Pearl Harbor has a resonance for all Americans. The site is accessible, evocative, and moving. It’s the top site for visitors to Hawaii.
Fully experience Pearl Harbor, the site of the monumental event that changed the course of history. From start to finish, you will be in excellent hands on this VIP tour, which is run by a small business owned and operated by a Hawaiian veteran. You will learn fascinating stories and facts about the infamous surprise attack on this naval base and the aftermath, including insider information from veterans actively involved in Oahu’s military community. Rather than simply being dropped off and having to fend for yourself like most of the other “tours”, you will be escorted the entire time in a small group to get the most out of your time.
After pick-up from your lodging, you’ll efficiently be ushered through the often crowded admission process. You’ll skip the lines for the public shuttle and be escorted via your tour van across the Ford Island Bridge to explore the USS Missouri ("Mighty Mo"), which was the last American battleship ever built and was the site of Japan’s official surrender to end World War II.
After lunch (the guide will provide a few options, paid for by the guest), you'll return via van to the main entrance for a moving film about the Pearl Harbor attack, followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial at the site of the sunken battleship (still visible) where over 1,100 sailors lost their lives. You will disembark and spend some time on the memorial. Lastly is a visit aboard the USS Bowfin, where you will get a firsthand feel for what it was like to live and fight underwater during WWII on this legendary submarine.
Total tour duration is approximately 6-7.5 hours (including transport), with 5-6 hours at the Pearl Harbor sites.
INCLUDED: Door-to-door transport, local expert guide, guaranteed Arizona Memorial tickets, all admission fees
Standard Tour (Shared)
The standard shared tour takes up to 12 people. See available dates in the calendar above.
A private option is also available. For private parties picked up in Waikiki, a short tour by van of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater is also included (but optional). For parties of 7 or less, the price is $1599 + tax. For parties of 8-12, it is $1,999 + tax. For parties above 12, please contact us. If you can only do a date within 48 hours, it's not currently bookable online, but feel free to contact us to see if it may still be possible. Please note that on Sundays & Mondays the guide is not guaranteed to be a military veteran.
For additional availability, check out our other Pearl Harbor Tour that includes a sightseeing tour around Oahu for the day (note: it includes the Arizona Memorial but not the Missouri or Bowfin).