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Pearl Harbor Tours

Pearl Harbor Tours

Pearl Harbor Oahu


Pearl Harbor Oahu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii. The harbor was the site of a devastating surprise attack by the Japanese military on December 7, 1941.

Pearl Harbor. A “date which will live in infamy” as poetically described by President Roosevelt. Pearl Harbor was one of the most tragic and unexpected attacks on the U.S in all of American history. 

In the aftermath of the attack, Pearl Harbor became a symbol of American sacrifice and resolve. Today, Pearl Harbor is home to several memorials and museums commemorating the attack and honoring the victims. Pearl Harbor Oahu is a must-see for any visitor to Hawaii.

So many Americans lost their lives that day and it is still one of the most memorable days in all of our great country's history. Every year millions of people visit the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Memorial to pay their respects to the amazing men and women who lost their lives here. Both civilians and soldiers. 

When it comes to visiting the memorials, there is a lot more to see than just the USS Arizona. That is why you should look into booking a Pearl Harbor Tour so that you can see and experience all of the different historical sites.

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Tours and Activities

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Pearl Harbor Tour

USS Arizona Memorial + Honolulu City Tour
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Price:
$56.00
Duration:
5 Hours

Tour Description:

The Pearl Harbor City Tour is a must-do activity for visitors to Honolulu. Start your tour with a visit to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, a somber reminder of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that took place in 1941. Then explore the city of Honolulu and its historic sites on this guided Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour!


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Pearl Harbor Deluxe Tour

USS Arizona Memorial + Battleship Missouri + Honolulu City Tour
Rating:
Price:
$99.00
Duration:
8 Hours

Tour Description:

Complete Pearl Harbor experience that visits both the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri along with a Historic Honolulu City tour. Round-Trip Transportation Included (From Waikiki). Total Duration: 8 Hours


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Pearl Harbor Ultimate Experience

USS Arizona Memorial + Battleship Missouri + Aviation Museum
Rating:
Price:
$189.00
Duration:
10 Hours

Tour Description:

See it all! Discover Oahu’s most popular visitor destination that includes an incredible Pearl Harbor experience. Includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial along with admission to the USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! This incredible full-day experience provides you with all your tickets and provides you with a 10% discount on your meals at the Aviation Museum’s Laniakea Café!


What Island Is Pearl Harbor On?


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Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, on the island's south shore, just west of Honolulu. Pearl Harbor is divided into three main bodies of water: the East Loch, the Middle Loch, and the West Loch.

Ford Island, the 335-acre part of Pearl Harbor Oahu, where the important museums are located, includes the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Why Book A Pearl Harbor Tour On Oahu?


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Pearl Harbor was more than just what happened to the USS Arizona. Historically, there was much tragedy here on that day. Including the destruction of several naval vessels and even heavily armored battleships. 

The best way to get the full experience of what happened here on December 7th, 1941, is to book a Pearl Harbor Hawaii Tour and go with an experienced guide. They will be able to show you and tell you all about the details of what happened there that day.

A visit to Pearl Harbor is a chance to learn about the history of the United States in the Pacific and the key role that Hawaii has played. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center offers a range of exhibits that tell the story of Pearl Harbor from before the attack to the present day.

But Pearl Harbor tickets are required for most of the museums and memorials. Except when you book a tour with a tour group. You will be able to see everything at a discounted rate when you book a Pearl Harbor Tour in advance. 

Here are some of the memorials and museums that are commonly included with the Pearl Harbor Tour Oahu.

What is Included in a Deluxe Pearl Harbor Tour?


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Pearl Harbor tour tickets typically include a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri, and the USS Bowfin submarine museum. The tour will also take you to Pearl Harbor’s Aviation Museum. But there’s more, here’s what the Pearl Harbor Hawaii tours generally include:

  • Narrated, convenient luxury round-trip transportation
  • A complete Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Tour
  • WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • A visit aboard the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Tickets for the USS Bowfin Submarine
  • Two USS Arizona Memorial Museums
  • Documentary film on the Pearl Harbor Attack
  • Narrated US Navy Boat Ride in Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Admission to Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
  • 10% discount on meal at Aviation Museum’s Laniakea Café

With all this included, it goes without saying that booking Pearl Harbor Hawaii tours is essential as they sell out fast.

Pearl Harbor Tickets Cost


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The cost of Pearl Harbor tickets Hawaii depends on the type of tour you choose. The self-guided audio tour is the cheapest option, costing about $50 for adults and $35 for children. 

If you want to take a guided tour of all the memorials, including the USS Arizona Memorial, among others, the cost is around $99 for adults and $67 for children. 

And if you want to take a premium tour covering all the memorials and going through all the details surrounding Pearl Harbor, it will cost you around $189 per person. Despite the higher price, the tour lasts 10 hours, and it’s the ultimate experience you should join when visiting Hawaii.

To sum up, Pearl Harbor tours Oahu don’t have to be expensive. Instead, you can find affordable tours to scratch the surface of each place or spend more and get to know every detail surrounding Ford Island.

What to Expect at the Pearl Harbor Oahu


Pearl Harbor Oahu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii. Each year, over 1,8 million people visit the site to learn about the history of the attack on Pearl Harbor and to pay their respects to the fallen. 

There are a number of different ways to experience the site; First, you can take a self-guided Pearl Harbor Hawaii tour of the facilities, or you can join a guided tour led by a knowledgeable guide. 

The Pearl Harbor Oahu is also home to several memorials and monuments, which offer visitors a chance to reflect on the events of December 7th, 1941. Here below are the unique sites on a Pearl Harbor visit:

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USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona was arguably the worst of the entire attack. After a nearly 2000 pound bomb was dropped on the ship, it sank with over 1,000 men still on board and unable to get out. This ship was later recovered and turned into the memorial that it is today. 

The memorial is located at the site of the sunken USS Arizona battleship, and it features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the attack and its aftermath. You can also view a film about the Pearl Harbor attack, and they can take a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial itself. The memorial is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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USS Oklahoma Memorial

The USS Oklahoma was another one of the battleships that were there that day. The ship sank just minutes after the first attack. Over 400 naval officers drowned on the boat, unable to escape as she flipped over.

The USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor is a moving tribute to the men and women who lost their lives when the USS Oklahoma was sunk during the Japanese attack. The memorial features a bronze statue of a sailor and a Marine standing guard over the names of the deceased. The memorial also includes a wall with the names of those who perished in the attack and a flagpole that flies the American flag.  Visitors to the memorial can also take part in a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack. The USS Oklahoma Memorial is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by members of the United States military, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit it.

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Battleship Missouri

The Battleship Missouri which was not there on the day of the attack but joined the war about 3 years later in 1944 and helped to aid in the invasion of Japan and hosted the ceremonial surrender of Japan in 1945.

In 1947, the USS Missouri was launched as one of the United States' first line of defense against communism during the Cold War. The ship served admirably during World War II and the Korean War, but it was the site of one of the most significant events of the 20th century: the signing of the Japanese surrender ending World War II.  On September 2, 1945, representatives from Japan and the Allied Powers met on the deck of the Missouri to sign the surrender documents. In attendance were U.S. General Douglas MacArthur and U.S. President Harry S. Truman. The surrender ceremony marked the end of a long and brutal war, and it signaled a new era of peace and cooperation between formerly bitter enemies. Today, the USS Missouri is docked at Pearl Harbor as a reminder of the tragic events that occurred there, as well as the ultimate triumph of peace over war.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum is another popular stop during your tour at Pearl Harbor. Even though it was not there during the attack on Oahu, the USS Bowfin played a significant part in fighting during WWII and is dedicated to preserving the history of American submarine warfare. 

The museum houses a number of exhibits on the role of submarines in World War II, like weapon systems, paintings, photographs, and a memorial to the 52 submarines that were lost during the war. You will be able to learn about the technology and tactics of submarine warfare, as well as the personal stories of the men who served on these vessels. The museum also offers a variety of educational programs for both children and adults.

Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum

Pacific Aviation Museum

A great place to look at all sorts of memorabilia and items of historical significance from the era of WWII. The museum was made using two hangers where you can actually see the bullet holes from the day of the attack 80 years ago.

Located on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, the Aviation Museum is home to a collection of exhibits, such as the remains of the Japanese A6M2 Zero and the remains of a B-17 bomber.  The museum also houses over 50 aircraft in the two hangars (Hangar 37 and 78) and its Raytheon Pavilion. All in all, this incredible museum is a must-see stop on your tour around Pearl Harbor.

Experience Pearl Harbor


Experience the beauty and tragedy of one of the most memorable days in American history. Pearl Harbor is now known as a beacon for American Pride and triumph as well as a reminder of what we can overcome as a nation. Take a closer look at the history of this incredible place and the monument that stands here in remembrance of our fallen Americans. 

Our highest priority is to make sure that you get the best and most authentic experience while here on Oahu. All of our tours are subject to change to provide you with the best possible experience. Book your Pearl Harbor Tour now.

Pearl Harbor Tour, USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI 96818

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