The Arizona & Missouri with Punchbowl tour, aka Pearl Harbor Remembered, takes you to the beginning and ending of World War II. You’ll watch a powerful documentary film and board the ferry for the ride out to the Arizona Memorial, which represents the beginning of American involvement in the war. You’ll also have a chance to visit the USS Oklahoma Memorial, which stands as a monument to the 429 sailors who died when that ship capsized during the attack on Pearl Harbor. You will also participate in a guided tour of the USS Missouri, a battleship of the same class as the USS Arizona. The USS Missouri was the scene of the end of World War II as the Japanese signed formal documents of surrender aboard this ship in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. You will see a copy of the Declaration of Surrender on the exact spot where the document was signed.  You will continue downtown with a narrated Honolulu City Tour.  A drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater completes this very popular and very moving tour.
This full-day tour is perfect for those who want to see as much as possible in one day! Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, including a powerful documentary film and a boat ride to the memorial. The tour will continue on a 120 mile full-day circle island tour route. Numerous stops are made throughout the day including the Dole Pineapple Plantation visitor’s center, North Shore surfing beaches, and the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. You’ll see the beautiful coral and white sand beaches of Oahu’s windward side, the famous landmark islet known as “Chinaman’s Hat”, and drive through Kahala – the “Beverly Hills of Hawaii.” Your guide will most likely include additional stops during the day depending on his/her narrative and interesting scenes along the way.

CPearl Harborruise Ship Passengers

If you are cruising on the Pride of America and spending the night at a hotel in Waikiki prior to your cruise, you can do any of the daily tours on the same day that you board your NCL cruise ship. If you are on a cruise that visits Honolulu just for the day, the Pearl Harbor / Honolulu City tour may be available for you.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A visit to Pearl Harbor is a must-do activity for anyone coming to Oahu. The USS Arizona Memorial is one of our nation’s most sacred places. Regardless of your interest in history or WWII, a visit to this shrine is an emotional experience. If you have never been … you should go. The documentary film prepares you well for what you are about to experience, because when the film ends and the doors open, everyone boards the Navy shuttle boat in hushed silence. The boat ride to the memorial only takes a few minutes. When you are on the Memorial, you’ll look down into the water and see the outline of the Arizona’s remains knowing that it is the final resting place for hundreds of US servicemen.

One tip for photographing the memorial … when you are re-boarding the boat for the return to the vistor’s center, try to get in the last row. As the boat pulls away from the Arizona, you will get your an amazing dramatic  photo.