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WWII Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure

WWII Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure

In this exciting Pearl Harbor tour you’ll be spending a full day exploring historical sites, war memorials, World War II monuments and museums. This tour is guided and narrated by a WWII expert who will help you learn about and experience the catastrophic attacks and events, which plunged the United States into the War.

Your adventure begins with an emotional visit to the Arizona Memorial where you will stand above the sunken battleship, which is the eternal resting place of 1,177 brave sailors. Gaze into the harbor water and see oil still oozing from the ill-fated vessel.

Next on the itinerary is a guided tour of the mighty USS Missouri Battleship. Walk in the footsteps of General Douglas Macarthur and stand in the very spot where he opened the surrender ceremony and witnessed the Japanese sign the document ending World War II. You get to see this impressive ship both inside and out and even touch the massive 16-inch cannons on her bow.

The tour continues with a guided exploration of the USS Bowfin Submarine where you will walk through an actual Naval Sub and experience what life was like for so many brave sailors.

Concluding this day of remembrance, history and wonder is a visit to the Pacific Aviation Museum. History will come alive as expert docent guides describe tales of air campaigns and great aviators. There’s so much to see and touch in the museum, viewing an authentic Japanese Zero Fighter Plane just like the ones used during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Tour Highlights

  • Historical narration by an expert state certified tour guide
  • View the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center dramatic attack film
  • See actual artifacts
  • Board the Navy launch for a ride across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial
  • See the “Black Tears” of oil that still oozes to the surface today from the USS Arizona
  •  Take a tour of the U.S. Pacific Submarine Memorial and USS Bowfin “Pearl Harbor Avenger” (Admission & Tour Included)
  •  Explore the Pacific Aviation Museum; (Admission Included: this portion is self guided)
  • Tour the USS Missouri affectionately known as the Mighty MO (Admission & Tour Included)
  • Walk in the exact footsteps of General Douglas MacArthur and stand on the Surrender Deck
  •  Look into the Massive 16" Guns that hurl 2,900-pound projections over 20 miles with pin point accuracy
  • Hear the famous Story where the USS Missouri sustained a serious attack off the coast of Okinawa in 1945

Gold Option Includes

  • Lunch at the Pacific Aviation Museum Restaurant - Laniakea Café
  • Audio tours for the Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri and USS Bowfin

Lunch Menu:

1. Deli Sub Sandwich - cold cuts on a delicious stadium roll
2. Spring Salad - can be made vegetarian or vegan (no dressing)

Please note: Due to a scheduled dry dock maintenance, the USS Bowfin Submarine will be unavailable to tour through November 1st. The Bowfin campus is OPEN and has recently undergone a complete redesign. A state-of-the-art museum features three galleries documenting the pivotal role of submarines in World War II. Guests on the Heroes Adventure will visit the Bowfin campus and in lieu of touring the Bowfin Submarine, can take Pearl Harbor's virtual reality and audio tours (time permitting). Admission to both is included in the ticket.

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 USS Bowfin SubmarineUSS Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor
 Pacific Aviation MuseumUSS Missouri Battleship Tour
 USS MissouriPacific Aviation Museum Tour
 Arizona MemorialNational Cemetery of the Pacific
Where and When:
Pickups begin in Waikiki at approximately 7:30 am Return to Waikiki at approximately 5:00 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.

Navy shuttle boat operations to the Arizona Memorial are subject to the Memorial's maintenance, repair schedules and to weather.

Effective Saturday, May 21, 2022, Pearl Harbor National Memorial has instituted a mandatory mask requirement for all indoor type spaces, including restrooms, gift shops, the USS Arizona Memorial, museum and theater. This policy is enforced while COVID transmission level is high.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Approx. 9.5 hours
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