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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park Tours

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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
There are only 15 American submarines that remain from World War II, and the most-heralded of them—the USS Bowfin—now sits in Pearl Harbor, where the war American’s war first started. Known as the “Avenger of Pearl Harbor,” the USS Bowfin was built in Maine and sailed the South Pacific. It set off on its mission exactly one year after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and 44 different enemy ships would eventually succumb to her guns. 

Today, visitors to Pearl Harbor can walk inside the submarine to see the cramped metal quarters, and get an authentic feel for the daily hardships of the boys in the “Silent Service.” In nine tours of duty only one crewmember died from injuries in battle, and when visiting today, you can stand in the chambers where these brave sailors celebrated a successful strike. Once finished with the tour of the ship, learn the fascinating history of submarines in the accompanying Bowfin museum, where exhibits range from a ballistic missile that was once housed on the ship, to a 54-foot, human-guided torpedo known as a Japanese Kaiten. 

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The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park is open from 7am-5pm daily, with the exception of Christmas, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children—and only $5 and $4, respectively, to visit the museum. 
Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818, USA
Hours: Daily 7am-5pm, Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day
Admission: Adults $12, Children $5
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Skip the Line: Pearl Harbor Memorial Small Group Tour From WaikikiHistorical Tours

Skip the Line: Pearl Harbor Memorial Small Group Tour From Waikiki

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Travel with a small group to Pearl Harbor and gain admission to the USS ‘Bowfin’ submarine, USS ‘Missouri’ battleship and USS ‘Oklahoma’ Memorial plus skip-the-line entry to the USS ‘Arizona’ Memorial. This 7-hour excursion includes audio tours and a visit to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Then take a narrated tour past the historic landmarks of downtown Honolulu, including the King Kamehameha statue, Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Capitol. Round-trip transport is available from Waikiki hotels and other locations.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Pearl Harbor Tour From HonoluluDay Trips

Pearl Harbor Tour From Honolulu

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Visit some of the most-popular Pearl Harbor sites, including the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the USS Arizona, on this 5-hour tour. Enjoy a chauffeured transfer to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where museums and galleries tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. Headsets are provided to hear the guide clearly. Then enjoy a drive-through tour of some of the most popular sites and structures in the historical city of Honolulu. Waikiki hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - OahuDay Trips

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. All guests will enjoy fresh Kona Coffee, Hot Donuts, Premium Transportation, and the best Tour Guides in Hawaii! Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Pearl Harbor Full-Day Experience Small Group Tour from HonoluluHistorical Tours

Pearl Harbor Full-Day Experience Small Group Tour from Honolulu

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The main attractions of Pearl Harbor are compelling and dispersed throughout the area; this 9-hour tour allows you to see them all, with transportation in between. You'll travel with a small group, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. Pickup and drop-off in the Waikiki area included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport Attraction Tickets

Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport

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Passport to Pearl Harbor Tours includes Visitor center, admission to all activities such as, USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and Park, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Turn back time as we explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor and relive the infamous Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. A visit to the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. • The most visited attraction on Oahu Island • Enjoy 8 Hour tour from Honolulu • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention • Guaranty Skip the line
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pearl Harbor Small Group Tour From WaikikiHistorical Tours

Pearl Harbor Small Group Tour From Waikiki

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Visit some of the most-popular Pearl Harbor sites, including the USS Arizona and the USS Bowfin submarine, on this 6-hour, small-group tour. Enjoy a chauffeured transfer to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where museums and galleries tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. Explore one of the most famous submarines in the world and receive a complimentary audio set. Then enjoy a drive-through tour of some of the most popular sites and structures in the historical city of Honolulu. Waikiki hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Passport to Pearl HarborCultural Tours

Passport to Pearl Harbor

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Explore the Pearl Harbor visitor center and see all of the historic sites, monuments, and museums at a discounted price with a Passport to Pearl Harbor package. Visit the USS Arizona with audio narration, See the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and the Pacific Aviation Museum, explore the new Pearl Harbor Virtual reality Center, and more all with one entry pass.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and ToursMountain Bike Tours

Go Oahu All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions and Tours

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Make the most out of your trip to paradise with the Go Oahu Pass, available for 1- to 7-day use over the course of two weeks. This Oahu pass offers free admission to over 30 attractions, beach activities, and tours—all to be enjoyed at your own relaxed pace. You’ll also receive discounts to local restaurants and shops, along with a free pocket guidebook. No redemption is required with your pass, just save your pass (ticket) on your mobile device and explore Oahu at your leisure. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure TourFull-day Tours

World War II Pearl Harbor Heroes Adventure Tour

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Immerse yourself in World War II history during this full-day tour on Oahu. Visit the USS Missouri and the site of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to walk in the footsteps of the country's war heroes. Climb aboard the USS Bowfin and learn about its important role in battles during WWII. View the sunken USS Arizona, the watery resting place for over 1,000 brave soldiers, and visit the Pacific Aviation Museum. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Oahu Day Trip: Full Day Pearl Harbor experiance From MauiDay Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Full Day Pearl Harbor experiance From Maui

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This comprehensive tour is perfect for history lovers and includes inter-island plane tickets, chauffeured airport transfers, a friendly driver and entrance to two of Hawaii's top naval attractions. Tour USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor with a small group, or venture through these historical icons on your own.  You don’t have to wait in line behind thousands for USS Arizona Memorial ticket, since they're included in the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip The Line: Deluxe Pearl Harbor Small-Group TourDay Trips

Skip The Line: Deluxe Pearl Harbor Small-Group Tour

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Visit Pearl Harbor highlights with a small group during this 6-hour tour. Entrance fees and skip-the-line access to the USS Arizona Memorial included; then choose to visit the USS Bowfin, the USS Missouri, or the Pacific Aviation Museum. Light lunch and round-trip transportation provided from Honolulu-area hotels provided.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Oahu Day Trip: Skip-the-Line Pearl Harbor full Day Experience from KauaiDay Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Skip-the-Line Pearl Harbor full Day Experience from Kauai

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Island hop to Oahu for a full-day immersion in Pearl Harbor history on this all-inclusive tour from Kauai. With all airfare, transfers, admission tickets, and skip-the-line entry to attractions arranged, you can focus on absorbing the importance of monuments like the USS 'Arizona’ Memorial and Ford Island’s USS 'Missouri’ battleship, and delve deep into Hawaii’s World War II history with entry to the Road to War and Pacific Aviation Museums.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor Full Day Experience From Big IslandDay Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor Full Day Experience From Big Island

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Relive history during this 8-hour excursion to Pearl Harbor from the Big Island. Fly to Honolulu Airport and take a chauffeured transfer to this historic World War II site. Once you arrive, enjoy skip-the-line access to the famous USS Arizona Memorial, access to Road to War Museum and the USS Missouri, a fully-narrated tour, time to explore on your own and much more. Before returning you’ll visit Honolulu history sites like Iolani Palace. Inter-island flights, transfers, site entrance tickets, plus the Honolulu history tour, are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) ToursDay Trips

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Private Pearl Harbor Deluxe TourFull-day Tours

Private Pearl Harbor Deluxe Tour

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Get an amazing inside look into Pearl Harbor on this all-day private tour. Skip the line at the USS Arizona Memorial, and take a short boat ride over to the commemorative monument while learning about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Make other stops along this tour, including the USS Bowfin Submarine, USS Missouri Battleship Memorial, and Pacific Aviation Museum. This private tour for up to three people guarantees your admission into attractions during the day.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Pearl Harbor Full-Day Experience Small Group Tour From Honolulu AirportDay Trips

Pearl Harbor Full-Day Experience Small Group Tour From Honolulu Airport

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Experience Pearl Harbor on this all-inclusive, comprehensive tour. Be greeted at the airport and taken directly to Pearl Harbor, where all of the tickets and details have been arranged in advance. Skip the hassles of driving, navigating, or waiting in lines and breeze through the gates to see all of the monuments, museums, exhibitions, films, and sights at the visitor center.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour ExperienceFull-day Tours

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Calling all WWII history fans! Pearl Harbor Tours’ most comprehensive day tour of the Park allows you to experience and explore! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great battleship. On the first day of the war, it suffered catastrophic damage, becoming a tomb for many. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor And Oahu North Shore Tour From KauaiDay Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor And Oahu North Shore Tour From Kauai

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If you're not planning an overnight stay on Oahu, you can still see highlights of Hawaii’s most populous island on a day trip from Kauai. All the logistics are arranged for a seamless visit, including inter-island plane tickets, chauffeur service to Pearl Harbor, and a waterfront lunch. Learn about World War II history with a skip-the-line ticket to the USS ‘Arizona’ Memorial, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Punch Bowl cemetery. Spend the afternoon sightseeing on a guided tour of Oahu’s lush North Shore, home to natural treasures like Turtle Bay, Pali Lookout, and Sunset Beach.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big IslandFull-day Tours

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big Island

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Includes flights to and from Maui, Kauai or Big Island of Hawaii. This is the most comprehensive day tour of Pearl Harbor that allows you to experience and explore everything! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great, sunken battleship, a tomb for over 1100. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
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Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor Group TourPorts of Call Tours

Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor Group Tour

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If you're visiting Honolulu on a cruise ship, book this shore excursion for hassle-free access to Pearl Harbor. You'll be picked up at the Honolulu port for transport to Pearl Harbor, where you can skip the ticket line to explore the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Bowfin.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor Small Group ExperiencePorts of Call Tours

Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor Small Group Experience

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The drive from Honolulu to Pearl Harbor can take twice as long in traffic, and lines can be long. Enjoy an easy, hassle-free visit with this small group Oahu Shore Excursion. Have a tropical drink en route to Pearl Harbor. Skip the line at Pearl Harbor’s most visited sites: USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine, Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Missouri. Relax on your chauffeured drive back through historic Downtown Honolulu.
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  • 10 hours
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Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor and North Shore Tour from MauiDay Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor and North Shore Tour from Maui

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See Pearl Harbor on an inter-island day trip from Maui to Oahu, including plane tickets, chauffeured airport transfers, a driver/guide and entrance to two of Hawaii's top naval attractions. First skip the line inside the USS 'Arizona' Memorial, and learn about the history of Pearl Harbor from an audio guide. Afterward, a driver will pick you up for a guided tour of the North Shore, passing sites such as Pali Lookout and Turtle Bay.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Your Private Pearl Harbor ToursDay Trips

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Your Private Community ToursDay Trips

Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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What are USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park hours of operation?
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park hours of operation: Daily 7am-5pm, Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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