), and Pacific Aviation Museum (Aviation). These attractions are not run by the National Park Service.
For those visitors that want to see these other historical sites, you will need to buy tickets. It all depends on what you and your group want to experience It is possible to just experience the Arizona Memorial (Memorial) or all the at the historical sites in one day. We recommend purchasing your tour packages in advance. There are different packages to experience these other historical sites.