Pearl Harbor, ‘Mighty Mo’ & Honolulu City – a Fabulous Tour with Something for Everyone
One of the problems with some tours is that they focus on only one thing, and if you are a family with different interests, then it can be a challenge to find a tour that has a little bit of something for everyone. Well, maybe we have a solution for you with what we call a ‘three-course meal’ – a Pearl Harbor tour with three individual elements…
Pearl Harbor Tour
As the first part of the tour, visiting Pearl Harbor can be a real eye opener. Steeped in history, very few of us are unaware of the significance of this location, but there is no substitute for the real thing, and while you may have had some preconceived ideas of what Pearl Harbor may be like, trust us when we say that most visitors are amazed at the actual size of the harbor, and the size of the ships. It’s a great ‘starter’ in this ‘three-course meal’ of a tour, all of which, combined, will comfortably occupy half of your day, still leaving you free to do other things afterwards.
Visiting the ‘Mighty Mo’ – the USS Missouri Tour
The USS Missouri, affectionately known as the ‘Mighty Mo’, is a glorious sight to see, moored at Pearl Harbor, occupying a commanding position from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the USS Arizona Memorial. The ‘Mighty Mo’ is best remembered as the ship which, on its quarterdeck, on September 2, 1945, the Empire of Japan official surrendered, today marked as V-J (Victory in Japan) Day. After reading this, you will also be able to enjoy the tour of the ‘Mighty Mo’ feeling quite smart as you will not make the usual assumption that the USS Missouri was involved in the original attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday December 7, 1941. In fact, the ship was then but a ‘twinkle in the eye’ of the US navy and was not commissioned (became fully seaworthy) until 1944. Thereafter, she did not enter into the theater of war in the Pacific until January 1945 when she set sail from Pearl Harbor, subsequently becoming involved in the battles at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Where the three-course meal is concerned and as ‘main courses’ go, this one takes a lot of beating.
With Pearl Harbor and Honolulu being connected, it makes perfect sense to pay a visit to the city while you’re in the vicinity. After all, there is a wealth of historical buildings there to give you a feel for a bygone age in Hawai’i’s colorful history. Enjoy a whirlwind ride through the history of the city and the islands, courtesy of an extremely entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Discover locations like the iconic Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue and many other places of interest.
Here at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available on the beautiful Hawai’ian Islands. To find out more about the Pearl Harbor, Mighty Mo’ & Honolulu City Tour, to book a place (always advisable in advance), or to learn more about any of our other recommended tours, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.