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.

1. Arizona Memorial Deluxe City Tour

A must see deluxe tour visiting Oahus most historic landmarks, including the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl National Cemetery and Downtown Honolulu.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: no
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: Morning (half day)
Cost: $46.80 adults (12 and older), $31.52 children (3-11)

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2. Pearl Harbor & USS Battleship Missouri

Don’t miss Hawaiis #1 attraction! A 8-hour must see deluxe tour visiting Oahus most historic landmarks, including the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with Arizona Memorial, USS Battlehip Missouri, Punchbowl National Cemetery and Downtown Honolulu.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: yes
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 8 hours
Cost: $94.55 adults (12 and older), $63.99 children (3-11)

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3. Ultimate Pearl Harbor & Circle Island Experience

Stops and sites on Pearl Harbor and North Shore Tour may include:

  • WWII Valor in the Pacific Monument & Arizona Memorial
  • Wheeler Army Airfield /Schofield Barracks (Drive By)
  • Dole Plantation Visitor Center
  • Shore and Ko’olauloa Coastline
  • Lunch stop en route. Meal purchase on own. Nu’uanu Pali Lookout

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: yes
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 9 hours
Cost: $119.50 adults (12 and older), $95.50 children (3-11)

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4. Oahu GOLD Missouri Tour

Leave the driving to us and skip the traffic as you travel in comfort on our guided motor coach that will take you to Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl National Cemetery, and downtown Historic Honolulu all while not waiting in any long lines!
Pearl Harbor Tour Highlights:

  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • USS Missouri Tour
  • Honolulu City tour and Punchbowl National Cemetery
  • Historic Sites

Guests selecting the GOLD option on the 39 World War II Heroes Deluxe Pearl Harbor and 37 Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Arizona Memorial tour will dine at the Pacific Aviation Museum’s Laniakea Café on historic Ford Island.

USS Arizona Memorial: yes
All Pearl Harbor attractions: yes
Honolulu city tour included: yes
Tour time: 9 hours
Cost: $120.84 adults (12 and older), $77.97 children (3-11)

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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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