Pearl Harbor Tours on Oahu Hawaii

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and legends of the world-changing events of Pearl Harbor, December 1941. Upon picking you up, your E Noa guide begins to share local stories and interesting bits of history-setting the scene of that fateful day as you head towards the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Crater), an extinct volcanic tuff cone where members of all armed forces are laid to rest, followed by downtown Honolulu and the historic buildings that were a part of Hawaii’s history as a monarchy, a territory, and as the 50th state. Soon, you arrive full of anticipation at one of Oahu’s most famous destinations.

You feel the site’s power as you enter the new World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Here you revisit the past through never- before-seen artifacts, replicas and media displays that explain the events and details of the day leading up to and following the Pearl Harbor attack. Stand at ground zero of the infamous attack and gaze up at a sky once filled with enemy planes.

Traveling across the harbor by shuttle boat, and then standing in reflection on the USS Arizona Memorial, you pause in tribute to those who lost their lives that day. This graceful monument built over the remains of the sunken ship provides a moving balance of life and death, as you spot green sea turtles and colorful fish swimming in the active reef around the Arizona, even as it serves to memorialize those entombed below.
A historical film, a journey in time across the harbor, and perhaps a chance to meet a survivor of the attack complete your morning at the Memorial.

This is the way to see Pearl Harbor; with a knowledgeable E Noa guide who provides helpful insight and information, fascinating historical and cultural background-with the ease of transportation and a tour package that includes everything you need to relive Honolulu’s historic past.

TOUR TIMES & PRICES

  • Pick up: 10:00-10:20 am – $49
  • Returns to Waikiki: 3:30 pm
  • Tour Length 7 hours

Stops & Drive-by sites include:

o World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
o USS Arizona Memorial
o Historic Downtown Honolulu
o National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Arizona Memioial
Battleship Row

Pearl Harbor Remembered

Sightseeing in Hawaiʻi isn’t complete without a visit to the two symbolic “bookends” of the Pacific War, the USS Arizona whose bombing was the catalyst that propelled the US into WWII, and the USS Missouri on whose decks the Japanese formally surrendered. The Pearl Harbor Remembered Tour is led by an E Noa guide whose knowledge of and appreciation for these historic sites makes this “memorial” tour an experience to remember. Let us handle all the details including transportation, entrance fees and tickets. Just relax and come along for the ride.

It’s early morning, and as you head towards Honolulu’s infamous Pearl Harbor, your guide provides significant island history and background on what you will see.

Exhibits and artifacts at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument set the scene, vividly depicting the events of December 1941. Next, you head by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, where visitors from around the world pause to reflect; looking down on the ruins of the sunken WWII battleship. Aboard the nearby USS Missouri, you learn about “Mighty Mo’s” wartime history and see a signed copy of the surrender document that ended the war. Don’t miss the USS Oklahoma Memorial, a monument to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Your guide takes you through downtown Honolulu and past the historic buildings that were a part of Hawaii’s history as a monarchy, a territory, and as the 50th state.
A drive through Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, completes this tour. Here, 38,000 markers pay tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces who have sacrificed for their country. Throughout the day, your guide shares insightful details about the beautiful island’s place in history. Experience this “memorial” tour and you will find a new appreciation for Oʻahu and its extraordinary past.

TOUR TIMES & PRICES

  • Price: $92 / $72 Kids
  • Departs: 6:00 am | Return: 1:30 pm
  • Departs: 9:10 am | Return: 4:30 pm
  • Tour Length: about 7 hours

TOUR INCLUDES

o World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
o USS Arizona Memorial
o Ford Island and the USS Missouri Battleship
o Historic Downtown Honolulu
o National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Arizona Memioial
Battleship Row

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

• Ride aboard a Naval vessel to the Arizona Memorial on Battleship Row!
• See the “black tears of the Arizona” made of iridescent oil, still trickling to the top of the harbor surface from the U.S.S. Arizona after 70 years!
• See actual artifacts from the attack–from both the Japanese and United States!
• Visit the gift shop for books, souvenirs and WWII memorabilia.
• Walk the grounds of the National Monument with informative displays
• View battleship row, the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine
• See the Headquarters of the U.S.S. Pacific Fleet
• Discover many Navy vessels that might include destroyers and carriers

What you’ll do: This tour begins when we pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship departure point. While traveling to Pearl Harbor our expert guides will take you back in time with a historical recounting of the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Upon arrival at the Valor in the Pacific National Monument you’ll have a chance to explore the museum filled with historical artifacts and documents that further set the stage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also see a historic film featuring archive footage of the actual attack! Then, you’ll board an official United States Navy vessel for a ride across the bay to the site of the Arizona Memorial–suspended above the sunken battleship where 1,177 sailors gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. You’ll see Pearl Harbor from the same vantage as the sailors did that fateful morning and bear witness to the names of the fallen. Insightful and Unforgettable, this tour is a must for any trip to the islands.

Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Difficulty Level: Easy
Time Spent at Memorial: 2 hours approx.
Conditions:
• The 23 min. documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors.
• There is a 10-15 minute Navy boat ride over to the Memorial.
• Subject to close for stormy weather.
• Should be able to walk 4 city blocks.

U.S.S. Missouri Battleship

• Admire the massive guns of the “Mighty Mo”
• Stand on the Surrender Deck where WWII ended
• Learn of the Kamikaze dent
• Enjoy the many exhibits
• Witness the U.S.S. Oklahoma Memorial

What you’ll do: Board the shuttle to Ford Island, and explore the world’s most famous battleship–the “Mighty Mo.” Walk the deck of this famous battleship and stand beneath the main turrets–huge cannons capable of firing a shell over 20 miles. Then “go below” and explore where crews lived and worked. You’ll marvel at the dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze plane and even see the exact spot where WWII in the Pacific Ended. This amazing tour of the USS Missouri includes an expert historical tour guide narration.

Location: Ford Island
Difficulty Level: Easy
Time Spent at Location: 2 hours approx.
Conditions:
• 2-story flight of stairs onto the deck. There are also two elevators on the entry Bro.
• Ladders are steep & handholds can be difficult.
• Should be able to walk 4 city blocks

U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine

• Board the “Pearl Harbor Avenger” Submarine
• Tour the WWII Submarine Museum

What you’ll do: Navigate the tight corridors of the U.S.S. Bowfin Submarine, “Pearl Harbor Avenger” – the most decorated submarine in U.S. history and tour the WWII Submarine Museum.

Location: WWII Valor in the Pacific National Park
Difficulty Level: Easy
Time Spent at Location: 1 hours approx.
Conditions:
• There are very tight quarters below deck
• Not recommended for people with claustrophobia or people not able to stand for long periods of time.

Pacific Aviation Museum

• Take a guided tour of the museum
• View attack footage from WWII dogfights
• See Japanese Zero planes, B-25B bombers & Helicopters

What you’ll do: If you are an aviation buff, this tour is perfect. You’ll stand next to an actual Japanese Zero, B-25 Mitchell, even a Wild Cat fighter and more! Best of all the expert guides provide an amazing historical journey. Then see Hanger 37, filled with more historic aircraft from an F14 Tomcat to a B-29 Flying Fortress under restoration–and also an amazing display of helicopters. Be sure to ask about the bullet holes from the attack on Pearl Harbor!

Location: Ford Island
Difficulty Level: Easy
Time Spent at Location: 2 hours approx.
Conditions: Should be able to walk 1 city block

Behavior at the Memorials

The memorials are places of honor, inspiration, reflection, and quiet contemplation commemorating those who died during the attack of December 7, 1941. Visitors are asked to assist in maintaining an atmosphere of decorum and respect.

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