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Pearl Harbor: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Honolulu: Pearl Habor Tour with Arizona Memorial

    1. Honolulu: Pearl Habor Tour with Arizona Memorial

    Hear fascinating stories on this tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Witness the key sites and memorials to the 1941 attack, and experience the island's wartime history. Begin this tour with pickup in Waikiki. Travel first to Pearl Harbor and ride the navy launch to the USS Arizona Memorial. Visit the sombre monument above a sunken battleship from the day of the attack. Explore the memorials to the many groups who lost their lives, and pause to reflect at the wall of remembrance. Return to your waiting van for a historic tour of downtown Honolulu. Your expert guide will explain what it was like to live on the island during wartime. See sights including Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, King Kamehameha Statue and Aloha Tower as you learn about the fascinating history of this historic place.

    A must see. Enjoyed our visit very much. Wished we ha a little more time to guided audio tour.

  • Honolulu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

    2. Honolulu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

    Spend the day visiting the most important historical sites and landmarks of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu City Hall, and more. The tour begins with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the largest visitor attraction on Oahu. Enjoy the many exhibits, galleries, and displays the center has to offer. Then, board a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along “Battleship Row.” Upon arrival at the USS Arizona Memorial, step off the boat to explore the memorial. The journey continues to the historic National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater, a historical landmark offering a backdrop of scenic rolling green hills and lush foliage where the many men and women who served in the Armed Forces are honored. Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. ...

    Fred our driver was very jovial and shared a lot of info about the culture and traditions and language. It was really a good short trip

  • Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    3. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    Experience Hawaii from Waikiki Trolley. Cruise the streets, see the cliffs of Oahu’s east shoreline from the top of a double-decker or take an air-conditioned minibus up the Pali Highway to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The Waikiki Trolley also takes you to some of the best sightseeing and scenic spots around the southeast part of Oahu. Hike up Diamond Head via the Green Line, or have an unforgettable dolphin experience at Sea Life Park via the Blue Line. And with the Waikiki Trolley’s unique hop-on, hop-off system, the possibilities for planning your stay in Honolulu are limitless. The Waikiki Trolley is a fun way to discover the highlights of Honolulu. Choose which attractions to explore with five different routes and 43 stops that allow you to experience the unique history and beauty of Oahu. Schedules and timetables can be found on WaikikiTrolley.com Blue Line highlights: Scenic drive...

    The Waikiki Trolley is a great way to get around town and learn a little history from the drivers. Visited in late January 2020...would definitely use again if I return!

  • Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour

    4. Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour

    For the first time ever, you can experience a 3-hour tour of the USS Arizona Memorial from the National Park Service. This narrated tour is an immersive self-guided tour of the visitor center's two museums, the Pearl Harbor Survivor section aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and the fascinating "Path of Attack" tour available along the shoreline of Pearl Harbor. Get digital access to the National Park Service's archives at each narrated tour stop and experience the National Park Service's new Virtual Reality Center to view three incredible VR tours.

    It is a somber experience and a reminder of how horrific war really is. The memorial park is well mapped and east to navigate. The 3D video ‘glasses’ gave a better perspective of what it would have been like on the day of the blitz. That was worth the $12.50 fee. Just remember to leave all purses, backpacks in your vehicle. They do provide lockers for those coming in on public transport. Cell phones, wallets, water bottles are allowed. Glad I didn’t miss out on this visit.

  • Oahu: Official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Audio Tour

    5. Oahu: Official USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Audio Tour

    Experience the powerful sensations of the largest visitor destination in Hawaii on a fully-narrated audio tour to the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Follow in the footsteps of the millions of people who come to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941. Approved by the National Park Service, the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour is an award-winning, 2.5-hour audio tour that will take you through 2 world-class museums at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, including the amazing "Attack" and "Road to War" chronicling events leading up to the attack on Oahu and its aftermath. Imagine you have your own Park Ranger to guide you as you look at dramatic photographs, personal memorabilia and much more.   Listen to an informative commentary (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin) as you journ...

    Was super easy to book through this application; when you arrive we got to skip ahead of a line to get our audio tour. I would HIGHLY recommend the audio tour as it adds to the experience 10times more!!

  • Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    6. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    The Oahu Go City All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price. Save up to 55% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. Go on a historic tour to Pearl Harbor, enjoy a day at Sea Life Park, take in a cultural experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center, or go snorkeling in Waikiki. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day card pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu Savings Pass (for all pass durations):

    Cultural & Historic Sights

    • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizo...

    Don’t use the go Oahu pass at Pearl Harbor things. They aren’t very expensive to do the extra tours and getting in the park is actually free. Use your pass on things that would cost a lot to do, like the Polynesian Cultural Center. We mistakenly paid full price for that not realizing it was included, and saved it for Pearl Harbor and that was barely any cost.

  • Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

    7. Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

    This tour offers the complete Pearl Harbor Visitor Center experience and also includes a historic Honolulu tour.

    On the tour visit Chinatown, ’Iolani Palace, Washington Place, and the State Capitol Building. Make a stop for a photo opportunity at the popular statue of King Kamehameha, the king of the Hawaiian Islands. Afterward, the tour continues to the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater. Your tour guide will share special insider knowledge about living in Hawaii and Hawaiian history, along the way.

    The driver had done his homework on the buildings and trees and plants and history and was able to provide a lot of information. Unfortunately we were not able to take the boat trip to the Arizona Memorial due to the damaged boat dock but that’s no fault of this tour.

  • Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Highlights Tour

    8. Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Highlights Tour

    Visit the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor. This tour will transport you to the morning of December 7, 1941, giving you insight into the moment that thrust America into World War II.

    View a film about the attack at the Visitor Center and browse through the historic artifacts on display. Ride the Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to board the Arizona Memorial, which marks the resting place of soldiers killed in the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Your journey continues with a visit to the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific. You will also drive through the Courts of the Missing, a memorial that commemorates those missing in action from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The conclusion of your tour provides an overview of Honolulu's historic district. You will visit `Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, Kawaiahao Church, the State Library and Ar...

    Frank did a wonderful job explaining Pearl Harbor history and important areas of downtown Honolulu

  • From Waikiki: Private Custom Oahu Tour

    9. From Waikiki: Private Custom Oahu Tour

    This private tour is fully customizable and perfect for families, couples, and private groups. Contact the local partner and figure out which places you'd like to see or have the guide show you the best spots and stops on Oahu. Either way, lean back and relax in a private luxury vehicle. Tour options • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center - The guide shows you around the Pearl Harbor Museum • USS Arizona Memorial - Resting place of 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives during the attack • Turtle Beach Laniakea - High chance of Green Sea Turtles lounging on the beach • North Shore beaches and surf spots - See the big waves during surf season • Dole Plantation - Learn about Dole and the success of pineapple in Hawaii • Kualoa Ranch - Movie location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji 2, Hawaii Five-0, Godzilla, Elvis Blue Hawaii etc • Haleiwa Town Shopping - Stroll the streets o...

  • Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

    10. Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

    Explore the dramatic events of Pearl Harbor on a full-day tour of Oahu, and visit the USS Arizona Memorial, and the scene of the eventual Japanese surrender. The intuitive Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor displays an intriguing collection of artifacts that survived the attack. Cruise by navy launch across the harbor to pay respects at the memorial dedicated to the sunken USS Arizona and the 1,000 sailors who perished there. Continue the wartime theme with a guided tour and commentary on board the historic battleship USS Missouri. This was the site of the Japanese surrender to the Allies in 1945 and there is a wealth of historic naval artifacts and personal effects on view. History buffs can journey even further back in time, exploring the many historic landmarks of downtown Honolulu. The main attraction is the unmistakable ‘Iolani Palace, the only “royal” residence in the USA. Not to be...

    Espectacular experience, silence of moment for all America soldiers so proud for being America… My country of birth is Colombia South America.. but this memorial is something that will never forget

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening times?

    The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is open daily from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, and January 1st. Expect it to be busy at any time! If travelling on a budget then arrive early to snap up one of the free walk-in tickets, otherwise it's recommended that you book in advance!

  • How to get there?

    Pearl Harbor can be accessed by City Bus and taxi, but the former is slow (up to 2 hours) and the latter expensive. Many cheap, quick transportation services don't have clearance to the tourist site itself, so the best way to reach Pearl Harbor is undoubtedly with a certified tour company.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Walk-in tickets are free, but best to guarantee access by purchasing an all-inclusive tour package.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help.
  • How to get there
    Best to go in a private van with a tour company.
  • Additional information
    Get out your fanny pack! Backpacks and other large bags must be checked at the storage area.

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What people are saying about Pearl Harbor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 541 reviews

We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

Fred our driver was very jovial and shared a lot of info about the culture and traditions and language. It was really a good short trip

Excellent tour guide Chelsea. She was very nice, accommodating and funny! I highly recommend a tour with her.

A must see. Enjoyed our visit very much. Wished we ha a little more time to guided audio tour.

Great experience for entire family. The best thing we did while in Hawaii.