Pearl Harbor is located at the Southern end of the island of Oahu. It is the 2nd oldest of the main 4 Hawaiian Islands with the Big Island being the youngest. Pearl Harbor is open every day.
Honolulu covers an area from the southeast end of Oahu , south of the Ko’olau Mountain Range, to the east end of Pearl Harbor . Honolulu county encompasses not only the city of Honolulu , but also the entire island of Oahu .
The Japanese attack had several major aims. First, it intended to destroy important American fleet units, thereby preventing the Pacific Fleet from interfering with Japanese conquest of the Dutch East Indies and Malaya and to enable Japan to conquer Southeast Asia without interference.
If you want to visit both destinations during a Hawaiian vacation, the only way to travel from Honolulu to Maui is by cruise ship or plane. It’s a short flight, and the logistics of the trip are generally quite straightforward.
Maui costs more for the nice hotels, so if you want to save money go to Oahu . Maui is my favorite of the two because it’s more laid back, but not boring either. If you go to Oahu , make sure to venture away from Waikiki beach to get the true Hawaiian experience. Both islands have a lot to offer.
Honolulu International Airport
Ferries . There are only two inter- island passenger ferries in Hawaii . The Molokai Ferry departs twice daily from Lahaina, Maui, to the nearby island of Molokai, and takes about 90 minutes. The Maui-Lanai Expeditions Ferry departs five times a day from Lahaina, reaching Manele Bay on Lanai in 45 minutes.
Depart Kona on a 40 minute flight to Honolulu International Airport, where a tour guide will greet you at the airport and begin your tour of Pearl Harbor. When you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitors’ Center of World War Two Valor in the Pacific National Park you will experience the Pearl Harbor program.
Today, only three survivors of the attack who were onboard the U.S.S. Arizona are still alive and they have all indicated that they want to be buried in a family cemetery, according to Blount.
That’s because Tumlinson’s remains were unidentified for nearly eight decades — just one of more than 1,300 U.S. personnel from Pearl Harbor who are confirmed dead , but whose remains have still not been identified and brought home. Oklahoma was the most difficult ship to salvage after the attack on Pearl Harbor .