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King Kamehameha Statue Tours

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King Kamehameha Statue
Planted firmly on the lawn of Aliiolani Hale, the State Supreme Court building, is the most visited of all the statues honoring King Kamehameha I in Hawaii. The 18-foot bronze icon with golden-colored detailing was erected in 1883 and depicts a spear-wielding and cloak-draped Kamehameha the Great, the first Hawaiian monarch and the ruler credited with uniting the Islands under single rule in 1810. 

Each year on a date near the June 11 state holiday commemorating King Kamehameha, community groups build massive flower lei garlands and drape them over the Honolulu statue using the ladder from a fire truck. The popular lei draping ceremony commemorates the King’s significance and kicks off week-long celebrations of colorful parades and festivals throughout the Islands.

The story of the statue’s procurement also undoubtedly adds to its allure: Constructed in Europe, the sculpture took several years to make, and, when finally finished and rounding the horn of South America, (the Panama Canal wasn’t completed until 1914) the ship carrying it wrecked near the Falkland Islands. Using insurance money, a second statue was quickly built and arrived in Honolulu without incident; this is the statue that stands here today. Meanwhile, Falkland fishermen were able to retrieve the sunken original and sold it to back to the then-U.S. territory, where the strikingly similar sculpture still stands not far from the king’s birthplace on Hawaii Island. Another Kamehameha figure, made from molds of the Honolulu version, is one of two statues representing the state of Hawaii in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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Honolulu’s King Kamehameha Statue sits in the center of Aliiolani Hale’s circular front lawn at 417 S. King Street in the downtown government district. Several TheBus public transit routes pass alongside the statue leaving from Waikiki, and visits to the statue are also included in many Honolulu-area tours. If you plan on watching lei draping commemorative ceremonies on or around June 11, be sure to arrive before the usual 5 p.m. start time to get the best vantage.
Address: 447 S King St, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96813, USA
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Pearl Harbor, Missouri, Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

Pearl Harbor, Missouri, Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

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Explore the sites of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu on this tour from Waikiki. YYou'll board the USS Missouri, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the rich history of WWII. Plus, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Honolulu to see attractions such as the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).
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  • 8 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

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Visit the battleship USS Missouri and explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor with this entrance ticket. Relive the infamous morning of December 7, 1941 as you browse the exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items. Watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's crewmen.
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  • 6 hours
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$169.00
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Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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The line to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor starts forming at the crack of dawn and, due to high demand, there are often more people in line than tickets available. However, you can skip the line and hassle by booking this private guided tour. After visiting the memorial, accompanied by your guide, your excursion continues with a tour of downtown Honolulu, visiting such attractions as Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$144.00
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Oahu Tour: Pearl Harbor, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

Oahu Tour: Pearl Harbor, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

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With its mix of historic sightseeing, local culture, and Hawaii's natural beauty, this Oahu Tour is perfect for travelers that want to see more of this island paradise in just one day. As you cruise the scenic North Shore of Oahu, you can enjoy must-see sights, like the USS Arizona Memorial, Dole Plantation, historic Haleiwa Town, and Sunset Beach Park. With a guide, easy transportation, and this tour is perfect for experiencing Oahu's top sights.
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  • 7 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial & City Tour

USS Arizona Memorial & City Tour

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The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of O'ahu's top attractions and draws large crowds of visitors daily. Instead of waiting in the ticket line for hours, join this private tour that takes you directly there before continuing on to other Honolulu landmarks, including the Hawaii State Capitol and Iolani Palace.
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  • 4 hours
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Pearl Harbor, Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

Pearl Harbor, Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

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See Honolulu’s top attractions on this tour which includes a drive through downtown Honolulu, Puchbowl Cemetry and a visit to Pearl Harbor. Board the Navy launch boats to view the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the harbor side displays and historic exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The downtown Honolulu tour, include a drive past Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha statue and Mission Houses Museum.
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Pearl Harbor Ultimate Passport

Pearl Harbor Ultimate Passport

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Passport to Pearl Harbor Tours includes a Visitor Center, admission to all activities such as USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and Park, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Turn back time as we explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor and relive the infamous Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. A visit to the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. • The most visited attraction on Oahu Island • Enjoy 8 Hour tour from Honolulu or Ko Olina • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention
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  • 8 hours
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$199.00
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Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

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Combine visits to downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the USS Arizona during a half-day tour departing from Waikiki or Kahala. In a climate-controlled tour vehicle, travel between the area's disbursed landmarks, spending time listening to your guide's informative commentary at each. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki and Kahala hotels provided.
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  • 5 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. All guests will enjoy fresh Kona Coffee, Hot Donuts, Premium Transportation, and the best Tour Guides in Hawaii! Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Hawaiian History Tour

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Hawaiian History Tour

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Avoid crowds and the long lines to enter one of O'ahu's most-visited landmarks. This small-group tour (maximum 15 people) takes you to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. While visiting the somber sites you will learn all about the events of that infamous day. On the way back, you'll stop at sites important to the history of Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
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ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Circle Island Tour

ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Circle Island Tour

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This is your tour! Exclusive, customizable and flexible. Perfect for first time visitors or anyone wanting to experience the island of Oahu with genuine Aloha and local authenticity. Your happiness and joy are of the utmost importance. So, get ready for an awesome and amazing day. Stop and get out to take memorable pictures of iconic statues and historical landmarks. Walk down mountain paths or hike up mountain trails to some of the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Swim at some of the most famous and beautiful sandy beaches in the world with the chance of seeing Hawaiian Sea Turtles or Monk Seals lounging. Or, simply relax with a nice cold beverage while soaking up the hot Hawaiian sunshine.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Private Circle Island Tour

Private Circle Island Tour

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This is a private and customized tour. If it’s not on the list then you can add it on if it’s legal lol.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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Historical Honolulu & Chinatown Segway Tour

Historical Honolulu & Chinatown Segway Tour

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Your two-wheeled tour guide to the History of Honolulu! After learning the basics of operating our fun-to-use Segways, follow our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides to explore the Historical Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu! After departing the Waikiki Segway office, enjoy panoramic ocean and beach views along the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon, Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park. Continuing on our way to Chinatown, we make our first rest stop at the Aloha Tower. Cruise along the vibrant and artistic streets of Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu as our guide shares some local history of the area. The tour continues to the Hawaii State Capitol Building, Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha Statue and the Hawaiian Mission Houses for plenty of amazing photo and learning opportunities!
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  • 3 hours 3 minutes
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Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

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Millions of people from all over the world visit Pearl Harbor, where World War II began for the US on the day “which will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941. This premium tour allows you to experience all the famous Pearl Harbor historic sites in a single day. We make this possible by purchasing for you a “Passport to Pearl Harbor” package in advance that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, the USS Bowfin submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum (so you don’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets individually). We also will provide you with exclusive private transportation to all attractions on Ford Island (so you don’t have to wait for the next available bus to take you there).
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  • 9 hours
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Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

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 Visit Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Arrive at the USS Arizona Memorial by boat and see the final resting place for 1,177 servicemen who lost their lives on December 7th 1941. The tour includes a sightseeing trip to Downtown Honolulu to view historic sights like Iolani Palace, once home to Hawaii’s royalty, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Don’t worry about getting from place to place, and soak up the history on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Calling all WWII history fans! Pearl Harbor Tours’ most comprehensive day tour of the Park allows you to experience and explore! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great battleship. On the first day of the war, it suffered catastrophic damage, becoming a tomb for many. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
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Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

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Explore secret spots and local beaches around Waikiki during a 2-hour guided tour that includes ocean views from Diamond Head. Hear interesting facts about Hawaiian history and Oahu culture, with stops at the Hawaii Film Studio, Kapiolani Park, Ala Moana Beach and more. You’ll get a feel for what it’s like to live, eat and shop like a local. Numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure a small-group experience. 
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  • 2 hours
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Private Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

Private Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

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Explore Honolulu on a half-day bike tour that provides an insider's look at the vibrant city's history, beaches, and sights. See street art in Kaka'ako park, taste fresh Hawaiian fruits in Chinatown, go up the Aloha Tower for the views, and discover the monuments around the Hawaii State Capitol, including the royal Iolani Palace. Your informative guide provides a bike and helmet, fascinating commentary throughout the leisurely tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$109.00
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Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.00
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Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury Tour

Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury Tour

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Experience the best of Oahu on this customizable private tour. Build an itinerary from over 30 possible activities and attractions. Visit surf beaches, pineapple fields, and macadamia farms. Watch whales or giant sea turtles in their natural habitats, and stop by local food trucks for fresh shrimp or colorful poke bowls. Capture the moment by purchasing a souvenir video with drone footage when your tour concludes.
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  • 6 hours
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$507.05
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Private Custom Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 5 Hours

Private Custom Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 5 Hours

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Don't miss Hawaii's #1 attraction at your own convenience! This private tour will provide full Pearl Harbor experience at the Arizona Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument with reserved ticket plus historical sites including visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery and Downtown Honolulu. Our professional driver guide will escort you to places of your interest at your own pace. • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver ensuring personal service • Informative, friendly and professional guide trained to the highest standard • Round-trip transportation from your location of choice • Skip the line to the USS Arizona Memorial • Price is all inclusive per vehicle for the duration of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
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$1,056.97
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Premium Pearl Harbor Tour with Lunch

Premium Pearl Harbor Tour with Lunch

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Explore Pearl Harbor and see Honolulu’s historic attractions on this all-day luxury excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, hop aboard a Grech shuttle and visit sites like the USS Missouri, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and Punchbowl National Cemetery. Admire sites like the state capitol and ‘Iolani Palace while cruising through Honolulu, and enjoy complimentary banana bread and a delicious lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$155.87
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