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Pearl Harbor City Tour
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Pearl Harbor City Tour

By E Noa Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Come along on this 5 hour tour of historical sites, including the Historic Downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial. 
from
$63.87
per adult
from
$63.87
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 70 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Professional guide
  • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
  • Historic Downtown Honolulu: Drive by King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, State Capitol
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (Snacks are available for purchase at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at own expense)
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • OUR TOURS DO NOT ALLOW GUESTS TO MEET DIRECTLY AT PEARL HARBOR. GUESTS MUST MEET AT ONE OF THE PICK UP LOCATIONS OFFERED; YOU MAY NOT DRIVE OUT TO PEARL HARBOR ON YOUR OWN. We pick up from centralized locations in Waikiki. If unsure, or if your hotel is not listed, we recommend reconfirming your tour pick-up time and location with tour operator. Stated pickup time is when pickup begins. Please contact tour operator for exact time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6845P21

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual. Dress comfortably, but please remember that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial and swimsuits not are permitted. High heels, dresses, and skirts not recommended
  • 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 for $6.00
  • Guide reserves the right to adjust route for maximum visitor enjoyment and safety
  • On rare occasions, the Navy unexpectedly suspends shuttle operations to the USS Arizona Memorial. In such case, you will still be able to visit the many Arizona Memorial exhibits, film, visitor's center and park monuments
  • Due to the current capacity limitations at Pearl Harbor skip the line access may be impacted, we will communicate with you directly post booking with updates and critical information related to your chosen travel date
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Pearl Harbor City Tour?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Pearl Harbor City Tour on Tripadvisor
How much is Pearl Harbor City Tour?
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What is the Pearl Harbor City Tour cancellation policy?
Pearl Harbor City Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pearl Harbor City Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Pearl Harbor City Tour?
Pearl Harbor City Tour is hosted by E Noa Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact E Noa Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pearl Harbor City Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6845P21

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Honolulu
  • 1
    USS Arizona Memorial
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Pearl Harbor National Memorial
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

tomhB1369CV
tomhB1369CV
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Excellent
We loved everything to be honest. Wish we would have had more time at the Waimea Waterfall, between the little hike
smithm2023
smithm2023
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great informative tour
Very good tour to get an overview of Downtown Honolulu and all about Pearl Harbour. It is quite a long day, 8.30
Mango1947
Mango1947
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The best experience ever thank you Vicky
Vicky was the best tour guide. She made the trip very enjoyable she was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommen
moonpie916
moonpie916
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USS Arizona Tour
Nicely conducted by Ira, “Squid”, it was a great tour. He was a knowledgeable, engaging, humorous and friendly. Gr
annemR5310PL
annemR5310PL
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Definitely a must do tour - Kimo was an added bonus!
Kimo was our tour guide and honestly you couldn't ask for a better one! He is third generation tour guide and bring
annemR5310PL
annemR5310PL
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Excellent tour of Pearl Harbor
Definitely a must see and do while visiting Oahu. The tour itself was an amazing experience. Pearl Harbor is an ama
LizStak
LizStak
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Great Tour - definitely recommend
Our guide, Humu, was amazing and taught us so much about Hawaii and the history and culture. We needed a little mor
ashevillegrateful
ashevillegrateful
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Pink line Double decker best deal in Waikiki
# g r a t e f u l Ohana family AKONI one of the new guys but he is definitely doing a great job if you are in Waik
686erich
686erich
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Good but way too short
Pearl Harbor was amazing. The tours of the Arizona Memorial and of the U.S,S. Missouri were most impressive. And
Coloradomitch
Coloradomitch
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Good tour with two exceptions…
Deno, our driver and guide, was terrific…knowledgeable, entertaining, and personable to all. Tour gave us a good fe
deneciou
deneciou
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Amazing Experience
Akoni knowledge and costumer service is unmatched , I lived here a long time and he talked about a lot of things I
stacy k
stacy k
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Tour Commentary unrelenting and irrelevant.
The actual exhibits were good. However the tour guide must have been new and not given guidance or training on the
Relax213606
Relax213606
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Knowledgeable and attentive
The tour guide was knowledgeable, engaging and attentive. My mother uses a wheelchair and they readily accommodated
twisteds2023
twisteds2023
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Happy traveler
Kama created a beautiful view for us! Loved his jokes and driving! Highly recommend his tour! Love the guy
Tstwin2
Tstwin2
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Amazing tour guide Kama
The tour guide Kama was amazing and funny!! I would recommend this tour for any tourist of Hawaii. I would definite
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Alex W
6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
“Juicy” was a great guide. He was very entertaining and also informational when it came to Pearl Harbor and Waikiki itself.
We were a bit misled when tickets were purchased as the USS Arizona was reportedly included in the package but we were told we would have to stand in a standby line for up to 2 hours to see it. We ended up opting out to avoid wasting our day waiting in line so that was a bit disappointing. The other areas at Pearl Harbor were nice but we did end up spending additional money to see the USS Bowfin.
Overall, would definitely ride with Juice and the trolley again!
Written June 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pchnmain
LA/OC641 contributions
May 2022
I recently took the "Pearl Harbor City Tour" offered by "E Noa Tours". This tour provides a nice bus ride that cruises past a lot of Honolulu's major structures and landmarks. If you've never been to Honolulu before, this tour provides a good orientation. Later, you can decide if you want to revisit any of these locations on your own. The tour's grand finale, however, is a visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

A lot of people think that the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Memorial are one and the same. But the "Pearl Harbor Memorial Historic Sites" includes the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, the USS Utah Memorial, the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum (including the USS Bowfin), the USS Missouri and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

While planning my trip, I learned that the entities managing the USS Arizona Memorial were refurbishing the infrastructure that facilitates the ferry boat landings. As a result, the number of tourists who can visit the memorial on a daily basis has been cut in half.

If you want to visit the memorial, you have to go to the National Park Service website and make a reservation. If you don't have a ticket when you arrive, you can take your chances and wait in line on a "stand by" basis.

The point is this: Licensed tour operators who include a visit to the memorial as part of their itinerary have an allotment of passes. I signed up for the Pearl Harbor City Tour so I could visit the memorial. I made a separate trip on my own and spent about 3 hours visiting the other sites within the park.

By the way: I'm used to tours in which there's a driver who drives, and a tour guide who provides commentary. "Finny", our coordinator served as both driver and tour guide. He had a lot of information to share; and he was patient (but firm) with adults who had difficultly following simple instructions. (It's a tough job.)
Written June 11, 2022
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Bruce H
Blacksburg, VA5 contributions
Jun 2021
Our hotel managed to snag two seats on this tour after another tour operator canceled our family tour at the last minute (apparently they couldn't get Pearl Harbor tickets). We had Chelse as our driver/guide and she did a great job. Our ferry trip to the USS Arizona was scheduled for 11:30 am and our pickup was at 7:50 am. She adjusted times to make best use of our day, starting with a visit to the ‘Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue. On the way there she explained about Hawaii and its culture, then continued with the history on our way to Pearl Harbor. To help adjust the timing, she gave a bonus with a trip to the Punchbowl military cemetery. When we arrived at Pearl Harbor, we had more than enough time to go through the museums and gift shop before going to the Arizona memorial. After that, we took the shuttle bus to the USS Missouri exhibition, with time to tour the ship and learn about its role in the end of WWII. The return trip included more history and insight into some of the best places to get good local food. One thing that set Chelse apart from many tour guide we have had was the level of communication. In addition to explaining times, meeting locations, hints about what to see, and where to go, she used text messaging to share details. Before we were picked up, she sent a text message with an attachment with a picture of the bus, a picture of her, and details like "go to the bathroom before you get on the bus." Later in the day, she sent the details about returning on the shuttle from the Missouri, when to get on that bus, and where to meet her for the return to the hotels. It avoided confusion and helped reinforce what we were told in person. This would be a good practice for other guides to pick up.
Written June 25, 2021
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Curiosity819465
4 contributions
Do not use this tour company to visit Pearl Harbor.

First, the woman who answered the phone when I called about pickup place was flat out snotty. She told me I "kept interrupting" her when I just was confirming the name of of the hotel pickup.

Second, they give you almost no information about your pickup. Not what vehicle to look for, not a type of vehicle being used (this point becomes important), and there is zero identifying signage on the vehicle when it does arrive. It looks like all the other "trolleys".

The vehicle is a double decker open air conveyance. It's Hawaii, that's cool, right? Maybe to tool around town but NOT to go put to Pearl Harbor. It was raining and everyone on the outside was getting soaked and their little ponchos didn't help a bit. Fair enough you can't account for weather but even without the rain, the wind from speed of the bus was miserable. Add to that, the driver kept running into trees and several people on my upper side of the bus got smacked with tree branches.

They bill this tour as including other interesting sights and providing historical context. We barely stopped at the other sites and if there was anything interesting being said, you couldn't hear over the wind.

They provide you zero information on Pearl Harbor once you get there. They give you your tickets, walk you over and then you are supposed to come back to the drop off and take the "bus" back. We took an Uber back to Waikiki as there was no way we were getting back on that vehicle.

We enjoyed the visit to to USS Arizona but it had nothing to do with the services provided by this company. The Pearl Harbor visitor center is run by the US Parks Services and tickets are free. They are released at 8 weeks and the day before or you can take your chances in the same day, stand by line. Do not use this tour company for this!
Written October 3, 2022
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JEspinosa1109
Houston, TX6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This tour was a huge disappointment and a complete waste of money. We were flat out lied to about the Pearl Harbor ferry tickets. As he tour does clearly state, we were notified prior to the tour of Pearl Harbor that we would have to wait in the standby line. I was able to get on line at 3 pm the day prior to our schedule tour and get tickets to the Arizona.

I notified the tour company because I wanted to ensure we would have a ride back to where the shuttle picked us up after our 2 pm visit to the memorial. I was told (via text),

“Unfortunately, you would have to cancel the tour if you got your own tickets and have to find a way on your own. The rangers at Pearl Harbor checks carefully to see who gets off our bus and if they see that you folks got tickets on your own, the company will get fined for this. If you do decide to do the tour with us, you cannot use the tickets that you got on your own.“

This did not sound logical at all so We went ahead and proceeded with the tour to see how the standby process would work. When we arrived at Pearl Harbor, our “tour” consisted of the guide handing us a set for the audio self guided tour and basically being let loose on our own. If we wanted to visit the Arizona we were told we had to get in the standby line. I asked a ranger about what the tour company messaged me and the confirmed this was not the case. I showed them my 2 pm boat passes and the ranger just instructed me to be in line by 1:45.

I felt bad for just about everyone else in our tour that were not able to visit the Arizona.

The ‘city tour’ was also not worth the price. It was basically a narrated tour on the way from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor while we were stuck in traffic for an hour. The Uber ride the previous day from the airport to our hotel was more informative.

The highlight pointed out on this tour included a new FedEx warehouse and construction of a rail system (which our guide made clear she did not approve of - Several times)

There were no stops made for any photo opps at all.

A complete waste of $60 per person. My advise would be to take an Uber and engage in a conversation with the driver. You will get the same if not better tour. You will also save a significant amount of $$ for Mai Tais later.

Show up early to Pearl Harbor if you plan on going the standby route or try to get on line at 3 pm (Hawaii time) the day prior on recreation.gov. The boat passes are only $1

As a Navy veteran I feel it’s a shame so many companies are lined up to exploit such a sacred place.
Written August 8, 2022
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Anne A
Greater Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I would suggest that you don't send an open double decker bus with canvas roof to pick up your clients when you know it is going to be a wet day. By the time we got to Pearl Harbour most of us were soaked from passing road spray and rainfall, despite our driver stopping en route to hand out rain panchos. On our return journey we made a mistake of riding on the top deck. Once the bus took off, the rain that had pooled on the canvas roof just came pouring in on us from both sides. Not too many happy passengers I have to say!
Written December 1, 2022
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Duane K
3 contributions
Jul 2022
I booked this tour primarily because I wanted to go to the USS Arizona memorial and didn't want to try to get the $1 ticket for the Navy boat out to the memorial. E Noa was one of only a couple tour operators who actually get the ticket for you instead of taking a chance with the standby line. The day before our tour I got an email from E Noa telling me that they were unable to secure the memorial boat ticket and that I would have to wait in the standby line for 1 - 3 hours, but that they would be sure to wait for me to give us a ride back to Waikiki where they pick up/drop off. THey stated that the reason was that the Navy was repairing the docks and had limited the tickets because the number of boat trips were restricted. THIA WAS A LIE!! We ended up cancelling the E Noa tour because at that point I may as well go myself and stand in the standby line, I asked the Navy tour operator about that and they said that nothing had changed for a long time and the boats were all running. I spoke with other people who had gotten tickets from another tour group and they said that their tour group had no problems getting their tickets. I don't know what E Noa's motivation was to lie to me about the tickets, unless they were hoping I would not cancel, and they then didn't have to procure my tickets for me. Anyways, just note that this operator is a SHAM.
Written August 9, 2022
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tmpnqn
Williamsport, PA69 contributions
On the whole a good experience. We were rescheduled due to them not having enough people, which I understand. We rode in the trolly and the wooden bench seats were uncomfortable. Being open air it was difficult to hear the guide. Our guide was very nice and helpful. His narration was not great. I had no interest in what kind of donuts he liked, where he used to live, or what his wife does for a living. When we got to the Arizona he neglected to tell us we did not have reservations and we had to be in the standby line which caused confusion and irritation. Luckily there were so few people there it was not much of a wait. We opted to visit the museums and did not visit the Bowfin due to mobility issues (FYI you had to buy an extra ticket, which was not my understanding on this tour), we also skipped the movie and had barely enough time. The museum exhibits were wonderful and very touching. The Missouri was wonderful. To stand on the very site the war ended was an experience that was both humbling and imactful. All in all a decent tour but could have been better.
Written January 26, 2022
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akr775
Surrey, Canada11 contributions
The guide Chelsie was great, lots of foot information and a local flavour, great personality. The tour was great overall, on time, but I thought it included more than just a boat ride to the memorial. Once we got there we were I our own, the tour did not include any other tours, and the guide was not allowed to go with us. You have to buy submarine tickets separately and any audio glides, and we felt rushed as we had to be back by certain time. If you want to spend time at pearl harbour, go on your own. You have to pay for everything anyway.
Written September 4, 2021
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Aloha akr775, Mahalo for your kind and honest review. We apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations. Yes, we are unable to provide guided tours once at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center as the NPS does not allow it; everything is self-guided once there. Our wonderful tour guides provide a very informative, historic narrative to/from the Visitor Center, a reserved ticket for the Navy shuttle boat to the Memorial, and will familiarize you with everything you need to know about the Visitor Center before parting. You don't have to worry about driving and you can leave parking headaches to us. Very worthwhile for most! We thank you for joining us and wish you all the best. Please stay well!
Written September 7, 2021
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Kim W
Cincinnati, OH5 contributions
Very informative and organized. Just a couple of opportunities for improvement by the driver. He was very funny and friendly, but he needed to ensure the entire group was together at the entrance or he should have given more instructions at the bus. Also the tour company should also give other info about the other attractions available and expectations that there were additional charges. I would use E-Noa for other tours.
Written December 5, 2022
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