Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu Tour in Oahu, HI

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

Ideal for groups and families to experience together, the Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu Tour offers guests a chance to remember and honor sailors who lost their lives during the attacks on Pearl Harbor, as well as see historic Honolulu and learn about its past. Guests can see the USS Arizona Memorial, the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, I’olani Palace, Kawaiahao Church and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Approximately 2 hours spent at the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • Bags must be checked at Pearl Harbor entrance for $3.00 per bag.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
  • Bring your camera!
  • Wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate attire. No swimsuits.

Description

from Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu Tour
Spend a morning at the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center and remember the sailors who lost their lives during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Visit the site of the attacks with our expert tour guides, whose historic narration sets the stage for your tour.

Experience the USS Arizona Memorial, one of Pearl Harbor’s most emotional, memorable sites. At the Visitor Center, you’ll have the opportunity to see authentic wartime artifacts, compelling museum displays, and contemplative open spaces designed with the country’s fallen soldiers in mind. Before returning to Waikiki, we’ll take you on a driving tour of historic Honolulu. See the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, I’olani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Honolulu State Capitol Building, the statue of King Kamehameha the Great.

Enjoy a convenient Pearl Harbor tour with round-trip Waikiki hotel transportation!

Tour Highlights:
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
- USS Arizona Memorial (closed indefinitely due to structural issues)
- Expert World War II Narration
- World War II Memorials
- Authentic War Memorabilia
- Film Footage of Attacks
- Historic Honolulu City Tour
- Punchbowl National Cemetery
- I’olani Palace
- Kawaiahao Church
- Ali’iolani Hale
- King Kamehameha Statue

Tour Times:
Tour 3A - Departs: 6:00 am, Returns: 11:45 am
Tour 3B - Departs: 9:00 am, Returns: 1:45 pm
Tour 3C - Departs: 11:30 am, Returns: 4:30 pm

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)

Beverage/Snack:
- Water & snacks are available for purchase at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and outside of the USS Bowfin Submarine

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

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

Gail S.
Mesa, AZ
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A wonderful Tour"
February, 2018
We loved the tour, in large part because our guide, Kanoe, was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and everything we saw. I am sure other guides are great, too. She clearly explained how the visit to the Arizona would go, and where we needed to be and when. It made the trip go so smoothly. Seeing the historic sites was very interesting, includng a drive through Punchbowl cemetary. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Tip: Spend a few dollars more and get the narrated tour at the Pearl Harbor visitor's center...you will learn even more (headsets to hear recordings) and get a bag to carry your stuff.

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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
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 Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu Tour

Can your vehicles accommodate wheelchairs?
At this time, our vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs only. We ask that you let us know at the time of booking your tour that you will be traveling with a collapsible wheelchair.

What type of vehicles do you use?
We use Luxury Deluxe Mini-Coaches equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats and extra large sightseeing windows. Each bus seats 12-25 passengers.

What do I need to bring on my Pearl Harbor tour?
Because of security reasons you are not allowed to bring any fanny packs, backpacks, purses or anything that provides concealment.

You can bring your cameras and camcorders without their cases. If you are doing a Pearl Harbor with an Island tour combo you may bring your purses and leave them with your tour guides. We ask that you take all your cash and credit cards with you. Your personal items will be locked in the vehicle.

Do I get to board the Arizona Memorial?
Yes, we provide the official Navy tour and you board the Navy shuttle-boat to the Arizona Memorial.