Remember Pearl Harbor Tour departing Maui
About Your Tour
Take an early morning flight from Maui to Oahu and let our expertly trained guide provide you with an unforgettable day immersed in WWII history at Pearl Harbor. You’ll understand what the words “Remember Pearl Harbor” truly mean as you learn about the surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. You’ll begin with the deeply moving USS Arizona Memorial experience and learn how 1,177 seamen perished when their battleship was bombed and sank within minutes during the early morning aerial bombardment. The 23-minute documentary with archival footage brings you face to face with the drama of the fateful day. A navy vessel will transport across the harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place for the seamen who went down with their ship. Step aboard the Memorial and pay your respects to the brave heroes in the Shrine Room where their names and ranks are etched in marble. Look into the water and witness the “Black Tears of the Arizona” – the oil drops on the water’s surface still leaking from sunken battleship below.
Your day includes the “Mighty Mo” – the Battleship Missouri – where you can stand on the Surrender Deck and witness the spot where the Japanese formally surrendered in Tokyo Bay, Japan on September 2, 1945. Witness the massive guns capable of firing shells over 20 miles and the famous dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze pilot. Nearby, on shore, the USS Oklahoma Memorial commemorates the 429 sailors who perished in the attack. The tour takes you to the USS Bowfin Submarine – the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” – launched one year after the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1942. Go down below and see what it was like to work and live aboard a WWII sub, visit the Submarine Museum, and pay your respects at the waterfront memorial which honors lost seamen and submarines. At the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island, housed in two seaplane hangars from the WWII era, highlights include the original bullet holes from the day of the attack as well as vintage and modern aircraft.
Before heading back to Honolulu Airport for your flight to Maui, our tour continues through Historic Downtown Honolulu. Our expert guide will point out famous architectural landmarks associated with Hawaii’s time as a royal kingdom: Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, and the King Kamehameha the Great Statue.
Remember Pearl Harbor is an unforgettable tour that will stay with you long after you return home. Book your spot on this inter-island tour today.