The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience departing Maui
About Your Tour
Take advantage of this one-day Oahu tour to experience World War II in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor. Experience key moments of this global conflict, from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that propelled the U.S. into the war, to the September 2, 1945 Japanese surrender that ended WWII.
Your epic day starts at the USS Arizona Memorial where you’ll learn about the 1,177 seamen who perished when the Japanese surprise attack sunk their battleship on December 7, 1941. Prepare to be moved as you watch the documentary film and then ride the Navy vessel to the Memorial. Few moments compare to witnessing the names and ranks of the lost heroes etched in marble in the Shrine Room. Look into the harbor and watch the oil droplets – “The Black Tears of the Arizona” – that continue to rise from sunken battleship after nearly eight decades.
You’ll go aboard the USS Missouri – the “Mighty Mo” – and stand on the deck where the Japanese surrendered while the ship was in Tokyo Bay, Japan on September 2, 1945. Learn about the dent caused by the crashing Kamikaze pilot, note the massive guns capable of firing shells over 20 miles, and hear about the Mighty Mo’s five decades of service.
Visit the USS Bowfin Submarine — the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” — launched December 7, 1942, one year after the Pearl Harbor attack. The Bowfin completed nine successful patrols during WWII, contributing to the Allies’ victory over Japan. Go below and experience life in a WWII era sub, visit the museum filled with thousands of artifacts, and pay your respects to the lost seamen and submarines at the waterfront memorial.
You’ll also pay a visit to Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, housed in two historic aircraft hangars and the control tower that survived the December 7, 1941 attack. Note original bullet holes from the Japanese attack, enjoy fascinating exhibits of vintage and modern aircraft, and try to land a jet in the Combat Flight Simulator.
This exciting adventure concludes with a drive through Historic Downtown Honolulu. Our expert guide will share stories about Hawaii’s royal family while pointing out famous landmarks associated with the kingdom’s former rulers including Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great.
Leave Maui for a day on Oahu and the Complete Pearl Harbor Experience. Book today and make memories that will last forever.