Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island Tour (#33)

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The ultimate tour of O'ahu begins with a visit to the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor then whisks you away to top sightseeing locations, local culture and shopping experiences. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one for you!

Highlight Tour Stops and Sights: World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument, USS Arizona Memorial, North Shore Surfing Beaches, and Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Ideal for visitors with a limited time on O’ahu
  • Includes Lunch!
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Availability, Pricing and Reservations

Tour AvailabilityMonday through Saturday
pick-up-time:6:00 ~ 6:20 AM from most hotels

Free pick-up from most Waikiki Hotels (see pick-up locations list)

drop-off time:4:30 PM
tour price:

$110.50
for Adult (12+ years old)

$90.50
for Child (3-11 years old) 

One-of-a-kind tour experience with an expert tour guide

We also offer discounts and other specials for more savings!

Tour Stops and Sights

Stop 1

World War II Valor in the Pacific Memorial

Learn about the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor. Explore an interactive museum, outdoor military artifact exhibits and waterfront memorials.

NOTE: On rare occasions the Navy suspends boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial.  In such cases, you can still enjoy USS Arizona exhibits, visitor’s center and park monuments.

Stop 2

USS Arizona Memorial

Watch a movie featuring actual attack footage. Take a narrated boat ride to board this memorial built over the sunken USS Arizona.

NOTE: On rare occasions the Navy suspends boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial.  In such cases, you can still enjoy USS Arizona exhibits, visitor’s center and park monuments.

Drive-by

Wheeler Airfield-Schofield Barracks

See the site of the first air strikes of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Stop 3

Historic Dole Pineapple Plantation

Enjoy a quaint country store that offers gifts, food and the world famous DoleWhip Frozen Dessert.

Drive-by

North Shore Surfing Beaches

Keep your camera nearby to capture fun images of Oahu’s famous North Shore surf spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay.

Stop 4

Hukilau Marketplace, Laie

Explore a 1950’s marketplace featuring traditional foods and handmade goods. Includes complimentary lunch at Hale Aloha buffet. (If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance when booking reservations)

Stop 5

Nu’uanu Pali Lookout & Valley

View beautiful panoramas from high atop Pali Lookout, site of the ancient Hawaiian Battle of Nu’uanu.

Drive-by

Oahu’s Eastern Shoreline

Listen to stories of the rugged volcanic shorelines of Sandy Beach, Makapu’u and Waimanalo.

Stop 6

Halona Blowhole and Cove

See ocean geysers erupt and where From Here to Eternity and Pirates of the Caribbean IV were filmed.

Stop 7

Hanauma Bay Lookout (Closed every Tuesday)

View one of the most photographed places in Hawai’i and where Elvis was filmed in Blue Hawai’i.

The Experience

Circle Island Tour Reveals Oahu at its Most Spectacular

By embarking on our Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island Tour, you’ll spend the day with an E Noa guide. This person’s knowledge and love of Oahu will leave you wishing you had time for more adventures! We include all admission fees in our tour. And we’ll make sure you get lunch!
The Shrine Room Of The Arizona Memorial

Day Begins with USS Arizona Memorial Visit

We’ll start at sunrise by heading out to relive a striking historical event at the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument and USS Arizona Memorial. In this quietly moving place, you’ll experience the tragedy and heroism associated with the surprise attack by Imperial Japan that propelled America into World War II.

NOTE: On rare occasions the Navy suspends boat operations to the USS Arizona Memorial.  In such cases, you can still enjoy USS Arizona exhibits, visitor’s center and park monuments.

On to North Shore for Dole Plantation, Famous Surfing Beaches

After passing through the center of Oahu and alongside Wheeler Airfield, one of the first targets of the Japanese aerial attack, we’ll head toward the North Shore. The famous Dole Plantation provides a refreshing stop. Feed koi in the fishpond and enjoy a sweet frozen pineapple DoleWhip®.

Waimea Beach In Oahu, Hawaii. North ShoreCatch 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.

Hukilau Marketplace

Time to stretch your legs and discover where old Laie came to life! The Hukilau Marketplace is a vintage throwback to Hawaii of the 1950s where nostalgic foods, handmade goods and friendly locals give you a taste of the North Shore’s “good old days.” You’ll partake in a complimentary lunch buffet at Hale Aloha or explore the marketplace and make your own choices among the varied island delights.

View Oahu from Stunning Pali Lookout

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.

Bodysurfing Beaches, Halona Blowhole, Hanuma Bay Lie Ahead

Waimanalo. Sherwood Forest. Makapu’u. Sandy Beach. These are the bodysurfing playgrounds that draw locals from all around the island. ultimate-pearl-harbor-circle-island-tour-33-stop-09Beware. Taking on these dangerous waves isn’t 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 rhythm with the sea. Hanauma Bay hovers on the eastern tip of the island. This living coral reef provides a safe haven for fish and marine animals.

By early afternoon we’ll turn back towards Honolulu as we cruise 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 E Noa tour guide throughout the day. It’s the complete island experience for the whole family.

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