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3 Guided Pearl Harbor Tours From Waikiki

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If you’re staying in Waikiki and want to visit Pearl Harbor, there’s a few guided tours that will show you the sights.

In this post, we’ll suggest 3 guided Pearl Harbor tours from Waikiki.

Guided Pearl Harbor Tours from Waikiki

Pearl Harbor Warbirds
The tours offered by Pearl Harbor Warbirds aren’t for everyone, which is exactly why you should consider the experience.

Pearl Harbor Warbirds owns and operates an authentic World War II aircraft and takes you up in the sky above Pearl Harbor and O‘ahu for the most unique and historical experience on the Island.

If you don’t want to be in a tour group being guided around Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers a one-on-one experience that’s designed to take you back in history. The experience begins as a member of the Aviation Detachment – on December 10th, 1941 three days after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. History comes alive once you receive a simulated Classified Intelligence Brief, similar to what you may have experienced in 1941, to assist you in a Route-Reconnaissance and Battle Damage Assessment mission. Then you’ll execute a Battle Damage Reconnaissance flight aboard the venerable U.S. Navy (AT-6) that many WWII Aviation Cadets experienced early in their training. See Pearl Harbor and O‘ahu from the air as the Army and Navy airmen saw it and fly the same routes the Japanese attackers used. The sights, sounds and smells of the military aircraft with its radial engine provide the experience of a lifetime.

There are two tours that Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers. The Admiral’s Warbird Adventure is our most popular tour, but you may also enjoy a flight in our vintage warbird airplane with our Ensign’s Warbird Experience.

While Pearl Harbor Warbirds doesn’t offer transportation from Waikiki, there are other modes of transportation that can take you from Waikiki to the Pearl Harbor area. If you have any questions, contact Pearl Harbor Warbirds at at 1-844-774-5304.

Pearl Harbor Military Tour
Home Of The Brave offers a very informative guided tour of Pearl Harbor, and offers Hawaii’s only Pearl Harbor Military Base Tour. While the tour takes you to places of somber remembrance, there are moments of humor as the guides provide an interesting insight to the history around the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawai’i during World War II. Knowledgeable, insightful, friendly, courteous, and valuable for being one of the first out to the Arizona Memorial is almost worth the tour by itself.

In order to take this tour you should be an early riser. Your Home of the Brave Tour starts as a uniformed historian guide picks you up from Waikiki around 5:45am in a comfortable, air-conditioned touring van. The early start helps you avoid the crowds at the Arizona Memorial.

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Pearl Harbor Remembered
If you want to see more of Oahu than just Pearl Harbor, the Pearl Harbor Remembered tour from E Noa Tours takes you on to sights like the Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor, Punchbowl Crater, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri. The tour moves you through historic downtown Honolulu and up to dramatic Punchbowl Crater, where you will see a strikingly beautiful setting that honors the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans.

E Noa Tours offers two pickup times from Waikiki. The first is between 6:00 ~ 6:20 AM from most Waikiki hotels (Tour 66A) and an additional pick up time between 9:10 ~ 9:30 AM (Tour 66B). Pick-up is free from most Waikiki Hotels.

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