Day Trip from Kauai to Oahu: Pearl Harbor & City Escape
7 Ratings
Embark on an all-inclusive day trip from Kauai to Oahu and explore Pearl Harbor and the vibrant city of Honolulu. Walk in the footsteps of heroes, visit historic sites, and experience the beauty of Hawaii's islands.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • King Kamehameha Statue - A warrior, diplomat and leader, King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810 after years of conflict. The Kamehameha statue honors the monarch who founded the Kingdom of Hawaii.
What's Included
  • Round-trip interisland airfare included (additional charges may apply)
  • Expert tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Complimentary lunch provided
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Includes admission to Missouri
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Airfare flight overage charges
Additional Information

Embark on a one-day comprehensive excursion to a different Hawaiian island with this inclusive package. Take an inter-island plane journey from Lihue, Kauai to Honolulu, Oahu for a unique itinerary. Absorb the history of America’s brave warriors from the scene of the Japanese assault at Pearl Harbor to where the capitulation agreement was inked aboard the USS Battleship Missouri. Visit the Arizona Memorial, the final resting spot of over a thousand seamen who lost their lives in the 1941 assaults. Browse through waterfront exhibits and historic collections at the Visitor Center at your leisure. Your package includes air travel and return transportation from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu.

  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • The name you enter at the time of booking must be exactly as appears on your photo I.D. Interisland Air Carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown on valid government-issued I.D. does not match the name on their voucher. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement. Air Carriers proven to be non-compliant are subject to severe penalties; thus there is no flexibility with this policy.
  • PEARL HARBOR NO BAG POLICY: The US Department of the Interior has declared a “no bags” policy at Pearl Harbor. Passengers may not carry any concealing items including purses, handbags, backpacks, diaper bags, etc. Small cameras are permitted but must not be in a bag. No items are allowed to be left on your tour vehicle. When going over to Ford Island to visit the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and/or the Battleship Missouri, guests are required to carry government issued photo identification and NO BAGS are allowed on the vehicle. Ford Island is an active military base and guests may be asked by security personnel at any time for their identification to ensure a safe environment for all. Bag storage is available at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for a fee per bag. It is recommended to bring on tour only vital items like your identification and wallet as long as these items fit in your pockets.
  • This tour does not operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day and December 7th.
  • On occasion and due to external factors outside of our control (including inclement weather, closure of the Memorial by the National Park Service and/or shortages of boat launch tickets), there is the possibility of not being able to visit the Arizona Memorial during your visit. You will still be able to visit the many exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center and view the Arizona Memorial from the shoreline.
  • Shirt and shoes are required to board the Arizona Memorial, swimsuits are not permitted. Strollers are not permitted in the theater or shuttle boats
Lihue Airport
Mokulele Loop
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Feb 19, 2018
Pearl Harbor trip was a great... - <p>Pearl Harbor trip was a great experience, was a very moving experience. We took our 8 year old grandsons. They also had a great time.</p>
Review provided by Viator
Sep 18, 2017
After a great deal of... - <p>After a great deal of miscommunication the trip was fantastic. We were told to meet the rep at the airport at 6 am for our flight to Oahu. Another group of 4 arrived shortly before 7 am as that is the time they were told. By 7:20 no rep had arrived and I called Polynesian to find out where the rep was. We were told to just get our tickets and get on the plane and someone would meet us in Oahu. We got the tickets and went to the gate. Flight wasn't leaving until 8:30 am. At about 7:45 I received a call asking where I was and I informed the rep that I was at the gate. She informed me that one party from each group must come back out as she had something that we needed for our trip. Two of us left and met her and got stickers that we needed to wear to identify us. Now we had to go back through security. This might not have been a real big deal except it was 9/11 and security was very tight and slow. Our bus driver in Oahu was somewhat knowledgeable but very frustrating as he would start talking about one thing and then switch gears in mid sentence to another subject. When we arrived at the various sites he gave us multitudes of directions at warp speed leaving us a bit confused. All in all the whole experience was fabulous!</p>
Review provided by Viator
Oct 9, 2018
Somewhat disappointed - Some exhibits were not available. Very disappointed in Polynesian Adventures - spoke several times but no one showed at airport!!!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 1, 2016
Our day trip to Oahu was very good... - <p>Our day trip to Oahu was very good for the most part. The rich history of this island is mind boggling. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. For anyone who wants to partake in this tour I have a few suggestions:<br/> 1. We were told that because regulations had changed at the Luhue airport, our guide was not able to come inside to find us. This put us behind on what was already a very rigid schedule. <br/> 2. Be very prompt when meeting your guide at the end of each stop. Our tour guide Ernie, chose to berate those who set our aforementioned schedule behind. Very unpleasant!<br/> 3. You are permitted a camera, phone, or wallet onto the military bases. You are not permitted to take purses or backpacks. You are also not permitted to keep these items on the bus so you will be asked to check them in before your tour of Pearl Harbor/Ford Island. Be sure to keep these items checked in when leaving for the Missouri and Arizona Memorial. Six of the members of our tour were not clear about this detail and upon returning to the bus with purse/backpack were publicly humiliated by Ernie. This put quite a damper on the remainder of the day!<br/> 4. Our tour began at 7:30 am with lunch scheduled at 2 pm. We ate lunch at 3 pm. This could be problematic for those who are diabetic or have other health related issues.</p> <p>On the whole, this tour was good.<br/> Aloha</p>
Review provided by Viator
Apr 25, 2008
Weather not so good on that day, but it... - Weather not so good on that day, but it really didn't matter. The guide was very informative, and we saw a lot of interesting sights. Downside was the early start from Kauai and the long wait for flights back. It made it a long day!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 9, 2019
Oahu day trip - On the plus side, the guide, Ernie, was good, the weather was perfect, and Duke's Waikiki had great view and food. On the negative side, the Arizona memorial can't be stepped on right now because of structural issues with landing site, so you go out and come back on the boat without setting foot on the memorial itself. Also , the punch bowl won't allow tourists off the bus, so again you drive into and out of the cemetary without getting off the bus.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 3, 2016
It would have been better for longer... - <p>It would have been better for longer time at Pearl Harbor and less time shopping. Guide wasn't very organized and didn't stay with us.</p>
Review provided by Viator