Today, you have a choice:
Choose from Pearl Harbor / Honolulu City Tour OR North Shore Beach Day Tour
Meet in the lobby to walk to dinner at Hard Rock Café Waikiki- On the way there we will have a walking tour of Waikiki. Enjoy some live music and explore the gift shop with your groups’ special discount. (Based on the number of participants, there may be other restaurants assigned)
Depart hotel for transfer to Pearl Harbor to see where history was made. *Due to increased security measures, all purses, handbags, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, diaper bags, luggage and/or any other type of bag that can conceal an object are not permitted inside Pearl Harbor, the Visitor's Center, or to any of the attractions.
At the Pearl Harbor’s U.S.S. Bowfin, we’ll go below deck to wind our way through the narrow compartments where the Bowfin’s crew worked, ate and slept through nine harrowing war patrols. You will learn about the Bowfin, which served with great distinction in WWII and earned her nickname “The Pearl Avenger.”
We head over to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Visitor Centerand experience the film “Pearl Harbor Story”, the visitor center museum, boarding a Navy launch and entering the memorial. We will witness the actual sunken hull where over 1000 servicemen were entombed during the December 7, 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Tour times will be as follows: (Length of tour: 75 minutes) We’ll board our bus to take the Honolulu City Tour. We’ll drive pass the Iolani Palace—the only royal palace on American soil, the King Kamehameha Statue, Hawaii State Capitol, and through China Town.
We’ll begin our drive to the North Shore of Oahu where surfing daredevils gather from around the world to complete in riding the monster waves that are often taller than most buildings. Sunset Beach is the local favorite and is legendary for its 20 foot waves. The North Shore is also the home of the famous Banzai Pipeline. “Banzai” is used as toast or a battle cry meaning “go for it”. In the 1950’s a surfer yelled, “Banzai” as he rode a massive wave and the word lives on. When the ocean hits the shallow coral shelf offshore, a wave forms that is so steep that it rolls and makes a nearly perfect tube or pipeline. It is the holy grail of surf challenges.
Arrive at beautiful Waimea Bay. You will have time to relax in the sun or swim in the waves.(Swimming subject to surf conditions)
Board motor coach for stop in the local surfer village Haleiwa Town - this historical place retains much of the old style of Hawaii and offers a variety of restaurants, surf shops, clothing stores, and the famous “shaved ice” stands.