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A Visit to the Arizona Memorial and Guided Tour of Missouri Battleship

Arizona and Missouri Tour



Highlights

  • The most popular Pearl Harbor Tour
  • Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and Museum
  • Guided Tour of the Missouri Battleship
  • Narrated tour driving through Downtown Honolulu

Description

No trip to Oahu would be complete without visiting Hawaii's most popular tourist attraction ... the USS Arizona Memorial. The Arizona & Missouri tour, aka Pearl Harbor Remembered, includes the Arizona Memorial visitor's center, documentary film, and the ferry boat ride which takes you out to the memorial. From there you will gaze down into the water where just below the surface lies the decks of USS Arizona, final resting place for many of the 1177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. There are many large tour buses that bring guests to Pearl Harbor, but this tour is superior to the big bus tours because these excursions are all done in smaller 25 passenger mini-coaches. This gives each guest more personal attention from the guide, and the oversize windows in these mini-coach vehicles offers superior visibility.

This tour takes you to the beginning and ending of World War II. You'll watch the 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 will also participate in a guided tour of the USS Missouri, which helps you imagine what the Arizona was like prior to its destruction and sinking on that fateful day. 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.

After Pearl Harbor you will drive past Punchbowl Crater and continue downtown with a narrated Honolulu City Tour including a photo stop at the famous King Kamehameha statue. Your guide will explain all about Hawaii's history as a monarchy, a territory, and eventually America's 50th state.


Cost

Pearl Harbor Remembered Rate

$103.00 per Adult, $81.00 per Child (3-11), Infants (2 and under in lap) FREE   (plus 4.7% Hawaii sales tax)

Reserve Waikiki Pickup

Because Ko'olina is on the other side of Pearl Harbor from most Oahu hotels (in Waikiki), the regular Pearl Harbor tours do not pick up there. Enoa has added a special tour with Ko'olina hotel pickup on Thursdays with a slightly higher rate than the Waikiki tour. Note that this tour route does not include the drive through downtown Honolulu.

Pearl Harbor Remembered from KOOLINA Rate

$114.00 per Adult, $92.00 per Child (3-11), Infants (2 and under in lap) FREE   (plus 4.7% Hawaii sales tax)

Reserve Ko'Olina Pickup

Details

Schedule: Daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, December 7th, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Waikiki Pickup Locations: There are five pickup points in the Waikiki area ... when you tell us where you are staying, we will arrange pickup at the meeting point closest to you. If you are staying outside of Waikiki you will park in the municipal lot at the Honolulu Zoo and walk approximately 5 minutes to the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Those staying in Ko'Olina area have a special tour that picks up there on Thursdays and can be reserve by clicking here.

Pickup Time: Approximately 7:30am with return around 2pm. Your email confirmation will tell you the exact pickup time and location for pickup nearest to where you are staying.

What to Wear: Tour participants should wear respectful attire (shoes must be worn and no swimwear allowed). Due to heightened security no bags, purses, or strollers are permitted at the Memorial. Storage of these items is available for a nominal fee. Cameras and small, hand-carried wallets are permitted.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this event until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Note: On rare occasions due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control (weather or mechanical issues), the Navy may suspend boat operations to the USS Memorial at anytime. There will be no refunds in these cases. You will still be able to enjoy the USS Arizona exhibits, visitor's center and park monuments, and will have additional time to explore the Missouri.


Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

This is the Pearl Harbor tour that I recommend for most people. You will gain a greater understanding of the Arizona after you've walked around on the decks and in the hullof the Missouri. Looking down on the Arizona while high on Missouri's decks will give you a unique view and perspective of this special place.

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 best photo from there.

This particular tour hits the highlights at Pearl Harbor, including the USS Missouri which is a decommissioned battleship docked next door to the Arizona's final resting place. Walking around on deck of the Missouri and seeing its giant guns gives you a humbling perspective of the scale of the loss that happened when the Arizona was destroyed and sunk at the next mooring.