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Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City

Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City

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Kahului, United States
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icon14 hours  (approx.)
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On this unforgettable Pearl Harbor day trip from Maui, journey back to December 7, 1941, when the United States was tragically thrust into fighting in World War II. Stroll the decks of the USS Missouri where the surrender agreement was signed. Coupled with a tour of downtown Honolulu, this day trip from Maui to Pearl Harbor is great for visitors of all ages with an interest in America’s history.
  • Full-day trip to Oahu's Pearl Harbor and Honolulu from Maui
  • Guided tour of the USS Missouri
  • Scenic drive through historic downtown Honolulu attractions
  • Kawaiahao Church, Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha statue
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Diamond Head Crater (if time permits)
  • Nu'unanu Rainforest and Pali Lookout
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Roundtrip flight from Maui to Oahu
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Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
Interisland R/T airfare (overage charges may apply)
Lunch
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission Fees
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Airfare flight overage charges
  • Kahului Airport , 1 Keolani Pl, Kahului, HI 96732, USA

    Please meet at the airport at 6:00 AM for your interisland flight on Hawaiian Airlines and promptly check at the Hawaiian Airlines Ticket Counter or Self-Service Kiosk. Make sure to check in for all flights (round trip) and then proceed to the designated gate for departure.

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport , 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

    Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, the pickup location is at the BUS LOADING ZONE at the end of the Baggage Claim Terminal from 8-8:15 AM. (Proceed outside of the baggage claim terminal and to the right).

  • 6:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    This day trip from Maui to Pearl Harbor is easily one of the most moving and dramatic days you can spend in Hawaii. After the 30-minute flight from Maui to Oahu, tour the historic grounds of Pearl Harbor where Japanese bombers emptied their payloads on America’s Pacific fleet. Walk the decks of the USS Missouri where the Japanese armistice was signed. Peer over the side of the ship, and it’s still possible to see the dents from kamikaze bombers. This historic battleship was in active service until after Desert Storm, and dramatic details of its military service are told on the guided tour.

    After the guided tour of Pearl Harbor, the tour continues with a historic journey through downtown Honolulu. Highlights include:
    •    Iolani Palace—the only royal palace on American soil
    •    The Mission House Museum
    •    Kawaihao Church
    •    The famous statue of King Kamehameha
    •    Waikiki Beach
    •    Honolulu Hale
    •    Punchbowl Crater
    •    Nu’uanu Rainforest and Pali Lookout
    •    Diamond Head Crater (if time permits)

    Before returning to the Honolulu airport for the return flight to Maui, you’ll take a moment to remember the fallen at the Punchbowl National Cemetery. This also includes a short stop at the dramatic Courts of the Missing.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    King Kamehameha Statue
    A warrior, diplomat and leader, King Kamehameha 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.
    Pass By:  
    Iolani Palace
    Former royal residence of Hawaii's rulers. A national landmark with beautiful architectural details.
    Pass By:  
    Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
    The historical site of restored homes & workplaces of 19th-century Christian missionaries.
    Pass By:  
    Kawaiahaʻo Church
    National Historic Landmark known as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific.
    Pass By:  
    National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
    Somber drive through a National cemetery housed in a dormant volcanic crater where WWII veterans are laid to rest.
    Stop At:  
    Battleship Missouri Memorial
    Explore on your own, the last battleship commissioned by the United States which is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan, which ended World War II.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    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. You will be given a ticket with a specific time to take the Navy boat launch tour out to the Arizona Memorial on your own.
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center
    Active military base with wayside exhibits and memorials. A clear view of the Arizona Memorial can be seen from the shore. Bookstore offering gifts and historic memorabilia.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
    • 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.
    • PEARL HARBOR NO BAG POLICY: The US Department of the Interior has declared a “no bags” policy at Pearl Harbor. Passengers may not carry any concealing items including purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc. Small cameras are permitted but must not be in a bag. No items are allowed to be left on your tour vehicle. When going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, guests are required to carry government issued photo identification and NO BAGS are allowed on the vehicle. 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. Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a fee per bag. It is recommended to bring on tour only vital items like your identification and wallet as long as these items fit in your pockets.
    • This tour does not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day and December 7th.
    • On occasion and due to external factors outside of our control (including inclement weather, closure of the Memorial by the National Park Service and/or shortages of boat launch tickets), there is the possibility of not being able to visit the Arizona Memorial during your visit. You will still be able to visit the many exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and view the Arizona Memorial from the shoreline.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted. Strollers are not permitted in the theater or shuttle boats
    • You will be given a ticket with a specific time to take the Navy boat launch tour out to the Arizona Memorial to explore on your own.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Due to the indoor mask mandate enforced at Pearl Harbor, all guests must bring and wear a mask. Eating or drinking is not allowed on the coach.
    • 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.
      Q:
      What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City?
      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
      See all safety measures taken by Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City.
      Q:
      What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City?
      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 Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City.
      Q:
      What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City?
      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      See all safety measures taken by Day Trip From Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City.

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      • "This makes for a long morning if you have to travel to get to the airport in the first place." See review

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      star-5
      Absolutely amazing and...
      Tammie_H
      , Apr 2022
      Absolutely amazing and beautiful. It makes a difference when you have a fun and hilarious tour guide. Ernie. Hands down the best.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Wonderful trip to Oahu.
      Patricia_W
      , Mar 2020
      We had a wonderful time. Booking the trip was easy. Everyone involved were great. We arrived at the airport and were greeted by George, who explained the whole process, gave us our tickets and took us were we needed to go to catch our flight. When we arrived on Oahu we were met by a young lady who took us to our bus and we were on our way. Ty was our driver and we couldn’t have had a better one. He greeted everyone, remembered our names (quite impressive) and did an excellent job during the tour. Explained where we were, gave a history of what we were seeing and how the day would go when we were off the bus. We couldn’t be happier. Everyone was very professional and friendly. We had a great time because of how great they were. Thank you to everyone for making it a wonderful day!
      2 travelers found this review helpful
      star-3
      Could’ve used better time management on the tour.
      larringd
      , Dec 2019
      For the money, we were a little disappointed. Spent a lot of time sitting and listening to history, a lot of it was not Hawaiian history. Could’ve seen more of the island if the time was better managed.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Awesome tour. Great information. Tommy was fabulous!!
      Dawn L
      , Jun 2019
      Awesome tour. Great information. Tommy was fabulous!! Loved Pearl Harbor. It was very educational. I would recommend to everyone.
      star-2
      Tried to Recover
      Daniel_H
      , Apr 2019
      Let me start by saying Viator owns a bit of this one. The description and confirm states hotel pick up. To find out that when we got there that is not the case and a car was over $200 to the airport. Goes down hill from there because the Arizona is still closed a fact not disclosed on the site or on the confirmation call. Next our tour guide called out sick on Oahu and we were merged with a 1/2 day on island giant bus tour with lots of wasted down time. Normally Viator is great but this one is a skip and a big miss. Only redeeming factors are Pearl Harbor was worth it either way and our tour guide Keow wow (spelling?) really worked hard to keep everyone smiling.
      2 travelers found this review helpful
      star-5
      Our guide, Garfield, was amazing! His knowledge of his tour is beyond great...
      Kevin_W
      , Nov 2018
      Fantastic and highly recommend you request Gar. Everything went as planned, stayed right on schedule. Made us interact with him and the others. One of the best tours we have been on in years. Was very skeptical but that was all squelched as soon as we met him at the airport. Only thing I could recommend would be for the tour company to stock their coaches with water.
      star-4
      Great sites to see
      Megan_M
      , Nov 2018
      One thing you should know prior to this trip is that they ask you to meet very early at the airport, but the flight does not leave for an additional 2 hours. This makes for a long morning if you have to travel to get to the airport in the first place. The tour itself is great. You also do not have any stops for food or planned lunch breaks. From arrival at 6:15am, we didn't get to Waikiki where we could eat until 3pm.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-5
      Good Visit.
      Daniel P
      , Sep 2018
      Good visit to Pearl Harbor and the Missouri. Driver was on time and very knowledgeable. Also enjoyed visit to Waikiki Beach. Flights were scheduled with plenty of time and we were met at airports by agents exactly as described. Would certainly recommend this day trip to Honolulu if visiting Maui.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-4
      Good trip!
      Michael_T
      , Jul 2018
      Saw pretty much everything we wanted to see! Tommy was great guide and nice guy. Small group so didn’t have to wait on others!
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      star-4
      We saw the sites we wanted, had a nice...
      Bradley P
      , Apr 2018
      We saw the sites we wanted, had a nice lunch and our guide was informative.
      star-5
      Tour guide was exceptional!! We were...
      Mirna M
      , Mar 2018
      Tour guide was exceptional!! We were extremely fortunate to spend the day with Ernie!
      star-5
      Our tour guide, Kaleo, was great...
      Lyndon H
      , Sep 2017
      Our tour guide, Kaleo, was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Highly recommend! The tour of Pearl Harbor was even more moving than I even imagined. It was absolutely amazing and incredibly moving. Do not miss this tour.
      star-3
      We had a great guide.,,, I was just...
      Lisa S
      , Sep 2017
      We had a great guide.,,, I was just unhappy with the rushed pace... there was no time to eat or get to the gift shops. We saw the Arizona Memorial and the Missouri. Nothing else. I would have loved to get into some of the museums and onto the submarine, the Bowfish. We did a downtown tour, which wasn't necessary. I would have preferred to focus on Pearl Harbor. The day just felt like we were rushing from one thing to another without really getting to see or enjoy anything. Our tour guide, Tommy, was great and full of knowledge. I wasn't disappointed with him, I was disappointed with the tour itself. More time is needed in Pearl Harbor to see everything it has to offer. It was too rushed for only having the opportunity to see two memorials. Too much was squeezed into this tour, which made it impossible to enjoy any of the stops. Less would have been best. I would have happily forgone the town trip. Not knowing Pearl Harbor, I trusted that when they said we could do both, there would be plenty of time. There is not time to do both and be able to enjoy everything.
      star-4
      Our tour guide did a nice job of...
      David H
      , Aug 2017
      Our tour guide did a nice job of giving us information on the island of Oahu. It was a long day though!
      star-5
      This was a fantastic tour. It was...
      Betsy W
      , Aug 2017
      This was a fantastic tour. It was smooth as silk and hassle free. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Our tour guide, Ed, was wonderful. His knowledge of the area and the people was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour.
      star-5
      Great trip. Know that you will...
      Davis
      , Aug 2017
      Great trip. Know that you will spend time in Waikiki along with the Pearl Harbor portion. Wish we had had more than an hour for the USS Missouri, as we didn't get to everything. Waikiki was interesting and we had signed up knowing this was a part of it, but it's just a mass of humanity. We would have been fine just doing the Missouri and Arizona. Also, they met us at airport before we left and were in baggage when we landed so truly great customer service.
      star-5
      Best day ever! So well planned out...
      Chantelle W
      , Jul 2017
      Best day ever! So well planned out and fun. The 3 of us had a blast! We saw so much in just one day. Plenty of time at each destination. Great tour guide. It was a long day but so very worth it. Would highly reccommend.
      star-5
      Fantastic Tour. We had a great day...
      Howard M
      , Jun 2017
      Fantastic Tour. We had a great day, though it was hot when we happened to be there and bottled water was key. We were fortunate to arrive when they were beginning the celebration of King Kamehameha Day and started to drape flowers all over his statue. The guide was very informative and really helped give perspective to the locations we visited. He was really helpful. It is a lot to pack into one day, but it is truly worth it. Lunch options are in a few places, just depending on how much time you spend at the various stops. We ended up having ramen noodles when we stopped in Waikiki. The trip to Pearl Harbor is hard to understate. I hope to get my kids to take this one next time we are in Maui.
      star-5
      Tour guide was magnificent. Kept us...
      Michael_L
      , May 2017
      Tour guide was magnificent. Kept us involved and entertained. Quite informative, providing insight beyond the norm.
      star-1
      our tour guide "Captain Ron" was...
      Theresa B
      , May 2017
      our tour guide "Captain Ron" was horrible. The tour on Oahu was very rushed, he told us we had no time to do anything other than see the movie and go to the memorial. It began raining when we went to pick up our bags, he dropped us off, left us in the rain. Learned more about his health than Hawaii.

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