The Complete Pearl Harbor Tour Experience Departing Waikiki, Oahu Hotels
About Your Tour
World War II in the Pacific comes to life on a day of drama and history as you visit all four Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Experience key moments of this global conflict, from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu that catapulted the U.S. into the war, to the September 2, 1945 Japanese surrender that ended WWII. Book your Pearl Harbor tour from Waikiki with us and make your trip a memorable one.
We begin 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. At the Memorial, few moments can 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 80 years.
The tour next visits the USS Missouri – the “Mighty Mo.” Stand on the deck where the Japanese surrendered while the ship was docked in Tokyo Bay, Japan on September 2, 1945. Note the massive guns of the Mighty Mo, learn about the dent caused by the crashing Kamikaze pilot, and hear about this impressive battleship’s five decades of service.
Your next stop is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” the Bowfin 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.
Your final stop is 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.
Leaving Pearl Harbor behind, the tour concludes with a drive through Historic Downtown Honolulu. Our guide will share stories about Hawaii’s royal family while pointing out famous landmarks associated with the kingdom’s former rulers including Iolani Palace (built by Hawaii’s last king), Kawaiahao Church, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great who united the Hawaiian Islands.
The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in Oahu’s top attraction. Book Pearl Harbor tour today and make memories that will last forever.