It was suggested I post this over here.
I'll be in Maui for my honeymoon this year around the start of June for 2 weeks.
We'd both really like to come over for the day to Oahu to see Pearl Harbor as we're coming all the way to Hawaii for our honeymoon, so we wanted to fit this in too.
I've asked around there and found it's easy enough to fly out early morning, and then get a flight back in the evening sometime, so I've got that side sorted. It saves me paying for accomodation on Oahu as well as Maui on the same night :-)
So, we'd plan to get an early flight and arrive at Honolulu airport early-ish in the morning. Any suggestions for a good time to arrive to give us plenty of time at Pearl Harbor?
So, my main thing is wondering the best way to get from the airport to Pearl Harbor. I've heard renting a car is cheap enough, but I'd prefer to avoid renting here. Mainly because of the costs. Unfortunately as I'm only 23, it pushes the cost up somewhat. Then as the UK credit card companies don't give us insurance on car hire rentals, I'd want to add that on too (better safe than sorry, esp on our honeymoon), so it becomes pretty expensive unfortunately. And as I'm already renting for our stay on Maui, I don't want to rent for a day out in Oahu too.
Is there public transport that leaves and comes back often? Or is it fairly particular times? How much are we talking in terms of cost?
I wondered about a cab as well as google maps claims it's only about a 15min drive from the airport, so hopefully wouldn't cost too much? Are these easy to get there and back at pretty much anytime? Also, how much are we talking in terms of cost again?
Any suggestions on this would be muchly appreciated.
Can we and is it worth booking tickets for the different things on Pearl Harbor in advance, or do you have to get them in advance, e.g. for the Arizona memorial?
Do the inter island flights go up in price much nearer the time? Just wondering when to book?
Is it easy enough to spend pretty much a whole day at Pearl Harbor? Is there an opening/closing time or anything? What about places to get lunch/dinner, etc.?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I've never been to Hawaii before.