Private Pearl Harbor, Northshore And Oahu Circle Island Tour

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Visit a pineapple plantation, learn about the Pearl Harbor attack with a stop at the memorial, and more on this exciting cultural tour in Honolulu.

Embark on a six-hour excursion visiting iconic landmarks and sites on the island of Oahu like the USS Arizona Memorial and the Road to War Museum when you book this exciting excursion. Your tour includes a transfer from Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial site by way of a naval boat and a stop at the famous Dole Pineapple Plantation. You'll also cross iconic sites like Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole and Waimanalo Beach Park, making this the ideal for beachgoers and history buffs alike.

Start your epic excursion with a visit to Pearl Harbor, where the famous surprise attacks by Japanese forces on an early December morning in 1941 took place. Here, you'll watch archival footage from this chaotic time in American history and learn about the events that destroyed and badly damaged 20 naval ships and costs thousands of lives, including sailors and soldiers aboard the bombed and sunken USS Arizona battleship. Take a naval boat to USS Arizona Memorial site, where you'll see "The Black Tears of Arizona", the oil drops that still seep out from the USS Arizona's fuel tank to the top of the waters. You'll also stop by the Road to War Museum and set your eyes on artifacts and images that showcase the subtle tension and sentiment of Pearl Harbor before the attack.

Make your way to indulge in sweet fruit and a giant maze of pineapples at the popular Dole Pineapple Plantation, which attractions over one million tourists annually. You'll also pass by historic sites on your way back to the pier, including a large community of Mormons at Laie Mormon Town and the Halona Blowhole, the iconic lookout and rock formation that features a natural blowhole forged from volcanic eruptions. Consider taking lunch on your own and have a picnic among the golden sands of a three-mile beach when your tour stops at Waimanalo Beach Park, one of Oahu's most beautiful beach locations. Before wrapping up your tour, gaze on the crystalline waters of Hanauma Bay, and catch panoramic views at the popular picture-taking hot spot known as the Chinaman's Hat.

With stops at historic memorial sites and a visit to a pineapple plantation and the beach, this tour offers much to do that's worthwhile. Get ready to experience the historical gems and iconic landmarks on Oahu!

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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.

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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
Small
 
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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