Take a Day Trip From Maui To Oahu to See the USS Bowfin
Maui is the perfect vacation destination for relaxing on a beach and sipping tropical cocktails. Once you’ve soaked up plenty of sun and taken a surf lesson here or there, you may want to venture off the island. If your all inclusive vacation packages don’t include interisland tours, consider taking a day trip from Maui to Oahu with Discover Hawaii Tours. There are plenty of sites to see. From downtown Honolulu to Waikiki and Pearl Harbor, you’re sure to find something for every member of your family. In addition to all those great options is the USS Bowfin. Named after the carnivorous fish that stalks and ambushes its prey, the USS Bowfin is a decommissioned Navy submarine that is now open to the public.
The submarine had much success on nine patrols during World War II. Now it’s part of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor. Take in the history of the site and explore the ship. The museum has exhibits and artifacts about submarines and their history in the US Navy. Learn about subs, weapon systems and see real artifacts and ephemera from World War II. There is also a memorial honoring the 52 American submarines and more than 3,500 lives lost during World War II. Consider taking a short walk from the museum part to the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Museum.
If you’re planning a day trip from Maui to Oahu be sure to plan your itinerary before you go. If your family is interested in history or has a personal history with the military, all the sites at Pearl Harbor will be of great interest for you. If you have kids, they’ll really enjoy the tour of the USS Bowfin. It’s hard to imagine a fleet of men living and working in such tight corridors under water. You can also use these sites as a great opportunity to teach your kids some history and help them understand how powerful the events at Pearl Harbor remain in this nation’s history.There’s a lot to see on a day trip to Oahu but visiting the USS Bowfin and Museum is a do not miss. Make this a priority and visit it first thing when your day trip arrives. After that you can cruise downtown Honolulu and go see Waikiki beach. But you’ll want to get to Pearl Harbor before it becomes too crowded and late in the day. To find a day trip that fits your vacation plans at DiscoverHawaiiTours.com. Log on today and find the itinerary that’s right for your family vacation! Or, you can call Discover Hawaii Tours at 808-670-3743.
Written By: Leo Malagon