4 Hour Pearl Harbor Guided Tour
Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America
Pearl Harbor is a sobering reminder of the impact of World War II and a must visit for anyone inquisitive about the fateful events of 7 December 1941 but also in past and present military equipment and history in general.
Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Historic Parks are situated just north of the airport on Oahu. On this private tour you will visit the Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin submarine.
This tour is approximately 4 hours long including transportation from Waikiki. On the way to Pearl Harbor you may drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Once you have arrived at the visitor centre your guide will go into detail about what happened on the 7 December as well as events leading up to it. The tour will continue with a mandatory short video and a harbor cruise where you will have the opportunity to see the sunken memorial and battle ship row.
Upon return to the Visitor Centre you will visit the USS Bowfin Submarine, known as the 'Pearl Harbor Avenger,' and is one of only 15 remaining submarines from WWII. The Bowfin sunk 44 enemy ships during WWII including a bus. You will be able to walk through the submarine and see what life was like for 80 crew members and their officers. You will then be returned to your hotel.
As well as being a historic national landmark Pearl Harbor is also an active military base and for security reasons, bags are not permitted at any of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.