This full Pearl Harbor experience tour takes you beyond the call of duty in luxury. Begin at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where you see exhibits about the Pearl Harbor attack and the history of World War II. The three museums/exhibits at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial are a must-see for guests on this tour.
Your tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial program are included. The program starts with a 23-minute film highlighting the historical events of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the movie, you board a US Navy shuttle boat for a short ride across the harbor to the Memorial (conditions permitting), built above the sunken USS Arizona Battleship, honoring the 1,177 men who gave their lives on December 7, 1941.
Next to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is the Bowfin Submarine. There, you can go inside the submarine and see what life as a submariner was like. Bowfin is called the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” a name given because she was launched on Dec 7th, 1942, exactly one year after the attack. The name was earned through her actions. The quarters were tight in this submarine, and you will appreciate the sacrifices sailors made when they answered the call to duty.
World War II ended when the Japanese signed the surrender documents on the deck of the Battleship USS Missouri. You will visit this deck and explore beneath the decks on a guided, narrated tour. This is a highlight for many guests.
Near the Battleship Missouri, we will visit the USS Oklahoma Memorial before going to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Rated one of the best aviation museums in the country. The Pacific Aviation Museum is full of planes from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as new additions that are currently in use by the United States Armed Forces.
After leaving Pearl Harbor, you’ll see more of Honolulu as your guide takes you to royal grounds and historic landmarks. The statue of King Kamehameha the Great, ‘Iolani Palace, Kawaiaha‘o Church, and Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific are fascinating sites that you will see from the comfort of your luxury mini-coach. Are you ready to go beyond the call to duty?