You can provide your own transportation to Pearl Harbor. However, the experience differs in several key ways from the experience you have when you book a tour with us. If you plan on touring with our company, you must meet with the tour group at the designated location. We are not permitted to meet tourists in the parking lot of Pearl Harbor.
When you drive yourself to Pearl Harbor, that does not give you a place in the guided tour. Our tour guides provide professional narration and can answer questions you have while you are visiting.
Although the USS Arizona Memorial is free, if you do not reserve space in a tour you will have to wait in line for one of the limited passes reserved for those without a ticket. Wait lines are routinely three hours or longer, and during the busy season tickets can sell out. Parking is also limited and it can be difficult to find a space.
Only authorized vehicles are permitted to cross the Clarey Bridge to Ford Island, where the USS Missouri, the Oklahoma Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum are all located. Without military authorization, you will have to book a tour to see these sites.