Experience history at Pearl Harbor! The Arizona Memorial sits atop the sunken hull of the battleship USS Arizona and commemorates the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. All tours include narrated transportation and visits to the National Park Visitor Center Film & Museum and USS Arizona Memorial. No large camera bags, purses, backpacks or swimsuits allowed at the visitors center.
Pearl Harbor Excursion - This four hour tour includes narrated transportation from Waikiki and visits to the National Park Visitor Center and USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Hotel pickup is 5:45am-6:25am (4.5 hours) or 8:30am-9:10am (4.5 hours).
Arizona Memorial/City Tour - Pearl Harbor is followed by a highlight tour of Honolulu, including a drive by the Iolani Palace, drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery, Kamehameha Statue, Mission Houses and Kawaiahao Church. Hotel pickup is 5:45am-6:25am. (4.5 hours) or 8:30am-9:10am (4.5 hours). Deluxe tour is 5.5 hours.
STRICT SECURITY MEASURES: As a reminder, security measures are being enforced at the visitor center. No purses, handbags, fanny packs, backpacks, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage or other items that offer concealment are allowed in the visitor center or on the memorial. Strollers with pockets and compartments must be empty before being allowed in the visitor center.
The USS Arizona Memorial (USAR) is built over the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the 1,177 crewmen killed on December 7, 1941 when their ship was bombed by the Japanese Naval Forces. This loss of life represents over half of Americans killed on this "Day of Infamy", the worst naval disaster in American History.
The Memorial is located about 2 miles west of the Honolulu Airport in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. The Memorial is managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and consists of a shore side visitor center (VC), where the tours begin, and the Memorial located in Pearl Harbor. The Memorial is accessible only by the NPs tour from the visitor center.
The tour program consists of a brief introduction by a park ranger, Pearl Harbor survivor or volunteer. A 23 minute film on the history of the Pearl Harbor attack follows. After viewing the film, visitors board a Navy operated launch for the trip to the Memorial. The entire program takes one hour and fifteen minutes. While waiting for your tour to begin, you may view the museum exhibits and displays along the shoreline or visit the bookstore where a wide range of materials on the Pearl Harbor attack may be purchased.