Arizona & Missouri Tour — Pearl Harbor Remembered

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 where your guide will explain about the history of Hawaii as a monarchy, a territory, and a state. A photo stop is made at the famous statue of King Kamehameha.
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.

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 first 2 tours on the same day that you board your NCL cruise ship, or you can do any of the 3 a day or two before your cruise.


If you are on a cruise that visits Honolulu just for the day, the Pearl Harbor / Honolulu City tour may be available for you.  The other 2 tours either start too early or end too late for your itinerary.

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.

This page summarized a variety of tours that include Pearl Harbor … some only visit the Arizona, others are more comprehensive and visit the USS Missouri Battleship, and others combine a morning at Pearl Harbor with other scenic sights and experiences on Oahu.