Remember Pearl Harbor Tour Departing Waikiki, Oahu
About Your Tour
Prepare yourself for a tour like no other at historic Pearl Harbor. Your journey begins when our guide picks you up at your Waikiki hotel and recounts the events leading up to the December 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese forces. Arriving at Pearl Harbor, 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. The 23-minute documentary with archival footage brings you face to face with the drama of the fateful day. Next, a Navy boat takes you across the harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place for those who were lost in the attack. Stepping on to the iconic white Memorial suspended over the sunken Arizona battleship, you will note a quiet and reverential environment. Pay your respects to the brave heroes in the Shrine Room where their names and ranks are etched in marble.
From here, your tour takes you to the Battleship Missouri – the “Mighty Mo –where the Japanese formally surrendered in Tokyo Bay, Japan on September 2, 1945. You’ll note the massive guns capable of firing shells over 20 miles and the famous dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze pilot. Nearby, the USS Oklahoma Memorial commemorates the 429 sailors who perished in the attack. Next, you’ll visit the USS Bowfin Submarine — the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” – that was launched December 7, 1942, one year after the Pearl Harbor attack. 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, you’ll see original bullet holes from the day of the attack as well as vintage and modern aircraft.
After this comprehensive day at Pearl Harbor, our expert guide will take you through Historic Downtown Honolulu and point out important 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 today.