Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island - Honolulu

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Overview

This all-encompassing tour lead by a guide whose knowledge and love of the island will leave you wishing you had time for more!  It’s a great value, including any required admission fees, and we’ll make sure you get lunch!

Stops and drive-by sites on the Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island may include:

  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Wheeler Army Airfield/Schofield Barracks
  • Historic Dole Plantation
  • North Shore Surfing Beaches and KoÊ»olauloa Coast
  • Hukilau Marketplace Complimentary Lunch Buffet with Time for Exploration
  • Nu’uanu Pali Lookout
  • Oahu’s Eastern Shoreline Waimanalo, Makapu’u, Sandy Beach
  • Halona Blowhole and Lookout
  • Hanauma Bay Lookout (Closed every Tuesday)
  • Kahala and Diamond Head Slopes
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Highlights

  • This all-encompassing tour lead by a guide whose knowledge and love of the island will leave you wishing you had time for more!  It’s a great value, including any required admission fees, and we’ll make sure you get lunch!
  • Stops and drive-by sites on the Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island may include:
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Wheeler Army Airfield/Schofield Barracks
  • Historic Dole Plantation
  • North Shore Surfing Beaches and KoÊ»olauloa Coast
  • Hukilau Marketplace Complimentary Lunch Buffet with Time for Exploration
  • Nu’uanu Pali Lookout
  • Oahu’s Eastern Shoreline Waimanalo, Makapu’u, Sandy Beach
  • Halona Blowhole and Lookout
  • Hanauma Bay Lookout (Closed every Tuesday)
  • Kahala and Diamond Head Slopes
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Begin at sunrise as you head out to re-live a striking historical moment in time at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument and USS Arizona Memorial.  In this quietly moving place, you experience the history, tragedy, and heroism of the attack that propelled the U.S. into World War II.   Take a boat ride out to the 184’ USS Arizona Memorial structure that actually spans the mid-portion of the battleship itself as it rests on the harbor floor.

The day’s journey begins in earnest.  After passing through the center of Oʻahu and alongside Wheeler Airfield, one of the first targeted objectives of the Japanese naval attack, you head toward the North Shore.  The famous Dole Plantation provides a refreshing stop.  Feed the koi fish in the plantation fish pond or grab a sweet frozen pineapple DoleWhip® .

Catch the laid-back local rhythm of the North Shore as you pass through the small towns with just the right mix of surfing culture and country island-style. Sunset Beach. Banzai Pipeline.  Waimea Bay.  The shoreline’s famous names come to life as your guide shares fascinating local facts and tales.

Time to stretch your legs and discover where old Laʻie comes to life!  The Hukilau Marketplace is a vintage throwback to 1950’s Hawaii where nostalgic foods, handmade goods and friendly locals give you a taste of the North Shore’s good ol’days.  Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH BUFFET on us at the Hale Aloha OR wander the Marketplace and make your own choices amongst the varied island delights.

Turning towards the majestic power of the island’s lush and rugged mountain range, you rise up to the final battlefield where King Kamehameha fought to unify the Hawaiian Islands.   Standing high on the windswept Nuʻuanu Pali cliffs, you can feel its wild and tragic history, an ancient parallel to the morning’s Pearl Harbor stories of bravery in the face of conflict. 

Waimanalo. Sherwood Forest. Makapuʻu. Sandy Beach.  These are the bodysurfing playgrounds that draw locals from all around the island.Beware. It is not as easy as it looks!  Seabirds soar above the island’s windswept coastline where ancient lava fields descend into the sea. Halona blowhole, a natural underground lava tube, funnels plumes of ocean water into the sky in syncopation with the sea.  Hanauma Bay hovers on the eastern tip of the island-home to a living coral reef and safe haven for fish and marine animals.

Early afternoon will find you turning back towards Honolulu, cruising around the slopes of Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most famous landmark.
Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities galore.  The young and young-at-heart will be entertained by island folklore and history shared by your guide throughout the day.  It is the complete island experience for the whole family.

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Inclusions for Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island

  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
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Exclusions for Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Storage available for purchase ($4 per bag)
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Security restrictions at Pearl Harbor will be enforced. Please do not bring large bags or anything that could offer concealment. Storage is available at Pearl Harbor an additional cost

On rare occasions, the Navy unexpectedly suspends shuttle operations to the USS Arizona In such case, you will still be able to visit the many Arizona Memorial exhibits, visitor’s center and park monuments

Dress comfortably, but please remember that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits not permitted. High heels, dresses and skirts not recommended

Complimentary lunch stop en route included at the Hale Aloha Buffet, Hukilau Marketplace only. All other food and beverage purchases on own

Guide reserves the right to adjust route for maximum visitor enjoyment and safety

Be ready for spur-of-the-moment stops, unexpected views and special sightseeing along the way!

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our tour guide was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. We could not have had a more pleasant tour. It was AWESOME !

  • Overall the tour was good. We had a very knowledgeable driver about the Pearl Harbor attack and about early settlements of Hawaii. If anything, it perhaps was a bi too long. We were certainly ready to get off the bus. The many stops were good. The buffet lunch at the Polynesian Plantation was excellent.
    The one disappointment was we were under the impression we would be picked up at our Waikiki hotel. Thank heavens one of the hotel bellman checked to find out our pick up point was a block away at another hotel.

  • What a great tour, so many places seen in the one tour, highly recommend this to everyone. Our driver for the day was Rocky and he was fabulous, so full of information and knew about everything that you could possible need to know. Just wish we could have had more time at the Dole plantation.

  • This is a great trip to take if you want to get a good over view of the whole island. It is a long day but so worth it. I suggest scheduling it onthe first day you are there since you will still be tryin to adjust to the time change. This will also give you a chance to see things first and then determine if you want to go back and spend more time at any of the places you went. This was the 4th time I have done an Enoa tour and they are always great! Art was a wonderful tour guide. He was very insightful and funny. You get to see Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, Dole Plantation go and get in line right away so you have time to explore the place while you eat your Dole Whip and pineapple, Sunset Beach, Waikane, macadamia nut farm, Pali Lookout, Halona Blowhole and Hanauma Bay. We had a great buffet lunch at the Polynesian Cultural Center too. I would recommend this tour to everyone. You get to really see a lot of the island in the comfort of an air conditioned shuttle bus.

  • Great experience. I feel like I got to see so much in such a short time. Wonderful!

  • The best way to visit Pearl Harbor and the Oahu island.

  • Had an amazing day with our Tour host ART! He was funny and so full of knowledge of the history and the culture of the islands. This was an all day adventure that began at 6 in the morning and continued for almost 10 hours. We had a very fun group on our bus and lots of jokes and laughter. Being at Pearl Harbor for morning colors was an amazing experience. Listening to the the Star Spangled Banner play and watching the flag raised at such a historic and solemn location was truly worth the trip. Seeing the Dole plantation was interesting as well as learning so much about the history. Lunch was incredible and would highly recommend the short ribs to EVERYONE!! Seeing all of the beaches from the North Shore all the way back to Waikiki was breathtaking. Our tour guide ART really made the day fantastic. He has so much knowledge and was no question he didn't have an answer for including all of the species of plants, trees, as well as the native birds and animals. Would definitely HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour to any first time visitor of the island! What a great way to see so much all in one day.

  • We only had a couple of days on Oahu, so we decided to do the full day tour and it was worth it! I highly recommend this tour for those who only have a short time to explore. The only downside was it rained poured on the North shore side through most of the rain forest area and we had to skip a few of the main sights because of poor visibility. It stopped raining after we got around to the northeast side and we got to see the blowhole and Hanauma Bay which was beautiful!! Our stop for lunch was also great!

  • This tour should be done early in your trip with the idea it will show you a broad overview of what you may want to go back and see for a longer period of time.

    We were promptly picked up at 6:00 a.m. As scheduled. There was a slight delay because they had us scheduled to be picked up at a different hotel. Luckily the driver immediately came to our pick up location. We were then driven at short distance to board another van whereupon we were introduced to our driver Donnie.

    Because it was so early, he choose to drive us to a place where we could see the sunrise. The location was out of order, but it made sense. We visited all the other places per the itenerary. Donnie was a great driver, interesting person, and very congenial. He had some interesting Hawaiian factoids to share. The group started off as strangers, but ended up relaxed and talkative throughout the trip mainly because of Donnie's interaction with us all.

    You choose a meal from the menus provided in the van. Your driver will call your choices into the restaurant and they were served within ten minutes upon seating. The breadfruit and mashed potatoes were amazingly good. We were both pleased with the meal. You can order off the regular menu, but you would have to pay and you could hold up the tour.

    Our day lasted 11.5 hours. We were tired at the end. The two regrets I have is that we packed too much into the day. But we did not know what to expect. I would rather have gone to the Byodo-in temple than the Mormon temple, and spent more time at Pearl Harbor. The tour also does not include boarding the Missouri or submarine, whereas I was told by Viator that even though it was not included in the tour, I could buy tickets for the Missouri and that there would be enough time to see both. There wasn't. In fact, we didn't have time to read all the placards around the Pearl Harbor visitor center, which was very disappointing. But, again, perhaps this tour would be good as an introduction to the rest of your trip. Unfortunately we couldn't go back as we had to leave the island the next day.

USD 102.88