Pearl Harbor is among the most significant historic sites in the entire United States. Filled with poignant, often painful memories of a dark day, yet equally filled with hope and courage from the days that followed, these multifaceted attractions are worth every minute you spend exploring them.With the Passport to Pearl Harbor, offered and sold directly at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’ll get discounted tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, Battleship Missouri, and the Pacific Aviation Museum all in one pass. It’s a great time- and money-saving way to see everything you want to and get the full Pearl Harbor experience.
USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Pacific Aviation Museum
How the Passport to Pearl Harbor Works
The Passport to Pearl Harbor is essentially a full-day tour that includes admission to all four of the major Pearl Harbor attractions (as listed above). If you’ve purchased the product in advance, simply show your voucher at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for admission. Or, if you prefer to buy the Passport to Pearl Harbor onsite, you’ll be given your admission ticket on the spot at the Visitor Center.
With the single passport card, just present that at each of the participating attractions and you’ll be let into the attraction. That’s it!
The passport is good for seven consecutive days after the day you pick it up. Everyone typically picks up the ticket on the day they want to visit Pearl Harbor, since you have to go out there to pick it up anyway. If you want to use it a second day, you have to return to the Visitor Center to let them know.
What’s Good about the Passport?
This product is very easy to use – simply pay for the tour up front, and get admission to all four of the included sites.
You also save a little bit of money on admission to all four sites by purchasing the Passport to Pearl Harbor – general admission to all four individual attractions would come to about $7 more than this product.
The Passport to Pearl Harbor also includes transportation to Ford Island (the location of the Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri), which is otherwise a separate cost.
Parking at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is free, so it’s easy to get to the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and you’re not paying much (if anything) above the price of the Passport to enjoy the experience.
The pass itself is a nice souvenir. It’s a single card that you can easily add to a scrapbook alongside your photographs.
The USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour comes in 7 different languages, so it’s a good option for multilingual families.
What Could Get Better?
The one thing this product doesn’t include is movie/boat tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (it only includes the audio tour). This may be a bummer to those who want to explore the Memorial further.
You’re also not really getting a substantial discount by visiting all four attractions – you’re just paying for all of them all at once with about a $7 savings. It’s certainly a nice benefit, but the discount could be better. You can get more for your money by purchasing one of the other tourist passes that include Pearl Harbor such as the Go Oahu Card, Pearl Harbor Pass or the Honolulu Flexi Pass
Get Your Money’s Worth
This product is pretty straightforward. If you visit all four attractions (whether that’s in one day or two), you’ll get your money’s worth. There is no repeat admission available, so you can’t double up on value.
Insider Pearl Harbor Tips
Because it really does take an entire day to visit all four of these sites, it’s important to arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center as early as possible – about 8 or 9 am (although you can arrive as early as 7 am). The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center recommends about 7-8 hours to visit all attractions (not including breaks or meals).
If for whatever reason you don’t have time to visit all four attractions within the span of one day, then be sure to visit the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites ticket counter to extend your pass to another day. It can only be extended by one day, and it must be within a seven-day period.
Be sure to check out the additional outdoors exhibits that are part of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Park – it’s an extra added value to your experience and they’re free to explore.
Some attractions (like the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour) require advance reservations – be sure to consult the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites website before your trip to make any necessary reservations.
Where to Buy The Passport to Pearl Harbor
The Passport to Pearl Harbor is available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and some third-party retailers like Viator or directly from iVenture. You can buy the pass anytime but the included tours always sell out in advance so you are better off buying the pass online and making your reservations with the included tours over the phone.