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Private Pearl Harbor, Dole Pineapple And Honolulu Landmarks

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Discover the history behind the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, walk through a pineapple maze and more on this private Honolulu sightseeing tour.

Spend six insightful hours learning about the Pearl Harbor attacks and exploring historical landmarks on this epic private cultural excursion in Honolulu. You'll get refreshing bottled water and enjoy a private tour of Honolulu's historical sites for you and your friends or family, making this perfect for history enthusiasts. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor as you learn about the details behind the attacks. You'll also get to enjoy stops at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and Honolulu landmarks like the Iolani Palace and the Kamehameha statue.

Start your journey by exploring Pearl Harbor and watching a documentary about the events that took place during the surprise attacks. You'll travel to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor via a naval boat, where you'll find a sprawling all-white structure that serves as a memorial of the sailors who died in the explosion and sunken battleship on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. That year, Japanese forces attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor, destroying 20 ships and thousands of people in the process, including the 1,177 crewmen that died on the USS Arizona that fateful day on December 7th. Take a look in the harbor to see the oil drops dubbed as "The Black Tears of the USS Arizona" from the sunken battleship, which still rises to the top of the harbor as it empties from the USS Arizona's tank that was filled the day before the attack.

Spend time with your private group exploring the Pearl Harbor Visitor center's museum, which houses artifacts and memorabilia of The Road to War and Attack. Gaze on the eye-catching photographs as they unfold the story via tension-filled and dramatic images that demonstrate the events leading up to the attack and the aftermath. Head to the bookstore to buy souvenirs like maps, books, and commemorative coins.

Next, head to the Dole Pineapple Plantation, where you'll find the world's largest maze and plenty of pineapples. Continue your private tour passing by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, a memorial burial ground of the honored soldiers who served in the United States Armed Forces. This national cemetery sits in a volcanic crater and is known locally as "The Hill of Sacrifice." Before you return back to your cruise pier, you'll make your way back to Honolulu to visit the State Capital, see the statute of the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, King Kamehameha. You'll also get to gaze on the iconic architecture of the Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian rulers' royal residence.

Whether you're looking for a cultural experience that's fit for a group of friends or family, this private tour offers the convenience you need to experience Honolulu highlights with the people you care about the most. Sign up for this exciting private excursion today and make memories in Honolulu that you'll never forget.

About Shore Excursions Group
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$129.00 USD
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
6 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water. Food and additional beverages available for purchase.
 
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable, casual clothing and walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
 
Restrictions
The tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair; however, guests must be able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them.

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