Experience history as you walk in the exact footsteps of America's most courageous Heroes.
Servicing from the Kapalua Area! This amazing adventure to PEARL HARBOR on Oahu is an exciting and dynamic immersion into WWII history that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Experience history as you walk in the exact footsteps of America's most courageous Heroes. You will be taken on the fantastic historic journey of your life from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. You will see real artifacts of the attack at the Visitor Center then board the Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. The next stop is a very special guided tour onboard one of the world's most significant submarines, the USS Bowfin, nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger. Guests will then be shuttled on to an Ford Island, an active Navy base under federal protection to the Pacific Aviation Museum for a special guided tour in one of Hawaii's newest and most exciting museums that will fly you back in time to when young aviation heroes saved our world. Lastly the tour will culminate on the decks of the world's LAST and MOST FAMOUS battleship the USS Missouri, which served from World War II through Desert Storm. The Missouri was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies and during the guided tour visitors will walk in the exact footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur that ended the conflict that took over 55 million lives.
Live and fascinating historical narration by an expert state certified tour guide
View the famous Arizona Memorial Visitor Center Dramatic Attack Film
See actual artifacts of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
Board the Navy launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to Arizona Memorial
See the ''Black Tears of oil that still bubbles to the surface today from the USS Arizona
Take a tour of the U.S. Pacific Submarine Memorial and USS Bowfin-Pearl Harbor Avenger (Admission & Tour Included)
Tour the Pacific Aviation Museum Hawaii Newest and one of the most exciting museum in the Pacific (Admission Included)
Tour with a specially certified guide of the world's most famous Battleship, the USS Missouri affectionately known as the Mighty MO (Admission & Tour Included)
Walk in the exact footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur and stand on the Surrender Deck where the world was changed forever
Look into the Massive 16 inch Guns that hurl 2,900 pound projections over 23 miles with pin point accuracy
Arizona Memorial Admission
USS Battleship Missouri Admission
Great trip for parents and the grandchildren. The excursion really speaks for itself. Historical significance is so moving and emotional. Guide, i,e, bus driver was great.
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(For Check-In) Kahului International Airport (Kahului Airport, Keolani Place, Kahului, HI, United States) Time: 06:00:00
(For Check-Out) Kahului International Airport (Kahului Airport, Keolani Place, Kahului, HI, United States) Time: 18:10:00
Check-in Time & Location
(For Check-In) Kahului International Airport (Kahului Airport, Keolani Place, Kahului, HI, United States) Time: 06:00:00
Check-out Time & Location
(For Check-Out) Kahului International Airport (Kahului Airport, Keolani Place, Kahului, HI, United States) Time: 18:10:00
Price & Options
Due to enhanced security measures, the Navy has increased security at checkpoints to enter the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. All guests must have a legal form of identification to enter the USS Battleship Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
The WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument has implemented a "No Bags Allowed" policy. Purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, luggage, diaper bags and other items that offer concealment are not allowed in the Visitor Center or the Memorial. Strollers with pockets and compartments must be emptied before being allowed in. Personal cameras area allowed.
Wheelchair Accessibility: A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift is available with prior notification of at least one week. Please indicate during booking to secure arrangements. All island stops and facilities visited at the Arizona Memorial are accessible.
Should the tour itinerary, route or schedule change due to unforeseen circumstances, services are non-refundable.
Guests may not fly within 24 hours of a two-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Shirt and shoes are required to board the USS Arizona Memorial. Swimsuits are not permitted.
Passport are required for non-US nationals.
A valid government-issued photo ID
For all inter-island flights and day trips, your name should appear as it is on your government-issued photo ID (driver's license, ID card or passport). The airlines will deny boarding to passenger's whose legal name, as shown on their valid government-issued photo ID, does NOT match the name on their e-ticket. If a passenger is denied boarding, there will be NO refunds.
All passengers 18 years old and above MUST present a valid government-issued photo ID (passport for non-US nationals) for airline check-in.
Children 2 years old and above are required to have their own airfare and seat on the tour. Children under 2 may sit on a parent's lap for the flight and the tour at no additional charge.
Please register all of the participants' names as listed on their government issued photo ID, age and gender at the time of booking.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
The WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1).
Due to external factors beyond the activity provider's control (such as inclement weather and/or shortage of boat launch tickets), it may not be possible to visit the Arizona Memorial during your tour. In such cases, you will still be able to visit several USS Arizona exhibits, as well as the Visitor's Center, the USS Bowfin and other park monuments.
We will not extend financial reimbursement to compensate for flight or traffic delays beyond reasonable control of the activity provider, or disappointment if circumstances make it impossible to provide services as intended. Examples may include, but are not limited to: site closures, rain or road closures.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
What am I allowed to bring with me?
Visitors may bring small items like cameras, cell phones and wallets. Since no bags are allowed, you are encouraged to pack lightly.
Why can't I bring a bag or purse?
Strict security measures at Pearl Harbor prohibit purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags and other items that offer concealment. Guests can rent a locker at the Visitor's Center or chose to leave their bags on the bus at their own risk.
Will there be a lot of walking on this tour?
Once at Pearl Harbor, you will be doing a moderate amount of walking on the USS Battleship Missouri tour.
Why is this tour non-refundable?
All inter-island tours provided by Polynesian Adventures Tours are non-refundable due to airline cancellation policies.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Are we allowed to earn frequent flyer miles for our inter-island flight?
Yes. Please indicate during booking that you are a frequent flyer member and a representative will assist you during check-in for your flight at the airport.
What types of items are we allowed to bring inside Pearl Harbor?
Under Pearl Harbor's bag policy, the following items are allowed:
What types of items are we not allowed to bring inside Pearl Harbor?
Under Pearl Harbor's bag policy, the following items are prohibited:
Great trip for parents and the grandchildren. The excursion really speaks for itself. Historical significance is so moving and e...motional. Guide, i,e, bus driver was great. more
We had a great time. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and great with our 6 yr old son. We hope to return soon and do other ...tours with you! more
Our guide his name was "Kimo" was so excellent at his job he made the tour really enjoyable from start to finish. He alw...ays took care of his group through the whole entire tour. I would definetly recommend and would book again another tour from your company. Thank you for making our vacation just that more enjoyable.
Eunice the tourist
The tour was wonderful and was beyond our expectations. Would do the tour again. Event was the high light of our trip.
The tour was magnificent,we'll do it again, will recommend to everybody ,the driver was very profesional and fun very friendl...y,Thanks. more
The tour was well organized, and the guide was very attentive and knowledgable. He answered all of our questions with ease. Ther...e is no word to describe the memorial. It was just breathtaking to see the "Black Tear" coming out from Arizona still. more
We really enjoyed this activity. The day was well organized and everything went like clock work. A worthwhile event. The folks ...at Hawaii Activities did an outstanding job. Thanks. more
I was with my mother during this vacation. She and I went to Maui as part of a medical convention. Our tour guide was "Ed&quo...t; and he was just as great as I had previously read about him on this VERY SITE!! Ed is very knowledgeable about all of Hawaii, not just the areas that you will go to. He spent a great deal of time talking to us about Hawaiian culture as well as the tour route information.
First off we were picked up at our hotel by the tour company and transported to the Maui airport promptly by the timing described in our confirmation email. We then flew to Oahu and met Ed. This process is made easier for the tour guide and you by stickers that you are supposed to wear, it helps the guides find you. We then went to Pearl Harbour as the first part of our trip. Pearl Harbour was very moving as I suspected it would be. It is an experience to be there and unless you are a small child, I am sure all teenager aged upwards would be moved by the sites, the movie, the wall and the actua more
Kelly from NC
Our trip was ruined by rain but not only did this Company give us all they could under the cirmumstances, they refunded the entire... purchase price. We didn't get to do alot but we still flew to Oahu and toured the city of honolulu. The Staff was exceptional and we are going to go through this Company for all of our tours next year. They are a class act. Thanks for everything. more
Lou & Sherry
The tour of Pearl Harbor is one of a kind! I've always wanted to see the USS Arizona and it felt like a dream come true being... out there. We also had the best tour guide! Cousin Ben you rock! He wasn't even scheduled to be our tour guide that day, but in the end he took care of us for over 12 hours. It was an Amazing day!!
Visit the USS Arizona EARLY to get there before all the other tourists! It gets crowded fast! more
The trip was great. Plenty of time to see everything. Mike is a great tour guide. Thanks
This was my first time to Oahu and I really enjoyed the tour. The Driver was waiting at the airport for us and was very friendly. ...He explained the sights to us and guided us thru Pearl Harbor and the Missouri. The only negative thing was that we were not booked on a return flight to Maui until 735pm. The tour was over at 5:00 pm Some people on our bus had flights returning to Maui @ 6:30 pm, so these people had to get to the airport for their flight. The driver dropped the people from the tour bus that had the 7:35pm flights at a restaurant so we could eat while he took the 4 people who had 6;30 pm flights back to the airport. There were 12 people left at Ruby Tuesdays to eat or just sit and wait for the driver to return. I would have preferred to stay longer in Waikiki or have done some more sightseeing instead of just sitting there waitng for the bus driver to return from the airport. more
We had an amazing trip! our tour guide was very helpful and informative. It was wonderful to see so many historical sights and l...earn so much about Hawaiian culture. Visiting the Arizona and Missouri were both truly unique and unforgettable experiences! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone! more
Erik & Jessica
I read a lot of books about WWII, and I've also watched many documentaries about WWII. It was such a rewarding experience to... visit one of the most historically important sites in America. You can see where WWII started for the United States, as well as, where the Japanese surrendered (On the USS Missouri). If you are in Hawaii, visiting Pearl Harbor is a must. Even if you are not a history buff, the historical significance of Pearl Harbor is something that should not be overlooked. more
great place a Must see pearl harbor
We are a family of four, children ages 12 and 16. All of us enjoyed this tour. Ed was our tour guide. We have been on many guid...ed tours before, Ed was by far the best guide we ever had. We were really impressed with his knowledge of Honolulu and the amount of information that he shared with us. The sights through the city, and Waikiki were so breathtaking that we are actually ready to plan our 2nd trip to Hawaii. We also enjoyed how Ed really personalized this tour by sharing his own memories and experiences growing up on the island. This is a long day, yet our guide's enthusiasm, and obvious love for Hawaii remained constant from start to finish. He was very charming, funny, and yet very professional. Not one time did he hint at getting a tip, this has never happened to us before! We have nothing negative to say about this tour, nothing. MUST SEE TOUR, REALLY! more
A great trip overall. Organized and on time.
Kind of expected this tour to be pretty boring, I have to admit. But I have family in the military so I figured I should pay my re...spects and go see what this place is all about.
I was pleasantly surprised. The exhibits were informative without being bland, and getting to actually go on a Navy launch, and walk around on an actual ship was pretty cool. The best part for me I think was the film they showed about the attack itself, with real footage and everything...that really made it real to me.
Worth a visit at least once in your life, and not even boring ;) more
They picked me up on time, my flights were set, they took care of me all day in Pearl Harbor, the USS Missouri and the tour of Hon...olulu. Our guide Ben was great, bus was clean and tidy. Great day thank you very much! more
The tour was excellent. The tour driver did an awesome job. My only negative comment is that we had limited time to visit the land...-based building exhibits. All exhibits on the tour were definitely worth the time and money. This is a high-value tour. more
Excellent and a thoroughly enjoyable day. Pearl Harbour was amazing! Our Tour Guide Ben was great, very knowledgable, funny and... fully committed to ensuring that all the guests "cousins" had a great time. more
Absolutely amazing.. Got u on the airplane and off straight to a bus and then to Pearl Harbor.. Our tour guide was amazing " ...Keao" he was so nice and informative.. Gonna name our first son after him!!!
He desrerves at least A $20 tip.. If u don't u shouldn't go on vaca anymore bc he is the best more
Jordan from ohio
We took the Pearl Harbor tour during our recent stay in Maui. The sign up process was easy and all the employees were extremely he...lpful. Our tour guide, "Auntie Em or Emily" was fantastic. She told us all kinds of information about what we were seeing and she also relayed several additional stories from her father who was in the military and stationed at Pearl Harbor during the bombings.
The trip was more than about Pearl Harbor. She also took us to downtown Honolulu and Waikiki beach area. It was a long, but inspiring day trip. I highly recommend it. more
The tour was so nice very well organized it was a very long day but worth every minute such a moving experience loved it
Jan and tam
Ernie our tour guide, added so much enjoyment to an already terrific tour!!
a must see for hawaii visitors. Bowfin was interesting with tour guided headsets that allow you to proceed at your pace through t...he submarine. arizona memorial a somber moment for all. Tour guide keeps group moving on schedule. more
Well organized and planned. Enjoyed the tour very much.
It was great flying from Kapalua airport as we were staying in Ka'anapali. Plus the flight over to Oahu on the small plane w...as wonderful. We had fantastic aerial views, saw some whales and a beautiful rainbow and our approach in Honolulu took us directly over Diamond Head. We did the whole tour - the Arizona, the Missouri, the Bowfin and the museum, so we felt a little rushed to see it all. Otherwise, it was a wonderful day! more
My excursion was excellent, from the moment i boarded my flight from Maui. the staff was informative and friendly. I especially en...joyed the the docent on the Missouri, he explained the surrender in a way I could understand without being at all condescending. I was as moved as I hoped I would be. Thank you all for a most memorable experience.
We had a great time! Our guide Ernie was amazing to say the least! He has a great sense of humor! The Missouri tour was awesome! ...To walk on that ship was so cool! The video and tour of the Arizona was very emotional and interesting. The tour of Honolulu and Waikiki was so fun! Would definetly recommend to others!!! more
Great guide and well organized trip. Friendly, helpful people and comfortable rides. Good connections.
Nice co can, pleasant company, funny and friendly driver, lots of sites but doesn't feel rushed, worth it!
This tour was amazing and our tour guide was so fun! His name was Ernie. One thing people need to understand is that Pearl Harbor ...is a memorial to fallen men, not a loud tourist attraction! Be respectful.
We learned so much history. We highly recommend this tour. more
I just wanted to thank you for the trip, that we booked through you. Tiny is proably the best tour guide we have ev...er had. I would book alot more if he could be the tour guide. My wife and I had a great time and look forward to our 15 year anniversay to book the trip again.
the Vice's more
Seven of my family members made the trip from Maui to Oahu on this trip. We had a great time. Our tour guide, Tiny, was fabulous...! He was so informative and funny!! He definitely made the trip worthwhile. The tour was fast-paced, but we got to see everything that we wanted. The greeters at the airport were very friendly and explained the details of the trip to us so that the whole day went smoothly. Thank you for a wonderful day. more
We went to Maui for our honeymoon but really wanted to see Pearl Harbor. The day trip was right up our alley. We were able to se...e what we wanted to see and more. Our tour guide, Garfield, was awesome and very informative! more
B. & J. Smith
The tour guide was very funny and knowledgable. Everyone should see Pearl Harbor.
Saw alot but didn't have much free t...ime to eat or shop for souveniers. Still would recommend to all. more
I flew directly into Maui but wanted to see Pearl Harbor. This tour was the perfect opportunity! They arranged the flight to O...9;ahu and a nice, small bus with large windows to transport the group through the day and deliver us back to the airport on time. Our guide was excellent and entertaining! Be prepared for a long, full day but return with a complete experience of Pearl Harbor and a narrated bus ride through many sight of Honolulu. Lunch on Wikiki was a riot! The tour was interesting and well organized but allowed me the opportunity for some individual exploration and relaxation. more
Very knowlegiable tour guide and comfortable transportation, and timley...
Our tour driver, ED, was wonderful! He made the day extremely enjoyable. We found that being part of the tour made our day stres...s free. We did not have to worry about driving in a city that we were unfamiliar with. We also saw sites that we would not have seen otherwise. Ed kept our group on time so that we could make the most of our day. more
Our tour guide made our day at Pearl Harbor and everywhere we went. His name is ED not Mr. ED. He had so much first hand knowled...ge and was just so well read and history educated. He was amazing and what a memory. We could have not asked for more of a history buff.
I do have suggestions for one area that left the trip a little flat at the end. I would have liked to have spent more time at Pearl Harbor(like to do the museum) and less time stopped in downtown Honolulu. I loved the bus trip around the city with all the mastery of Ed talking to us but we just stopped to long in town. Then my one thing that left me flat. We got to the airport just in time to hear a flight called for our destination (reminding everyone that we had been us since 4:00 am) and this was NOT our flight. We had to wait another 2-1/2 hours and our flight was not on time. It was not a good end to a perfect day. I would suggest that the trip to Honolulu be cut short so that the flight could be made more more
We found the tour to be everything we expected. Apart from some delays with pick up from the airport/Honolulu, all else proceeded ...as planned. The memorial experience was very emotional yet rewarding and an experience not to be missed.
The remainder of the tour was most interesting during the sightseeing in the area and our tour guide kept us well informed regarding the history etc. more
My husband and I were amazed at the professionalism. We were picked up promptly at our hotel, taken to the airport, where we were... met by another member of your staff, got our boarding passes, and were on our way. Our tour guide Ed, in Oahu was delightful--funny, informative, and knowledgeable. When our plane landed back in Maui, a driver was waiting to return us to the Hyatt. Great trip, great time! more
We really enjoyed our trip and tour of Oahu from the meeting at the airport until our drop off at the airport. Our driver was Leo... C. and he did a great job. He made sure we knew exactly where we were going and he was very informative. About the only suggestion I would make is to try to, somehow, give a little more time at each sight at Pearl Harbor. Always seemed a little rushed. Maybe have a earlier flight to Oahu. more
got alot cover in one day. will recomend to others.
This was an OK way to see Pearl Harbor from Maui. We were greeted by someone when we arrived at the airport but when we arrived i...n Oahu, we couldn't find anyone. Eventually after 20+min, someone did arrive. The bus driver was OK. We arrived at Pearl Harbor and he was helpful showing us how to get around and provided some helpful trips. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get out to the USS Arizona - the launches were postponed due to winds. We missed it by 1 tour - 30 min. I know this was not necessarily the fault of the tour guide but we did spend time standing around. We could have made an earlier tour. Disappointing. Anyway, all in all this was a good to OK experience. more
Our flight & our driver were great - driver went out of his way back to get shuttle buses to replace the ones that were runnin...g late. Driver deserves a pat on the back - "cousin K" - he did an amazing job. Good tour otherwise. more
Although pretty expensive...this was an enjoyable outing! Very impressed with Hawaiian Airlines...We're mainlander's so ...it was our first time to fly with them. Our tour bus driver (just call him ED) did a great job and gave us a lot of great back ground information on each exhibit. It was a long day, but we can recommend this tour... more
Tour was OK! Pearl Harbor definitely was memorable, although on-site tour guide at USS Missouri was too interested in his own know...ledge. USS Arizona Memorial was nice to see, but otherwise disappointing. Our tour guide, Nappy, was very informative and pleasurable. Alot of down time, though! 1 1/2 hours on Waikiki (dressed for touring) was a bit disconcerting. 1 1/2 hours wandering around several food establishments, waiting to go back to the airport, was a waste. Overall, very costly for what we got! Inter-island airline prices are cheaper individually, and, I'm sure that a self-guided tour could be arranged easily. more
We were really looking forward to going to Pearl Harbor, I booked a Tour as I felt that would be the best for us as we were stayin...g in Maui. Well by the time we picked everyone up and then got to Pearl Harbor we realized another group on the tour had to be at the airport at 4:00 so it was not a lot of time. I felt to much time was spent on the Bowfin (which we really did not care to much about) and not enough time for the rest of Pearl Harbor. We only had a few minutes really on the MO and not enough time to see Hanger 79 and other things on the Island. For what we paid to do this tour it really was a big disappointment. Wish we would have just flown over and did the tour ourselves. But our guide whom we called Auntie Em was excellent!!! more
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