Day Trip from Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City

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Tour Overview

On this unforgettable Pearl Harbor day trip from Maui, journey back to December 7, 1941, when the United States was tragically thrust into fighting in World War II. Stroll the decks of the USS Missouri where the surrender agreement was signed. Coupled with a tour of downtown Honolulu, this day trip from Maui to Pearl Harbor is great for visitors of all ages with an interest in America’s history.

  • Tour Name: Day Trip from Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City
  • Availability: Tue, Thur
  • Duration: 8h
  • Start Time: Check Availability

What's included

  • Our narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Interisland R/T airfare (overage charges may apply)
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission to Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri
  • Entry/Admission – Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Entry/Admission – USS Arizona Memorial
  • Entry/Admission – Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center
What’s not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Airfare flight overage charges

What to expect

This day trip from Maui to Pearl Harbor is easily one of the most moving and dramatic days you can spend in Hawaii. After the 30-minute flight from Maui to Oahu, tour the historic grounds of Pearl Harbor where Japanese bombers emptied their payloads on America’s Pacific fleet. Walk the decks of the USS Missouri where the Japanese armistice was signed. Peer over the side of the ship, and it’s still possible to see the dents from kamikaze bombers. This historic battleship was in active service until after Desert Storm, and dramatic details of its military service are told on the guided tour.

After the guided tour of Pearl Harbor, the tour continues with a historic journey through downtown Honolulu. Highlights include:

  • Iolani Palace—the only royal palace on American soil
  • The Mission House Museum
  • Kawaihao Church
  • The famous statue of King Kamehameha
  • Waikiki Beach •    Honolulu Hale
  • Punchbowl Crater
  • Nu’uanu Rainforest and Pali Lookout
  • Diamond Head Crater (if time permits)

Before returning to the Honolulu airport for the return flight to Maui, you’ll take a moment to remember the fallen at the Punchbowl National Cemetery. This also includes a short stop at the dramatic Courts of the Missing.

Departure and return

Departure details

Kahului Airport, 1 Keolani Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA Please meet at the airport at 6:00 AM for your interisland flight on Hawaiian Airlines and promptly check at the Hawaiian Airlines Ticket Counter or Self-Service Kiosk. Make sure to check in for all flights (round trip) and then proceed to the designated gate for departure.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, the pickup location is at the BUS LOADING ZONE at the end of the Baggage Claim Terminal from 8-8:15 AM. (Proceed outside of the baggage claim terminal and to the right).

Return details

Returns to original departure point


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • ransportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • The name you enter at the time of booking must be exactly as appears on your photo I.D. Interisland Air Carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown on valid government-issued I.D. does not match the name on their voucher. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement. Air Carriers proven to be non-compliant are subject to severe penalties; thus there is no flexibility with this policy.
  • PEARL HARBOR NO BAG POLICY: The US Department of the Interior has declared a “no bags” policy at Pearl Harbor. Passengers may not carry any concealing items including purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc. Small cameras are permitted but must not be in a bag. No items are allowed to be left on your tour vehicle. When going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, guests are required to carry government issued photo identification and NO BAGS are allowed on the vehicle. Ford Island is an active military base and guests may be asked by security personnel at any time for their identification to ensure a safe environment for all. Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a fee per bag. It is recommended to bring on tour only vital items like your identification and wallet as long as these items fit in your pockets.
  • This tour does not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day and December 7th.
  • On occasion and due to external factors outside of our control (including inclement weather, closure of the Memorial by the National Park Service and/or shortages of boat launch tickets), there is the possibility of not being able to visit the Arizona Memorial during your visit. You will still be able to visit the many exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and view the Arizona Memorial from the shoreline.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted. Strollers are not permitted in the theater or shuttle boats
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Which attractions will I visit with Day Trip from Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City?
During this experience, places you will visit include:

  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
  • Iolani Palace

What is the Day Trip from Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City cancellation policy?
Day Trip from Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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What others are saying...

NoahandBen Avatar
Columbus, Ohio
5 star rating
Loved it. Once in. Lifetime. Our tour guide (Garfield) was amazing. We learned so much from him. Seeing the Missouri and then the USS Arizona was beyond belief. It is our first trip to HI and were not sure it was worth the high cost to do this tour. It WAS worth it. We would regret it if we missed it. Polynesian made it easy. I wish they had better communication on flights but it was still easy. You can figure out a cheaper way but I would rather pay the extra and not have to plan, etc.
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Brenda R. Avatar
Brenda R.
Sioux City, Iowa
5 star rating
Pearl Harbor tour awesome! Tour of Pearl Harbor was very educational, with sunken ship and submarine to up close. I learned a lot seeing the museum photos and watching the short "movie" about Pearl Harbor attack. Plenty of gift shops and food venders. There was a veteran at one of the gift shops autographing books that had just been released.
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Lori F. Avatar
Lori F.
5 star rating
Excellent The theatre on Pearl Harbor and the memorial. Very good experience. Everyone should see this and know its history.
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matinecock Avatar
Glen Cove, New York
1 star rating
Go on your own from Maui to see Pearl Harbor! We took the Polynesian Adventure Tours(PAT) day trip from Maui to Honolulu to see Pearl Harbor including Honolulu highlights. The Arizona Memorial and the Battle Ship Missouri were very moving, especially for this veteran, but that positive experience had nothing to do with PAT which added little value overall. First, their guide doesn’t accompany you on the tours of Arizona and Missouri. At Pearl Harbor all he did was hand us the entrance tickets. The second half of the tour, the so-called Honolulu highlights, was a boring waste of time doing a bus window drive-by. At the end at 3:10pm we began dropping off various Honolulu groups at their hotels in Waikiki. At 4pm only the four of us from Maui were left on the bus. Our airline departure time, chosen by PAT, wasn’t until 7:30pm so we asked Ron, What are we supposed to do now? He didn’t have a good answer other than we could get off the bus and look around for 1.5 hours and then he’d pick us up and take us to the airport. We were dumbfounded so we asked him to call his office and get us on an earlier return flight. After a few minutes he came back and said that the office said that they couldn’t do anything to change our scheduled flight. When we arrived at the airport we asked Hawaiian Airlines to put us on an earlier flight and they said that that was the responsibility of PAT who had bought the tickets. After we explained that PAT wouldn’t help us, they took pity and put us on the earlier flight and even waived the $30 per ticket change fee. What did I learn? I’ll never use PAT again. Second if you want to tour Pearl Harbor from Maui, buy your own airline tickets and take a taxi from Honolulu to Pearl Harbor and back.
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Azorean58 Avatar
San Mateo, California
5 star rating
Great Disembarkation solution & Must See We took a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands and one of the excursions offered was a tour of the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, with a drop off at the airport. This enabled us to get priority disembarkation, bus ride to Pearl Harbor, boat ride out to the Arizona Memorial, and bus ride to the airport. The best part is that they keep the luggage secured on the bus during the tour.
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Shannon P. Avatar
Shannon P.
5 star rating
Polynesian Adventures and Kaleo are great! We had a great tour with Polynesian Adventures! They took care of everything free m beginning to end seamlessly. No stress here! Our tour guide, Kaleo, was a wealth of knowledge about all things on our tour and made the day entertaining. I can’t say enough good things about him! We would highly recommend this tour, Polynesian Adventures, and Kaleo to anyone interested. Thank you!
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susanrY4686ZO Avatar
4 star rating
Moving Experience A bit pricey but was an enjoyable tour. The USS Arizona Memorial was closed due to repairs so that was a bit disappointing. However, the tour was quite moving and going around it by boat gave you a feel for being in the harbor. The tour guide was great - very funny and informative. Would have liked a little more time in Honolulu for sightseeing and shopping. Would recommend the tour.
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