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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

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Kalaoa, United States
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iconOffered in: English


On this day trip from the Big Island to Oahu and Pearl Harbor, experience the site of the Japanese attack that shook an entire nation, and stand in the spot on the USS 'Missouri' where the Japanese eventually surrendered. You’ll later experience historic sites in downtown Honolulu, from the gorgeous Westminster Abbey of the Pacific to America’s only royal palace. This moving Pearl Harbor tour from Kona concludes with a visit to Punchbowl Cemetery before heading back to the Big Island that night.
  • Full-day Oahu trip to Pearl Harbor Honolulu from the Big Island
  • Ride in a Navy launch across Pearl Harbor Honolulu to the Arizona Memorial
  • Guided tour of the USS Missouri
  • Scenic drive through historic downtown Honolulu attractions
  • Kawaiahao Church, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha statue
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Professionally narrated trip to Honolulu
  • Roundtrip flights from the Big Island

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes a ride in a Navy launch across Pearl Harbor and round-trip transport from the Big Island.
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Departure Point

73-200 Kupipi St, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA

We meet customer's at the Kona Airport at the Hawaiian Airlines check-in. Please look for our Airport Dispatcher.

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This all day Pearl Harbor tour from Kona departs from Kona airport, before making the short, 30-minute flight to Honolulu International Airport. 

From here you’ll transfer to nearby Pearl Harbor, site of the 1941 attack that suddenly put the US at war. You’ll visit the somber Arizona Memorial by crossing Pearl Harbor in a launch boat, and see the spot where thousands of sailors still rest in a watery grave. You’ll walk the decks of the USS Missouri, which in 1945 was the spot where the Japanese officially surrendered to the Allies, and gain a strong sense of history at this storied and infamous spot. 

The history continues on a tour of Honolulu, where you’ll visit exquisite Kawaihao Church — or 'Westminster Abbey of the Pacific' — and see Iolani Palace where Queen Liliuokalani was illegally overthrown. Visit the statue of King Kamehameha as well as Honolulu Hale, and finish your Pearl Harbor tour from the Big Island at Punchbowl National Cemetery, which along with the neighboring Courts of the Missing remembers the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while fight in World War II.
Stop At:  
USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and commemorates the events of that day.
Duration: 47 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Battleship Missouri Memorial
The USS Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan, which ended World War II. Guided Tour - 35 Minutes Explore on your own - 30 Minutes
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
This memorial honors those men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and those who have given their lives in doing so.
Pass By:  
Kawaiahao Church
The church was known as the "Westminster Abbey of the Pacific," Kawaiahao Church was the first Christian Church built on Oahu. Dedicated on July 21, 1842, “The Great Stone Church” is made of 14,000 coral slabs from ocean reefs that were hauled from the sea by native laborers and missionaries.
Pass By:  
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
This historical museum of restored homes & workplaces of 19th-century Christian missionaries.
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Iolani Palace
The ʻIolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning with Kamehameha III under the Kamehameha Dynasty and ending with Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Stop At:  
King Kamehameha Statue
A warrior, diplomat and leader, King Kamehameha I united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810 after years of conflict. The Kamehameha statue honors the monarch who founded the kingdom of Hawaii.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waikiki Beach
A vibrant neighborhood known for its popular surf beach. Designer fashion stores line Kalakaua Avenue and nearby streets.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Once reservation is made, tour is Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable.
  • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted
  • NO LIQUIDS OR GELS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED IN CARRY-ON BAGGAGE. ITEMS MUST BE IN CHECKED BAGGAGE - This includes all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair gel, and other items of similar consistency. Such items may be transported in checked baggage.
  • Passengers may have - Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling. Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger's ticket. Insulin and essential other non-prescription medicines.
  • Beverages purchased in the sterile area must be consumed before boarding because they will not be permitted onboard the aircraft.
  • The name you enter at the time of booking must be exactly as appears on your photo I.D. Interisland Air Carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown on valid government-issued I.D. does not match the name on their voucher. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement. Air Carriers proven to be non-compliant are subject to severe penalties; thus there is no flexibility with this policy.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • FORD ISLAND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS We have been informed that when going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, your guests are required to carry government issued photo identification. Ford Island is an active military base and guests may be asked by security personnel at any time for their identification to ensure a safe environment for all.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island.

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    81 Reviews

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    Don't Do It
    , May 2019
    This trip cost over $1000 for two people. To start off, the night before the trip, we received call telling us to be at the airport at 5:30am instead of 6am. Our plane from Kona didn't leave until 7:15... called the tour folks and they didn't know why we were told that. Arrived in Oahu and were met by a young girl and didn't have much info other than the bus was little behind due to traffic. The first bus arrived 45 mins later and we were told it was not our bus and the other couples got on this bus. Another 30 mins later, another bus arrived but we then find out it is not our bus and the first bus that came was our bus! They were nice enough to take us to our destination to meet up with our group but by that time we had missed a majority of tour of Pearl Harbor. We did get to to tour the Missouri ship but we were pretty upset by then. Called the tour number and they were most unhelpful. Then we had the tour of Honolulu which was just okay and then dropped off at 2:00 PM by the mall until 5:00pm. Bus came back, almost died 3 times (had to pull over so the bus could "rest") and made it to the airport by 6, and of course our plane did not leave till 8:30pm. The company's response was to offer another tour on the island we are staying but by that time we did not trust we would get a good tour. So, still upset that this tour that was a focal point of our long awaited vacation was such a disappointment.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    It was pricey but well worth the...
    Kathleen P
    , Aug 2018
    It was pricey but well worth the inter-island transfer. We were coming from Kona to Honolulu then got picked up at the airport. My only gripe was the confusion and miscommunication during departure at Kona airport. We were told that a representative from the company will meet us at Kona airport to give us our boarding passes the day before we confirmed the tour. However, there was no one at the airport and the company didn't tell us that it was self serve and we will print our own boarding passes at the kiosk during check in. We almost missed our flight. Luckily, we got a phone call from a young woman at the Honolulu side confirming our arrival time with us, then she quickly advised to check in and print our boarding passes. Almost missed the boarding time by 5 minutes! Otherwise, the tour and everything at Honolulu was great and the flight back home. Our driver and tour guide was a nice lady sorry forgot her name and got us at the airport on time for our flight back to Kona.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Once again, Viator did not...
    Jackie D
    , Mar 2018
    Once again, Viator did not disappoint! This was an amazing guided tour. Our tour driver, Ernie, was incredibly knowledgeable, very witty with his homemade jokes, and provided a wealth of information about the Island. We were picked up at the airport and traveled in an air conditioned small bus. Ernie had a vast wealth of knowledge about Hawaii, her people, the memorial, different buildings, places and things. He is a native and knows many people so he was able to get us front and center of every spot we visited including a fabulous lunch at Duke's overlooking Waikiki Beach. It was, truly, a moving history lesson peppered with humor, facts and historic events. Visiting Pearl Harbor has long been on my list of places to visit and this tour went above and beyond my expectations.
    The trip was fantastic and Ernie was...
    , Mar 2018
    The trip was fantastic and Ernie was a great tour guide!! The only issue we had was not receiving detailed instructions on how to join the tour group - nobody met us at the airport gate. We called the 800 number and then we found our group.
    Loved the tour and I learnt so much...
    , Feb 2018
    Loved the tour and I learnt so much about the history of Pearl Harbour. The Missouri was also a highlight. I recommend this day trip to any visitor to Hawaii
    I was humbled and delighted by this...
    Joanne O
    , Jan 2018
    I was humbled and delighted by this tour. Information on the tour was a little sketchy so I was very pleased that I was easily checked in at Kona Airport after driving from Hilo. The Polynesian Adventure representative had my name and directed me to the bus that took us to Pearl Harbor. Kanolel, our guide, was both knowledgeable and charming. He knew that if he got us started at Pearl Harbor, the site would take care of itself. I wished our visit to the site could have been longer allowing time to tour the submarine but the museums were so engrossing that there wasn't time. I would have traded the Honolulu site seeing for that in a heartbeat. The trip to Ford Island and the Mighty MO was an unexpected pleasure. I had never bee n on a military ship at all, no less one so famous. To stand where the surrender document was signed and hear the respective stories of both that and the Zero pilot's burial made me feel proud of our leaders of the time. The contributions of political, military and bad luck in the events of that day have many parallels to our current day situation with North Korea. Those who do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it..
    This was an amazing tour! The driver...
    Berenice P
    , Jan 2018
    This was an amazing tour! The driver was very nice and full of information that really made this a memorable trip. Would totally recommend it to everyone.
    Jay was our guide and he was...
    Kathryn K
    , Oct 2017
    Jay was our guide and he was awesome. A wealth of knowledge. The day trip is a great way to experience Pearl Harbor and some local historical sites as well as Waikiki beach. Unfortunately the day we toured Pearl Harbor the winds were too strong to be tendered out to the Arizona. The downside of the trip was that we had to wait in the morning over an hour at the Honolulu airport for additional tourists in our group to arrive and then at the end of the day our flight leaving Honolulu was an hour and a half after others in our group.
    Amazing driver, great history lesson...
    Linda S
    , Aug 2017
    Amazing driver, great history lesson at Pearl Harbor.The driver was very safe and was knowledgeable about the area.
    This was a great tour. Tour guide...
    , May 2017
    This was a great tour. Tour guide Ernie was very knowledgeable but would have liked more time at Pearl Harbor and the Missouri and less time in Waikiki.

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