For visitors on Oahu, there is no shortage of activities to participate in and sights to see. Your vacation time is important; why waste it? If you want a convenient tour that will pick you up privately and take you to Pearl Harbor, allowing you to skip the need to take a large bus tour and all the hassles that come with it, we have a great tour option for you. The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience and a short Honolulu City tour is just the tour for you. Instead of a group tour in a bus with around 20-60 people, why not ride to Pearl Harbor in a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned minivan that will privately take you directly to Pearl Harbor? Our professional, chauffeur, who speaks fluent English, will take you to Pearl Harbor. Once you have arrived at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, our chauffeur will take you inside and give you an orientation and provide you with the tickets for your tour. With this tour, there is no need to get up before the sun rises to stand in line with thousands of other people to see if you can get a ticket for the Arizona Memorial. We have reserved an Arizona Memorial ticket for you in advance which we have included for you in this tour (please read our disclaimer about the USS Arizona Memorial ticket). Meaning you will not need to worry about your Pearl Harbor ticket. The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience and a short Honolulu City tour is a full-day tour (about eight hours). This full-day Pearl Harbor Tour operates only from Waikiki Beach hotels. This private Pearl Harbor tour is recognized as one of our best Pearl Harbor Tours and also Oahu Tours.
This Pearl Harbor Tour is our most extended and complete tour. This tour takes you from Waikiki to the historic location of Pearl Harbor, the most visited attraction in Hawaii. This tour is the perfect choice for those who want to spend the day taking in all of the publicly available attractions that Pearl Harbor has to offer. You will be taken to the Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center and see the two museums, “Road to War ” and “Attack”, detailing the cause of the attack as well as details on the attack itself. See the 23-minute film on the attack featuring footage taken during the attack itself. Take the Navy shuttle boat to the Arizona Memorial. See the submarine USS Bowfin, a submarine that fought in WWII, sinking 43 enemy ships. Then, pay a visit to the Bowfin Submarine Museum to learn about the pivotal role that submarines played in the Allied victory in WWII. Take the shuttle bus to Ford Island to see the battleship USS Missouri, one of the most powerful battleships ever built. The battleship USS Missouri, “Mighty MO”, was where the Japanese signed the instruments of surrender at the war’s end. Visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, America’s only aerial battlefield. The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum possesses various aircraft on display ranging from WWII to today. See the battle damage still left on the hangar from the attack on December 7, 1941. On the way back to Waikiki, you will be taken on a short drive-through tour of Downtown Honolulu. You get to see the famous golden statue of Hawaii’s legendary monarch, King Kamehameha the Great. View the famous Iolani Palace, the only Royal Palace on American soil. See the historic Washington Place, the historic home of Hawaii’s Governors. View the unique architecture of the Hawaii State Capital building. We will also take you on a drive-through of Punchbowl Cemetery, the final resting place of many U.S. service members from WWI to the present.
1- A moderate amount of walking is involved in this tour. 2- Please be sure to be ready for pickup at the designated pickup location at least a few minutes before the appointed time. 3- The tour vehicle will not be able to wait for you and will have to continue with the pickups. 4- Please exercise care while entering or exiting the tour vehicle as there may be a high step into or out of the vehicle. 5- No bags of any kind, brand, size, color, or for any reason are allowed to enter the Pearl Harbor visitor center. 6- Please absolutely bring no bags with you. 7- Bags may not be left inside our tour vehicle. 8- If you have a bag, you will need to check them into the visitor center bag storage. 9- This costs money, and you may have to wait in a long line to check in your bags. 10- You may lose a portion of your tour, or your Arizona boat ticket may expire. 11- Please do not bring any bag of any size, color, or brand with you for any purpose. (Clear see-through bags are permitted should you need to bring essential items such as diapers and formula for infants or medication such as insulin). 12- Please pay attention to the weather reports; if you feel you need to, you may bring a jacket, but we will not be able to hold on to it for you should you end up not needing it, and you will have to take it with you on the entire tour. 13- Tour and ticket times may change based on traffic, federal government regulations, or new Pearl Harbor restrictions.14- No food or drink is allowed on the tour vehicle. While many of us enjoy a hot cup of coffee to start the day, please drink it well before the pickup time. Beverages are not allowed on the tour vehicle, and if you have any with you, you must dispose of them before boarding the vehicle. 15- (Covered water bottles containing water are permitted.) For the safety of all passengers, weapons are not allowed on the tour vehicle.
1- As a Federal facility, All current Federal COVID rules apply. 2- Please carry a government-issued photo I.D. with you (not necessary for young children) as it may be required to go to Ford Island, which is inside an active U.S. military base. 3- No food or drinks are allowed in the theater or on the Arizona Memorial Monument. (Covered water bottles containing water are permitted.). 4- For passengers with young children, be advised that strollers are allowed in the Pear Harbor National Memorial Visitor’s Center. However, they are not permitted on the shuttle boat to the Arizona Memorial. Instead, they may be left on the side and reclaimed when you return from the Memorial. (Park staff will direct you where to leave the stroller.) 5- Clear see-through bags are permitted for diapers and infant formula. 6- Please be aware that the Pearl Harbor National Memorial does have a dress code. Casual wear is allowed, but swimwear is prohibited. 7- Covered footwear is highly recommended. 8- Sunscreen is recommended because the visitor center and other Pearl Harbor attractions are mostly open areas.
9- Cameras are allowed. However, large telephoto lenses capable of long-range photography are prohibited. 10- Please refrain from taking pictures on the shuttle bus over to Ford Island. 11- The U.S. Navy has the right to cancel the Arizona Memorial shuttle boat at any time due to public safety. However, we have no control over the U.S. navy or other organizations in charge. 12- Ford Island is part of the active military base, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, and the U.S. Government has the right to restrict access to Ford Island without notice. 13- Please be advised that no weapons are allowed at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. 14- Pearl Harbor is a smoke-free facility.
1- Rates are subject to Hawaii State tax. 2- Rates and schedules are subject to change without notice, and all confirmed reservations will be honored. 3- Lunch is not included in the tours unless it is specified in the description of the tour. 4- Food is available at Pearl Harbor to purchase. 5- You will receive a full refund if the tour is canceled in writing at least 24 hours before the service date for all group tours. 6- We shall not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, or accident to persons or property of any individual on tour from any cause beyond its control. 7- We are not responsible for and do not extend financial reimbursement for delays caused by factors beyond our control, such as traffic, weather, sudden mechanical issues, car accident, or problems concerning the Navy-operated shuttle boats. The U.S. Navy reserves the right to shut down the boats for public safety at any time. Such action is beyond our control and power. 8- We cannot be held responsible for the actions of the U.S. Navy or the National Park Service. 9- The duration of transfers is approximate. 10- The exact duration is subject to the time of day and traffic conditions. 11- Pearl Harbor National Memorial is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 12- Normally, tickets for the Arizona Memorial are included with all of our Pearl Harbor tours. However, there are occasionally times when situations arise where Arizona Memorial tickets are not available to us. When such a case arises, we will use the National Park Service standby procedure.
Special Policy For Pearl Harbor Tours
No Show for Pearl Harbor Tour
Everyone should be ready for pickup at the agreed-upon pickup location at least 10-15 minutes before pickup begins, as the driver will not be able to wait for you. While we understand that circumstances may prevent you from being able to show up for the tour, please understand that if you are not at the agreed-upon pickup location, there is nothing we can do. The vehicle will have to leave, and you will be considered a no-show. At that point, it would be less than 24 hours prior to your tour, and there can be no refund. If you do end up missing your pickup, please contact us, and we may be able to work something out with you. Such as booking another tour at a discounted rate if there is availability.
Late for your Pearl Harbor Tour
Please be ready at the agreed-upon pickup location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of pickup time. When the driver arrives, they will not be able to wait for you, and if you are not ready at the pickup location, they will have to move on. You will be considered a no-show.
Cancellation of your Pearl Harbor Tour
You may cancel within 24 hours of the service date for a full refund. If your tour includes airline tickets, it is noncancelable and nonrefundable. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing.
Show up late for your Pearl Harbor Tour (Walk into Pearl Harbor)
We are a tour company that is not affiliated with Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is administered by the National Park Service. The National Park Service has strict regulations against tour companies meeting people in Pearl Harbor. If you miss your tour, please contact us. Do not go directly to Pearl Harbor because we will not be able to help you there. We may be able to work something out with you if we are able.
The client is willing to waive their tour transportation and show up at Pearl Harbor for their tour.
We are a tour company that is not affiliated with Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is administered by the National Park Service. The National Park Service has strict regulations against tour companies meeting people in Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is federal property and is managed by the federal authorities. Federal law prohibits us from meeting with clients at Pearl Harbor. You need to be in our vehicle and arrive at Pearl Harbor to be able to use our Arizona Memorial ticket. We are not willing to break the law for those who want to meet our suppliers or us in Pearl Harbor. We have pickups in Waikiki, the Honolulu Cruise Port, and Honolulu International Airport. Please choose a location for pickup.
Here Are Some Points Of Interest That You Will See On Your Tour:
The statue known as “the Lone Sailor” is a tribute to all personnel in the sea services past, present, and future. This statue was sculpted by Stanley Bleifeld using a real sailor, PO1 Dan Maloney as the model. The initials and last name on the sea bag belong to Rear Admiral William Thompson, the first president of the Navy Memorial Foundation. The foundation raised funds for the creation of the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. The bronze used for the original sculpture is said to have had several historical artifacts added to it during the smelting process.
When you arrive at the Arizona Memorial, walk to the ramp from the boat dock and enter the Arizona Memorial. There is a limited time on the Memorial, and people will move from the entrance to the far end of the Memorial. On the way to the far side, take some time to look at the Battleship Missouri, which is docked near the Arizona Memorial. Some portions of the ship are still visible above water. These are parts of the superstructure, the remains of the number 2 turret, and the number 3 turret barbette. You may notice an orange buoy to either side of the Memorial; these denote the bow and stern of the ship.
Submarine Memorial Circle
Right on the water near the USS Bowfin is the Submarine Memorial Circle. The circle is comprised of 52 stone, and metal memorial plaques, one for each of the 52 US Navy submarines lost in WWII. Detailed on each plaque are the name of the submarine, the cause of her loss, if known, and a list of the sailors who were lost with their boat. It is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by those who served in the “Silent Service” during the war. From the memorial, you can also get a good picture of the side of the USS Bowfin.
The USS Oklahoma (B-37) was a Nevada-Class battleship commissioned on May 2, 1916. She was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During the Japanese attack, she received up to 8 torpedo hits. She capsized, almost rolling completely over. This trapped many of her crew who were below decks underwater. A desperate rescue operation was launched to save as many of her crew as possible. In all, 429 officers and enlisted men out of a crew of 1,398 died in the attack. Her losses comprise the second-largest loss of life in the attack after 1,177 were killed when the USS Arizona exploded.
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