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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour

Take a moving trip to the Pearl Harbor Museum and naval base in Hawaii, enjoying skip the line access for a guided tour of the USS Missouri, a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and a sightseeing tour of Honolulu, during this 7-hour excursion. Checking out Pearl Harbor's Visitor Center before taking a guided tour of the USS Missouri and paying your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial. Then continued by air-conditioned coach to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery) and to some of highlights of downtown Honolulu. Your trip also includes all entrance fees, narration by your guide and round-trip hotel transport from Waikiki hotels.


  • Full-day Pearl Harbor tour combining visits to the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri
  • Skip the line on a guided tour of the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy
  • See historic artifacts at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
  • Ride a Navy launch to view the USS Arizona Memorial with a knowledgeable guide
  • Tour downtown Honolulu, including Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha statue and the Mission Houses Museum
  • Drive through Punchbowl Cemetery (the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific)
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Waikiki hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visiting the memorial to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor is a singular experience — it's amazing that you can still see oil on the water over the memorial. This tour is full of fascinating history and the Honolulu city tour afterward is a nice bonus.

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What You Can Expect

USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour

Arizona Memorial, Oahu

Discover the highlights of Pearl Harbor, along with skip the line admission to the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial plus a sightseeing tour of downtown Honolulu during this 7-hour trip. History lovers are sure to enjoy this moving, in-depth visit to the site of one of America’s most famous military moments, followed by a chance to discover some of Honolulu’s top sights.

Start your trip with pickup from your Waikiki hotel at 6:30am. Your tour operator will provide the exact pickup schedule at the time of reconfirmation. Proceed by air-conditioned coach to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the starting point for your visit to this famous naval base and home to a variety of artifacts documenting the infamous attack that catapulted the United States into WWII. 

Head next by Navy launch to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place for 1,777 of the boat’s crew who lost their lives here on December 7, 1941. This national monument sits over the top of the submerged remnants of the ship’s mid-section.

Continue your Pearl Harbor visit with a stop at the USS Missouri, where you’ll enjoy an in-depth guided tour of one of the most famous (and longest-serving) American battleships in history. The vessel first came into service in WWII, hosted the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces and saw its last active duty during the 1990s Desert Storm operation.

Following your exploration of Pearl Harbor, continue back to downtown Honolulu for a chance to investigate some of the city’s most famous sights. Among the stops on your Honolulu tour are Kawaiahao Church, the statue of King Kamehameaha, the Hawaii State Archives and State Public Library, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (originally known as Mission Houses Museum) and Honolulu Hale.

Finish your day with a visit to the only royal palace found on American soil at the Iolani Palace and with a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery), followed by a drop-off back at your Waikiki hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Solemn day out, a must do for any visit to Hawaii. Seeing how big the USS Missouri and getting up close and personal was fun.

Tina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The excursion was very nice, but we did not get to go to the memorial. Our launch tickets were for 11:15 and they stopped them after the 10:30 launch due to high winds. They did offer to take you the next day, but we were leaving on a cruise in the evening. The tour guide was very nice and informative. Seeing the USS Missouri with someone in our tour group that had served on the ship 50 years ago was an extra special experience. I would recommend this to others.

Russell S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent tour! The tour guide/bus driver carefully explained what to expect and the required way to act respectful. I thoroughly enjoyed his way of giving us a lot of information in a fun, light-hearted way. I would highly recommend this tour to first time visitors to Honolulu!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

My wife and I went on the Pearl Harbor excursion, we found that we enjoyed the sight seeing mini tour and the Pearl Harbor part was great and we would highly recommend it if you have never been to Pearl Harbor.

Jin Kyung Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good tour. Highly recommend

Debra L D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is an excellent tour and my family and I enjoyed it immensely. The memorial was interesting and I was surprised that the Arizone is still so clearly visible. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to visit the Missouri and look into some of the rooms of various ranks, see where the surrender was finalised. Very interesting day

Kristine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Amazing would be one word to describe it. A very educational and emotional day.
Loved it and it was my second time there.

lynnkennedy Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The driver was funny, informative and helpful. The memorial was very moving and the ship tour was really interesting.All in all a good day!

Elzbieta C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very informative and interesting.

Loretta D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The mighty Mo ....Pearl Harbor is not to be missed!

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