Battleships of World War II Tour in Oahu, HI

Hawaii Tours & Transportation955 Waimanu StreetHonolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
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Overview

One of Oahu’s most famous attractions, the Battleships of World War II Tour lets guests explore famous Pearl Harbor memorials, monuments, and museums. Tours include a visit to Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, USS Arizona Memorial, Ali’iolani Hale (as seen on Hawaii 5-0), downtown Honolulu (with narrated tour), USS Oklahoma Memorial, and other top attractions.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 8 hours.
  • Roundtrip Waikiki hotel transportation available.
  • No bags allowed at Pearl Harbor. Lockers are available for purchase.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Guests must bring a government issued ID.
  • Driving tour of Honolulu included on return trip.

Description

from World War II Beginning to End Tour
Explore famous wartime monuments, memorials, and museums throughout Pearl Harbor, including the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri, and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Complete your trip to Pearl Harbor with a comprehensive tour of these sites, plus take an exciting driving tour through historic downtown Honolulu!

Board the USS Arizona Memorial and feel the emotions of the solemn reminder of the attacks that struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Peer into the hull of the sunken battleship and view the names of those lost on the Remembrance Wall.

All museum admissions are included with this tour, including a guided deck tour aboard the USS Missouri! Explore the famous battleship, which served in more than 50 years of war and conflicts and is the most celebrated war vessel in United States history.

Experience the emotions and memories of Pearl Harbor that remain strong to this very day. Join us on a Pearl Harbor tour that will move you beyond words.

Tour Highlights:
• Expert World War II Narration
• Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
• Film Footage of Attack
• USS Arizona Memorial (closed indefinitely due to structural issues)
• Battleship Missouri Deck Tour
• USS Oklahoma Memorial
• Historic Honolulu City Tour
• Punchbowl National Cemetery
I’olani Palace Kawaiahao Church
• King Kamehameha Statue at Ali’iolani Hale

Tour Times:
A: Pick up: 6:00am Return: 2:00pm
B: Pick up: 9:00am Return: 4:30pm
C: Pick up: 11:00am Return: 6:30pm

What to Bring:
• Government Issued ID (Passport for guests from outside the US)
• Wear Covered Shoes
• Comfortable clothes (Shirts Are Required)
• No Swim Suits No Bags (all bags must be stored for a fee of 3.00 per bag)

Beverages/Snacks:
- Water & snacks are available to purchase at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, USS Bowfin submarine, and USS Missouri

NOTE:
Pearl Harbor is an active military base, therefore a "no bag" policy exists on location, prohibiting purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or other items that offer concealment. Bags can be stored in a secure storage facility for a $4.00 fee. The facility is located outside the front entrance near the Pearl Harbor Shuttle Stop.

Guests will confirm Waikiki Hotel pick-up after the activity is reserved.

Waikiki Pick-up from Most Hotels:
• Waikiki Hotel pick-up; please note, due to hotel driveway restrictions, your pick-up location may be at a consolidated location within walking distance of your hotel. (Select hotel at check-out.)
• Professional Tour Guide
• Transportation in clean, air-conditioned Mini Coach

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Laura C
"SCAM - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
SCAM COMPANY - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH THEM. They have taken almost $1000 from us when we booked for the Chief Sielu Luau. Then I received an email 22nd May saying that that Luau was no longer available and asked me to call them. I called them (from Australia at my expense) and she asked for the credit card details again so she could refund me and told me to book Paradise Cove Luau with another company, which we did at the same cost. However it no refund has been issued and after chasing them on multiple occasions they no inform me there is a ‘glitch’ with their bank where it will not let them refund to the credit card and they will issue a cheque instead which of course will bounce. They are offering all sorts of tours etc DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS
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Judy A
Virginia
"A+++ AUTHENTIC, AWESOME, ACTION PACKED, ALL HEART= 'Ariel" THE BEST TOUR GUIDE/DRIVER EVER! ALOHA!-"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2018 NEW
The Bar for Tour Guides has reached it's HIGHEST Level if your Discover Hawaii Tour Driver is Areil- THIS Guy is AMAZING!! Each mile, each stop, Pearl Harbor, USS Bowfin Submarine, Battleship Missouri, Aviation Hangers, State Captiol of Hawaii, and lastly a beautiful serenade by Ariel on his ukulele made this Tour perhaps ALL TIME BEST EVER! Ariel's Love of Hawaii and it's people, culture, history and beauty has left a lasting mark- what a True Tourist wants when they get back home and folks ask "Tell me about your trip" I can smile and say "Mahoalo (Thank You) Ariel & his Aloha State is not just a place on the map, rather a Beautiful State in my Memory for it's People and Ohana (Family). You are Part of This Wonderful Family if you take this Adventure Tour with Ariel!
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G-Bug26
Melbourne, Australia
"2 tours, 2 different experiences"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2018 NEW
We did 2 tours with Discover Hawaii. The first was the circle island tour (we originally booked the Ultimate circle island tour but this got cancelled and they put us on this one instead, which was fine). Our tour guide was Keith, and he was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and engaging - he made the day not only educational but a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed his (terrible!) jokes. He provided a lot of historical info as well as sharing some personal stories and this made his commentary really interesting and engaging. The tour itself was great - lots to see and many photos were taken. A fantastic day, I highly recommend it. Thank you Keith! Our second tour the next day was the Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu City Tour. Our guide on this day was a nice man but unfortunately his commentary was very scripted, almost robotic, and we found it quite difficult to stay engaged with what he was saying, which was a shame. He dropped us at Pearl Harbor and then later at the USS Missouri (the tour guide doesn't come with you to these but there's heaps of info/commentary at Pearl Harbor and a free 30min tour of the USS Missouri so the driver doesn't really need to be there) and we had ample time at both sites; both were a great experience. The guide then drove us through Honolulu and pointed out some historic monuments and buildings - this was good, however it would have been better if we'd had an opportunity to stop at least at a couple of them for photos. The view from the Punch Bowl Crater was amazing and 5 minutes to get out of the bus and take that in would have been great. Again, the driver's commentary was very scripted and several people in the bus were asleep. Still, I got to see some parts of Honolulu that I wouldn't have seen without the tour and I'd still recommend it, particularly for people who may be short on time and want to see as much as possible in one day.
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TedandMarni
Red Deer, Canada
"Circle Island and Pearl Harbour Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
We escaped from the terrible rain in Kauai early in the morning and weren't even sure if our flight would go to Oahu, but thankfully it did because we would have missed a wonderful tour otherwise! Keith was our guide and D.J. for the trip and we felt like we had made a new friend ! He was super knowledgeable and entertaining with stories and facts that gave us background about the places we were seeing. Loved the day! Mahalo from your Canadian friends !
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Paul D
"The booking people are a waste of Oxygen"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
We booked a trip. They took the money. They found the trip offering had been cancelled several months earlier. They offered a refund. Good so far. One month later after returning - I note I have no refund. They offer a refund again - 7 days later still no funds I ask which account they refunded 3 times. Each time they just reply it may take a few days, they have refunded (but no hint as to who/where). Finally the refund is received. They NEVER apologised for forgetting the refund. If I had not checked - I guess it would have been too bad. I'd never book here again. Expedia was great and rebooked this trip for us with no dramas, they also booked a bunch more as a result.
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Frequently Asked Questions about World War II Beginning to End Tour

What is included in the ticket price?
Tickets include admission to all museums, a professional tour guide, transportation to and from the tour, and lunch. Breakfast of guava juice and granola bars is also included.

When are tours available?
There are three pick-up tour times:

6:00 am pickup, 2:00 pm drop-off
9:00 am pickup, 4:30 pm drop-off
11:00 am pickup, 6:30 pm drop-off

Will I be picked up at my hotel?
Yes. Transportation is available to and from most Waikiki hotels. Due to traffic patterns and driveway accessibility, you may be asked to meet your tour at a nearby hotel.

What do I need to bring?
All tour guests must bring a government issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport and money for beverages and snacks, if desired. Bags are not allowed within the museums and storage is available for $3.00.

What should I wear for the tour?
All tour guests must wear covered shoes and comfortable clothing. No swimsuits are allowed.

What is the cancellation policy?

Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.