Delve into the intriguing history of military flight at Hawaii's newest and most fascinating attraction - The Pacific Aviation Museum!
This historic Oahu tour combines a visit to Pearl Harbor with a tour of Hawaii's newest attraction, the Pacific Aviation Museum. You will delve into the intriguing history of military flight in this interactive museum which presents classic American and Japanese airplanes including a Japanese Zero fighter and it's adversary, the Grumman F4F Wildcat.
You will peruse artifacts concerning the internment of Japanese Americans, historic footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor and informative re-enactments that allow you to experience the sights, sounds and exhilaration of the first days of the war.
The museum is enhanced by it's location at Ford Island, the center of the Pearl Harbor attack because of the battleship moorings surrounding it . You will enjoy specially guided tours and authentic exhibits that promise to transport you back in time for a bonafide World War II experience.
To enhance your Pearl Harbor visit, you can upgrade to a Gold Tour to get the following additional features:
Five fresh lunch options at the Pacific Aviation Museum's Laniakea Cafe and dine in a reserved seating area
Audio tours for the Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and USS Bowfin
A commemorative Pearl Harbor postcard set
You will be given a Pearl Harbor Gold sticker and a Pearl Harbor Gold Passbook which will include the voucher for you to redeem your light lunch at the food vendor, an audio voucher to pick up the audio device and vouchers for your postcard set and newsprint from the gift shop.
Explore Pacific Aviation Museum (admission included)
Arizona Memorial Visitor Center
Film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
Drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing
Guests staying at the following hotels must meet the tour at the Sheraton Waikiki Porte Cochere:
Marc Royal Suites
Ohana Islander Waikiki
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Trump International Hotel and Tower
Pick-up and drop-off will be at the Tapa Tower on Rainbow Drive.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny, and personable. He let us know every step of the way of how our time could be best spent. I believe a guided tour booked thru Hawaii Activities is the only way to go. I would not hesitate to do this entire tour again the same way.
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Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor's Center (3 hrs)
Pacific Aviation Museum (2 hr)
Drive through Downtown Honolulu (1 hr)
You will see the Kawaiahao Church, Iolani Palace, Kamehameha Statue and more.
Drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetary (15 mins)
Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Price & Options
Due to enhanced security measures, the Navy has increased its security checks to enter the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. All guests must have a legal form of identification to enter the Pacific Aviation Museum.
The WWII Valor of the Pacific has implimented a "No Bags Allowed" Policy. No 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 empty before being allowed in. Personal cameras area allowed.
Wheel Chair Accessibility: A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift is available with prior booking and notification of at least 2-4 days Guests must not exceed the weight limit of 600lbs combined weight for both the passenger and wheelchair. Please indicate during booking to secure arrangements. All island stops and facilities visited are accessible.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
A valid government-issued photo ID
Tickets will be reserved in advance for the USS Arizona Memorial program. This program includes a 23-minute documentary film about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial.
The WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1).
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are allowed for an additional fee
The menu is subject to change without notice.
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/or other items that offer concealment. Guests can rent a locker at the Visitor's Center or bags are allowed to be left on the bus at your own risk.
Is this activity family-friendly?
Definitely! This is a very educational and historic experience.
What is our tour vehicle like?
A comfortable 60-passenger Motorcoach that will be driving with "Aloha"!
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.
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:
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny, and personable. He let us know every step of the wa...y of how our time could be best spent. I believe a guided tour booked thru Hawaii Activities is the only way to go. I would not hesitate to do this entire tour again the same way. more
This is an excellent tour...our guide Tay, was knowledgeable and funny. He made the tour an experience to remember. Anyone who wan...ts to visit Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial should take this tour. Seeing downtown Honolulu was much more enjoyable than by trying to drive it ourselves. more
A brilliant tour - our 2nd time. I would defy anyone not to be moved by visiting the Arizona Memorial/Punchbowl Crater. Museum e...xcellent as was the City Tour. more
You are speechless when you see everything at Pearl Harbor. I could not help but cry. It is very moving.
The aviation muse...am is amazing. We really recommend having a tour guide. If not you could go thru the museum in like 10-15 minutes. The tour giude is so informative. We learned so much from our guide. more
Just Plain Ed was a great guide sharing gobs of facts & Hawaiian tid-bits with us as we traveled around.
I'm far from a history buff, but this got my attention.
The tour bus guide almost had me in tears before we arrived. V...ery somber when we left. more
Bill & Caroline-PGH, PA
Pearl Harbor is a must see for all!! What a fantastic experience seeing and reliving the history. The USS Arizona Memorial is espe...cially moving.
Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful....very helpful, courteous, informative, and entertaining.
The Pacific Air Museum was good, but we would have preferred to have experienced the USS Missouri. more
A wonderful 'taster' for this beautiful island. Stunning scenery and plenty of opportunities for photos. Yolande, our ...tour guide, was brilliant and very knowledgeable. more
And a wonderful day
I was moved by the whole experience from the museum, video and memorial... you can't help but feel proud of our man as well a...s sad for the loss of so many lives. I am honored to be a witness to the recognition of valor, sacrifice, and love. This visit is a must for everyone so we can appreciate what we have and the sacrifices others have made so we can be where we are - with liberty/freedom and options. God bless our armed forces and may they rest in peace. Thank you for making this experience possible. more
The tour guides did an excellent job at the Pacific Aviation Musuem (Thanks, Chuck and Ralph)their personal experiences and knowle...dge were unbelievable. What a rich resource all the people we encountered there were, I was really glad we opted for the inside Aviation Musuem rather then the crowded Missouri out in the heat. more
Sadly the tour fnished just before 1400hrs, we could have done with the whole day. What we managed to see was great but there is ...still plenty to do. The aviation museum still needs a few years to properly mature. The booking info did not make the newness of the aviation museum clear at all (sadly) more
Our tour guide Ben was funny and knowledgable. We waited almost an hour to get over the bridge to see the Pacific Aviation Museum ...though because the military sometimes does maintenance on it. Over all the tour was very interesting and well done. more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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