This luxury Pearl Harbor tour is the most complete tour of Pearl Harbor available. It features all five museums and memorials, including the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Duration: 8 hours
Pickup: 12 p.m.
Return: 8 p.m. (times are approximate)
GET A RARE GLIMPSE into the history and heart of Pearl Harbor on this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience by Hoku Hawaii Tours. This guided Pearl Harbor tour includes a visit to the renowned USS Arizona Memorial, the battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. As twilight nears, you’ll be escorted to a private gathering at the Pacific Aviation Museum’s recently restored aerological tower – closed to the public but open to our tour guests – where you can toast the magnificent sunset with a glass of champagne, enjoy panoramic views of the historic airfield, and dine on a three-course evening meal served by our friends at the Pacific Aviation Museum.
- TOUR DETAILS
YOUR PEARL HARBOR EXPERIENCE starts at the Visitor Center with an introduction to the dramatic history of World War II via the Exhibit Galleries Road to War and Attack. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the events leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack through personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, battle artifacts, and other exhibits.
From there, you’ll embark on a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial beginning at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater with a short documentary film about the December 7, 1941 attack, followed by a US Navy-operated shuttle boat trip to the USS Arizona Memorial. The Memorial rests above the sunken USS Arizona battleship, a somber remembrance to the 1,177 men still resting within. This powerful journey includes an award-winning audio tour that will guide you through the Pearl Harbor Survivor segments – a firsthand retelling of their stories by USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor survivors – and take you on a memorable Path of Attack tour along the shoreline. The USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean.
From there, our tour will head to the battleship Missouri Memorial. Fondly known as the “Mighty Mo,” the battleship Missouri played a significant role in U.S. history as the site of the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945. Explore this fascinating vessel on an informative tour led by the Battleship Missouri Memorial’s expert staff. Learn what life onboard was like for the Mighty Mo’s crew, and the technology and manpower required to operate her.
Thereafter, our tour escorts you to the Pacific Aviation Museum for a private, guided visit to the hangars, where you can learn more about the United States’ aviation history. Keep an eye out for bullet holes punctured into its walls, a solemn reminder of the attack from many years ago.
Finally, you will visit the Operations Building (S84), a recently restored weather forecasting center originally built in 1941 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The historic building retains some of its original materials from 1941, including steel window frames and doors as well as window handles and doorknobs. During the attack on Pearl Harbor, the air traffic control tower next to the Operations Building was still under construction, and the glass-walled lookout served as the interim control center during the chaos of the attack.
As the sun sets over the airfield, you can enjoy panoramic views from Diamond Head to the Waianae mountain range with a glass of champagne in hand, followed by a three-course set dinner served inside the aerological tower.*
*Alternate location based on weather
- HOKU "STAR" POINTS
- Expert narration provided by our highly trained navigator and qualified docents
- All admission fees
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
- USS Arizona Memorial
- Battleship Missouri Memorial with deck tour
- Pacific Aviation Museum with a private docent tour
- A drive by the USS Oklahoma Memorial
- A sunset champagne toast accompanied by tomato caprese skewers
- A three-course dinner served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Wear walking shoes, dress comfortably, and bring a jacket
- Pearl Harbor is an active military base; therefore a “no bag”
policy exists on location (including bags unattended on the
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has facilities to store a
bag for a $5 fee
- There are locations at Pearl Harbor where
photos are prohibited; please be aware of signs
- BEHIND THE SCENES PEARL HARBOR DINNER MENU
Ho Farms spring medley – topped with carrot, tomato and, panko-crusted goat cheese wheels served with a papaya seed dressing.
Aviators braised short rib with house demi glaze, thyme lobster tail drizzled with thyme butter, housemade mashed potatoes garnished with a seasonal mushroom medley.
Lilikoi mango parfait – fresh mango, lilikoi sauce, and whipped cream.
Dinner is served with bottled water, plantation iced tea, Kona coffee, and house red and white wine, beer is available upon request.
- CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations made more than 24 hours before the tour will be refunded with a 10% credit card service fee (if applicable). Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. You are allowed a one time reschedule for requests made more than 24 hours prior.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Boat docking at the USS Arizona Memorial has been temporarily discontinued until critical structural repairs can be made to the dock. Instead, USS Navy shuttle boats will conduct a harbor tour of Battleship Row and around the memorial structure itself.