Visiting Pearl Harbor from the Neighbor Islands
December 13, 2018
When planning a vacation in Hawaii, it can be tricky, if not downright impossible, to fit in everything you want to do. You may really want to see the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala on Maui, even though you’re staying on the Big Island. In those instances, you’re generally on your own when it comes to organizing transportation from one island to the other. But if you’re interested in visiting Pearl Harbor from the neighbor islands, there are some terrific options that take care of all the details for you. All you need to do is make your way to the airport to catch your inter-island flight.
For visitors staying on Oahu, a tour of Pearl Harbor just requires a simple drive from the hotel areas of Waikiki and Ko Olina. From Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, you’ll need to fly to Oahu. The following tours offer the opportunity to experience this significant site in American history, regardless of what island you’re staying on.
Maui to Pearl Harbor Tours
There are many reasons to stay on Maui, from the miles of golden beaches to the lush green valleys. And it’s only a short plane ride to Oahu and the memorials at Pearl Harbor!
If you want to see everything Pearl Harbor has to offer, this is the complete package. After all, if you’re traveling from another island to visit this historic site, you might as well get the most out of your visit!
After a short from Kahului to Honolulu, you’re met by your guide, who takes you directly to Pearl Harbor. Once there, your first stop at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Your visit also includes the USS Arizona Memorial program, a tour of the Battleship Missouri, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.
It’s a packed day of history you’ll never forget.
Kauai to Pearl Harbor Tours
When you need a break from the relaxed atmosphere and stunning sights of Kauai (is that even possible?), you can hop a flight from Lihue to Honolulu for a complete Pearl Harbor tour!
Your day starts with a flight from Lihue, Kauai into Honolulu International Airport, where you meet your guide and set off on the quick trip to Pearl Harbor. The tour from Kauai is an all-inclusive visit that takes in all of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, as well as the associated Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. That includes the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the USS Arizona Memorial program, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the Battleship Missouri, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum!
Big Island to Pearl Harbor Tours
The Big Island of Hawaii has plenty to offer, from coffee plantations to lava hikes, but a quick plane ride will have you exploring a major event in American history.
Catch a flight from Kona for a unique tour that shows you more than just the history of the December 7, 1941 attack. The Battleship Tour takes you to the USS Arizona Memorial—including the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Memorial Theater—as well as the Battleship Missouri, before continuing into the heart of historic Honolulu.
Honolulu has its own fascinating history which your expert guide shares as your tour takes you to the Hawaii State Capitol, the iconic King Kamehameha statue, and Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on US soil.
These are just some of the options for visiting Pearl Harbor from the neighbor islands. Check out our Pearl Harbor Tours page for a complete listing.