Pearl Harbor Tours

Arizona memorial

Private Arizona Memorial Tours
Arizona Memorial Wall

Schedule from Waikiki 

0900 Pick Up Hotel

0930 National Cemetery of The Pacific (time permitting)

1015 Arizona Memorial

1200 Return to Hotel

The Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of 1,177 Sailors and Marines killed during the attack at Pearl Harbor.  The surprise attack by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941 secured the United States involvement in World War II.  The memorial is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces to protect our freedom and our way of life.

The tour is approximately 3 hours including transportation from Waikiki.  On the way to Pearl Harbor we may drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific or Punchbowl.   During the war the crater was used as a rifle range and home to 6 inch Naval Gun and to anti-aircraft emplacements (Battery 104) as part of Hawaii's shore defense system.  In 1948, three years after then end of WWII, the congress approved funding and construction of the cemetery commenced.   Today Punchbowl serves as the final resting place for over 13,000 that served in WWII.  (Customers picked up from locations other than Waikiki will skip Punchbowl Cemetery.)

Once we arrive at the visitors center, our guides will orientate you with the surroundings and give you a detail analysis of the events that happened on 7 December as well as the events that lead up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.   Our guide will help you answer the ultimate question, "Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?"

Our tour will continue with a short 23 minute video (mandatory).   The video places an extra emphasis on the significance of the attack, the Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor.   Upon completion of the movie, we will depart the visitors center via Navy Launch (boat) to the Arizona Memorial and Battle Ship Row.  While the USS Arizona is under repair, we will not offload at the Memorial, instead the Navy Launch will conduct a harbor cruise. 

On the harbor cruise, you will have an opportunity to see the sunken memorial and Battle Ship Row.  From this vantage point you will be able to see the USS Missouri and the mooring quays marking the location of Battleship row and the active military fleet.  Our guides will not be with clients during this portion of the tour.  Due to current reconstruction of the Arizona memorial we are offering 1 free hour of Guide Service starting 1 July 2018.        

Upon return to the visitors center, you will have the opportunity to visit the gift shop and the USS Bowfin Submarine before returning to the hotel.  If you are not interested in visiting the Submarine, then ask your guide what you will have time to visit- Iolani Palace, Kamehameha Statue, Pali lookout, and etc.   Additional hours will be charge accordingly.   The free hour is only given to tours of the Arizona Memorial.  The admission fee for the USS Bowfin is the responsibility of the client.   Tickets can be purchase through Keawe Adventures or on the day of the tour.

Please keep in mind that bags are not allowed within the park.    


USS Bowfin submarine

USS Bowfin Submarine

The USS Bowfin Submarine, the Submarine Memorial and the Submarine Museum are located adjacent to the Pearl Harbor visitors center.  The USS Bowfin tour can be combined with any site at Pearl Harbor, and is most commonly combined with the USS Arizona memorial.   If you are planning to incorporate the USS Bowfin on your tour, then add an hour to your given time.   Due to construction on the USS Arizona, total charge for a Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin tour will be charge for three hours.   The total length of tour will be four hours.   

The USS Bowfin Submarine was commissioned in 1942 and served 9 patrols in the Pacific before being decommissioned, transferred and transformed into a museum in 1979.   The USS Bowfin is 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.  

The Submarine Memorial is located a stone throw away from the USS Bowfin.   The memorial honors 52 Submarines and 3500 Officers and Crewmen lost during WWII in the Pacific.  Take a moment to read one of the placards to find out what happened on their final patrol.   A total of 48 submarines of the 52 were lost due to hostile fire.  

VIP Captain's Tour

This is a unique opportunity to explore the Bowfin Submarine with a former Commanding Officer of a U.S. Navy Submarine.   This will give you an opportunity to learn the inner workings of the submarine, and gain a sense of Submarine life in our active Navy.   There is an additional charge for these tours.   This tour is $600.00 plus tax in addition to our hourly charges.   Maximum number of people 6 pax.


USS Missouri Battleship

 The USS Missouri

The USS Missouri

The "Mighty Mo" was the last Iowa-class battleship but by the United States, launched in 1944.  She was named in honor of the state of Missouri and was the site of the Japanese empire's surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2nd, 1945.  The Missouri also served in both the Korean War in 1950- 1955 and the Gulf War in 1991. 

On the tour, our guide will familiarize you with the ship's history, massive capabilities, and weaponry while walking around through this living museum.  We will venture below deck to see what life was like at sea.  See if you have what it takes to hold command of the ship on the bridge! 

VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour

Special Access to sites within the Missouri.   The tour is 90 minutes.   Explore the engineering spaces, the 16 in guns, the Damage Control Central Station, the Broadway, the Fire Room #4, and the Aft Battery Plot Room.   

Please note that this tour is physically strenuous and it is not recommended for those with mobility constraints.   You must be able to climb ten sets of steep, narrow stairs, step over more that 12 two foot high obstacles and navigate through tight doorways and low overheads.   Guest must be at least 10 years of age to participate.  

Groups are limited to 10 guest per slot time.  Times slots:  0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400.

If you are not interested in buying out the entire Heart Tour, then we can join others signed up for during that time slot.   These tours will have to be coordinated well in advanced.   The cost of a VIP Private Heart of the Missouri Tour is $500.00 plus tax.  


Pacific Aviation Museum

Pacific Aviation Museum

The Pacific Aviation Museum sits on the historic Ford Island.  These World War II hangars still bear the scars of our nation's first aviation battlefield and rank as the #8 aviation attraction in the nation.  There are two hangers with planes as well as the helicopters that were used in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Our guides will tell stories of these aircrafts and how they were implemented in war. 

Private Aviators Tour

Hear the untold stories from experience pilots and aviation crew on with a Pacific Aviation Museum docent.   All the history and thrilling aviation feats explained in detail.  Included is a visit to the Lt. Ted Shealy Restoration Shop.   


Pricing

Guide Service and Transportation in VAN: $157.07/Hour

Guide Service and Transportation in SUV: $193.72/Hour

* For larger groups, please call to inquire other options

 

Single tour durations 

  1. Arizona Memorial:  Admission included + 3 Hours + 1 Hour (Free)
  2. USS Bowfin Submarine:  $13/Adult + $5/Child + 3 Hours + tax
  3. USS Missouri Battleship:  $29/Adult + $13/Child + 3 Hours + tax
  4. Pacific Aviation Museum:  $25/Adult + $15/Child + 3 Hours + tax

Additional Options

  1. USS Bowfin Submarine Captains Tour:  $600 + Tax
  2.  VIP Hear of the USS Missouri Tour (10 pax max): $500 + Tax
  3. VIP Private Aviators Tour (10 pax max):  $500 + Tax

 

Combination TOUR DURATIONS 

Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri (5 Hours) 

Schedule Pick Up Waikiki:

0900  Pick up Hotel

0930  National Cemetery of the Pacific

1015  Arizona Memorial

1200  USS Missouri

1400  Return to Hotel

1 Hour Guide Service Free

Arizona and USS Bowfin Submarine (4 hours) 

Schedule Pick Up Waikiki:

0900 Pick up Hotel

0930  National Cemetery of the Pacific

1015  Arizona Memorial

1130  USS Bowfin Submarine

1300  Return to Hotel

1 Hour Guide Service Free

Arizona, Bowfin, USS Missouri, and Pacific Aviation Museum (7 hours)

Schedule Pick Up From Waikiki

0900 Pick Up Hotel

0930  National Cemetery of the Pacific

1015  Arizona Memorial

1130  USS Bowfin

1230  USS Missouri

1430  Pacific Aviation Museum

1600  Return to Hotel

1 Hour Guide Service Free