Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Had a good time on our tour with Nappy, very funny guy and very informative, the Arizona memorial is very well done, not too touristy, and a bit of a tour around Honolulu on the way home. Back by 2.30 so still time to shop and swim.Reviewed by: Tracey W, December 2013
This is a wonderful tour. The bus driver was FANTASTIC. So informative, great joke teller and really, really looked after us. We were picked up at our hotel at the exact time we were told. Would recommend this tour and this company to everyone. It is a must do when you go to Honolulu.Reviewed by: Florence C, November 2013
Was great my husband thourouly enjoyed it.Reviewed by: Mary S, November 2013
This was our second tour with Gray Line within a week and I am beginning to think they have become too big and just don't know how to manage things. Once again, the destination was superb - a very moving memorial for USS Arizona and an interesting inspection of the USS Missouri. Our driver / guide kept us informed of the various landmarks and gave us some insight into Hawaiian culture and history. We were, however, treated like children on an excursion. We were on and off buses all day! Firstly our gude told us that we would have to line up to get our tickets but then miraculously advised us that he pulled some strings and got them all himself. Next we were told that we would have to go the USS Missouri site by shuttle, but because we were a big group he was going to see if the security would let him take us in - surprise, surprise - we were able to go in our bus; and same for about a dozen other tour buses we saw. I don't know who he was fooling. When we were on the Missouri, he kept herding us in a group while all we wanted to do was explore the ship on our own - too much information becomes boring at times. My husband kept referring to him as the "driver" (which he was, considering he was driving the bus) and he got quite annoyed at one stage and said "if you keep calling me a driver, I'll call you a tourist!" - not good PR. Anyway, I think I'll steer clear of Gray Line in future and try the smaller companies. My dissatisfaction isn't with the destinations of these tours, but rather the tour company itself.Reviewed by: miss.sadie, December 2013
An interesting day with a very early start - we were were picked up at 6.45am. We went to the Missouri first and had a brief guided tour before having enough time to look through the battleship on our own. Next we went to the Arizona Memorial. We hired the audio set - cost US$15 for the two headsets with commentary for two museums and out on the memorial. Everyone sees an insightful film before going by navy shuttle boat out to the Arizona memorial. You only spend a fairly brief time on the memorial as you have to catch the next shuttle back. We would have liked a bit longer there. After leaving the Arizona memorial we drove through the Punchbowl lawn cemetery and the bus is not allowed to stop. Finally we had a brief drive through tour of Honolulu and were back at our hotel around 2pm. Our guide was very good and the tour worked well. A must do activity for anyone visiting Ohau.Reviewed by: Graham A, Australia, November 2013