This riveting historical tour traces the beginning and end of WWII with visits to two legendary battleships: the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial.
Battleships of World War II Departing Kapalua, Maui
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 3-11
- Infant Ages 0-2
World War II Tour at Pearl Harbor
Fly from Kapalua Airport, Maui to Oahu for the Battleships of World War II Tour at Pearl Harbor. Experience a riveting historical journey that traces the beginning and end of WWII with visits to two legendary battleships: the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial.
- Visit Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
- Experience the moving USS Arizona Memorial
- View “The Black Tears” of the Arizona
- Stand on the Surrender Deck of the “Mighty Mo” – the USS Missouri Battleship
- Witness the USS Oklahoma Memorial
- Tour World War II museums and exhibits
- Historic Downtown Honolulu
- Iolani Palace – Built by Hawaii’s Last King
- Aliiolani Hale – As Seen on Hawaii Five-O
- King Kamehameha the Great Statue – The Chief Who United the Hawaiian Islands
This tour is Exclusive and available only from Kapalua Airport.
Battleships of World War II Departing Kapalua, Maui
About Your Tour
If you’re staying in a resort or condo in Kapalua, take our privately chartered plane from Kapalua, Maui to Oahu for the epic Battleships of World War II at Pearl Harbor tour. Enroute, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy views of four Hawaiian islands.
Upon touching down in Oahu, we’ll head to Pearl Harbor. Along the way, our expert guide will recount events leading up to the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that catapulted the U.S. into World War II.
As you arrive at Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial Experience begins with the 23-minute documentary about the attack. Learn how 1,177 seamen tragically perished when the USS Arizona was bombed and sank within minutes. A Navy vessel will then transport you across the harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial suspended over the sunken battleship – the final resting place for these lost heroes. Stepping aboard the Memorial, you’ll note the atmosphere of quiet contemplation and honor. Pay your respects to these brave seamen in the Shrine Room where their names and ranks are etched in marble. Look into the harbor where oil drops – “Black Tears of the Arizona” – continue to rise to the surface from the hull after nearly 80 years.
We continue to the USS Missouri – “The Mighty Mo” – where the Japanese formally surrendered on September 2, 1945 while the ship was in Tokyo Bay, Japan, bringing WWII to its final close. Note the massive guns capable of firing shells over 20 miles, learn the story of the dent caused by a crashing Kamikaze pilot, and listen to the stories of the battleship’s five decades of service.
You’ll have an opportunity to view the museum exhibits and the bookshop at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center before we continue to Historic Downtown Honolulu. Here our knowledgeable guide will discuss Hawaii’s royal history while pointing out famous landmarks associated with islands’ time as a kingdom: Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha the Great Statue, and Aliiolani Hale.
From WWII history to Hawaii’s royal past, few tours compare to the Battleships of World War II at Pearl Harbor. Even if you’re staying at Coconut Grove condos in Kapalua, you can book the only inter-island tour we offer from Kapalua, Maui today.
DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES
Depart 7 am* | Return: 5:30 pm*
*All times are approximate
- Round trip airfare between Kapalua, Maui and Honolulu, Oahu
- Round trip ground transportation on Oahu
- Admissions and tickets
- No host lunch available at Pearl Harbor
- Passport or U.S. government issue I.D. required for airline boarding
- Shirt and footwear required. No swim wear.
WHAT TO BRING
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- Comfortable shoes
- Purses and bags are not allowed inside Pearl Harbor Historic Parks due to security precautions.
- All bags may be stored for a nominal fee at the entrance to the Park.
- The 23-documentary film contains content that may be emotional for some visitors
- The USS Arizona Memorial experience features a 10-15 Navy vessel ride to the Memorial.
- The USS Missouri features a two-story flight of stairs onto the deck. There are also two elevators on the entry Brow.
- Ladders are steep and handholds can be difficult.
- Visitors should be able to walk four city blocks.
- Sites are subject to close due to stormy weather.
- Locations visited: WWII Valor in the Pacific Monument, Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Time Spent at Memorials: Arizona Memorial: 2 hours; Battleship Missouri: 2 hours
NOTE: The Memorial are places of honor, inspiration, reflection, and quiet contemplation commemorating those who died during the December 7, 1941 attack. Visitors are asked to assist in maintaining an atmosphere of decorum and respect.
Due to airline tickets restrictions, all tours which include airfare are non-refundable once the reservation is purchased. Airline tickets are non-changeable and non-transferable.
We cannot be held responsible for and cannot extend financial reimbursement for delays caused by factors such as traffic, weather, mechanical issues, or problems concerning Navy-operated shuttle boats. Access to the Arizona Memorial is first-come first-served, We cannot guarantee admission and cannot issue refunds if access to any tour stop is denied for any reason.
This tour involves inter-island flights, we are required by Federal law to provide the Transportation Security Administration the full names, date of birth and gender of all passengers. U.S. citizens must present a current government issued pictured ID and international visitors are required to have a valid passport. Regrettably, we are unable to refund any portion of the tour due to non-compliance of these federal regulations. For more information on what is required to fly within the United States, please visit the following website. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm