Hoku Hawaii Tour: Call to Duty Tour
Five times we have been to Hawaii our home away from home and still had not visited Pear Harbor. Every time we visited, we didn't have time or the tickets sold out so we always kept saying when we come back the next time we are going. Well fast forward to this trip to Hawaii, we partnered with our faves Roberts Hawaii Tours last time when we did the Circle Island tour and the same year I was fortunate to come back again for work and did the Magic Of Polynesia. This time we partnered with their newest luxury line HOKU HAWAII. This Luxury vehicle line is smaller than the regular tours so its more intimate and very comfortable.
We had the best tour guide named Charlie. He was so informative and super accommodating. He also made us laugh lots! He also brought us some Hawaiian donuts and some water for the trip! We also got each a tote bag for the beach with the HOKU logo on it! The navigators and staff are profoundly knowledgeable of Hawaii’s ancient culture, rich history, and mythology.
The word “hoku” means star in the Hawaiian language.n It was by the stars that the ancient Polynesian navigators sailed to the islands of Hawaii. Hoku Hawaii Tours are the best navigators to the beauty of Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor USS Arizona
Starting with pick-up in Waikiki, the stellar Pearl Harbor Memorial Tours will introduce you to the patriotic grounds where an infamous attack entered Hawaii into World War II. Their tour guides will keep you engaged with humor, history, and facts about Pearl Harbor as well as answering all your questions.
The USS Arizona Memorial build above the ship. There you can enter and look down to see the ship now a coral reef for the inhabitants of the sea. Here is where the USS Arizona resting place resides with over 1,000 men who perished that day. The Memorial was build in 1962 and has millions of visitors yearly. If you visit, there is also a room with the names of the perished. We also saw in the water spots with oil, the tour comes with a narrated head set and numbers throughout the memorial. They said that every year there is a bit of oil that seeps from the ship. When the ship went down, it was fully fuelled. So to this day it still seeps the oil from the ship. They don't remove remove the oil because the ship is a sacred resting place and they do not want to disturb the graves. They have said that the oil is the tears if the fallen.
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a US Battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after the US State of Missouri. Missouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and is best remembered as the site of the surrender of the empire of Japan which ended WW2.
We had never been on a battleship before. It was huge. The rooms below kept going and going. The doors to the rooms so small and the sleeping quarters and offices were so tight. I was getting claustrophobic in the ship. The door had seals and we saw were the crew slept ate, the dentist on board, and the big important meeting rooms.
Lunch inside the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor
The tour also comes with a little Honolulu city tour, a palace and royal grounds and the National Memorial cemetery of the Pacific.
We arrived around 230pm back to our hotel and ready to continue the day! Not like other tours where you get back at 7pm we had still the rest of the day to lounge by the beach!
This tour is a must do! 10/10
for more information and tickets go here: Pearl Harbor Call to Duty