Embark on a captivating journey from Kauai and delve into the fascinating world of World War II battleships. This full-day tour takes you to the main historical sites at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, where you will witness the remnants and stories of some of the most iconic battleships of the era.
Begin your adventure with round-trip inter-island airfare from Kauai, ensuring a seamless travel experience. Upon arrival in Oahu, you'll visit the renowned USS Arizona Memorial, where you'll board a Navy boat to reach the memorial and pay homage to the fallen sailors. Witness the haunting "black tears of the Arizona," a poignant reminder of the tragedy that unfolded during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Next, immerse yourself in the rich history at Oahu's Pacific Historic Park. Explore the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and dive deeper into the events of World War II through an official film featuring footage of the attack. Wander through the World War II museums and informative exhibits, gaining valuable insights into the courage and sacrifice of those who served.
Marvel at Battleship Row and the Bowfin Submarine, and catch a glimpse of the USA Pacific Fleet headquarters. Then, board the legendary USS Missouri Battleship, known as the "Mighty Mo," and stand on the Surrender Deck where the war officially ended. Experience a guided deck tour, admiring the immense guns that once shaped history.
The tour also includes a visit to the USS Oklahoma Memorial and transportation to Ford Island. Enjoy a comprehensive Honolulu city tour, taking in iconic landmarks such as Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, Punchbowl National Cemetery, the King Kamehameha the Great Statue, and the Hawaii State Capitol.
With all admission tickets, round-trip Oahu transportation, and round-trip inter-island airfare taken care of, this immersive excursion offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the battleships of World War II and pay tribute to the heroes of the past. Departing from Kauai, this tour promises an unforgettable 13-hour journey through history.