Day Trip From Lihue To Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City - Kauai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    05:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Lihue Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
    2: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive tour. Hop on an inter-island flight from Lihue, Kauai to Honolulu on Oahu for a once-in-a-lifetime tour. Walk in the footsteps of Americas courageous heroes, from the site of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to the site of the signing of the surrender aboard the USS Battleship Missouri. View the Arizona Memorial, the resting place of more than 1,000 sailors who perished in the 1941 attacks. The National Park Service is temporarily limiting the number of visitors to the Arizona Memorial due to dock stability concerns; therefore tickets are not guaranteed to boat the Navy launch boats out to the memorial. At the Visitor Center, browse harbor side exhibits and historic displays on your own. Airfare and roundtrip transportation from the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is included.

Know More about this tour

This historic Oahu Day Trip from Kauai will take you on a patriotic journey from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the armistice on the USS Missouri. You will board the Navy launch for a trip into history across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. Explore the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy, which served from World War II through to Desert Storm. The Missouri was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies.

Your historic journey will continue with historic attractions of downtown Honolulu including Kawaiahao Church, Iolani Palace - the only royal palace on American soil, State Library and Archives, the famous statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum. Before you return to Kauai you will experience the serenity of Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing.

Tour Highlights:

  • Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor
  • Guided tour through USS Missouri
  • Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing (drive through)
  • Kawaihao Church, State Library, City Hall, Mission Houses (drive through)
  • Iolani Palace and Kamehameha Statue
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Diamond Head Crater (drive through if time permits)
  • Nu'unanu Rainforest and Pali Lookout

Inclusions

Interisland R/T airfare (overage charges may apply)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Tour narration by a professional driver/guide

Lunch

Admission to Missouri

Entry/Admission - Battleship Missouri Memorial

Entry/Admission - Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop off

Airfare flight overage charges

National Park is temporarily limiting visitors to the Arizona Memorial. Tickets are not guaranteed.

Additional Info

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.

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.

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.

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

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have elevated our existing cleaning regimen and developed the POLYAD CLEAN RIDE Program which has enhanced procedures and protocols for cleaning and disinfecting our fleet to the standards recommended by the CDC using EPA-approved products.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2019

    On the plus side, the guide, Ernie, was good, the weather was perfect, and Duke's Waikiki had great view and food. On the negative side, the Arizona memorial can't be stepped on right now because of structural issues with landing site, so you go out and come back on the boat without setting foot on the memorial itself. Also , the punch bowl won't allow tourists off the bus, so again you drive into and out of the cemetary without getting off the bus.

  • 10-Oct-2018

    Some exhibits were not available. Very disappointed in Polynesian Adventures - spoke several times but no one showed at airport!!!

  • 09-Oct-2018

    Some exhibits were not available. Very disappointed in Polynesian Adventures - spoke several times but no one showed at airport!!!

  • 19-Feb-2018

    Pearl Harbor trip was a great experience, was a very moving experience. We took our 8 year old grandsons. They also had a great time.

  • 19-Feb-2018

    Pearl Harbor trip was a great experience, was a very moving experience. We took our 8 year old grandsons. They also had a great time.

  • 18-Sep-2017

    After a great deal of miscommunication the trip was fantastic. We were told to meet the rep at the airport at 6 am for our flight to Oahu. Another group of 4 arrived shortly before 7 am as that is the time they were told. By 7:20 no rep had arrived and I called Polynesian to find out where the rep was. We were told to just get our tickets and get on the plane and someone would meet us in Oahu. We got the tickets and went to the gate. Flight wasn't leaving until 8:30 am. At about 7:45 I received a call asking where I was and I informed the rep that I was at the gate. She informed me that one party from each group must come back out as she had something that we needed for our trip. Two of us left and met her and got stickers that we needed to wear to identify us. Now we had to go back through security. This might not have been a real big deal except it was 9/11 and security was very tight and slow. Our bus driver in Oahu was somewhat knowledgeable but very frustrating as he would start talking about one thing and then switch gears in mid sentence to another subject. When we arrived at the various sites he gave us multitudes of directions at warp speed leaving us a bit confused. All in all the whole experience was fabulous!

  • 18-Sep-2017

    After a great deal of miscommunication the trip was fantastic. We were told to meet the rep at the airport at 6 am for our flight to Oahu. Another group of 4 arrived shortly before 7 am as that is the time they were told. By 7:20 no rep had arrived and I called Polynesian to find out where the rep was. We were told to just get our tickets and get on the plane and someone would meet us in Oahu. We got the tickets and went to the gate. Flight wasn't leaving until 8:30 am. At about 7:45 I received a call asking where I was and I informed the rep that I was at the gate. She informed me that one party from each group must come back out as she had something that we needed for our trip. Two of us left and met her and got stickers that we needed to wear to identify us. Now we had to go back through security. This might not have been a real big deal except it was 9/11 and security was very tight and slow. Our bus driver in Oahu was somewhat knowledgeable but very frustrating as he would start talking about one thing and then switch gears in mid sentence to another subject. When we arrived at the various sites he gave us multitudes of directions at warp speed leaving us a bit confused. All in all the whole experience was fabulous!

  • 03-Jul-2016

    It would have been better for longer time at Pearl Harbor and less time shopping. Guide wasn't very organized and didn't stay with us.

  • 03-Jul-2016

    It would have been better for longer time at Pearl Harbor and less time shopping. Guide wasn't very organized and didn't stay with us.

  • 01-Feb-2016

    Our day trip to Oahu was very good for the most part. The rich history of this island is mind boggling. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. For anyone who wants to partake in this tour I have a few suggestions:
    1. We were told that because regulations had changed at the Luhue airport, our guide was not able to come inside to find us. This put us behind on what was already a very rigid schedule.
    2. Be very prompt when meeting your guide at the end of each stop. Our tour guide Ernie, chose to berate those who set our aforementioned schedule behind. Very unpleasant!
    3. You are permitted a camera, phone, or wallet onto the military bases. You are not permitted to take purses or backpacks. You are also not permitted to keep these items on the bus so you will be asked to check them in before your tour of Pearl Harbor/Ford Island. Be sure to keep these items checked in when leaving for the Missouri and Arizona Memorial. Six of the members of our tour were not clear about this detail and upon returning to the bus with purse/backpack were publicly humiliated by Ernie. This put quite a damper on the remainder of the day!
    4. Our tour began at 7:30 am with lunch scheduled at 2 pm. We ate lunch at 3 pm. This could be problematic for those who are diabetic or have other health related issues.

    On the whole, this tour was good.
    Aloha

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