The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience

The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience

Spend the full day at Pearl Harbor and experience all the WWII history that you can fit into one day. This tour begins with a bus pick-up at your hotel in Waikiki (or a hotel close by) and includes the following fascinating glimpses into history:

USS Arizona: The Arizona was sunk as part of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7th, 1941. This tour includes tickets for the National Park Service movie and boat ride out to the Memorial, a graceful structure that spans the sunken battleship. You will also have time to visit the two National Park Service exhibit galleries, “Road to War” and “Attack”.

Also included are the USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour and the USS Arizona Virtual Reality Experience.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Today, the USS Bowfin Submarine is moored proudly near the Arizona Memorial, ready to welcome visitors to the fabled era of WW II submarines and their crews. This is a place filled with tales of men who served under extreme conditions with strength, bravery and honor. Whether inspired by the sheer adventure of the journey or the amazing heroism of the crew, visitors come away from the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park enriched and inspired by the impressive role the US submariners played in winning the War in the Pacific.

Battleship Missouri Memorial: Your visit to the Battleship Missouri includes the Mighty Mo Guided tour, where a Missouri tour guide will escort you throughout the ship and talk about the ship and its place in history, see where a Kamikaze aircraft was flown into the side of the ship, and visit the place where WWII came to an end with the official signing of the surrender documents by the Japanese and the many members of the Allied Forces. After the guided tour you’ll have time to walk through the below decks area of the ship, where the crew ate, slept, and spent most of their free time. You’ll also be able to go above decks and visit the bridge, a heavily armored deck from which the ship was controlled.

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum: A visit to the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum is an experience like no place else on earth. A dramatic trip through time where you will stand on the site of the “day that will live in infamy,” on America’s WWII Aviation Battlefield… Explore hangars and aircraft that withstood an attack that shaped our modern world and witness the devastation of war. Then immerse yourself in personal stories of courage, national resilience, and commitment. Your time here culminates with face-to-face examples of American innovation and a full picture of the technological progress that was driven forward by America’s Greatest Generation.

Important Tour Tips

Security Restrictions at Pearl Harbor – Bags that offer concealment, such as purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage, etc. that exceed the measurements of 1.5" X 2.25" X 5.5," are not allowed at the monument. The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park has a baggage storage facility near the entrance to the visitor center. There is a fee of $5 per bag for all sizes, including luggage. Storage is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Security measures are strictly enforced at all visitor destinations on Pearl Harbor.

Appropriate Attire – You will be doing a lot of walking, much of it outside. Closed toed, comfortable shoes are recommended, consider wearing a hat, and be sure to wear sunscreen, as the sun is more intense in Hawaii than many parts of the world. Swim wear is not appropriate for visiting the Arizona Memorial.