Visit the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor to learn some WWII history, then circle the island of Oahu on this full-day sightseeing tour. Peruse the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center to watch footage of the history-altering attacks on Pearl Harbor. With your knowledgeable guide, set out on a circle tour of the island, enjoying scenic vistas at Nu’uanu Pali Lookout and visiting the famous surfing beaches on the North Shore. Make a stop at the Dole Plantation to learn about the island's history with the pineapple industry. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Circle Island Day Trip
Live and fascinating historical narration by an expert state- certified guide
See the actual artifacts of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack
Board the Navy launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial
Take in breathtaking views at Byodo-In Temple and Windward Oahu
See some of the world's most beautiful beaches at North Shore
Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in deluxe touring vehicles
Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel in the early morning, board your coach and head for the first stop on your ten-hour tour, the USSArizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Follow your guide on a tour through the museum and memorial, beginning with a 25-minute film about the history of Pearl Harbor. Then, board a boat for the brief trip out to the memorial itself, a building built over the submerged ship. Through the clear floor of the structure, you can see the battleship on the ocean floor below. Walk around the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, perusing the World War II artifacts and educational displays. Return to your comfortable coach and set out on your sightseeing tour of Oahu. Drive to the North Shore to see famous surfing beaches like Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset. Stop at the Dole Plantation for a frozen pineapple treat and a stroll through the gift shop. Stop at Nuʻuanu Pali lookout, where King Kamehameha I won a fierce battle for control of Oahu in 1795. Enjoy panoramic views of Kailua Bay and Kanehoe Bay. Visit the beautiful and peaceful Byodo-In Temple, which is home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp, as well as scenic mountain views. as your guide offers information about all the sites, ask questions, and be sure to have your camera ready. Your 9.5-hour tour finishes with drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.
The driver, Tommy, was very informative. Not sure sure how he was able to talk for so many hours. Loved Pearl Harbor and pineapple plantation. We stopped to have lunch at Kualoa Ranch. It’s a great overview, but don’t expect to spend too much time at every stop.
Very disappointed in quality of tour. Drivers didn't provide information about the stops. Only stopped at commercial locations with exception of Pearl Harbor, temple and lookout. Did drive by of North Shore without stopping at all. Would not recommend this tour.
I'm so happy to chose this tour. I was traveling alone and the lady guide make us feel like family, she's native from Hawaii so she really knows what she is talking about, I do recommend this tour, there are others out there, but in my opinion this is the best.
Was an interesting trip. I liked the Japanese temple and the sights of the island. I hoped to have spent more time at Dole. It was insanely crowded there when we arrived. There was no time to get a pineapple treat since the lines were so insane. I wished it would have been planned so that it was less crowded there. We had lunch at a ranch which was ok as well. Driver was knowledgeable. Maybe a bit too chatty at times. He was nice. We had a good time. Pearl Harbor was interesting
This tour included hidden extras that were not advertised. Pearl Harbour was amazing. My only complaint would be that the time spent here was definitely not long enough. This part of the tour was extremely rushed and you did not have spare time to look around at everything. We made several stops - at a lookout with breathtaking views, macadamia nut factory free samples, the most beautiful gardens inside the valley of the temples memorial park, kualoa ranch for lunch stop - do not recommend the buffet as it wasn't the greatest food for the price - do have a snack bar, Dole plantation try the pineapple ice-cream small serve only very sweet, and turtle bay. Our expert driver was Frank. Our tour guide was Ed an older gentleman with expert knowledge, personality and a great sense of humour. This day out was fabulous and I would not hesitate in recommending this to anyone.
Couldnt go on the trip as my dad was ill. Tried to contact the company by phone for 2 days and got no reply, emailed them and got no reply. Eventually got through to them and they were very unhelpful and didnt offer us any other trips.
Three stars mainly for the tour company, Polynesian Adventures. We planned an all day tour of Pearl Harbor and the Circle Island Day tour for the one day we were in Oahu. We called the tour company at 6:45 7:30 pick-up to verify pick-up location. They verified and then called us back in 5 minutes telling us that tour was cancelled due to lack of participation and we could choose another - like the harbor and the Missouri tour instead. We did since they gave us no choice for same day and then were told pick-up in 20 minutes instead of 7:30. We made it. Pearl Harbor was outstanding and moving. The Missouri was mostly a dull waste of time. Totally missed the island. Next time and we recommend for you have several tour companies that offer the same/similar tours lined up to use if your tour company lets you down. Viator is great to explore options but line up alternatives outside them. If they had just let us know a day or so ahead, we could have found another option to see what we wanted to see. Disappointed.