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USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu

Imi Tours - Hawaii Tour Operator

 

History buffs from all over the world flock to the iconic Arizona Memorial, built to honor those who lost their lives aboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It is the most visited destination at the Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, but before embarking on a US Navy operated boat to the memorial visitors will get the chance to watch real footage of the attack and gain a deeper understanding of the events leading up to what is thought of as the start of U.S. involvement in WWII. Start your Pearl Harbor experience with IMI Tours.

The Arizona Memorial itself is an incredibly unique structure, built over the sunken battleship, which remains the final resting place for the 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives. A visit lets you see for yourself the “black tears” of the USS Arizona as oil slowly leaks to the surface of the ocean. The shrine room includes the names of all those who fell during the attack, allowing visitors to pay their respects.

Continue a historical journey, and venture into downtown Honolulu for some often overlooked and underappreciated attractions, such as Iolani Palace, the only palace on American soil, or the coral-built Kawaiahao Church. Cruise through the Punchbowl National Cemetery where your professional tour guide will explain the historical significance and history of the crater.

After all this history, of course you’ll be hungry! World-renowned and award-winning Chef Chai Chaowasaree (“Chef Chai”) is recognized as one of Hawaii’s top Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs. Known for fusing fresh Hawaii ingredients with the exotic flavors of Asia, Chef Chai has created a culinary style reflecting the cultural diversity of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands. Tour-goers will get outdoor seating at Chef Chai’s restaurant, where they will indulge in the unique and fresh chef’s selection for lunch, which utilizes locally sourced, fresh ingredients. For vegetarians, there is a meat-free option available with 24-hour advance notice of your tour date.

  • Waikiki and ***Kahala Pickup and Drop Off
  • View the dramatic film about the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • Visit the USS Arizona memorial Road to the War and Attack Museum
  • Observe the “Black Tears” of the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Take a trip through Honolulu City and take in the sights
  • Immerse yourself in the History of Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific
  • Take a selfie with famous King Kamehameha Statue
  • See the only palace on US soil, the beautiful ‘Iolani Palace
  • Take in the sights of Kawaiaha‘o Church, Mission Homes’ Museum and Honolulu Hale

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Bring a water bottle

*Children 2-11 years old
***Kahala pickups add $10.00 per person

Time

Waikiki Departure Return (approx.)
6:30 A.M. 10:30 A.M.
9:30 A.M. 1:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.

****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.