Your trip to Hawaii will not be complete without an exploration of this muse of history. Journey from Maui to Oahu for your chance to visit the historic Pearl Harbor. Here, you’ll see the harbor’s war memorials and museums as well as get a chance to experience the eerie tales of World War II.
Great sites at Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri Battleship, USS Bowfin Submarine and the Pacific Aviation Museum, all available under this tour.
A journey to Pearl Harbor will take you back to in time to an era of conflict and courage. Indeed, this tour is excellent for the entire family and is a great way to increase awareness and historical knowledge. In addition to Pearl Harbor, you’ll also take a scenic tour of downtown Honolulu, and relive the moment in history that propelled America into World War II.
Major Tour Highlights
The excursion takes you from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the armistice aboard the USS Missouri. You will board a Navy launch for a trip into history across Pearl Harbor to visit the Arizona Memorial.
On your guided tour of the USS Missouri, you’ll explore the last battleship built by the US Navy, which served from World War II through to Desert Storm. The Missouri was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies. Take about reliving history!
Once you leave the harbor, you’ll then head to downtown Honolulu where you’ll see several historical points of interest including:
- Kawaiahao Church
- Iolani Palace – the only royal palace on American soil
- State Library and Archives
- The famous statue of King Kamehameha
- Honolulu Hale
- The Mission Houses Museum
- Waikiki Beach
- Diamond Head Crater (if time permits)
- Nu’unanu Rainforest and Pali Lookout
Before you return to Maui, you will also experience the serenity of the Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing.
What’s The Experience Like?
This tour is laid back, focused on the amazing historical sighs that have lasted until today.
The tranquil waters of Pearl Harbor were forever disrupted by the tides of war. Still, the legacy of Pearl Harbor lives on with tours such as this one. Not only will you get to explore firsthand what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 and how it greatly impacted the outcome of World War II, but several other dynamics of the war as well. Quite a worthy journey, don’t you think?