How to Visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii for Only $5

Visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial

The day after my hike up Diamond Head I decided to visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

History was never my favourite subject at school. As one dull teacher after another tried to download an encyclopaedic dossier of British history into my brain, I’d long tuned out before we even got to the matter of World history, my teenage thoughts more consumed with finding the next acid rave (hey, it was the 90s). But I did remember Pearl Harbor. How could I not? The surprise Japanese attack on the pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor Hawaii naval base on 7 December 1941 that dragged the USA into World War II?

Over 2,000 people died that day including 1,177 men aboard USS Arizona. The crew had an average age of 19 and their fate was sealed in under 9 minutes – the time it took the boat to sink after it received a direct hit. Nearly 350 planes were annihilated and 20 Pearl Harbor ships were sunk within a mere two hours during the attack.

To quote United States President Franklin D Roosevelt, it really was “a day which will live in infamy,” 

Can you visit Pearl Harbor Hawaii without a tour?

Tour Group at Pearl Harbor

Due to its historical significance, visiting Pearl Harbor Hawaii was very high on my travel itinerary while I was on Oahu. I knew it wouldn’t be the cheeriest day out but I, like the 1.5 million others who visit Pearl Harbor each year, felt a compelling need to go. Due to the fact I spent a lavish 3 months exploring Hawaii, I was on a budget when I decided to visit Pearl Harbor. I therefore looked into whether you can visit Pearl Harbor without a tour and the answer is yes, so that’s what I did. 

However, you might be weighing up your options so here’s the pros and cons of taking a Pear Harbor tour.

Benefits of taking a Pearl Harbor tour

  • You get a guide – they will talk you through the history of Pearl Harbor and what the various sights are. 
  • Skip the line – most booked tours have priority access meaning no queuing in peak season.
  • Last minute ticket availability – if the tickets are sold out online for visiting by yourself, you may still be able to get a reservations by booking Pearl Harbor tour tickets. 
  • It’s a lot easier – Your guide will arrange your Pearl Harbor tickets for you so you don’t need to figure out the ticket prices and packages and timings – it was pretty confusing doing it on your own.
  • You can add on a broader tour through Oahu – if you’re already in sightseeing mode, let a guide show you the other highlights of downtown Oahu. 
  • It’s not that expensive – as Hawaii goes, Pearl Harbor ticket prices are pretty affordable even if you book a tour.
  • You’ll save a lot of time – while the bus is wonderfully cheap, if you don’t have a lot of time, taking a Pearl Harbor tour with pick-up will save you a couple of hours (time you could spend on the beach). 

Benefits of visiting Pearl Harbor without a tour

  • Cost – $5 to visit Pearl Harbor (the cost of the bus fare, basically) – no tour can beat that if price is your main motivator.  
  • I don’t like big group travel at the best of times; at a memorial, even less-so. They can get noisy and disrespectful pretty quickly. (Don’t worry – the Pearl Harbor tours I recommend below are small group).
  • You can take my own time to reflect or leave on a whim without following someone else’s schedule.
  • You can focus on Pearl Harbor without being side-tracked to see other places that might not be on your list but are on a broader tour itinerary.

Best Pearl Harbor Tours

If you already know you want to book a guided visit, here are the best Pearl Harbor tours. What makes them the best? They’re small group, offer priority access to Pearl Harbor, have a fair price, include the best things to do at Pearl Harbor and are the top rates tours on offer. 

Half-day Pearl Harbor Tour (Honolulu Pickup)

A small group tour with priority access. This Pearl Harbor tour covers the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitor Center the two best things to do at Pearl Harbor. You also get a drive through Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery on the way back to downtown Honolulu. (Price: $55 per person, 5 hours)

Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial (Waikiki Pick-Up)

This is pretty much the same Pearl Harbor tour as above (and using the same local tour operator) but the pick-up and drop-off location is Waikiki instead of downtown Honolulu. (Price: $69 per person, valid for one day)

Official Full-Day Passport for Pearl Harbor (Self-guided)

This isn’t a guided Pearl Harbor tour but it is the best ticket to buy if you want to see all four sights at Pearl Harbor. I have more details on the Full-Day Passport ticket below but I’ve included the ticket here because this ticket is cheaper than booking each sight separately. Even better, booking through Get Your Guide (link above), you avoid the online booking fee charged by the National park Services. It’s also easier – booking is quick and easy, plus you get a mobile ticket. (Price: $72 per person, 5 hours)

Why I use the Get Your Guide website:  I use Get Your Guide to book all my tours. I stumbled across them a few years ago when I was trying to visit the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the official website wouldn’t complete the ticket sale. I went onto the Get Your Guide app and booked the same ticket for the same price in seconds. I even got a mobile ticket in the app so I didn’t need to go and find a printer. The reason I’ve recommended the tours above is they are all Get Your Guide Certified. That means someone – an actual human – from Get Your Guide has tried and tested the tours to make sure customers get what’s promised and that the tours meet the high standards required to become Get Your Guide Certified. 

How to Visit Pearl Harbor for $5 without a tour

USS MIssouri Pearl Harbor

USS Missouri

How to visit Pearl Harbor by car

The good news is that it’s perfectly possible to visit Pearl Harbor without a tour. The simplest way to do this is to drive yourself if you already have a rental car. It’s a 20 minute drive from Waikiki Beach area. Parking at Pearl Harbor is free. Alternatively, you can take a taxi, Uber or Lyft.

If you don’t have a car and want the budget option, you can also easily visit Pearl Harbor by bus.

How to visit Pearl Harbor by bus

In fact, there is not one but two public buses that will drop you at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The Number 42 (‘Ewa Beach) travels direct from Waikiki and Number 20 (Airport-Pearlridge) also visits the memorial via the airport. The journey takes around one to one and a quarter hours.

The wonderful company that provides this service is called The Bus and you can find details and timetables here. Even more wonderfully, the cost of getting from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor is only $2.75 each way, making for a $5.50 round-trip. (Sorry, the price went up 50 cents since I first visited – please forgive the now slightly inaccurate article title.)

It’s worth noting that you won’t find Waikiki on the Honolulu bus schedule – you’re looking for Kalakaua/Montsarrat. Equally, you won’t find Pearl Harbor – you’re looking for Arizona Memorial. This route map should clear things up.

Although the buses are cheap and direct, they are not exactly frequent –  about every half hour (hey, I’m used to London buses that arrive every few minutes) so check out the Honolulu bus schedule and do some planning.

It’s also important to note that the buses stop after 3pm. So, even if you’re not a morning person (I’m certainly not), it pays to prise yourself out of bed for this particular visit.

Things to do at Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor

Once at the memorial, things to do at Pearl Harbor together with the admission costs and packages is a bit confusing…at least they were for my tiny brain. You might want to simply visit the Pearl Harbor museum but there isn’t must one Pearl Harbor museum, there are a few. In fact, there are up to 14 different price packages to choose from across four sights and none of them very clearly highlighting the main, FREE Pearl harbor admission option.

Don’t worry, I’ve sifted through the information for you. Here’s the best things to do at Pearl Harbor. Below I have a separate section on the boring but useful sum-up of the packages and costs.

Pearl Harbor Visitor Center

This is effectively the entrance to Pearl Harbor and contains ticket desks and some historic information about Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor visitor center is free to enter but it is by no means one of the highlights of a visit to Pearl Harbor – think of it like the lobby of the cinema. Plan your visit and Pearl Harbor tickets in advance otherwise it might be the only part of Pearl Harbor you get to visit. 

USS Arizona Memorial

The main sight and memorial to the attacks that took place in 1941. Since it’s the main sight, I go into more detail about USS Arizona Memorial below.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

Known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger”, this WWII submarine was launched a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor and played an important role in the war. Today, you can enter the submarine and take a self-guided tour. Bowfin Park is next to the USS Arizona site but it’s a seamless stroll – so much so that I didn’t realise I’d passed from one area to the other.

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Known as “Mighty Mo”, USS Missouri was a WWII battleship and is the place where General Douglas MacArthur accepted surrender from the Japanese at the end of the war. Together with USS Arizona, and USS Bowfin, the three are commonly considered to represent the beginning, middle and end of the war.   Mighty Mo is situated on Ford Island. Tickets are available at Bowfin Park and access to Ford Island is via a compulsory shuttle service (guess they don’t want us common folk wandering freely around their Naval base – fair enough).

Pacific Aviation Museum

Also located on Ford Island, this museum covers the period post WWII and on to the Vietnam War.  Buying tickets and getting to the museum follows the same process as for Battleship Missouri.

When you’re doing your trip research (IF you’re doing your trip research!), you sadly won’t find one neat ‘Pearl Harbor’ website with all of the visitor information together because the four sights are run by separate bodies. However, links for each of the four is above.

If that’s not confusing enough, USS Arizona is one of 9 sights in the US (across 3 states) that make up the Pearl Harbor National Memorial (formerly the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument). For that reason, you will see USS Arizona under that title on the US National Park Service website.

Phew, glad we got that cleared up.

Due to interest and cost, I only visited the USS Arizona Memorial.

Visiting USS Arizona Memorial

Memorial flowers USS Arizona Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial is the most significant sight at Pearl Harbor and likely to be top of your visit list.

The memorial is offshore and features a platform that has been built over the spot where USS Arizona (the boat that sunk in under 9 minutes) lies. The boat remains at the bottom of the water and the shrine is kept in honour of the fallen military members, whose names are engraved in marble on the shrine’s far wall.

The memorial is reached by boat which leaves every quarter of an hour from the visitor centre complex (map of the visitor centre is here). Before boarding the boat you will pass through a small theatre where you will see a short film about the attack on Pearl Harbor (it lasts about 20 minutes). The documentary features some video footage, photos and newspaper clips from the time of the event, providing excellent immersion before taking the journey out to the shrine. The entire trip (video, boat and visit) takes around one and a quarter hours.

Oil from USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

Parts of the sunken ship can be spotted from the platform and even to this day oil continues to seep from the wreckage, floating to the surface and presenting an oil slick of rainbow colours that belie the sadness of the site.

Part of the wreckage USS Arizona Pearl Harbor

I was really surprised to learn that the remains of some of the crew members are still inside the ship. I stared over the edge of the memorial thinking about that for a long time, imagining what that day must have been like for everyone involved. I suspect even my most harrowing thoughts came nowhere close.

It was pure coincidence that the next memorial I visited after Hawaii was a few months later when I travelled to Japan. Prompted by the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US retaliated on 6 August 1945 by dropping the world’s first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. It felt poignant to see both sides of this battle and left me feeling selfishly relieved that I grew up in a different time.

I appreciate that as years pass the significance of the World War memorials depreciate in the minds of some people who see the events as so long ago they are an alien concept but I was offended to see a fair handful of tourists laughing, joking and posing for photos at Pearl Harbor like they were in front of the Eiffel Tower. Have some respect. (Sorry, lecture over.)

Back on land, within the visitor centre complex, there are exhibits, galleries, a remembrance circle as well as more practical facilities such as toilets and a cloakroom.

Pearl Harbor Tickets, Prices and Packages

USS Bowfin Submarine Pearl Harbor

USS Bowfin

USS Arizona Memorial Tickets

If you’re searching for Pearl harbor free tickets, the sight you’re looking for is the USS Arizona Memorial. It’s the main main memorial at Pearl Harbor, and the good news is that USS Arizona Memorial is FREE. Together with your return ticket on the bus, the cost of your visit to Pearl Harbor can be as low as $5.50!

However, beware the hidden costs of a visit if:

  • you want to book your USS Arizona tickets in advance – there is a fee of $1.50 per ticket (you can book up to 2 months in advance);
  • you take an audio guide – $7.50 (thanks to the free video, I personally didn’t feel the need for the guide…even if it is narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis).
  • you can’t pack light – there’s a $5 bag storage fee (more below).

There are four USS Arizona ticket prices for seeing USS Arizona Memorial.

USS Arizona Memorial: free admission but $1.50 if you book online.

USS Arizona Memorial with Narrated Tour: this bundles the free admission to the memorial with the audio guide ($7.50). The booking fee applies on top.

Passport to Pearl Harbor: This includes access to all four sights as well as providing the audio tour for USS Arizona and costs $72 (adults) and $35 (children 4-12 years). There is also an online booking fee if you book direct, which is why I recommend booking with Get Your Guide (link below). For an extra $10 ($5 for a child ticket) you can extend the pass to allow Pearl Harbor admission over two days. You can book the passport through Get Your Guide here.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park Tickets

One of the few sites that has simple pricing:

Adult $15

Child (4-12 years) $7

Includes an audio guide.

That’s all, folks.

You can also pre-book a combo ticket here which includes your USS Bowfin Museum admission and the USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour (including fees) for $25.

Battleship Missouri Memorial Tickets

Mighty Mo Pass $29 (adult) $13 (child). This pass includes a choice of three guides:

  • Mighty Mo Guided – a tour by a real, human-being (Retro!) and lasts 35 minutes.
  • Acoustiguide – a 45-90 minute audio guide.
  • GuideToGoiPod Tour – a 60-90 minute video tour presented on an iPod Touch.

Alternatively, you could choose to explore on your own. If you like to adventure on your own, you’re welcome to take a map and follow the informational signs around the ship at your own pace. Tour guides and staff are around the ship and available to answer questions or point you in the right direction.

Heart of the Missouri Tour and Mighty Mo Pass $54 (adult) $25 (child) – the Heart of the Missouri Tour is a strenuous look at the workings of the battleship that involves climbing up 10 sets of ladders. This pass also includes the Mighty Mo Pass.

Note that for this ticket the child age is 10-12 years. There does not appear to be any booking fees.

Pacific Aviation Museum Tickets

General Admission (self-guided tour)

$20 (adult), $10 (child)

The Aviator’s Tour (docent-guided tour plus visit to restoration shop)

$30 (adult), $20 (child)

A $1.80 service fee is applied to each ticket.

Tips for visiting Pearl Harbor

Peaceful complex USS Arizona Pearl Harbor

What island is Pearl Harbor on?

If you’re at the beginning of your trip planning, you might be wondering what island Pearl Harbor is on. The answer: Oahu. If you want an overview of the Hawaii Islands and what to see on each, I have written a guide to the Hawaii Islands here.

Where is Pearl Harbor located?

Pearl Harbor is located 13 miles north west of Waikiki beach on Oahu. It’s accessed by Highway 1 (coming from Waikiki beach). The address of Pearl Harbor is: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818. Otherwise, just type it into your GPS and it should come up with the best Pearl Harbor directions for you.

Pearl Harbor Free Tickets

Pearl Harbor tickets are confusing. If you’re looking for Pearl Harbor free tickets, the sight you want is the USS Arizona Memorial.

Limited Pearl Harbor Tickets Available Each Day

There is a maximum number of USS Arizona Memorial tickets available each day (4,500) so if you’re visiting in peak season, you’re advised to book in advance or get there early to secure a ‘walk-in’ ticket. I walked in around 12pm in October and had no issues getting a ticket…which is a good thing because I wasn’t aware of the ticket restriction before I visited. You can collect your free ticket from the ticket booth.

USS Arizona Memorial – allotted times

The USS Arizona tickets are for an allotted time and even in low season I had to wait around 45 minutes before the next visiting time. This can stretch for hours in peak season for ‘walk-in’ tickets.

Pearl Harbor Hours

Pearl Harbor is open seven days a week from 7 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. You can find full details of the Pearl Harbor hours on the National Park Service Website here

Last visiting time at Pearl Harbor

The last visit time for the memorial is 3pm.  Visiting times for the other sights vary. If you plan to see a few of the sights, make sure you have time to get around them before you buy the bigger bundled Pearl Harbor tickets.

Bags and security at Pearl Harbor

You are not permitted to take into the sights any items that allow concealment so keep this in mind when you pack for the day. You are allowed to take a camera/phone, wallet and water, but it must be carried by hand (or pocket). Backpacks, purses and even camera bags must be stored at the cost of $5 per bag, regardless of size.

It’s worth knowing that the harbor is still home to an active US Military base, so take your best behaviours with you…or face the consequences.

Pearl Harbor Dress Code

It seems sad that there needs to be a dress-code reminder, but the National Park Service website reminds visitors that sandals are ok but bathing suits and profane t-shirts are not.

Best time to visit Pearl Harbor

If you are in Hawaii in December, keep the date of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in mind. Not only does it draw extra visitors, but it also happens to fall during the peak winter season and the Honolulu marathon occurs around the same time. All of that means low availability. No need to avoid the date, just book in advance.

Parking at Pearl Harbor

Free parking is available if you choose to drive. You can find out more here. 

Tips for visiting Pearl Harbor from an expert

We got really lucky and one reader also happens to volunteer at Pearl Harbor has stopped by and left some inside info. You can read Rob’s tips for visiting Pearl Harbor here (if you’re on a small screen, you can see Rob’s original comment in the reader comments at the end):

Pearl Harbor volunteer comment inside information

Thanks Rob – feel free to stop by any time and share more of your pearls of wisdom. 

Planning Your Trip To Hawaii

Where to stay in Waikiki

On a budget: During my three months in Hawaii, I tried out a lot of accommodation in Waikiki and I can happily recommend any of the following hostels (private rooms available as well as dorms):

The Beach Waikiki Boutique Hostel (unbeatable location minutes from the beach)

Hokondao Waikiki Beachside Hostel (best if you like to party)

Hostelling International Waikiki (great for couples and families)

Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
 Waikiki (also a decent location)

Hotels: if you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket, here are the top 10 hotels in Waikiki (according to Tripadvisor). For beach lovers, check out the 10 best Oceanfront Hotels and if you really want to splash out or if it’s a special occasion, try one of these luxury hotels – The Moana Surfrider would be my choice…closely followed by the Outrigger Reef Resort and Trump International Hotel.

My favourite Hawaii Guide Books

I used the Hawaii Lonely Planet Guidebook. Although it’s not filled with pictures, it’s got all the details you need including train and bus routes and times as well as local maps.

If you’re a more visual person, check out the DK Eyewitness Guide to Hawaii complete with images and 3D guides to major sites.

Got any questions about planning your visit to Pearl Harbor? Let me know in the comments below.

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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 60 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  1. Maria
    Maria at | | Reply

    Thank you so much for the advice! I’m travelling alone to Oahu in April and I want to visit Pearl Harbor and I’m glad that I stumbled upon this post.

  2. Anna
    Anna at | | Reply

    Just want to thank you for such an informative and entertaining platform you’ve presented this information on. Really well done, detailed (enough), and now I’m inspired to read all your other postings! Thanks for doing the recon and saving me a ton of time!

  3. Karen Aimino
    Karen Aimino at | | Reply

    After reading and rereading and studying I think I am going to purchase the Passport to Pearl Harbor. Is there a 1 stop shop you recommend to make this purchase in advance? I didnt see a link or recommendation.

  4. Sparky
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    Hi Jo

    Yes, your way of site seeing is my way. We have learned from past cruises that doing your own thing is usually the best. The forced time tables or visits to the tour guides favorite friend selling souvenirs, the $5.00 tip for the bus driver and so on with those paid excursions, that in our experience leave you feeling you just been fleeced.

    We are visiting Hawaii for the first time January 2020, we will be on Kona and taking a day trip with my adult daughter for the 2 out of 4 of us that want to visit Pearl Harbor. We found you after many attempts to get information on a walking/bus day on our own and read your page. Its wonderful, so yes we are going to prepay the Arizona passes at the government web site , bus it from the airport just for the fun of doing that, could be a hoot.

    Arriving at 9am,take the Arizona tour and then down town on a mission to find the mom and pop restaurant to have some local foods, site seeing then to the airport for the flight back to Kona at 6pm.Thanks for the tips.

    We will write again after our visit the 3rd week of January.

    Sparky,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  5. Josh
    Josh at | | Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing this. This will be my wife’s first time visiting Hawaii and she wants to do EVERYTHING! LOL Saving some money here will help accommodate that.

  6. Caroline Edwards
    Caroline Edwards at | | Reply

    Wish we’d read your article & tips before we visited Pearl Harbour on a tour yesterday! My husband paid $454 (pre-booked by our travel agent in Perth, Australia!) or so for 2 of us with downtown pickup and for the 4 sites (no other inclusions!). We were still not able to step foot on the Arizona memorial site (ie early August 2019!) and only a cursory visit to Missouri (My husband would have far preferred to see the engine room and the bridge but all that was included in our outrageous rip-off tour price was a chat by a guide on deck & a stroll through the accommodation area (bunks)!
    In addition, our tour guide gave us verbal info on the bus then left us to our own devices.
    Info such as being allowed to bring into the sites a clear bottle of water (which I had!) was omitted. So for the duration I was pretty parched and near exhaustion by the end.
    But for all that, I still felt deeply moved by the experience and staggered at the sheer scale of the devastation caused and saddened by, but inspired by the incredible stories of heroism which abounded.

  7. Tim Morrison
    Tim Morrison at | | Reply

    Thank you, you are a life saver. I have been struggling with do i book a tour or not. With the way you explained it. I will drive and park for free. get there super early and do the free tour and maybe one of the other sites like the Missouri.

    thanks

    Tim

  8. Rob D
    Rob D at | | Reply

    Fantastic write up. I volunteer at The Arizona a couple days a week and I wish everyone would see this before arriving. One major change since your update is the site is no longer named the WWII Valor in The Pacific National Monument. To more accurately reflect the experience it is now (since mid March 2019) named the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

    And to clarify a point, there are over 900 Sailors and Marines who were never recovered from the sinking of The Arizona. Many were most likely consumed by the fire that raged after the explosion which sunk The Arizona. But early on it was determined that those who perished should be left on board. Additionally 42 survivors of the attack have chosen to have their ashes interred in The Arizona since 1982 (when internment was authorized).

    Additionally though, total tickets for each day may be 4500, but only 1300 are available for walk in visitors, and those tickets go quickly. Many days they are gone within the first couple hours after the memorial opens. I do recommend guests, who may have missed getting tickets, check back at the ticket booth later as often times tour groups turn in extra tickets so some showings may be available. And don’t buy food right before your scheduled time. No food or drink other than clear water is allowed in the theater or on the Navy launch.

    Once again, great job on your information. I look forward to reading your other posts.

  9. Heidi A Brown
    Heidi A Brown at | | Reply

    Just wondering about parking at Pearl Harbor. Is there public parking? Do you know how much? How close is it? As trying to figure out the best way to see Pearl Harbor it is very confusing. Thanks for all your information, it is very helpful.

  10. Mike
    Mike at | | Reply

    Out of date? The memorial is to be closed into 2019 or beyond for repairs we were told…

  11. SandyB
    SandyB at | | Reply

    Thank you. Very useful outline of the sights. Yours is one of the few places which gives an overview of each and what is involved with each. I have scheduled the locations individually as my husband is an airplane and sailing nut so we will do the more involved tours. We will spread over two separate days…all that I will be able to take 🙂 . We will be doing in mid January.
    Again, thanks.

  12. Sarah
    Sarah at | | Reply

    It would help for you to note the YEAR of your original visit date. Some ticket prices are a lot more expensive now (5/21/2018); the passport price, instead of being $55 as noted in your original article, is $72 now, and I doubt if there is any saving over buying the tickets separately.

  13. Lats
    Lats at | | Reply

    Thanks for this article it’s helpful!

  14. Kathleen Mc Farland
    Kathleen Mc Farland at | | Reply

    Great comments on Hawaii. Going there in January 2018. Would like to see all the sights but dont want to be ripped off. We are retired couple. In our 60, s and 70, s.

  15. Lea wites
    Lea wites at | | Reply

    Love the article. We are over 65 and follow have a lot of energy but all,of the hostels you recommend you need to be under 45 years old any idea for those of us older guys . Or is it better to stay on a less ecoenisive island and cruises to Pearl Harbor ?

  16. gatwick airparks
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    Thanks for the excellent content. Wish to see even more shortly. Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  17. LaToya Miller
    LaToya Miller at | | Reply

    This is as absolutely awesome and thorough review. The information on this site is exactly what I was seeking for our visit tomorrow!

  18. Justine
    Justine at | | Reply

    Hi there,
    I stubbled across your site and it looks very helpful! In regards to Pearl Harbour, we just want to visit the uss Arizona, we have 9 year twins and thought we could catch a ferry from Waikiki to Pearl Harbour? Can you just confirm if we buy tickets online for the Arizona in order to avoid long waits?
    thanks so much!

  19. roger
    roger at | | Reply

    very helpful thank you!!

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  21. Donna
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    I have a layover from Maui that arrives at 1030am and my flight out is at 3:10pm. I asked a tour company if I would have time to get to Pearl Harbor and see anything and they said I could book, they would pick me up at 11:00 see Arizona memorial and visitor center and be back by 2:00. Do you think this is possible and if I already have boarding passes to get through security in 1hr?

  22. William Fetty
    William Fetty at | | Reply

    I will be on a cruise Septer 23-Oct 1 When I get off the ship at 7 in the morning my flight does not leave until 2:30. Do I have time to see pearl harbor?

  23. Chrisie
    Chrisie at | | Reply

    Is there anything to see if it is closed? The only day we can go is new years day, when they are not open..

  24. Nicki Lewis
    Nicki Lewis at | | Reply

    We are looking to go to Pearl Harbor last week of August and online says you can’t purchase tickets until 2 months out, so getting ready to buy tickets soon. If we buy the narrated tour and not the passport do you think we will regret that?

  25. Scott
    Scott at | | Reply

    REALLY extremely helpful. Excellent advice all around. Enjoyed the Missouri a great deal but felt the Air Museum was a complete waste of time and money at $25. Should have been $12 like the sub, which was much more interesting.

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