Battleships of WWII at Pearl Harbor

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    Board the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

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    Visit Pearl Harbor Museums & Memorials

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    Guided Tour of the Battleship Missouri

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    National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl

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    Iolani Palace – Historic Downtown Honolulu

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    King Kamehameha the Great Statue & Ali’iolani Hale


Tour Highlights


About Your Tour

Departing Waikiki Hotels during November & December 2015

THE EXPERIENCE

Our Professional tour guide will recount the events of WWII in the Pacific, from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan, on December 7th 1941 to the surrender of the Japanese on the deck of the Battleship U.S.S. Missouri. This full tour features all of the historic museums and memorials of Pearl Harbor and visits the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, U.S.S. Missouri and U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine

Our local guides will take you back in history, as they recount the events leading up to the United States’ entry into WWII, giving amazing insight as you travel back in time to the “Day that Will Live in Infamy.”

Before returning to your hotel, a driving tour of downtown Honolulu’s historic sites including, the Royal Iolani Palace, the civic center and world famous King Kamehameha Statue.

Our fleet of luxury and well-equipped vehicles provide room to stretch out with plenty of legroom and huge windows that let you see all the sights. Our anti-glare windows make for perfect photographs!

WHAT YOU’LL GET

arizonaDISCOVER THE U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL

  • Ride aboard a Naval vessel to the Arizona Memorial on Battleship Row!
  • See the “black tears of the Arizona” (Iridescent oil, still trickling to the top of the harbor surface from the U.S.S. Arizona after 70 years!)
  • Visit the gift shop for books, souvenirs and WWII memorabilia.
  • Walk the grounds of the National Monument with informative displays
  • View battleship row, the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine
  • See the Headquarters of the U.S.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Discover many Navy vessels that might include destroyers and carriers

What you’ll do

This tour begins when we pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship departure point. While traveling to Pearl Harbor our expert guides will take you back in time with a historical recounting of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Upon arrival at the Valor in the Pacific National Monument you’ll have a chance to explore the museum filled with historical artifacts and documents that further set the stage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also see a historic film featuring archive footage of the actual attack! Then, you’ll board an official United States Navy vessel for a ride across the bay to the site of the Arizona Memorial–suspended above the sunken battleship where 1,177 sailors gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. You’ll see Pearl Harbor from the same vantage as the sailors did that fateful morning and bear witness to the names of the fallen. Insightful and Unforgettable, this tour is a must for any trip to the islands

  • Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Time Spent at Memorial: 2 hours approx.

Conditions

  • The 23 min. documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors
  • There is a 10-15 minute Navy boat ride over to the Memorial
  • Subject to close for stormy weather
  • Should be able to walk 4 city blocks

NOTE:The memorials are places of honor, inspiration, reflection, and quiet contemplation commemorating those who died during the attack of December 7, 1941. Visitors are asked to assist in maintaining an atmosphere of decorum and respect.



MissouriEXPLORE THE U.S.S. MISSOURI BATTLESHIP

  • Admire the massive guns of the “Mighty Mo”
  • Stand on the Surrender Deck where WWII ended
  • Learn of the Kamikaze dent.
  • Enjoy the many exhibits
  • Witness the U.S.S. Oklahoma Memorial

What you’ll do

Board the shuttle to Ford Island, and explore the world’s most famous battleship–the “Mighty Mo.” Walk the deck of this famous battleship and stand beneath the main turrets–huge cannons capable of firing a shell over 20 miles. Then “go below” and explore where crews lived and worked. You’ll marvel at the dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze plane and even see the exact spot where WWII in the Pacific Ended. This amazing tour of the USS Missouri includes an expert historical tour guide narration

  • Location:Ford Island
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Time Spent at Memorial: 2 hours approx.

Conditions

  • The 23 min. documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors
  • 2-story flight of stairs onto the deck. There are also two elevators on the entry Bro.
  • Ladders are steep & handholds can be difficult.
  • Should be able to walk 4 city blocks


City TourEXPERIENCE THE HONOLULU CITY TOUR

  • 5 minute walk through Honolulu
  • Punchbowl – National Cemetery of the Pacific
  • Royal Iolani Palace
  • Civic Center & State Capitol
  • Kamehameha Statue

What you’ll do

Enjoy a tour of historic Honolulu, featuring buildings from the last Hawaiian Monarchy. Connect with Hawai‘i’s rich royal past. Stop and observe the city’s most historical sites including the ‘Iolani Royal Palace (the only place in the U.S. where a non-U.S. flag is allowed to fly by itself). The Aliiolani Hale, where the original “Hawai‘i 5-0” was filmed in the 1970’s. The Missionary Houses Museum, which have been restored to give you a glimpse of the architecture from the mid-1800’s. And the world famous statue of King Kamehameha the Great among many other historical sites and buildings.

  • Location: Downtown Honolulu
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Time Spent at Memorial: 45 min approx.

Conditions

  • Should be able to walk 2 city blocks

WHAT TO BRING

Government Issued I.D.* Shirts & Footwear Required*, No Swim Wear*

No Purses or Bags* allowed in the park. Baggage storage is available for a nominal fee of $3 per bag at National Park entrance. Please do not leave valuables in the vehicles.

* Required by National Park

HOTEL & CONDO PICK-UP LOCATIONS:

Waikiki pick-up at all Waikiki Hotels (Due to some hotel driveway restrictions, your pick-up location may be at a consolidated location within walking distance of your hotel) Note: Hotel/Condo pick-ups at Ko‘Olina, Ihilani & the North Shore have an additional charge per person pick-up/drop off fee.

MEAL OPTIONS:

We are happy to offer lunch with this tour. Guests have their choice of the following menu items to choose from served at the Visitor’s Center:

  • Hot Dog
  • Soup

We are happy to offer the possibility of catering lunch for all Pearl Harbor tours at an additional price. The food selection at the National Park facility is limited and does not accommodate vegetarian or vegan.

TOUR OPTIONS

We offer 5 different Pearl Harbor options:

  • A Day at Pearl Harbor: For history buffs, featuring all Pearl Harbor sites.
  • WWII Beginning to End: Most popular tour visiting the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & Missouri
  • Pearl Harbor + Historic Honolulu City: Visits the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & Honolulu City
  • Pearl Harbor + Flea Market: Combines the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial & Aloha Flea Market
  • Pearl Harbor Excursion: Visits the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial only

We also offer One-Day tours to Pearl Harbor from:

  • Maui (2M, 8M & 8KAP)
  • Hawai‘i (2H & 8H)
  • Kaua‘i (2K & 2K)

COMBO TOURS

For guests with limited time, we offer Pearl Harbor combined with island tours on the same day.

  • Circle Island Tour: A full island sightseeing tour featuring the north and south shores
  • Polynesian Cultural Center Tour: A north shore tour featuring Polynesian Cultural Center

Tour Options

OUR TOUR GUIDES: HAWAII’S AMBASSADORS OF ALOHA

Our Guides

Our unrivaled customer service comes from our hand selected professional tour guides. Each Ambassador of Aloha must demonstrate three core qualities:

  • Expertise of Hawaiian history
  • Friendly, Professional Attitude
  • Embodiment of the Aloha spirit

At Discover Hawaii Tours, our expert local guides are the key to an enjoyable experience. Chosen for their friendly “Aloha” spirit, each guide has an amazing grasp of all things Hawaiian–from Language to Island Trivia only a “local” would know. Recognizable by their bright red shirt, Discover Hawaii Tour’s guides are eager to bring the spirit of the islands to your vacation through story telling and captivating tales.

Of course, safe driving is a hallmark of Discover Hawaii Tours and our Drivers are carefully chosen and trained in professionalism, courtesy, knowledge and discretion. They receive ongoing training to maintain our highly strict standards.

OUR FLEET

Discover Hawaii Tours adheres to the highest standards of vehicle quality and maintenance with exceptional service, featuring an immaculately clean fleet of luxurious and well-equipped vehicles. Reclining seats and powerful air-conditioning provide maximum comfort on all tours.

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Featured ReviewsAverage rating: 5

Rating:508/14/2015
Christina Emmert from Rockford, Illinois

This was our second trip to Hawaii and second tour with your company. To our suprise we had the same guide, Tavita He is truly a fabulous guide and is quite knowledgeable about the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu in general. He is also very funny, plays the ukelele and sings. We had a fabulous time on our trip

Rating:508/14/2015
Keith from Rockford, IL

The must do excursion for any visitor to Oahu is the Pearl Harbor visit, and to do it without the hassles of traffic, being comfortable, informed, and entertained is a big plus. We were pleased with our tour with Discover Hawaii Tours in 2010 and knew if we booked again it would be excellent. We had a pleasant surprise when we got the same tour guide as last time, Tavita, so we were once again well taken care of

Rating:507/27/2015
Donald from Davis CA

Jesse made everyone on the tour feel special. Engaged each participant by name and was sure not to leave anyone behind. He even went out of his way to share local info on favorite restaurants and city activities.

Rating:507/16/2015
GS from Australia

We most enjoyed the knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. The whole tour overall was awesome

Rating:507/15/2015
Connie from Troy, Michigan

Lani was great. She was very informative explaining various history at each memorial we saw. We had a great time and think the tour was a great value.

Rating:507/13/2015
Pete Clark from Sydney

Fantastic tour made even better by the knowledgable guide Kaneohe who was full of great information. Pearl Harbour needs lots of time so get a move on deciding which parts to see. Get lunch at Pearl as at the Missouri the choices of food are limited to burgers. Would do this tour agin a memorable part of my trip

Rating:507/11/2015
Rudolph Rehm from La Jolla

Our guide Kaneohe sp was superb….very knowledgeable and friendly and appropriately humorousThe drive to the Arizona Memorial the Missouri was enhanced by her anecdotes and history of both Pearl and HI and Oahu. She set the stage for a memorable visit.I highly recommend this courteous and knowledgeable tour organization.

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