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Best Pearl Harbor Guided Tours

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If you’re planning on visiting Pearl Harbor, you can either do a self guided tour or hire a tour guide to show you the sights.

In this post, we’ll suggest 5 of the best Pearl Harbor guided tours.

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Admiral’s Warbird Adventure
If you don’t want to just visit Pearl Harbor and read stuff, then you won’t find a more unique and historical experience than a guided tour with Pearl Harbor Warbirds. Why? Because you’ll see Pearl Harbor from the air in an authentic World War II aircraft – just as the Army and Navy airmen saw it.

The Admiral’s Warbird Adventure is the perfect way for you to relive 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.

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.

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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.

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Pearl Harbor Tour Combinations
Discover Hawaii Tours is the largest company that offers guided Pearl Harbor tours. They offer 10 different Pearl Harbor combination tours to allow visitors to design the experience they want most. From The Complete Pearl Harbor Experience, where you spend the whole day at the museums and memorials of Pearl Harbor, to an Oahu Circle Island tour – which starts the day at Pearl Harbor – Discover Hawaii has several combinations to suit tourists.

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What are the best guided Pearl Harbor tours to take, in your opinion? Let us know, and enjoy your visit.