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Battleships of WWII Tour
Duration: 7 Hours
Pick up: 8:35 am Drop off 5:50
Transportation: Semi-private shuttle
Pickup/Dropoff: Provided to and from Waikiki
Inclusions: Admissions and Tickets | Roundtrip Waikiki Hotel Transportation
Must Bring: State Issued ID | Shirt and Footwear, no swimwear
Purses and bags are not allowed inside Pearl Harbor Historic Parks due to security precautions.
All bags may be stored for a nominal fee at the entrance to the Park
- Adult (13+)
- Child (12 & under)
Battleships of WWII Tour
About Your Tour
Our Battleships of World War II tour will encompass the bookends of The Battle of the Pacific starting with a visit to the sunken battleship USS Arizona that was caused by a surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that catapulted the U.S. into World War II and culminating with the September 2, 1945 surrender that ended the global conflict on the Might Mo, the USS Missouri.
After getting picked up at your hotel in Waikiki our guide recount the pivotal events leading up to the early morning aerial bombardment. Upon arrival at Pearl Harbor, you’ll begin with the USS Arizona Memorial experience. Learn about the 1,177 seamen who tragically perished when the USS Arizona was bombed and sank within minutes in the 30 minute documentary that breaks down the events leading to that historic day along with archived footage from the actual attack itself. After the documentary, a boat shuttle will transfer you to the USS Arizona Memorial that is mounted above the sunken battleship. Here you can pay your respects to the fallen soldiers either in the shrine room or peer down into the submerge vessel that still continues to leak drops of oil also known as the “black tears of the Arizona” 80 years to the day.
After the USS Arizona, our guide will escort you to the USS Missouri – “The Mighty Mo” where you will stand on the deck where the Japanese surrendered on September 2, 1945 while the ship was in Tokyo bringing WWII to its final close. Highlights of the Mighty Mo include its massive guns that can fire missies over 20 miles away or the dents on the side of the ship caused by a kamikaze pilot.
After your Pearl Harbor visit, we continue to Historic Downtown Honolulu. Your guide show you historic architectural landmarks associated with the islands’ time as a kingdom: Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha the Great Statue, and Aliiolani Hale.
- Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
- USS Arizona Memorial
- View “The Black Tears” of the Arizona
- USS Missouri – “The Mighty Mo”
- Stand on the Surrender Deck where WWII ended
- USS Oklahoma Memorial
- World War II museums and exhibits
- Battleship Row and U.S. Pacific Fleet
- Punchbowl National Cemetery
- Historic Downtown Honolulu
- Iolani Palace
- Kawaiahao Church
- Aliiolani Hale – As Seen on Hawaii Five-O
- King Kamehameha the Great Statue
Pearl Harbor Tour FAQ
Security restrictions at Pearl Harbor will be enforced. Please do not bring large bags or anything that could offer concealment. Storage is available at Pearl Harbor for $4.00 per bag.
Waikiki Hotel Pick up.
Government Issued ID ( Passport for guests from Outside US), comfortable shoes, covered shoes. No swimsuits.
Dress comfortably, but please remember that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits not permitted. High heels, dresses and skirts not recommended.
There are food stands within Pearl Harbor, however, variety is limited. We recommend you eat something before the tour.
All entrance fees are covered by Go Hawaii Tours. Bring money for food and souvenirs.
48 hours notice, no questions asked.