Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

A visit to the Arizona Memorial is a moving experience

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour Enoa motercoach

Tours are done in smaller 25 passenger motorcoaches

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour Arizona Memorial visitor's center

Mural at the Arizona Memorial's Visitor's Center

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Watch a historic film that documents the events of 12/07/1941

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour ferry to Arizona Memorial

After the film you will ride a ferry to the Memorial

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour Arizona Memorial

Arriving at the dock of the Arizona Memorial

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Inside the Arizona Memorial

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Honoring the 1,177 lives lost onboard the USS Arizona

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

The mighty guns of the USS Missouri

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour Enoa motorcoach inside

Smaller motor coach has over-sized windows for great visibility

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

See where World War II ended on September 2, 1945

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Punchbowl Crater - site of the National Cemetary of the Pacific

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Stop at the famous statue of King Kamehameha

Arizona, Missouri with Punchbowl Tour

Iolani Palace ... the only building in the USA once home to royalty

The Pearl Harbor tours listed on this page are now operating with limited capacity. Reserve this tour WELL IN ADVANCE of your vacation to Hawaii to ensure space!!! This tour is operating Tuesday through Saturday with Waikiki pickup and once a week on Thursday with Koolina pickup.
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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’ll also have a chance to visit the USS Oklahoma Memorial, which stands as a monument to the 429 sailors who died when this ship capsized during the attack on Pearl Harbor. 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.

General Information
Waikiki Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday with pickups at various meeting points in Waikiki. No tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7th).

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 (but not in the Koolina area) you will park in the municipal lot at the Honolulu Zoo and walk approximately 5 minutes to the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Pick up times: Waikiki pickup is approximately 7:30am and the tour concludes around 1:45pm

Reservations: Due to smaller group sizes these tours should be arranged well in advance of your arrival in Hawaii!

What to Bring & 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.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Ko’olina Pickup Option

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.

 

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Visit the historic Pearl Harbor
USS Missouri
You will also see the USS Missouri

CArizona & Missouri with Punchbowl tourruise 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 the Arizona & Missouri tour on the same day that you board your NCL cruise ship. If you are on a cruise that visits Honolulu just for the day, this tour starts too early for you to participate.

High winds or structural or mechanical issues may affect operation of the Navy’s shuttle boat ride out to the Arizona Memorial … it may not be able to operate, or it may operate but view the memorial without actually landing. On days when this occurs there are no tour price adjustments made as such disruptions are beyond the control of the tour companies and when they do occur there is typically very little advanced notice. The Arizona Memorial visitor’s center, museum, and documentary film are still part of the tour on these affected days.

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 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.

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