The Best Pearl Harbor Tours in Hawaii

By Hawaii.com Team

Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor. Photo: Hawaii.com member Denise D.

UPDATED: Aloha! The Arizona Memorial reopened on September 1, 2019. See more information on the official National Park Services website.

There are four main attractions to visit at Pearl Harbor: (1) USS Arizona Memorial, (2) Battleship Missouri Memorial, (3) Pacific Aviation Museum and (4) USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. All attractions are at-cost except for the USS Arizona Memorial. Tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial are free but only available on a first come, first served basis. There are 1,300 free tickets available daily. However, due to high demand, there are often more people than free tickets and not everyone gets to visit the USS Arizona Memorial that day.

For this reason, we encourage booking a guided tour. Guided tours include guaranteed tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial. This allows you to bypass the ticket line and secures your seat on the shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial. Below is a roundup of the best guided Pearl Harbor tours in Hawaii. Keep in mind that different tours offer different options. For example, only tour #1 will take you to all four main attractions. Tour #2 is the most popular, as it features the “bookends” of WWII, the USS Arizona Memorial where it all began and the USS Missouri where Japan signed the document of surrender. If you’re simply looking to see the USS Arizona Memorial and nothing more, book tour #3.

Willing to take your chances with “first come, first served” tickets? Please be sure to read our article on “How to Book a Ticket to the USS Arizona Memorial” and plan ahead.

SPECIAL NOTE: Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu. If you are visiting a Hawaiian Island other than Oahu and wish to visit Pearl Harbor, you will need to catch an inter-island flight. Pearl Harbor Tours offers day trips from Maui, Kauai and Big Island which include airfare, transportation and a tour of Pearl Harbor. Click here for more information.

1. A Day at Pearl Harbor

A Day at Pearl Harbor Tour is a fully guided day tour of Pearl Harbor that will take you through all of the park’s attractions and finish with a tour of Honolulu biggest landmarks.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: yes
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 6:30 am- 5:30 pm, 10 hours
Cost: $149 adults (13 and older), $139 children (2-12)

2. Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and Honolulu City Tour

USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri Battleship Tour

The most popular tour. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri, representing the beginning and end of World War II. See Honolulu & other historic sites too! From Oahu, Adults are $97.99 and Children (2-12) are $87.99. From Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii, Adults and Children are $329.99 (includes inter-island airfare, transportation and Pearl Harbor day trip tour).

$97.99 BOOK NOW

See the highlights of Pearl Harbor with Pearl Harbor Tours – the Arizona Memorial where WWII started for the US and the Battleship Missouri where Japan surrendered. After seeing these two major attractions, take a guided historic tour of the city.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: only the Battleship Missouri Memorial
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: about 7 hours
Cost: $97.99 adults (13 and older), $87.99 children (2-12)

3. Pearl Harbor Excursion

USS Arizona Memorial & Historic Honolulu Tours

As the shortest version of our Pearl Harbor tour, our half-day Pearl Harbor and Honolulu historic site tour is both budget and time friendly.

49.99 BOOK NOW

See the Arizona Memorial on a short excursion to Pearl Harbor. Bypass the ticket window on your guaranteed tour. Roundtrip transportation included.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: no
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 6 Hours
Cost: $49.99 adults (13 and older), $39.99 children (2-12)

4. Polynesian Cultural Center & Pearl Harbor Tour

Explore the best that Oahu has to offer on this 11 hour tour of Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, the North Shore and so much more.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: no
Tours included: Dole Pineapple Plantation, North Shore, Polynesian Cultural Center
Tour time: 10 Hours
Cost: $189.99 adults (13 and older), $169.99 children (2-12)

5. Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Escape to Hawaii! This 13-day trip of a lifetime allows you to tour historic Pearl Harbor and stroll along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu; view daily rainbows and some of the most breathtaking natural surroundings in the world on Kauai; venture to Maui and take in thousands of stunning waterfalls; and the Big Island where you will visit Hilo, the Black Sand Beaches, and Kona.

$2,099 GET DEAL

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: no, only the Battleship Missouri Memorial
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: full day as part of 13 day full escorted tour experience
Cost: $2,099

See also: The History of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Visit the special Pearl Harbor section at www.hawaii.com/pearl-harbor.

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