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Captain's VIP Tour: U.S.S Bowfin Submarine By:  U.S.S Bowfin Submarine Museum

A group of up to six people can book this exclusive VIP experience. Enjoy a two-hour tour of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum and the World War II submarine USS Bowfin (SS 287) led by a former Commanding Officer of a United States Navy nuclear-powered submarine. The unique insights that only a former submarine Commanding Officer can provide make this a truly special and memorable tour.

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum contains many interesting artifacts from World War Two, the Cold War and today.

USS Bowfin was launched on December 7, 1942 and was nicknamed "The Pearl Harbor Avenger". USS Bowfin was commissioned on May 1, 1943. She made nine war patrols in the Pacific Ocean during World War Two. USS Bowfin was the only United States submarine to embark an Admiral for a war patrol in the Pacific Ocean. USS Bowfin earned the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for her service during World War II. On August 1, 1979 USS Bowfin was donated to the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association to preserve and place her on public exhibition. She has been on public display since 1981 and over 8 million visitors have walked her decks. In 1986, USS Bowfin was designated a National Historic Landmark.


- Children under 4 are not permitted on the submarine for safety reasons. They may visit the museum at no charge.

- For security reasons bags are not permitted inside any of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, these include, back-packs, purses, camera bags, fanny packs, luggage, diaper bags, etc. There are storage lockers available for $3.00

Price List

Private Tour $600 6 People Max

Available Time

Tuesday 2:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm


2 hours


11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818-3104

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be provided if this tour is cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule.