The Pearl Harbor + Polynesian Cultural Center Tour combines two of Oahu’s most popular attractions into one exciting and memorable day. Begin this remarkable adventure at Pearl Harbor where you will travel back in history to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor as you visit the USS Arizona Memorial. Learn about the events leading up to the attack and the aftermath, view the documentary with archival footage, and take a Navy vessel out the iconic Memorial suspended over the remains of the sunken Arizona. Remember and reflect as you view the names of the 1,177 fallen heroes etched in marble in the Shrine Room. Witness the oil drops — “Black Tears” — still rising to the harbor surface from the sunken Arizona after nearly 80 years. It’s an unforgettable experience.
Next, we travel to the North Shore, home to Polynesian Cultural Center, where the music, dance, and way of life in 6 different Pacific island nations is celebrated. Learn about the different traditions in authentic villages representing Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, and New Zealand. Watch live music, song and dance performances, learn how to cook or play a game, enjoy a canoe ride through the villages, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch.
Departure: 6:25 am Return: 5:30 pm | *All times are approximate
Upon arrival at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument you’ll have a chance to explore the museum filled with historical artifacts and documents that further set the stage of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Conditions: The 23 min. documentary of the attack might be emotional to some visitors. There is a 10-15 minute Navy boat ride over to the Memorial. Subject to close for stormy weather. Should be able to walk 4 city blocks
For the freshest pineapples on Oahu, the Dole Pineapple Plantation is the place to be. Sample refreshing, unique pineapple treats, shop for exclusive gifts, refreshments, and fresh pineapples at the plantation country store, and walk the pineapple garden to see exotic varieties of pineapple.
Conditions: Due to time constraints, this tour was not designed to include the maze or train ride.
Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch buffet included with your tour and then celebrate the colorful, unique, and diverse cultures of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Enter a world of Pacific traditions, featuring interactive performances, demonstrations, and exhibits from the islands of ancient Polynesia.
Conditions: The park is subject to hot climate and therefore you are advised to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.