Want to visit Pearl Harbor, but you’re staying on the island of Kauai?
This is the tour for you. This one-day inter-island tour from Kauai to Pearl Harbor includes round-trip airfare, admissions, and transportation on Oahu. The flight from Lihue to Honolulu International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes and if you’re sitting on the left side of the jet you can see Pearl Harbor as you approach. When you arrive in Honolulu, a professional tour guide will greet you and begin your tour. A few minutes later, you will arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
The Arizona Memorial portion of your tour includes a 23-minute film about the 1941 Japanese attack, a US Navy-operated shuttle boat to the memorial, and reflection time on board the majestic USS Arizona Memorial. Adjacent to the Visitor Center is the Bowfin submarine. Admission is included and you will go below decks on this historic WWII submarine. Bowfin has been called the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”and was commissioned exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Next, our tours are authorized to drive across the Admiral Clarey Bridge to Ford Island. Ford Island is an active Navy base, and has been used in several films including Battleship and In Harm’s Way with John Wayne. Battleship was filmed on the Battleship Missouri. This ship has a rich history. She entered WWII in 1944 and fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The Missouri is the site of the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay,where World War II came to a formal end.
This tour includes a guided tour through the ship where you will marvel at the massive guns, look over the edge at a dent left by a kamikaze attack, and stand on the site of the Japanese surrender. The Pacific Aviation Museum is filled with WWII planes and stories about aviation at Pearl Harbor and the Pacific. New exhibits are always being added and the flight simulators are a blast.
Honolulu City Tour Add-on
After leaving Pearl Harbor, your tour drives through Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Honolulu’s historic district. This tour is your best choice if you want to make the most of your time on a tour from Kauai to Pearl Harbor.
Be sure to book early since this tour includes flights.