Pearl Harbor has a resonance for all Americans. The site is accessible, evocative, and moving. It’s the top site for visitors to Hawaii.
Experience the highlights of Oahu on a full day “circle island” tour with knowledgeable local guides in a small group setting.
In newer premium vehicles, you will be picked up from your lodging and start the day learning about famous Honolulu sites before arriving at Hawaii's most visited attraction, Pearl Harbor. You will learn personal tales and the tragic history from your professional guide, watch a moving 20 minute film, and travel by boat to the Arizona Memorial, where you will disembark at this hallowed gravesite for over a thousand U.S. service members.
After a couple of hours at Pearl Harbor, you'll head up through the middle of the island, where you’ll first stop at Green World Coffee Farm (with coffee and chocolate tastings) and then at the popular Dole Plantation, the last remaining farm for pineapples which have an important history in Hawaii. After a tasty made-to-order hot lunch at a highly rated local food stand, you’ll visit the famous North Shore beaches, including possible turtle sightings on the beach.
During the afternoon, you'll head down the eastern side (“windward side”) with stunning coastal views on one side (including of Chinaman’s Hat) and scenic farms and mountains on the other, with many picture-taking stops and a chance to purchase some local fruit.
Additional afternoon highlights include a Macadamia Nut Farm (with tastings), a historical Hawaiian place of worship (Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau), Valley of the Temples, Pali Lookout, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater (over 53,000 veterans laid to rest there), before returning to your lodging in the early evening.
INCLUDED: Door-to-door transport, professional guide with deep local ties to the local community, guaranteed Arizona Memorial tickets, all admission fees, a cooked-to-order local lunch, local snacks & tastings, and drinks
Since Dole is currently closed on Wednesdays, the tour is not typically running on this day.
The standard shared tour takes up to 8 people (on a van designed for 14) and is $199/person.
A private tour is also offered, and pricing is $1,499 for up to 8 people and then $175 for any additional people (up to 14 people total; for larger parties, please contact us). If you can only do a date within 24 hours (i.e. tomorrow), private tours are not currently bookable online, but please contact us as it may still be possible.