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Pearl Harbor Tours: By Land Or By Air?

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If you’re planning a visit to Oahu, chances are you’ll be researching Pearl Harbor tours. Your choices: see Pearl Harbor on a self-guided tour and get there early, hire a tour company to show your group the historical sites of Pearl Harbor, or hop on an authentic World War II airplane and fly over Pearl Harbor for a unique experience.

Below we’ve highlighted some of the land, air and self-guided Pearl Harbor tours available to visitors.

Pearl Harbor By Air…
The Japanese success at Pearl Harbor was largely attributable to the routes used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours you can take around the world, but none of them may have as much meaning as seeing Pearl Harbor by air.

Pearl Harbor Tours

Pearl Harbor Warbirds
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.

Book your Pearl Harbor Tour Experience or skip the tour and fly an authentic World War II aircraft on the Ensign’s Warbird Experience.

Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor By Land..

Dreaming of visiting Pearl Harbor? Touring the Battleships of World War II is an exciting way to experience American history and explore one of Oahu’s most famous attractions.

Discover Hawaii Tours
Discover Hawaii Tours gives you the experience of witnessing historic and emotional footage from the attack at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Resting singular and solemn in Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial is a tribute to fallen heroes from a fateful day.

Explore famous wartime monuments, memorials, and museums throughout Pearl Harbor, including the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri, and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Complete your trip to Pearl Harbor with a comprehensive tour of these sites. All museum admissions are included with this tour, including a guided deck tour aboard the USS Missouri! Explore the famous battleship, which served in more than 50 years of war and conflicts and is the most celebrated war vessel in United States history.

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Pearl Harbor on a Self-Guided Tour…
The National Park Service gives out 1,300 free walk-in tickets daily, on a first come, first served basis. It is highly recommended that you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center early. Doors open at 7:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time. Advanced reservations are available daily through at 7:00 AM Hawaii Standard Time. Learn more at