Pearl Harbor is a historical place visited by thousands of tourists every month. If you are planning to visit Hawaii, make sure that you plan a trip to Pearl Harbor too. If you are vacationing on the Big Island, then it is easy for you to visit this famous and historically important place. You can also get in touch with leading tour companies such as Discover Hawaii Tours who will provide you the complete Pearl Harbor tour experience from Big Island. Your tour will be meticulously planned and executed so that you can simply enjoy while everything else is taken care of. You can also choose from a number of tour packages that include transportation to and from the Pearl Harbor sites, one day tours, admissions, air-conditioned transportation, a skilled tour guide and much more.
Pearl Harbor Tour Departing Big Island – Tour Description
Your itinerary will generally include pickup from your hotel or resort by our professional guide. You will be driven in a comfortable and spacious transport to the first stop which is the Pacific National Park. While you are on the way, the guide will tell the backstory about the place and the events that took place there. When you reach the Pearl Harbor Visitors’ Center of World War Two Valor, you will get the chance to see the Pearl Harbor program. This includes a riveting 23-minute film that recounts the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7. After this, you will be taken for a ride on a Navy-operated shuttle boat to witness the famous USS Arizona Memorial. The hulk of the battleship can be seen below the surface of the water and it will surely take your breath away. When the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the sunken ship became the final resting place of 1177 crew members who lost their lives. You can spend some time here and pay your respects to those brave soldiers whose names are carved in stone at one end of the museum. You will also be able to see the shiny oil on the water surface which continues to leak from the hull of USS Arizona even after 70 years. Visit Pearl Harbor today and make your tour a memorable one.
After the Arizona Memorial, you will be taken to other significant historical sites present in Pearl Harbor. The guide will take you to USS Missouri, or “Mighty Mo” as people so often call it now out of affection. You will be intrigued to see the massive guns as well as the kamikaze dent. Moreover, it was on this Iowa-class battleship on whose deck the Empire of Japan formally surrendered to the U.S thus ceasing the World War II.
After this, your tour guide will take you to the USS Bowfin Submarine. It is a great place to get hands-on experience of the way submariners lived. You cat get the experience of witnessing the decks and know how the valiant submariners faced the turbulent times of WWII. It is nicknamed as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”. After this, your next stop will include the Pacific Aviation Museum. There are going to be numerous interesting tales of aviation that will stay with you long after you have come back. Your tour will include the USS Oklahoma Memorial as well. By the end of the tour, the professional guide will tell the stories about the historic district of Honolulu and Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Pearl Harbor Tours From The Big Island Highlights:
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
- Visit USS Arizona Memorial
- Board the Navy Boat to the Memorial
- Historic World War II Narration
- Witness the “black tears of the Arizona”
- Tour Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park
- Official Film with Footage of the Pearl Harbor Attack
- World War II Museums & Informative Exhibits display
- Visit the gift shop for souvenirs, books and WWII Memorabilia
- View Battleship Row & Bowfin Submarine
- See the Headquarters of the USA Pacific Fleet
- See various USA Navy vessels which will also involve seeing destroyers and carriers.
- Honolulu City Tour
- Lunch is also provided in some of the tour packages.
- Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church
- AliIolani Hale and Hawaii State Capitol
- Punchbowl National Cemetery
- King Kamehameha the Great Statue
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