Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour

star-4.5
|
Honolulu, United States

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
More questions?
(888) 651-9785

Overview

Immerse yourself in World War II history during this full-day tour on Oahu. Visit the USS Missouri and the site of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to walk in the footsteps of the country's war heroes. Climb aboard the USS Bowfin and learn about its important role in battles during WWII. View the sunken USS Arizona, the watery resting place for over 1,000 brave soldiers, and visit the Pacific Aviation Museum. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Live narration by an expert state- certified tour guide for all four venues: USS Arizona, USS Bowfin, Pacific Aviation Museum, and USS Missouri
  • View the dramatic film of the Pearl Harbor attack at the Arizona Memorial Center
  • Tour the USS Missouri, the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies (admission and guided tour included)
  • Walk in General Douglas MacArthur's footsteps
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off from Waikiki
Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
Pick-up and drop-off at Waikiki hotels
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up in Waikiki between 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Following pickup from your hotel in Waikiki, board your comfortable vehicle and drive to the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.

Explore the visitor center's display of artifacts from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, then board the launch boat to head out on the water and view the Arizona Memorial itself. The sunken remains of the battleship remain just where they landed on the ocean floor, memorializing the 1,000 sailors killed there in 1941.

Tour the USS Bowfin, a ship that was instrumental in the Pacific's battles during World War II. Your next stop is the Pacific Aviation Museum, where you will learn about the history of the country's war planes and the brave soldiers that flew them.

Your last activity is a guided tour of the United States' last battleship, the USS Missouri. Get a chance to look around the ship where the Japanese surrendered to the Allies in 1945, the coda to your complete Pearl Harbor tour. Along the way, enjoy narration by your professional driver and guide that will help bring the whole experience to life for you.

The 9.5-hour day of exploring the island's World War II history ends with drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
From Engagement to Peace: At the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Missouri (BB-63) was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan, which ended World War II.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that her permanent home is at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
The museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted
  • Infants travel free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • FORD ISLAND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We have been informed that when going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, your guests are required to carry government issued photo identification. Ford Island is an active military base and guests may be asked by security personnel at any time for their identification to ensure a safe environment for all.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • NO BAG POLICY: Bag Restrictions - Due to security reasons, NO purses, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, camera bags, luggage or other items that provide concealment are allowed in the Visitor Center. ... Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a nominal fee per bag.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour.

Traveler Photos

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
146 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 146 reviews
star-1
Pearl Harbor revisited
Roving08486930153
, Apr 2019
Pearl Harbor is very informative, humbling and definitely a worthwhile stop when you visit Oahu. It is a long day so wear comfortable clothing and shoes but well worth walking through history and honoring those who endured this tragedy. I gave this a 1 star rating for several reasons: Pearl Harbor opens at 7 am, we were the last group pick up at 7:30 am on this tour. However, we did not arrive until 9 am or later due to having to pick up a tourist arriving at the airport from a different island! We would have appreciated having the full day at Pearl as there is so much to see and absorb. This company needs to figure out a better system to accommodate these "commuting" tourists! We also do not believe we benefited much from booking this tour and paying the high price - could have taken a separate means of transportation and purchased one of the all inclusive tickets at the visitor center, thus gaining more time at Pearl in addition to saving ourselves considerable money. Having booked tours through Viator in the past, we thought this would be great - they may want to reconsider working with this tour company. We would not recommend booking this tour. Not worth this high cost.
star-5
Sorry for the delay in review. This was...
Heather M
, Oct 2017
Sorry for the delay in review. This was a great trip but your time is very limited. We did enjoy it very much and I would choose it again if I were coming back.
star-5
What a fabulous day! We had a...
tads002
, Oct 2017
What a fabulous day! We had a terrific driver that was a wealth of information about the events of Dec7. He was very accommodating and gave us grace at tips so we had great seats and didn't miss one single thing. The van was comfortable and we had a good group. Would definitely recommend using Viator for this excursion!!
star-5
Brilliant tour, very humbling. You...
Stephanie W
, Sep 2017
Brilliant tour, very humbling. You get to go to all 4 main areas. You aren’t allowed to take bags/rucksacks etc into the areas, there is a drop off area with lockers but you really doubt need to take bags on this trip. Had a great, informative day here. Well worth it.
star-4
The only let down was the time limit...
Steph H
, Jul 2017
The only let down was the time limit on board the USS Missouri. 1.5 hrs was not enough to take it all in
star-5
We did this in 2015 but this was at...
nancyj2008
, Apr 2017
We did this in 2015 but this was at the top of our list to do and it was so worth it! The guide/driver was very good and informative and helpful. It was very impressive to see the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri Battleship and the USS Bowfin Submarine as well as the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. It was a worthwhile experience!
star-5
My husband and I really enjoyed this...
Shiela N
, Mar 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour as we saw the USS Arizona, USS Missouri, USS Bowfin and the Pacific Aviation Museum and all were fantastic! Our guide, Peter, was great too and knowledgeable with the history of Pearl Harbor. We recommend this tour as you get to spend the day at Pearl Harbor and are not rushed through any of the sites.
star-4
Great tour except the navy stopped...
Suzanne C
, Feb 2017
Great tour except the navy stopped the running of the tenders out to the memorial - a huge disappointment. See the memorial early in the day as you could miss out if navy decides to stop the transfers.
star-5
This was a great tour. Our tour...
joannebarnes71
, Jan 2017
This was a great tour. Our tour guide / driver Kaleo was amazing, he was so funny and had us all laughing on the bus the whole day. We visited the Arizona Memorial, the Missouri, the Bowfin and the Pacific Aviation Museum which were all great and the whole experience was moving. We met Dick Girocco who at 95 was just amazing and it was an honour to shake his hand. The bus picked us up from the hotel and dropped us back, it was well organised. If you go to Hawaii don't miss this tour!
star-5
This is a five star tour - if you...
carmenbramirez
, Dec 2016
This is a five star tour - if you are in a hurry and just want to get a quick overview of Pearl Harbor. But you need much more time to see the four museums, the films, the Arizona memorial and the USS Bowfin than what was allowed. I suggest you get yourself there and back by taxi and buy individual tickets, arriving very early because they do sell out quickly. There is so much to see and do at Pearl Harbor and we were very rushed to get it all in. The rush was exacerbated by participants who did not adhere to the strict time schedule and we wasted valuable time waiting on them! Really inconsiderate of them.

Product code: 236039

Explore Similar Things to Do