Battleships of WWII at Pearl Harbor
A Day at Pearl Harbor is our most complete Pearl Harbor tour, featuring all of the museums and memorials of Pearl Harbor. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, located above the wreckage of the sunken battleship. Remember and honor the heroes who lost their lives and view the Remembrance Wall, with the names of the heroes of December 7, 1941.
Take a guided tour with a docent on the top deck of the USS Missouri, and have time to discover this impressive battleship on your own. Navigate the tight corridors of the USS Bowfin Submarine known as “The Pearl Harbor Avenger” and learn about aviation history of the United States at the Pacific Aviation Museum, plus enjoy a driving tour of historic Downtown Honolulu, featuring the Iolani Palace (the only royal palace on US soil), the King Kamehameha Statue (featured on Hawaii Five-O) Hawaii State Capitol Building and a drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery with sweeping views overlooking Waikiki , Diamond Head and the city of Honolulu.
This tour visits all 5 of Pearl Harbor’s memorials and museums and includes all admissions. Hear a riveting World War II narration from your expert tour guide, and learn of the events that led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, “A day that will live in infamy!"
- Expert World War II Narration
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
- Film Footage of Attacks
- Admission to Museums Included
- USS Arizona Memorial
- USS Battleship Missouri Deck Tour
- Historic Honolulu City Tour
- Punchbowl National Cemetery
- Hawaii Government Buildings
Local Tour Guides | Transportation | Hotel Pick Up-Drop | All Admissions | Arizona Memorial | Battleship Missouri | City Tour
Discover the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument | Difficulty Level: Easy | Time at Memorial: 2 hours approx.
- Ride aboard a Naval vessel to the Arizona Memorial on Battleship Row!
- See the “black tears of the Arizona” (Iridescent oil, still trickling to the top of the harbor surface from the U.S.S. Arizona after 70 years!)
- See actual artifacts from the attack--from both the Japanese and United States!
- Visit the gift shop for books, souvenirs and WWII memorabilia.
- Walk the grounds of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with informative displays
- View battleship row, the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine
- See the Headquarters of the U.S.S. Pacific Fleet
- Discover many Navy vessels that might include destroyers and carriers
What You’ll Do
This tour begins when we pick you up at the Honolulu Arrival Terminal. While traveling to Pearl Harbor our expert guides will take you back in time with a historical recounting of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Upon arrival at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument you’ll have a chance to explore the museum filled with historical artifacts and documents that further set the stage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also see a historic film featuring archive footage of the actual attack! Then, you’ll board an official United States Navy vessel for a ride across the bay to the site of the Arizona Memorial--suspended above the sunken battleship where 1,177 sailors gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. You’ll see Pearl Harbor from the same vantage as the sailors did that fateful morning and bear witness to the names of the fallen. Insightful and Unforgettable, this tour is a must for any trip to the islands.
- The 23 min. documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors
- There is a 10-15 minute Navy boat ride over to the Memorial
- Subject to close for stormy weather
- Should be able to walk 4 city blocks
Note: Behavior at the Memorials
The memorials are places of honor, inspiration, reflection, and quiet contemplation commemorating those who died during the attack of December 7, 1941. Visitors are asked to assist in maintaining an atmosphere of decorum and respect.
Explore the U.S.S. Missouri Battleship
Location: Ford Island | Difficulty Level: Easy | Time Spent at Location: 2 hours approx.
- Admire the massive guns of the “Mighty Mo”
- Stand on the Surrender Deck where WWII ended
- Learn of the Kamikaze dent
- Enjoy the many exhibits
- Witness the U.S.S. Oklahoma Memorial
What You’ll Do
Board the shuttle to Ford Island, and explore the world’s most famous battleship--the “Mighty Mo.” Walk the deck of this famous battleship and stand beneath the main turrets--huge cannons capable of firing a shell over 20 miles.
Then “go below” and explore where crews lived and worked. You’ll marvel at the dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze plane and even see the exact spot where WWII in the Pacific Ended. This amazing tour of the USS Missouri includes an expert historical tour guide narration.
- 2-story flight of stairs onto the deck. There are also two elevators on the entry Bro.
- Ladders are steep & handholds can be difficult.
- Should be able to walk 4 city blocks
Honolulu City Tour
Location: Downtown Honolulu | Difficulty Level: Easy | Time Spent at Location: 45 min approx.
- 5 minute walk through Honolulu
- Punchbowl - National Cemetery of the Pacific
- Royal Iolani Palace
- Civic Center & State Capitol
- Kamehameha Statue
What You’ll Do
Enjoy a tour of historic Honolulu, featuring buildings from the last Hawaiian Monarchy. Connect with Hawai‘i’s rich royal past. Stop and observe the city's most historical sites including the ‘Iolani Royal Palace (the only place in the U.S. where a non-U.S. flag is allowed to fly by itself).
The Aliiolani Hale, where the original “Hawai‘i 5-0” was filmed in the 1970’s. The Missionary Houses Museum, which have been restored to give you a glimpse of the architecture from the mid-1800’s. And the world famous statue of King Kamehameha the Great among many other historical sites and buildings.
- Should be able to walk 2 city blocks
Pick up location
- Your Tour Guide Will Meet At Your Hotel Pick Up Area.
What to Bring
- Government issued Identification (Passports for visitors outside US)
- Wear Covered Shoes and Comfortable clothes (Shirts Are Required)
- No Swim Suits
- No Bags (all bags must be stored for a fee of 3.00 per bag)
- Water & snacks are available to purchase at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, USS Bowfin submarine and USS Missouri
Days of Operations
Tour Days: Daily
Tour Pick up & Return Times:*
6:45 AM - 11:30 PM
9:10 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
*Tour Pick-Up and Return Times approximate
Our tour is described below in detail through the eyes of our guests:
Our Hotel Pick-up was very smooth
“The smiling tour guide arrived on time and welcomed us warmly onto the comfortable minibus. He quickly broke the ice by introducing us to the other passengers.” The tour was above and beyond . Well done. Andrew North.
Tour introduction was impressive, the whole tour memorable.
“After we got the last passengers, the tour guide brilliantly prepared us for the wonderful day ahead. He went over safety precautions and took care of our concerns. He made us feel like family in just minutes. This made us happy that we bought the tour. Jack Graber
The Tour was so amazing
“The tour began with fun yet great introduction of the islands We drove by a canal and then through a local neighborhood and made our way to the freeway, in no time we were at Pearl Harbor. Diana Gary
I learn about December 7th- A day which will live in infamy..
“When Andrew started his narration of what lead to the attack on the USA fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, every one in the group just focused on what he was saying. I wished my History professor was as captivating as this tour guide. I couldn’t resist crying when i saw the Memorial . It was so helpful of the tour guide had done such a great presentation about WW2 in the Pacific. I really understood where I was standing and that it was not just a tourist attraction but the final places of so many men. Thank you for a great day. Ron Stern
We learn so many stories of the USS Missouri. The way our guided did it was great because we did not encounter the crowds. I really appreciated that. Mike Peters
And the fun Continues. . .
“If we hadn’t gone on the tour we wouldn’t’ have learn so much about our History and the people of Hawaii I would not have learn some amazing secrets of WW2 and the Hawaii was a Kingdom before becoming the 50th State. What a great day! Walter Dunca
We saw amazing banyan tree, and so many other fascinating plants. I enjoyed the drive around Honolulu with a visit to the Hawaii Supreme Court , King Kamehameha Statue and Palace. Amanda Lewis
“We knew we had a good guide because he answered every question that we asked. Once he didn’t know the answer, but he made a phone call to find out. He got out and spent time with us at every stop. He was a singer, comedian, professor, entertainer, and a walking encyclopedia.”
“He sang for us and shared stories, but it never got boring because his informative narration was complimented by humorous stories and music that kept us entertained all day long. He knew things about nearly every subject that we would have never expected him to know. I was so impressed with our guide’s depth of knowledge.”
After all of the traffic , we really respected the tour guide driving skills and we knew that safety was his first priority. I know that driving and narrating is difficult, but he made it all about us, not about him. He made it look so easy. We reclined in our comfortable seats and relaxed, enjoying the superb the narration .” This has been the best tour I have taken in all my travel. Clare Crowder
Until we meet again
“As our guide was dropping us off, we felt like it was the last day of school. We got to know everyone and really felt like an ohana. We learned and experienced so much, created so many memories, and fell in love with the island.” Alex Jefferson