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 infamous site of the monumental event that significantly altered the history of the United States and the world. On this VIP tour with a small business owned and operated by a Hawaiian veteran, you’ll be taken care of from start to finish. You will learn fascinating stories and facts about the surprise attack on this significant naval base and the aftermath, including insider information from veterans actively involved in Oahu’s military community. Rather than simply being dropped off for you to fend on your own 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 there.
After pick-up from your lodging, you’ll efficiently be ushered through the crowded admission process and taken on a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial at the site of the sunken battleship (still visible) where almost 2,000 sailors lost their lives. Next is a visit aboard the USS Bowfin where you will get a firsthand feel for what living and fighting underwater was like during WWII on this legendary submarine. You’ll then skip the lines for the public shuttle and be escorted via your tour van across the Ford Island Bridge to visit 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. Total tour duration is approximately 6 hours, with 4.5 hours at the Pearl Harbor sites.
INCLUDED: Door-to-door transport from your Waikiki / Honolulu lodging, local guide throughout the tour, all admission fees, a cooked-to-order hot lunch & beverage, and bottled water