Visitors are now able to book USS Arizona Memorial tickets in advance. This change could significantly reduce visitor wait times and help you make the most of your Oahu vacation time.
Tickets will still be available on a first come, first served basis for walk-in visitors. In this KHON report, Eileen Martinez, Chief of Interpretation for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, says that
50% of tickets will be available for walk-in visitors. **July 2014 Update: Only 300 tickets will be available for advance reservations. That makes 2,000 tickets available to walk-in visitors who arrive on the same day.
Though tickets will continue to be free to all visitors, a fee of $1.50 per ticket will be charged for the convenience of booking ahead.
The new ticketing process opened for bookings on February 16, 2012 for tours beginning on March 1. The system allows visitors to book up
to three months in advance. ** July 2014 Update: Advance reservations may only be made one day in advance of the visit.
Visitors are able to book up to six tickets by calling 1-877-444-6777 or book online at recreation.gov. Reservations are available daily starting at 7am Hawaii Standard Time.
I’ve revised our tips for visiting the USS Arizona Memorial to include this new ticket change. In the mean time, do check out the advice to make the most of your visit.
Mahalo to Dave Soule for bringing this news item to my attention.
What do you think of this ticketing change?