Two waves of fatal attacks pummeled the shores of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 forever changing the lives of millions of people. For the soldiers who perished, the families who grieved their losses and the millions of others who were crushed by the tragic events, life seemed to take a turn for the worst.
Today the site of Pearl Harbor is toured by thousands
paying tribute to those who died fighting for freedom.
One of the most significant and important things to do
in Honolulu for many are Oahu Pearl Harbor tours. Pearl Harbor tours offer a deeper
look into the calamitous events directly from the shoreline
where many lives were taken. During these Hawaii tours
Pearl Harbor visitors are afforded a chance to relive
the sobering moments through a live narration and guided
Oahu Pearl Harbor tours come in a large spectrum of choices. Some visitors opt to only tour Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, while others select additional sites such as the Punchbowl Memorial, the nearby burial grounds where many Pearl Harbor casualties have been laid to rest. Most Pearl Harbor tours operate on a similar basis. Guides collect visitors from their Honolulu hotels or Waikiki Beach hotels and provide a detailed account of historical facts about the attack throughout the excursion.
During Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor visitors will view an emotionally moving film that presents actual footage of the attack. Once the film is over Oahu Pearl Harbor tours take the group aboard the official Navy craft to the Arizona Memorial. During this part of the Pearl Harbor tour Hawaii visitors can explore the Shrine Room and pay respects to the almost 1,200 men that rest on the sunken battleship. Next on Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor guests can explore the captivating USS Arizona Memorial Museum which includes Oahu attractions of historical exhibits and an assortment of memorabilia. Oahu tours to Pearl Harbor last around four hours including round trip transportation and plenty of time is allowed to tour the site thoroughly.
With a Pearl Harbor tour Hawaii attractions can be added on to create a full day of sightseeing. During Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor can be paired with numerous other options like a tour of Honolulu City. After touring Pearl Harbor an extensive guided tour through the downtown area follows and commonly stops at the Iolani Palace, colorful Chinatown, the Kamehameha Statue and the State Capital lasting five hours.
Another added option to Oahu Pearl Harbor tours is a visit to island attractions like the Dole Plantation, the Windward Coast, the Nu'uanu Pali and Makapu'u Lookouts and the North Shore. These extensive tours also visit Hanauma Bay and Kahala. On this type of Pearl Harbor tour Hawaii routes include a circuit that travels along the south and east coast to the tip of the North Shore and return via the central highway. Tour rates are very affordable and sometimes offer a meal in the price.
Visitors on Hawaii holidays have a wealth of other options to choose from with Pearl Harbor tours. It's best to choose a tour that covers only a few sites, where more time is allowed to explore, when hoping to delve into attractions in more depth. On Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor can be paired with only a North Shore tour where Oahu beaches, pineapple plantations and charming Oahu villages are on the roster. Another of the opportunities for Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor guides offer are excursions to the best of Oahu's waterfalls, volcanic craters, beaches and tropical rainforests after a visit to the memorial. These Oahu nature tours highlight the best of Oahu's stunning geographical landscape and natural focal points.
During Hawaii tours Pearl Harbor is explored completely and allows visitors to gain comprehensive knowledge about all the aspects of the attack. The advantage of touring the site with a guide lies in the depth of the experience. The narration helps in the full understanding of events and a broad range of information about each vessel. With the choice in a Pearl Harbor tour Hawaii guides offer a chance to pair trips with many other fantastic island attractions for a convenient and fulfilling Oahu vacation.