COVID-19 Update: With the planned lifting of the visitor quarantine on October 15 for those with negative tests, most of our activities will reopen in October. Please check our booking calendars. Details about any changes will be added to our activity pages when they are announced, or emailed to those who have already booked.
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 in the shadow of this ship, you'll return via van to the main entrance for a moving film about the Pearl Harbor attack in an air conditioned theater, 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 throughout the tour, all admission fees, a cooked-to-order hot lunch & beverage, and bottled water
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020: As long as guests are in compliance with applicable State quarantine requirements, a custom private tour can likely be arranged for September and the first half of October (before quarantine requirements are lifted with negative test). Please contact us, or feel free to book the private tour option in the booking form above and we will be in touch soon with all the details.
COVID-19 UPDATE: For the foreseeable future, the max tour size for shared tours is reduced to 9. Parties of 6 or less may also consider the private tour option, which for a limited time has been discounted from $1,399 to $1,199. Larger parties can book at least 9 spots to make it private. Enhanced disinfection and safety measures are implemented on all tours to minimize risk for guests and the guide.