Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Pearl Harbor National Memorial: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

1. Oahu: 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. Begin your tour with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy the exhibits, galleries, and displays before boarding a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along “Battleship Row.” Step off the boat to explore the USS Arizona Memorial, then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. See the historical landmark against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush foliage. Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. Spot the impressive state buildings and learn about the Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and the only royal palace in the United States. Make your way to the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. See the Eternal Flame, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Liberty Bell, the majestic statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church.

Waikiki: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, & Honolulu Tour

2. Waikiki: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, & Honolulu Tour

A trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Center and the USS Arizona Memorial, let us take you there! With us you’ll: - Get picked up in Waikiki between 7:00am-7:30am - Get a briefing of the facilities prior to entrance - Watch a 23-minute documentary on the Attack at Pearl Harbor - View the exhibits galleries “Road to War” and “Attack” - Shop at the National Park Gift Shop. - Skip long wait lines for the USS Arizona Memorial* - Take an informative tour of Downtown Honolulu and Hawaii's political hub - See the following sites: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the State Capital, Washington Palace, Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue. - Have a delicious lunch, don't forget to add it on! *Tickets to the USS Arizona are guaranteed for our tour. Boats however, are controlled by the US Navy and may be canceled due to poor weather or other safety concerns. Tour operator has no control of boat departures, no refunds will be offered for cancelled boats.

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

3. Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 90-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Oahu Grand Circle in 3 - 5 hours. As an added perk, enjoy animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, along many of the tour stops. Next is Aloha Tower, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Continuing on, see Iolani Palace, the extravagant former home of Hawaii’s monarchs, as well as a statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first beach on the Oahu tour is Ala Moana Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that was once used for something else entirely. Then, visit Waikiki Beach, where surfing superstar Duke Kanahamoku got his start before he transformed the world of surfing forever. Leaving the beaches for a moment, get an up-close look at Diamond Head State Park, an enormous volcanic crater and Hawaii’s most popular park. Head toward the volcanic China Walls next, where you’ll hear the dramatic tale of Kamehameha’s rise to power and his rival, Kalanikūpule, who was willing to do the unspeakable to take control for himself. At the Hanauma Bay Lookout, find some of the most spectacular views; be sure to have your camera at the ready. For a less crowded spot, follow the route to the next lookout, which most visitors miss. After passing some seriously scenic shoreline, spot Rabbit Island just off the coast and learn about the utterly failed rabbit farm that once operated here. Then come to Waimānalo Beach, the perfect stop for anyone seeking a little seclusion. As you approach the town of Kailua, hear a dramatic account of the Battle of Nu’uanu. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss Kailua’s beach. Up next, catch a glimpse of the last remaining Heiau on Oahu. These ancient temples were deeply sacred to the Hawaiians and still hold a great deal of significance today. Find a trail to one of Oahu’s famous waterfalls. If you’re craving more nature, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will be just ahead, offering a staggering 400 acres of carefully cultivated flora. You might not expect a huge Buddhist temple in Hawaii, but that’s the next stop! After checking out the Byodo-In Temple, reach the Kualoa Ranch that’s become a Hollywood favorite. Wildlife enthusiasts will love what comes next: a huge wildlife refuge and Turtle Beach, frequented by the enormous Hawaiian green sea turtles. Then, head to Sunset Beach, the perfect spot to catch the day’s final rays of light. Later, head to the historic Dole Plantation, where the tour concludes.

Oahu: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

4. Oahu: 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.

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Tour

5. Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Tour

Visit the site of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor with this entry ticket, including a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. Immerse yourself in one of the US' most tragic sites of honor and sacrifice, paying your respects to the fallen heroes of that fateful day which drew the US into World War II. Visit the Pearl Harbor visitor center, home of two educational exhibits "War and Attack." Then experience the somber trip out to the USS Arizona memorial on a boat ride, skipping the long line with your pre-purchased tickets. After getting an insight into the fateful history of Pearl Harbor, return to your hotel without any hassle on your pre-booked hotel transfer.

USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor + City Tour with Lunch option

6. USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor + City Tour with Lunch option

Come see the remarkable Pearl Harbor Memorial! A trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. With us you’ll skip the lines and board the Navy launch boats to view the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the harbor side displays and historic exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. After your time at Pearl Harbor, you’ll get a fantastic lunch curtesy of the BEST southern food Resturant in Hawaii: Hughley’s Southern Cuisine. Once you’re done with lunch we’ll whisk you away on our Historic Downtown City tour including sites like, Punch Bowl Cemetery, State Capital, Washington Palace, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Aloha Tower. Our tour is the only way to experience Pearl Harbor!

Historic Honolulu: A Self-Guided Driving Tour

7. Historic Honolulu: A Self-Guided Driving Tour

Take in Honolulu’s history and sights on a three-and-a-half mile driving tour that begins outside the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. It’s a must-visit site that’s home to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri battleship known as Mighty Mo, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum. As we leave Pearl Harbor and make our way through Downtown Honolulu and the mountains above it, I’ll show you some sites that most visitors don’t find on a traditional city tour, including Punchbowl Cemetery, a military burial site often called the Arlington of the Pacific. There you‘ll hear stories about World War II Heros and the Honolulu Memorial. Unlike on a traditional tour, you can even stop and pay your respects on foot. From there you’ll learn about Hawaiian warriors and royalty as we head past the Queen Emma Summer Palace on our way to the Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout at Koʻolau Mountain. We’ll then tour Downtown Honolulu where I’ll tell you the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and even some fun television trivia. While traveling around the city, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Iolani Palace and the Kamehameha Statue where our Historical Honolulu Walking Tour conveniently starts. Throughout the day, you’ll have opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy or a tasty meal. And if you take the tour on a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday, you’ll be able to enjoy the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Hawaii's biggest open air flea market. We’ll make plenty of recommendations on our way to Tantalus Lookout in Puu Ualakaa State Park. A local favorite is the uniquely named Itchy Butt Chicken, a mountain-top eatery that was featured in Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, which offers absolutely gorgeous views at sunset. Set aside at least two hours for this drive but, if you’re planning on touring Queen Emmaʻs Summer Palace, Iolani Palace, or taking the Downtown Historical Walking Audio Tour, then add another 2.5 hours to get the most out of the experience. Don’t forget to plan time for lunch, and make sure to check out the hours of operations and make any reservations in advance. Kapena shows you around his neighborhood on this historical excursion. In fact, you actually drive right by his house next to Queen Emmaʻs Summer Palace. Born and raised on O’ahu, Kap (as his friends call him) is a professional tour guide and entertainer. Donʻt forget about the free and fun scavenger hunts and quizzes that accompany every tour. There are Easy(ish) 10 Question versions and Hard(er) 25 Question extras to enjoy. Now you donʻt have to worry about pulling the kids off their phones to enjoy the day!

Pearl Harbor Oahu Circle Island Tour

8. Pearl Harbor Oahu Circle Island Tour

Start the day with a hotel pick up at about 6:30 am. Experience the World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument, which is home to the US Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy watching a short Pearl Harbor documentary video, take a boat ride and explore the museum exhibits. After seeing Pearl Harbor, begin a 120-mile journey around the island of Oahu, seeing places like the Pacific Historic Park, Dole Pineapple Pavilion, numerous beaches, and legendary North Shore surfing spots. Along the way, enjoy stops at popular lookouts like Nu’uanu Pali and plenty of beautiful overlooks on our day-long journey. After a full day circling the island, enjoy the transport to your hotel in Waikiki or back to the airport to catch your flight around 3:30 pm.

Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Chief's Narrated Multimedia Tour

9. Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Chief's Narrated Multimedia Tour

Explore the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu with a narrated multimedia guide and see where World War II started for the United States. With your smartphone rental and guide, go through the Visitor Center’s two world-class museums and along the shoreline for the "Path of Attack Tour.” Watch as your guide brings to life the events that changed the Pacific forever and provides you with an experience that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world. Hosted by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actual Pearl Harbor survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this in-depth multimedia tour offers numerous vital stops. If you have reserved a boat ticket out to the USS Arizona Memorial, you benefit from several narration stops while there. Go at a pace that suits you and learn about the infamous attack that propelled the United States into World War II. With no escorted tours allowed at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, this official guide by the National Park Service offers a more engaging and enriching Pearl Harbor experience.

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Oahu: 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. Begin your tour with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy the exhibits, galleries, and displays before boarding a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along “Battleship Row.” Step off the boat to explore the USS Arizona Memorial, then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. See the historical landmark against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush foliage. Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. Spot the impressive state buildings and learn about the Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and the only royal palace in the United States. Make your way to the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. See the Eternal Flame, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Liberty Bell, the majestic statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church.

Waikiki: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, & Honolulu Tour

Waikiki: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, & Honolulu Tour

A trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without a visit to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Center and the USS Arizona Memorial, let us take you there! With us you’ll: - Get picked up in Waikiki between 7:00am-7:30am - Get a briefing of the facilities prior to entrance - Watch a 23-minute documentary on the Attack at Pearl Harbor - View the exhibits galleries “Road to War” and “Attack” - Shop at the National Park Gift Shop. - Skip long wait lines for the USS Arizona Memorial* - Take an informative tour of Downtown Honolulu and Hawaii's political hub - See the following sites: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the State Capital, Washington Palace, Iolani Palace, and the King Kamehameha Statue. - Have a delicious lunch, don't forget to add it on! *Tickets to the USS Arizona are guaranteed for our tour. Boats however, are controlled by the US Navy and may be canceled due to poor weather or other safety concerns. Tour operator has no control of boat departures, no refunds will be offered for cancelled boats.

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 90-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Oahu Grand Circle in 3 - 5 hours. As an added perk, enjoy animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, along many of the tour stops. Next is Aloha Tower, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Continuing on, see Iolani Palace, the extravagant former home of Hawaii’s monarchs, as well as a statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first beach on the Oahu tour is Ala Moana Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that was once used for something else entirely. Then, visit Waikiki Beach, where surfing superstar Duke Kanahamoku got his start before he transformed the world of surfing forever. Leaving the beaches for a moment, get an up-close look at Diamond Head State Park, an enormous volcanic crater and Hawaii’s most popular park. Head toward the volcanic China Walls next, where you’ll hear the dramatic tale of Kamehameha’s rise to power and his rival, Kalanikūpule, who was willing to do the unspeakable to take control for himself. At the Hanauma Bay Lookout, find some of the most spectacular views; be sure to have your camera at the ready. For a less crowded spot, follow the route to the next lookout, which most visitors miss. After passing some seriously scenic shoreline, spot Rabbit Island just off the coast and learn about the utterly failed rabbit farm that once operated here. Then come to Waimānalo Beach, the perfect stop for anyone seeking a little seclusion. As you approach the town of Kailua, hear a dramatic account of the Battle of Nu’uanu. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss Kailua’s beach. Up next, catch a glimpse of the last remaining Heiau on Oahu. These ancient temples were deeply sacred to the Hawaiians and still hold a great deal of significance today. Find a trail to one of Oahu’s famous waterfalls. If you’re craving more nature, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will be just ahead, offering a staggering 400 acres of carefully cultivated flora. You might not expect a huge Buddhist temple in Hawaii, but that’s the next stop! After checking out the Byodo-In Temple, reach the Kualoa Ranch that’s become a Hollywood favorite. Wildlife enthusiasts will love what comes next: a huge wildlife refuge and Turtle Beach, frequented by the enormous Hawaiian green sea turtles. Then, head to Sunset Beach, the perfect spot to catch the day’s final rays of light. Later, head to the historic Dole Plantation, where the tour concludes.

Oahu: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Oahu: 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.

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Tour

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Tour

Visit the site of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor with this entry ticket, including a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial. Immerse yourself in one of the US' most tragic sites of honor and sacrifice, paying your respects to the fallen heroes of that fateful day which drew the US into World War II. Visit the Pearl Harbor visitor center, home of two educational exhibits "War and Attack." Then experience the somber trip out to the USS Arizona memorial on a boat ride, skipping the long line with your pre-purchased tickets. After getting an insight into the fateful history of Pearl Harbor, return to your hotel without any hassle on your pre-booked hotel transfer.

USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor + City Tour with Lunch option

USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor + City Tour with Lunch option

Come see the remarkable Pearl Harbor Memorial! A trip to Hawaii isn’t complete without a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. With us you’ll skip the lines and board the Navy launch boats to view the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the harbor side displays and historic exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. After your time at Pearl Harbor, you’ll get a fantastic lunch curtesy of the BEST southern food Resturant in Hawaii: Hughley’s Southern Cuisine. Once you’re done with lunch we’ll whisk you away on our Historic Downtown City tour including sites like, Punch Bowl Cemetery, State Capital, Washington Palace, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, Aloha Tower. Our tour is the only way to experience Pearl Harbor!

Historic Honolulu: A Self-Guided Driving Tour

Historic Honolulu: A Self-Guided Driving Tour

Take in Honolulu’s history and sights on a three-and-a-half mile driving tour that begins outside the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. It’s a must-visit site that’s home to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri battleship known as Mighty Mo, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum. As we leave Pearl Harbor and make our way through Downtown Honolulu and the mountains above it, I’ll show you some sites that most visitors don’t find on a traditional city tour, including Punchbowl Cemetery, a military burial site often called the Arlington of the Pacific. There you‘ll hear stories about World War II Heros and the Honolulu Memorial. Unlike on a traditional tour, you can even stop and pay your respects on foot. From there you’ll learn about Hawaiian warriors and royalty as we head past the Queen Emma Summer Palace on our way to the Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout at Koʻolau Mountain. We’ll then tour Downtown Honolulu where I’ll tell you the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and even some fun television trivia. While traveling around the city, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Iolani Palace and the Kamehameha Statue where our Historical Honolulu Walking Tour conveniently starts. Throughout the day, you’ll have opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy or a tasty meal. And if you take the tour on a Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday, you’ll be able to enjoy the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, Hawaii's biggest open air flea market. We’ll make plenty of recommendations on our way to Tantalus Lookout in Puu Ualakaa State Park. A local favorite is the uniquely named Itchy Butt Chicken, a mountain-top eatery that was featured in Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, which offers absolutely gorgeous views at sunset. Set aside at least two hours for this drive but, if you’re planning on touring Queen Emmaʻs Summer Palace, Iolani Palace, or taking the Downtown Historical Walking Audio Tour, then add another 2.5 hours to get the most out of the experience. Don’t forget to plan time for lunch, and make sure to check out the hours of operations and make any reservations in advance. Kapena shows you around his neighborhood on this historical excursion. In fact, you actually drive right by his house next to Queen Emmaʻs Summer Palace. Born and raised on O’ahu, Kap (as his friends call him) is a professional tour guide and entertainer. Donʻt forget about the free and fun scavenger hunts and quizzes that accompany every tour. There are Easy(ish) 10 Question versions and Hard(er) 25 Question extras to enjoy. Now you donʻt have to worry about pulling the kids off their phones to enjoy the day!

Pearl Harbor Oahu Circle Island Tour

Pearl Harbor Oahu Circle Island Tour

Start the day with a hotel pick up at about 6:30 am. Experience the World War II Valor In The Pacific National Monument, which is home to the US Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy watching a short Pearl Harbor documentary video, take a boat ride and explore the museum exhibits. After seeing Pearl Harbor, begin a 120-mile journey around the island of Oahu, seeing places like the Pacific Historic Park, Dole Pineapple Pavilion, numerous beaches, and legendary North Shore surfing spots. Along the way, enjoy stops at popular lookouts like Nu’uanu Pali and plenty of beautiful overlooks on our day-long journey. After a full day circling the island, enjoy the transport to your hotel in Waikiki or back to the airport to catch your flight around 3:30 pm.

Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Chief's Narrated Multimedia Tour

Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Chief's Narrated Multimedia Tour

Explore the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu with a narrated multimedia guide and see where World War II started for the United States. With your smartphone rental and guide, go through the Visitor Center’s two world-class museums and along the shoreline for the "Path of Attack Tour.” Watch as your guide brings to life the events that changed the Pacific forever and provides you with an experience that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world. Hosted by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actual Pearl Harbor survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this in-depth multimedia tour offers numerous vital stops. If you have reserved a boat ticket out to the USS Arizona Memorial, you benefit from several narration stops while there. Go at a pace that suits you and learn about the infamous attack that propelled the United States into World War II. With no escorted tours allowed at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, this official guide by the National Park Service offers a more engaging and enriching Pearl Harbor experience.

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4.3
(581 reviews)

Really enjoyed all aspects including the guides insights. Really thought highly of her sincerity and love of her Hawaii culture. She was also very well organized and made sure we were able to experience the Persl Harbor National Park. Thank you!

A very worth while trip while on Oahu. "Cousin Dave" , our driver/tour guide, was phenomenal. We will be inquiring if he is doing any tours upon our next visit - yes, he was THAT good!

Bus was very clean and our guide John did an excellent job keeping us entertained and informed on the ride there and back.

The tour guide was great, you really felt at ease. This tour is a must-do in Hawaii.

Should have been advised prior to trip the lunch details had xhanged