Pearl Harbor must do! Royal Hawaiian Limousine good, but inconsistent.
USS Arizona Memorial And Pacific Aviation Museum Small Group Tour From Waikiki | 3 2020
Visiting Pearl Harbor is a must do on Oahu. Your historical interest levels should guide the length of tour you would like to take. We first visited Pearl Harbor about 15 years ago, and returned this time with our 17 and 19 year old children. During that time, the amount of things to see has greatly expanded. The air museum was new to us, and it had a nice display of aircraft second only to the Smithsonian. That museum gave us a deeper perspective of the air raid tactics on pearl harbor. Obviously the trip to the Arizona memorial was the crown jewel, but the air museum, and the Missouri were nice adds to the visit.
As far as the tour company Royal Hawaiian Limousine, their equipment was new, clean and well maintained. However, they were a bit inconsistent from driver to driver on how they handled things. The driver who picked us up was very strict and allowed no food or colored beverages on his bus, so chuck that $5.00 morning coffee in the garbage!. In addition he completely disregarded the company literature of being able to store bags on the bus to avoid checking them at Pearl Harbor, so add more money for that.
When leaving Pearl Harbor, about half of the people on the initial bus were transferred to another driver for the return trip and city tour. Here we got Eddie as our driver and he was excellent! He was concerned that we all had our bags (assuming we had some from the previous bus), and he was good with folks having a beverage and snack such as trail mix on his bus. In addition, he was absolutely "working it" to ensure he shared what knowledge he knew about Oahu, Hawaii, and Honolulu. He also went out of his way to make sure everyone got what they wanted out of his part of the trip.The city trip certainly wasn't as key as visiting Pearl Harbor, but it was a nice finish and gave us a better orientation of Honolulu.
Pearl Harbor is a must do, and Royal Hawaiian Limousine was good, just not consistent driver to driver. Good value for the money.