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 is closed temporarily but Pearl Harbor remains OPEN. Despite the restriction of visitor access to the Memorial, USS Arizona Memorial programs are running as scheduled and TICKETS ARE STILL REQUIRED. Instead of taking a boat to the memorial and disembarking there, visitors are taken on a 15-minute narrated harbor tour of Battleship Row and the area around the USS Arizona Memorial. In addition, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, museums, and bookstore are open as usual from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. See more 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 or book Tour #2 below.

1. A Day at Pearl Harbor

Day at Pearl Harbor Tour with Roberts Hawaii

This tour includes all 4 main attractions at Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

The tour culminates in a narrated drive through the historic sites of Honolulu.

$136.00 BOOK NOW

A Day at Pearl Harbor Tour with Roberts Hawaii 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, 11 hours
Cost: $136 adults (12 and older), $115 children (4-11)

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 $89.99 and Children (2-11) are $79.99. From Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii, Adults and Children are $429.99 (includes inter-island airfare, transportation and Pearl Harbor day trip tour).

$89.99 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 5 hours
Cost: $89.99 adults (11 and older), $79.99 children (2-11)

3. Pearl Harbor Excursion

Pearl Harbor Excursion

Visit the USS Arizona Memorial on this quick round-trip Pearl Harbor Excursion. On the way back to Waikiki, relax as your guide entertains you with information about our culture.

$38 GET DEAL

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: no
Tour time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 4 hours
Cost: $38 adults (12 and older), $28 children (4-11)

4. Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Honolulu City Tour with Roberts Hawaii

On this popular narrated tour of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and other historic Honolulu landmarks, you will explore firsthand what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 and how it greatly impacted the outcome of World War II.

$48.00 BOOK NOW

Bypass the first come, first served ticket lines to visit the USS Arizona Memorial and then take a quick guided tour of historic Honolulu.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: no
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 6:00 am- 11:45 am, 8:45 am – 2:30 pm, about 6 hours
Cost: $48 adults (12 and older), $30 children (4-11)

5. Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience

Brand New for 2018, our 13 day, four island Ultimate Hawaii Tour with Pearl Harbor Experience is fully guided and packed with value and amazing sights and experiences. You’ll visit all four main islands, Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii (also known as “The Big Island”) as well as spend a full day at Pearl Harbor.

$1,999 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: $1,999

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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