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King Kamehameha Statue Tours and Activities

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Planted firmly on the lawn of Aliiolani Hale, the State Supreme Court building, is the most visited of all the statues honoring King Kamehameha I in Hawaii. The 18-foot bronze icon with golden-colored detailing was erected in 1883 and depicts a spear-wielding and cloak-draped Kamehameha the Great, the first Hawaiian monarch and the ruler credited with uniting the Islands under single rule in 1810.

Each year on a date near the June 11 state holiday commemorating King Kamehameha, community groups build massive flower lei garlands and drape them over the Honolulu statue using the ladder from a fire truck. The popular lei draping ceremony commemorates the King’s significance and kicks off week-long celebrations of colorful parades and festivals throughout the Islands.

The story of the statue’s procurement also undoubtedly adds to its allure: Constructed in Europe, the sculpture took several years to make, and, when finally finished and rounding the horn of South America, (the Panama Canal wasn’t completed until 1914) the ship carrying it wrecked near the Falkland Islands. Using insurance money, a second statue was quickly built and arrived in Honolulu without incident; this is the statue that stands here today. Meanwhile, Falkland fishermen were able to retrieve the sunken original and sold it to back to the then-U.S. territory, where the strikingly similar sculpture still stands not far from the king’s birthplace on Hawaii Island. Another Kamehameha figure, made from molds of the Honolulu version, is one of two statues representing the state of Hawaii in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

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Discover Honolulu with a 1, 4 or 7days hop-on hop-off tour and see all the top attractions at your own pace. Step aboard a double-decker bus or open-air trolley to pass the capital city’s best restaurants and shops, historic sites and renowned scenery. Choose from multiple routes, marveling at Diamond Head on the Blue Line or explore Chinatown on the Red Line. Upgrade to include all of the lines on your ticket.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pearl Harbor Arizona, Missouri and City Tour

Pearl Harbor Arizona, Missouri and City Tour

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Explore the sites of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu on this tour from Waikiki. YYou'll board the USS Missouri, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the rich history of WWII. Plus, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Honolulu to see attractions such as the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pearl Harbor Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

Pearl Harbor Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

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See Honolulu’s top attractions on this tour which includes a drive through downtown Honolulu, Puchbowl Cemetry and a visit to Pearl Harbor. Board the Navy launch boats to view the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the harbor side displays and historic exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The downtown Honolulu tour, include a drive past Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha statue and Mission Houses Museum.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Honolulu Self-Guided Audio Tour

Honolulu Self-Guided Audio Tour

Aloha and welcome to Honolulu, the capital and only city of the island paradise of Hawaii, the last state to become part of the United States of America. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set your own pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this dynamic city. On this tour you will learn about Honolulu's history during World War Two and see sights such as the Aloha Tower, one of Hawaii's most recognisable landmarks, the famous King Kamehameha statue and the great Iolani Palace. Simply download our self-guided audio tour, plug in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and head to the tour starting point. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is currently only available in English.
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  • 2 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from Maui
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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from Maui

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On this unforgettable Pearl Harbor day trip from Maui, journey back to December 7, 1941, when the United States was tragically thrust into fighting in World War II. Stroll the decks of the USS Missouri where the surrender agreement was signed. Coupled with a tour of downtown Honolulu, this day trip from Maui to Pearl Harbor is great for visitors of all ages with an interest in America’s history.
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  • 14 hours
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Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

Oahu Day Trip to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island

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On this day trip from the Big Island to Oahu and Pearl Harbor, experience the site of the Japanese attack that shook an entire nation, and stand in the spot on the USS 'Missouri' where the Japanese eventually surrendered. You’ll later experience historic sites in downtown Honolulu, from the gorgeous Westminster Abbey of the Pacific to America’s only royal palace. This moving Pearl Harbor tour from Kona concludes with a visit to Punchbowl Cemetery before heading back to the Big Island that night.
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  • 14 hours
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Private Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 4.5 Hours

Private Arizona Memorial & City Tour - 4.5 Hours

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Visiting the historic sites of Pearl Harbor typically requires waiting in long lines for tickets or getting onto a crowded tour bus. This private tour eliminates both hassles. In the company of just your group, you'll have the full experience of Pearl Harbor's monuments and memorials, as well as a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery and Downtown Honolulu.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Private Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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The line to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor starts forming at the crack of dawn and, due to high demand, there are often more people in line than tickets available. However, you can skip the line and hassle by booking this private guided tour. After visiting the memorial, accompanied by your guide, your excursion continues with a tour of downtown Honolulu, visiting such attractions as Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona & Hawaiian History Tour - SMALL GROUP

Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona & Hawaiian History Tour - SMALL GROUP

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Avoid crowds and the long lines to enter one of O'ahu's most-visited landmarks. This small-group tour (maximum 15 people) takes you to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. While visiting the somber sites you will learn all about the events of that infamous day. On the way back, you'll stop at sites important to the history of Hawaii.
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  • 4 hours
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Premium Pearl Harbor Tour with Lunch
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Premium Pearl Harbor Tour with Lunch

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Explore Pearl Harbor and see Honolulu’s historic attractions on this all-day luxury excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, hop aboard a Grech shuttle and visit sites like the USS Missouri, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and Punchbowl National Cemetery. Admire sites like the state capitol and ‘Iolani Palace while cruising through Honolulu, and enjoy complimentary banana bread and a delicious lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Island Tour from Waikiki

Private Island Tour from Waikiki

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Experience the best of Oahu on this customizable private tour. Build an itinerary from over 30 possible activities and attractions. Visit surf beaches, pineapple fields, and macadamia farms. Watch whales or giant sea turtles in their natural habitats, and stop by local food trucks for fresh shrimp or colorful poke bowls. Capture the moment by purchasing a souvenir video with drone footage when your tour concludes.
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  • 6 hours
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Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

Historical Honolulu Bike Tour

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Explore Honolulu on a half-day bike tour that provides an insider's look at the vibrant city's history, beaches, and sights. See street art in Kaka'ako park, taste fresh Hawaiian fruits in Chinatown, go up the Aloha Tower for the views, and discover the monuments around the Hawaii State Capitol, including the royal Iolani Palace. Your informative guide provides a bike and helmet, fascinating commentary throughout the leisurely tour.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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ETOHI: Exclusive Island Tour

ETOHI: Exclusive Island Tour

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This is your tour! Exclusive, customizable and flexible. Perfect for first time visitors or anyone wanting to experience the island of Oahu with genuine Aloha and local authenticity. Your happiness and joy are of the utmost importance. So, get ready for an awesome and amazing day. Stop and get out to take memorable pictures of iconic statues and historical landmarks. Walk down mountain paths or hike up mountain trails to some of the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Swim at some of the most famous and beautiful sandy beaches in the world with the chance of seeing Hawaiian Sea Turtles or Monk Seals lounging. Or, simply relax with a nice cold beverage while soaking up the hot Hawaiian sunshine.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

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Combine visits to downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the USS Arizona during a half-day tour departing from Waikiki or Kahala. In a climate-controlled tour vehicle, travel between the area's disbursed landmarks, spending time listening to your guide's informative commentary at each. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki and Kahala hotels provided.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Honolulu Downtown Walking Tour

Honolulu Downtown Walking Tour

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Welcome to Hawaii’s ONLY free tour created by and operated by locals! On this guided walking tour, you will learn about the history of Hawaii and see some of the 50th State’s renowned landmarks. Meet us at the King Kamehameha Statue in Downtown Honolulu and embark on a journey with one of our friendly, informative local tour guides. You will leave the tour with a better understanding of the true spirit of aloha rooted in Hawaiian history and orally passed down through generations from the ancient tribal Hawaiian times to the sugar plantation period to its current status as the world-renowned paradise destination on everyone’s bucket list!
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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Discover Oahu’s most popular tour! This experience provides you the complete story of Dec 7, 1941, the day that launched the United States into World War II. Two museums, movie documentaries on the attack, and the official National Park Service tour to the USS Arizona Memorial. A highlight of the tour is the viewing of view a 23-minute movie documenting the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Then you will board the Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial. The Memorial rests above the sunken battleship USS Arizona. Aboard the Memorial, you can also see the oil that is still leaking from the USS Arizona and have a perfect view of the Battleship USS Missouri. This tour includes a historic Honolulu tour. Highlights include: downtown Honolulu an Chinatown, ’Iolani Palace, Washington Place, State Capitol Building, and the statue of King Kamehameha. Then the tour continues to the National Cemetery of the Pacific. All drivers are experienced tour guides and provide the highest quality tours.
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  • 5 hours
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Dole Pineapple Plantation, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

Dole Pineapple Plantation, Haleiwa Historical Town and Honolulu City Tour

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With its mix of historic sightseeing, local culture, and Hawaii's natural beauty, this Oahu Tour is perfect for travelers that want to see more of this island paradise in just one day. As you cruise the scenic North Shore of Oahu, you can enjoy must-see sights, like the USS Arizona Memorial, Dole Plantation, historic Haleiwa Town, and Sunset Beach Park. With a guide, easy transportation, and this tour is perfect for experiencing Oahu's top sights.
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  • 6 to 7 minutes
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$599.00
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

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Seeing Pearl Harbor is a must-do while on Oahu, but visiting typically requires an early morning line up for tickets. This small-group guided tour lets you skip the hassle of securing tickets and takes you to the site directly from your hotel. You'll visit the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Battleship Missouri and learn all about that infamous day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.89
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Your Private Community Tours
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Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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Historical Downtown Honolulu Running Tour

Historical Downtown Honolulu Running Tour

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Get your heart pumping with a 1.5-hour running tour through downtown Honolulu. Follow your local fitness enthusiast guide past the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. Stride through the downtown Financial District as well as the quickly changing Kakaako neighborhood. Learn about the diverse city's culture and history while you run a loop of approximately 4.5-5 miles (7-8km) over mostly flat terrain.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Family-friendly Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Downtown with private transportation

Family-friendly Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Downtown with private transportation

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MSH offers exclusive, high-end tours that can be customized according to your own personal preferences. Pearl Harbor visitor center is all about the history of the WWII and the Pearl Harbor attack. It offers two museums with videos, artifacts from that time, photographs of the horrific attack and much more. The tour typically lasts 3 hours including transportation. This tour offers transportation from and to Waikiki hotels (or different locations at extra charge) and entrance to the Arizona memorial is included. You will take the short trip with a ferry to the Arizona memorial - monument constructed on the top of the battle ship Arizona. Because of COVID restrictions, our guides will not be able to accompany you inside the visitor center. They will explain everything before you enter. A following tour of the Punchbowl cemetery, to the King Kamehameha statue and Iolani palace will be provided. Visit our website for the most exclusive experiences of Oahu.
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  • 3 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since King Kamehameha Statue can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to King Kamehameha Statue costs USD 5.00. Guided King Kamehameha Statue tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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