PEARL HARBOR --
The Battleship Missouri Memorial partnered with the nearby USS
Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park to create a visitor package that
for the first time offers tours of two Pearl Harbor historic sites
on the same ticket.
Navy Day in Pearl
Harbor, a daylong, all-inclusive package, differs from previous
combination tours, according to Keith DeMello, a spokesman for the
USS Missouri Memorial Association.
The old combo
tours lasted about one-half hour, he said. They featured only a
portion of the tours. On this tour, visitors are not missing out on
anything. It provides value and an incentive to agents because its
The Navy Day Tour
encompasses either an entire morning or afternoon, and most people
opt to visit the Arizona Memorial, as well, adding another two to
three hours to the experience, DeMello said.
the day with an audio tour of the Bowfin submarine followed by a
visit to the submarine museum where theyll see artifacts and
exhibits such as the one-of-a-kind Poseidon C-3 missile.
Next, they take
an open-air trolley across the harbor to Battleship Row on Ford
Island, home to the Battleship Missouri, the site of Japans formal
surrender that ended World War II. Guides lead them on the Chiefs
Guided Tour, which includes a one-hour introduction to the layout
of the ship, an overview of its systems and weapons, a narrative of
the Missouris five-decade career and exclusive access to the ships
combat engagement center.
of the Navy Day package that carried an additional cost on earlier
combo packages are the Missouri Memorials Combat Flight Simulator,
in which visitors experience a mission over the Battle of Iwo Jima
(regularly $5 per person); lunch on the Missouris mess decks
(regularly between $7.50 and $10); and Battleship Missouri
passports, surrender cards and souvenir photos, $15 each if bought
The Navy Day in
Pearl Harbor package is $69 for adults and $53 per child ages 4 to
12. Special rates apply for military personnel. If purchased separately, the Chiefs Guided Tour is
$22 for adults and $14 for children, and the Submarine and Museum
tour is $10. The price for children is
$3, and the headset for the audio tour is an additional $2. The
premium features of the Navy Day package are extra.
negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Travel agents should call (877)
MIGHTYMO and ask for Cris Estrata, the Missouris domestic sales
manager, or e-mail [email protected].
Managing editor/Supplements Margaret Myre, send e-mail to [email protected].