The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience

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The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience

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THE EXPERIENCE

Our Professional tour guide will recount the events of WWII in the Pacific, from the surprise attack 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, U.S.S. Bowfin Museum.

Our professional, fun and 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

DISCOVER 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
  • Explore the hangars at the Pacific Aviation Museum
  • 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.

EXPLORE 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

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

BOARD THE U.S.S. BOWFIN SUBMARINE

  • Board the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” Submarine
  • Tour the WWII Submarine Museum

What you’ll do

Navigate the tight corridors of the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine, “Pearl Harbor Avenger” – the most decorated submarine in U.S. history and tour the WWII Submarine Museum.

  • Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Park
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Time Spent at Memorial: 1 hour approx.

Conditions

  • There are very tight quarters below deck
  • Not recommended for people with claustrophobia or people not able to stand for long periods of time

What you’ll do

If you are an aviation buff, this tour is perfect. You’ll stand next to an actual Japanese Zero, B-25 Mitchell, even a Wild Cat fighter and more! Best of all the expert guides provide an amazing historical journey. Then see Hanger 37, filled with more historic aircraft from an F14 Tomcat to a B-29 Flying Fortress under restoration–and also an amazing display of helicopters. Be sure to ask about the bullet holes from the attack on Pearl Harbor!

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

EXPERIENCE THE HONOLULU CITY TOUR

  • 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.

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

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OUR TOUR GUIDES: HAWAII’S AMBASSADORS OF ALOHA

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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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WITH US, YOU WILL DISCOVER IT ALL!

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Spend your day at Pearl Harbors museums and memorials. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri and USS Bowfin Submarine during your discovery of World War II history!

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