Visit the USS Arizona and Historic Honolulu

History buffs from all over the world flock to the iconic USS Arizona Memorial, built to honor those who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Your tour guide will coordinate your admission tickets, provide self-guided headsets, and give you an overview of the facility.  Self-guided headsets will allow you to experience the museum and other exhibits on display at your own leisure. Before embarking on a US Navy operated boat to take a tour of Pearl Harbor, visitors will get the chance to watch real footage of the attack at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and gain a deeper understanding of the events leading up to what is thought of as the start of U.S. involvement in World War II.

The USS Arizona Memorial itself is an incredibly unique structure built over the sunken battleship and remains the final resting place for the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives.  See the “black tears” for yourself as oil slowly leaks to the surface of the ocean on this memorable tour of Pearl Harbor.  The shrine room includes the names of all those who fell during the attack, allowing visitors to pay their respects.

The afternoon continues on a historical journey into downtown Honolulu where you’ll visit  historic attractions like Iolani Palace, which is the only palace on American soil.  You’ll then drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetery where your tour guide will explain the historical significance and history of the crater. And finally you’ll take in the historic sites of Kawaiaha‘o Church, Mission Homes’ Museum, and Honolulu Hale while ending your tour of Honolulu.

After spending a half day touring Oahu with IMI, we’ll return you to your Waikiki hotel where you can continue to enjoy the rest of your vacation in Hawaii.

  • Black Tears
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Iolani Palace
  • Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific
  • Aloha Tower

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes for walking

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat and Sunglasses

  • Water bottle

Additional Details

  • View the dramatic film recounting the tragic events that took place at Pearl Harbor
  • Embark the USS Arizona memorial to pay tribute to the fallen
  • Self-guided tour of the Road to the War and Attack Museum
  • Observe the “black tears” of the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Take trip through the City of Honolulu to take in the sights
  • Learn the history of Hawaii’s King Kamehameha, and take a photo at this statue
  • See 1 of 2 Royal Palaces on American soil the beautiful “Iolani Palace”
  • Immerse yourself in the History of Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific
  • View the Unique Hawaii State Capitol Building and the Aloha Tower
  • Hear the stories (mo’olelo) of downtown Honolulu historic Kawaiaha`o Church.

Our pick-up locations are located at most major hotels in Waikiki or convenient designated pick-up spots if access is not available at your hotel.

The USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu tour typically lasts 5 hours with pick-up at approximately 7:45 am and return at 12:45 pm.

Instead of large buses, we employ local guides driving smaller vehicles for our Pearl Harbor and Oahu tours. These smaller vehicles help create a safer and more intimate, relaxing, and educational experience.

****No Bag Policy Restrictions – Due to security reasons, NO purses, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, camera bags, luggage or other items that provide concealment are allowed to enter Pearl Harbor. Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a fee of $4.00 per bag ($5.00 per bag in 2018). Visitors should bring in their wallets, cameras (no large camera bags are allowed), cellular phones, and water bottles. Baby carriages and wheel chairs are also permitted.

Cancellations of our Pearl Harbor tours are at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the initial tour time. Any cancellation 24 hours or less before pick-up time will be charged the full rate for the ride. Cancellations to tours made after hours by answering service will be accepted based on the time-stamp on the message.

*Children 2-11 years old