Visit the two most popular sites at Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.
Your professional guide will pick you up in Koolina and take you on a journey to Pearl Harbor. On the way there you will hear the story of the attack and the events that led to the attack.
This tour includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial including the 23-minute film about the Pearl Harbor attack and the US Navy shuttle to the Memorial. First, check out the exhibits and artifacts at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center setting the scene, vividly depicting the events of December 1941. Then, watch the impressive film about the attack.
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. Visit all three rooms of the Arizona Memorial and remember the 1,177 men still inside the sunken ship.
Aboard the nearby Battleship 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.
After departing Pearl Harbor, enjoy a drive through Honolulu’s historic district including the royal grounds and historic landmarks of Oahu. The statue of King Kamehameha the Great, ‘Iolani Palace, Kawaiaha‘o Church. Before returning to Koolina, 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 made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Your tour guide on the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Tour will share insightful details about the beautiful island’s place in history. Experience this “memorial” tour and you will find a new appreciation for Oahu and its extraordinary past.