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Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour

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Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour
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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in World War II history during this full-day tour on Oahu. Visit the USS Missouri and the site of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to walk in the footsteps of the country's war heroes. Climb aboard the USS Bowfin and learn about its important role in battles during WWII. View the sunken USS Arizona, the watery resting place for over 1,000 brave soldiers, and visit the Pearl Harbour Aviation Museum. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Live narration by an expert tour guide for all four venues: USS Arizona, USS Bowfin, Pacific Aviation Museum, and USS Missouri
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off from Waikiki
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Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
Pick-up and drop-off at Waikiki hotels
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Air-conditioned vehicle
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6:45 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We pickup from specific locations in the Waikiki area from approximately 6:45 to 7:45 AM; please select your hotel in the pickup section. If your hotel is not listed, please enter your hotel/lodging information in the free-form field and contact us for your exact pickup location and time.
Following pickup from your hotel in Waikiki, board your comfortable vehicle and drive to the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center.

Explore the visitor center's display of artifacts from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, then board the launch boat to head out on the water and view the Arizona Memorial itself. The sunken remains of the battleship remain just where they landed on the ocean floor, memorializing the 1,000 sailors killed there in 1941.

Tour the USS Bowfin, a ship that was instrumental in the Pacific's battles during World War II. Your next stop is the Pacific Aviation Museum, where you will learn about the history of the country's war planes and the brave soldiers that flew them.

Your last activity is a guided tour of the United States' last battleship, the USS Missouri. Get a chance to look around the ship where the Japanese surrendered to the Allies in 1945, the coda to your complete Pearl Harbor tour. Along the way, enjoy narration by your professional driver and guide that will help bring the whole experience to life for you.

The 9.5-hour day of exploring the island's World War II history ends with drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
At Pearl Harbor, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and commemorates the events of that day.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Missouri (BB-63) was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan, which ended World War II.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that her permanent home is at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
The museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted
  • Infants travel free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • FORD ISLAND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We have been informed that when going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, your guests are required to carry government issued photo identification. Ford Island is an active military base and guests may be asked by security personnel at any time for their identification to ensure a safe environment for all.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • NO BAG POLICY: Bag Restrictions - Due to security reasons, NO purses, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, camera bags, luggage or other items that provide concealment are allowed in the Visitor Center. ... Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a nominal fee per bag.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Pearl Harbor WWII Heroes Adventure Tour.

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Reviews

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star-5
Garfield was awesome!
Robert_C
, Oct 2021
Garfield, our guide/driver, was amazing! He was very friendly and made every effort to make all of us feel like family! I wish we could have had more time at each of the memorials, however there are only so many hours in a day! I will definitely be back again to repeat this adventure and get more time to see things in more detail.
star-5
Pearl Harbor WW2 heroes tour
Shane_Z
, Sep 2021
Kaleo with Polynesian adventures was our tour guide, with covid he wasn’t allowed to walk us through Pearl Harbor but he was very informative while driving us around. It was a great time all 8 in our groups thoroughly enjoyed it and would do it again
star-5
Absolutely amazing!
Sharon_S
, May 2021
KimoKe’o was our guide and he made the experience more enjoyable with his professionalism, knowledge, and humor. I will absolutely recommend your tour to friends and family. He went above and beyond to make our experience spectacular!
star-5
A Moving Experience
Randy_G
, Apr 2021
This is a very complete tour of Pearl Harbor, with plenty of time to see everything. It starts with a self-guided tour of the submarine, Bowfin. Then the museum and park. We were then ferried across the harbor to the Arizona Memorial. There was time to walk around, learn and reflect. After returning, we were taken to Ford Island to see the air field and aviation museum. We had a light lunch there. From there, we were taken to the Battleship Missouri. It’s self guided, however there were multiple, extremely friendly, guides aboard ready to answer any questions. The Missouri is impressive. If you have the time, this tour is recommended.
star-5
World War II reflection tour
usp3333
, Apr 2021
Gensin our driver was great and very entertaining The tour inside the memorial was Fantastic the history of such a tragic day
star-1
Pearl Harbor revisited
Roving08486930153
, Apr 2019
Pearl Harbor is very informative, humbling and definitely a worthwhile stop when you visit Oahu. It is a long day so wear comfortable clothing and shoes but well worth walking through history and honoring those who endured this tragedy. I gave this a 1 star rating for several reasons: Pearl Harbor opens at 7 am, we were the last group pick up at 7:30 am on this tour. However, we did not arrive until 9 am or later due to having to pick up a tourist arriving at the airport from a different island! We would have appreciated having the full day at Pearl as there is so much to see and absorb. This company needs to figure out a better system to accommodate these "commuting" tourists! We also do not believe we benefited much from booking this tour and paying the high price - could have taken a separate means of transportation and purchased one of the all inclusive tickets at the visitor center, thus gaining more time at Pearl in addition to saving ourselves considerable money. Having booked tours through Viator in the past, we thought this would be great - they may want to reconsider working with this tour company. We would not recommend booking this tour. Not worth this high cost.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sorry for the delay in review. This was...
Heather M
, Oct 2017
Sorry for the delay in review. This was a great trip but your time is very limited. We did enjoy it very much and I would choose it again if I were coming back.
star-5
What a fabulous day! We had a...
tads002
, Oct 2017
What a fabulous day! We had a terrific driver that was a wealth of information about the events of Dec7. He was very accommodating and gave us grace at tips so we had great seats and didn't miss one single thing. The van was comfortable and we had a good group. Would definitely recommend using Viator for this excursion!!
star-5
Brilliant tour, very humbling. You...
Stephanie W
, Sep 2017
Brilliant tour, very humbling. You get to go to all 4 main areas. You aren’t allowed to take bags/rucksacks etc into the areas, there is a drop off area with lockers but you really doubt need to take bags on this trip. Had a great, informative day here. Well worth it.
star-4
The only let down was the time limit...
Steph H
, Jul 2017
The only let down was the time limit on board the USS Missouri. 1.5 hrs was not enough to take it all in

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