Pearl Harbor + Battleship Missouri Tour
On this popular narrated tour of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri Battleship Tour, and other historic Honolulu landmarks, you get to explore firsthand what happened on December 7, 1941. We call this tour our Stars and Stripes Tour due to its thorough and patriotic representation of Pearl Harbor.
What to Expect
Our Stars and Stripes excursion begins at Pearl Harbor, where we relive the events that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning in 1941, when U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor came under attack by Japan, catapulting the United States into World War II.
A visit by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial then offers an appropriate setting to reflect on the extensive battle that took place, leading to the loss of life of 1,177 of the ship’s crewmen.
Next, while at the Battleship Missouri, also known as the Mighty Mo, you will hear colorful stories about the ship’s history and stand where General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Instrument of Surrender from Japan that ultimately ended World War II.
The journey then moves onward to drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where many of those who fought for their country are buried, and finally drives past Honolulu’s most noteworthy historical landmarks, including Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, and Honolulu City Hall.
Choose our DeluxeStars and Stripes Tour to include a delicious lunch during your visit to the USS Missouri Battleship. More details below!
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center* – Welcome to Pearl Harbor, your gateway to American wartime history. Here you can visit monuments and museums, see exhibit galleries and displays, and learn from Pearl Harbor survivors.
- USS Arizona Memorial* – The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. Accessible only by boat, it is a place of contemplation, inspiration, and reflection.
- Battleship Missouri Memorial Walking Tour – Walk in the footsteps of General MacArthur and experience the battleship’s most famous historic mission
- Battleship Missouri Memorial* – Meet the Mighty Mo, the last battleship commissioned by the U.S. and the site of Japan’s WWII surrender. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the General Douglas MacArthur as you envision the battleship’s most famous, historic mission.
- Narrated Audio Tour at USS Arizona -Features the voices of Pearl Habor survivors and noted National Park Service Pearl Harbor historian Daniel Martinez. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actor and WWII War in the Pacific veteran, Tony Curtis.
- Ford Island (drive through) -Once used by ancient Hawaiians for a fertility ritual, this islet was the center of the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The island is host to many national memorials and continues to operate as the center of civilian military interactions.
- Bonus Narrated Audio Tours - Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and The Road to War Attack Museums Exhibit Galleries and Displays.
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl – This beautifully maintained cemetery at Punchbowl is a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and those who gave up their lives in the line of duty. This is also the final resting place of Ellison Onizuka, the first astronaut from Hawaii, who was in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
- Iolani Palace – This majestic structure was the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and is the only royal palace in the United States. It features American Florentine architecture seen nowhere else in the world.
- Kawaiahao Church – One of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaii, this church is often described as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. It was constructed from slabs of coral rock hand-chiseled by Hawaiian divers almost 200 years ago.
- Hawaii State Capitol Grounds – Includes the Father Damien Statue – a tribute to the Roman Catholic priest who died after 16 years of serving leprosy patients – the Eternal Flame, the Korean Vietnam War Memorial, and the Liberty Bell.
- Honolulu City Hall – Known as Honolulu Hale, the city hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the site of the chambers of the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu and the Honolulu City Council.
- “Road to War” and “Attack” Exhibit Galleries – These galleries located at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center display personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, artifacts of the battle, and so much more.
- King Kamehameha the Great Statue – This larger than life-size statue of Hawaii's First King of All Islands stands prominent in front of Aliʻiōlani Hale government building. It is cast brass and erected in 1883.
Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour
Everything included in the above tour + Delicious Lunch from Sliders Grill Lunch Wagon on the pier of the Battleship Missouri with reserved lunch seating.
Lunch Options Include
- Classic choice: turkey & Swiss sandwich with potato salad, chips, pineapple wedge, mac nut shortbread cookie, & fountain drink.
- Hot choices: quarter-pound cheeseburger, hamburger, or veggie burger, grilled chicken burger, 100% beef hot dog, Chicago dog, pulled pork sandwich, nachos, or 10-piece chicken nuggets. (All hot items come with French fries & fountain drink or bottled water.)
- Optional choice: grilled chicken salad with potato salad, chips, pineapple wedge, cookie, & fountain drink.
- Vegetarian choice: mixed greens salad with tomato, pickle, & onion, served with ranch dressing. Complete with potato salad, chips, pineapple wedge, cookie, & fountain drink. OR veggie burger with French fries & fountain drink.
- Gluten-free choice: veggie burger (no bun)
- Skip the line with reserved movie and shuttle tickets at Pearl Harbor.
- Tour runs daily except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day when Pearl Harbor is closed.
- Moderate walking – please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately.
- You may want to bring a light jacket in case of rain.
- Due to security requirements at the USS Arizona Memorial, bags and purses are not allowed. Bags cannot be stored on the tour bus.
- Cameras are permitted but not camera bags.
- Strollers are not allowed in the movie theater, on the Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, or on the USS Arizona Memorial
- All admissions are included in the ticket price.
- Locations/routes and times may be modified or restricted due to national and state park advisories.
The tour bus provides pick up from convenient Waikiki locations.
Your pick up location will be a close walk from your hotel and chosen during booking.
All cancellations are subject to a 10% credit card fee. Cancellations made after 12 noon, the day prior of scheduled service, will result in a 100% charge being incurred (NO REFUND). Claims for refunds must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of service. No shows are subject to full charge.