Pay Your Respects at Pearl Harbor with Discover Hawaii Tours

A Hawaiian vacation is definitely something to look forward to! While you’re probably there for the sun and beaches and beautiful rainforests, there is also some history in Hawaii. You should take the time out of your vacation to pay your respects on a Pearl Harbor tour. These tours are a chance to see one of the most important historical sites of WWII and honor the men who lost their lives when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Visit for myriad options of tours. Here are a few tours available to you:

  •  The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience is a tour for the history buff. You’ll be picked up at your Waikiki Beach hotel and taken to Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park. You’ll spend the day at Pearl Harbor and see just about everything. The tour includes admission to both the USS Bowfin Submarine and the USS Missouri Battleship. You’ll also visit the USS Arizona Memorial, which is the main attraction at Pearl Harbor. But this tour includes more than just tours—you’ll also get historic WWII narration and film footage from the December 7 attack. A lunch stop and some time in downtown Honolulu is also included. This is a comprehensive tour for those fascinated with the attack on Pearl Harbor and want to know everything there is about this site.

  • Another option is to take a Pearl Harbor Circle Island Tour that combines this historic site with a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Dole Plantation and a coffee plantation. This tour will give you a nice taste of Pearl Harbor but also give you a healthy dose of Polynesian culture. Start at Pearl Harbor and see the USS Arizona Memorial and visitor center. Skip the battleship tours in order to move on to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Here you’ll learn about the different people of Polynesia and see the famous canoe pageant. Then you’ll go on a tour of the Dole Pineapple plantation as well as a coffee plantation. Seeing the origins of some of Hawaii’s biggest imports will help you better understand the island’s culture and commerce.

These are just two of the Pearl Harbor tours available. Go to for more options. What’s more, you don’t have to stay on Oahu to tour Pearl Harbor. Inter-island tours are avialable from Maui and the Big Island. You can easily island hop for the day and still fit in a visit to this historic site.

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