Pacific Aviation Museum & USS Arizona Tour
The Arizona Memorial was
closed in late May due to needed structural repairs. This is an ongoing
repair job that currently does not have a scheduled completion date.
During this time, depending on availability and time it may be possible
for the tour to take the navy launch around the harbor without landing
at the Arizona Memorial. When repairs are completed and the Arizona
Memorial is reopened, it will be added back into the tour.
This is truly a journey of exploration not to be soon forgotten. A visit to the Arizona Memorial is both somber and exhilarating. You’ll stand on the memorial deck and gaze down, looking through the harbor waters to see the sunken battleship below, still oozing oil. Realizing this is the final resting place for 1,177 brave sailors, you can’t help but feel the power of the moment.
The excitement lingers as you continue on to the Pacific Aviation Museum. Since its inaugural opening in December of 2006, has grown to a world-class attraction offering both visual and hands-on exhibits. You’ll become aware of many of the events leading up to the war and of the perilous air battles that took place over the Pacific. Authentic World War II-era planes; including an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 are just some of the intriguing displays that will amaze and thrill.
Your excursion will conclude with a tour of historical downtown Honolulu and a drive through Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery.
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and exhibit galleries featuring WWII memorabilia
- Watch the documentary at Pearl Harbor showing footage of the actual attack
- Navy shuttle boat ride to the Arizona Memorial (Shuttle operations are subject to the schedule of
the navy launch and may be subject to weather conditions or maintenance
and repair schedules of the navy without notice.)
- Pacific Aviation Museum (admission included)
- Drive through Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing
- View Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, statue of King Kamehameha and Mission Houses Museum
Arizona Memorial Shrine Room
- Where and When:
- This tour departs Waikiki 6:30-6:50 am returning approximately 2:30-3:30 pm.
- The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared a "no bags" policy at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Arizona Memorial.
Visitors may not carry any concealing items.
This includes purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc.
Small cameras are permitted.
Allowable vital items may be placed in your pockets.
There is a storage facility for bags at Pearl Harbor National Park available for a nominal fee.
Do not leave any valuables on the bus.
Arizona Memorial closed in late May due to needed structural repairs. If it is still closed by your activity date, there will not be a visit to the Arizona Memorial or viewing of the documentary.
Shuttle Operations to the Arizona Memorial are subject to the Memorial's run time, maintenance, repair schedules and to weather.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- Sunday - Friday. The exact pick-up time will be emailed to you.
- 7 hours
- Polynesian Adventure Tours
- A great air conditioned Tour Bus with Polynesian Adventure Tours.