Your trip to Hawaii will remain incomplete if you do not see Pearl Harbor. If you are staying on the Big Island then you can easily visit this famous and historically significant place of America. There are various packages available that can take you to and from the Pearl Harbor sites in a day. You will be getting help from the skilled guides to see these sites and relive that fateful day of December 7, 1941. Book your Pearl Harbor Hawaii tours from Big Island now and make your trip hassle free.
You can take a package tour from the Big Island which often includes airfare as well as admissions to all the places. You will also get air-conditioned transport and most importantly a professional tour guide. There are certain tour packages which also involve a brief visit to other parts of Honolulu too. This way, you will be able to see and make the most out of your trip and there will be nothing for you to worry about. Your guide will pick you up from the Honolulu airport when you arrive there. You can also take a self-guided tour and taxi service, or car rentals.
Pearl Harbor Tour Highlights:
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
- Visit USS Arizona Memorial
- Board the Navy Boat to the Memorial
- Historic World War II Narration
- Witness the “black tears of the Arizona”
- Tour Oahu’s Pacific Historic Park
- Official Documentary with Footage of the Pearl Harbor Attack
- World War II Museums & Informative Exhibits display
- Visit the gift shop for souvenirs, books and WWII Memorabilia
- View Battleship Row & Bowfin Submarine
- See the Headquarters of the USA Pacific Fleet
- See various USA Navy vessels which will also involve seeing destroyers and carriers.
- Honolulu City Tour
- Lunch is also provided in some of the tour packages
- Visit to Iolani Palace and Kawaiahao Church
- AliIolani Hale and Hawaii State Capitol
- Punchbowl National Cemetery
- King Kamehameha the Great Statue
The first stop on your tour in the Pacific National Park is going to be the Pearl Harbor Visitors’ Center of World War II Valor. Here, you will see the Pearl Harbor program which involves a moving a 23-minute documentary about the December 7, 1941 attack. Then you will ride a Navy-operated shuttle boat to see the iconic USS Arizona Memorial. You will certainly be surprised when you look into the water and discover the submerged hulk of the battleship below the surface. It was here when 1177 crew members lost their lives and the sunken ship became their final resting place. At one end of the USS Arizona Memorial carved in stones are the names of those brave soldiers who gave their lives. Extraordinarily, when you look at the water surface, you’ll find a gloss of oil which actually is the oil that continues to leak from the hull of USS Arizona even after 70 years.
Apart from the Arizona Memorial, you will find a number of other historic sites at Pearl Harbor. Present close to it is the USS Missouri, which people affectionately call the “Mighty Mo”. It is an Iowa-class battleship on whose deck the Empire of Japan formally surrendered to the U.S thus ceasing the World War II. Other points of interest here include the massive guns and the kamikaze dent.
The next place that you will see while visiting the Pearl Harbor is the USS Bowfin Submarine where you will have an opportunity to visit the decks below to get the experience of how the valiant submariners faced the confined conditions through the attack. This remarkable WWII submarine Bowfin was commissioned precisely a year after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1942. It is nicknamed as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”.
You will also be getting a guided tour of other Pearl Harbor sites such as the Pacific Aviation Museum. You will experience numerous interesting tales of the aviation that will stay with you long after you have come back.
Your tour will also include visit to the USS Oklahoma Memorial as well. By the end of the tour, the experienced guide will narrate the stories as you are driven across the historical district of Honolulu and Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Book your Pearl Harbor tours now and get ready to discover the facts about Pearl Harbor attack.