Day Trip from Kauai to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City

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Experience the best of Oahu on this all-inclusive day trip from Kauai. Embark on a thrilling inter-island flight and immerse yourself in the rich history of Pearl Harbor. Witness the powerful significance of the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the iconic Battleship Missouri, where the surrender of Japan took place. Marvel at the stunning King Kamehameha Statue and pass by the majestic Iolani Palace, a testament to the royal heritage of Hawaii. Visit the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, offering a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century missionaries. Drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, a solemn tribute to WWII veterans. With roundtrip transportation and airfare included, this unforgettable tour promises to transport you back in time and leave you with lasting memories of Oahu's cultural and historical landmarks.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial
  • Explore the historic Kawaiahao Church
  • Experience the Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Discover the King Kamehameha Statue
  • Walk through the Iolani Palace
  • Lunch
  • Interisland r/t airfare (overage charges may apply)
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission to missouri
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Airfare flight overage charges

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Escape to the vibrant island of Oahu for a day and immerse yourself in the rich history of Hawaii with the Day Trip from Kauai to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City Tour. This all-inclusive tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience, taking you from Lihue, Kauai to Honolulu on Oahu. Discover the iconic sites of Pearl Harbor, pay tribute to the brave sailors who perished in the 1941 attack, and step aboard the USS Battleship Missouri, where the surrender of Japan took place, marking the end of World War II. This captivating excursion allows you to walk in the footsteps of America's courageous heroes and gain a deep understanding of the historical significance of this remarkable location.

What to expect?

During this 480-minute tour, you can expect a comprehensive journey through some of Honolulu's most renowned landmarks. Begin at the King Kamehameha Statue, honoring the leader who united the Hawaiian Islands. Pass by the majestic Iolani Palace, the former royal residence, and marvel at its architectural grandeur. Visit the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, a restored site showcasing the lives of 19th-century Christian missionaries. Admire the Kawaiahao Church, known as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific, and drive through the poignant National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Indulge in the opportunity to explore the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial, witnessing these significant markers of history firsthand.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone eager to gain a deeper understanding of Hawaii's past. It caters to individuals who appreciate the significance of Pearl Harbor and desire to pay homage to the brave souls who sacrificed their lives for freedom. Whether you are a first-time visitor to Hawaii or a seasoned traveler looking to expand your knowledge, this experience is perfect for anyone with a thirst for knowledge and a sense of adventure.

Why book this?

Embark on this all-inclusive tour and let the intriguing history of Pearl Harbor and the city of Honolulu come alive before your eyes. Stand on the decks of the USS Battleship Missouri, where the course of history was forever altered. Pay your respects at the solemn USS Arizona Memorial, a place of remembrance for the brave servicemen who lost their lives during the devastating attack. This tour offers a unique opportunity to be transported back in time, immersing yourself in the significance of these historical landmarks. With roundtrip transportation and airfare included, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let the fascinating stories of the past captivate you.

Good to know

As you embark on this unforgettable journey, be prepared for a day filled with deep emotions and powerful experiences. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, as there will be walking involved during the tour. As the duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, it is recommended to bring water and snacks to keep you energized throughout the day. Keep in mind that the USS Arizona Memorial boat tour is subject to availability, but even from the shoreline, you can witness the memorial's significance. Finally, don't forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking sights and create lasting memories of your time in Oahu.


Past travelers have been deeply moved by this tour, praising its organization, professionalism of the guides, and the opportunity to witness firsthand the historical significance of Pearl Harbor. Many emphasize the emotional impact of visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, and the sense of appreciation it instills for the sacrifices made by service members. Travelers also commend the informative narration provided throughout the tour, which adds depth and context to the experience. Overall, this Day Trip from Kauai to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City Tour has left an indelible mark on visitors, reminding them of the importance of honoring the past and the immense courage displayed by those who came before us.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

King Kamehameha Statue

(Pass by)

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.

Iolani Palace

(Pass by)

Former royal residence of Hawaii's rulers. A national landmark with beautiful architectural details.

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

(Pass by)

The historical site of restored homes & workplaces of 19th-century Christian missionaries.

Kawaiahao Church

(Pass by)

National Historic Landmark known as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

(Pass by)

Somber drive through a National cemetery housed in a dormant volcanic crater where WWII veterans are laid to rest.

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.

Admission Included

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. If tickets to the Navy boat launch tour out to the Arizona Memorial are available by the National Park on the day of your tour they will be provided. Otherwise, the Arizona Memorial can be seen from the shoreline at the Visitor Center.

Admission Included

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.

Admission Included



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I recently took a day trip from Kauai to Oahu, and it was a whirlwind adventure packed with history, culture, and sightseeing. The trip was well-organized, ensuring that we maximized our short time on Oahu *Pearl Harbor**: Our first stop was Pearl Harbor, and it was a deeply moving experience. Visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial provided a poignant reminder of the events of December 7, 1941. The exhibits were informative and well-curated, offering a comprehensive look at the history and significance of the attack. Standing above the sunken battleship and reading the names of those who lost their lives was a somber and reflective moment. The entire visit was both educational and emotional, giving me a profound appreciation for this pivotal moment in history. **Honolulu City Tour**: After Pearl Harbor, we embarked on a tour of Honolulu. We explored key landmarks such as the Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, and the King Kamehameha Statue, which stands as a symbol of Hawaiian heritage and pride. The tour also took us through the bustling downtown area, where we admired the blend of historic and modern architecture. Driving through vibrant neighborhoods, we got a sense of the city’s dynamic culture and lifestyle. **Overall Experience**: This day trip from Kauai to Oahu was an excellent way to experience some of Hawaii’s most significant historical and cultural sites in a short amount of time. Pearl Harbor was the highlight, offering a solemn and insightful look into American history, while the Honolulu city tour provided a taste of urban Hawaiian life and heritage. The trip was well-paced, informative, and left me with lasting memories.

Joan A

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.


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

Doreen A

<p>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.</p>

Sandra N

<p>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!</p>


<p>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.</p>

Teresa J

<p>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:<br/> 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. <br/> 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!<br/> 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!<br/> 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.</p> <p>On the whole, this tour was good.<br/> Aloha</p>

Anne D

Weather not so good on that day, but it really didn't matter. The guide was very informative, and we saw a lot of interesting sights. Downside was the early start from Kauai and the long wait for flights back. It made it a long day!
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