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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
+1 808-423-1341
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
+1 808-423-1341
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My father-in law was a submariner in the Pacific in WWII. When my wife saw the symbol of the submariner entering the exhibit, she broke down and cried. She still has his pin. What an experience to actually see a sub like he one he...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quick walk through to appreciate WWII submarine life. Excellently preserved. Beware tight passageways. If at Pearl, do see it.

Thank mikea1949
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great experience at what it would be like to be aboard a sub at sea, very confined and would be hard to take, the steps to go on board are steep but well worth the effort, great photo oppurtunity

Thank paulkirkness
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent taste of life aboard a submarine. Being able to walk through the sub was so very interesting and a really enjoyable way to spend and hour.

Thank genieNZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Going aboard a sub is very cool. Get first hand look at how they lived aboard the sub and how tight it was with all those sailors

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very nice to be able to tour a submarine and see how men survived and lived on it. The tour was either audio or walk through, but we chose the audio, which was very informative and was included in the tour. We had...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The audio guided tour of the submarine was fantastic, and very educational. Would highly recommend. We used our Oahu GO card to gain entry as it is an included feature

Thank Olivia R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great to see how Submariners actually lived and worked, don't know how they did it (living in a Tin Can !!). Well maintained and organised. Another Must see at Pearl Harbour.

Thank rossgglover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting there. The number 42 Bus, $2.50 will drop you at the entry to the Pearl Harbour Visitor Centre (PHVC). read up or find out about security requitements before you go. If in Waikiki, this will take around 70 minutes. The Bowfin was launched in...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS Bowfin is situated at Pearl Harbour and is open for visitors to explore at their leisure. You will marvel at how the sailors lived and worked in such confined spaces for long periods of time. It is an interesting exhibit to tour.

Thank margw53
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Carolyn W
Getting through the doors of the submarine was difficult for my husband with back and leg problems and for myself with a foot that I have to wear a brace on. Once we figured out how to do it, it was okay. This should be pointed out to people who may have disabilities. Was a very good tour and well worth it. It was not crowded the day we were there, so we were able to take our time.
19 June 2016|
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Response from dennis y | Reviewed this property |
As you know submarines are cramped quarters and can be hazardous to those who are not as well health wise to negotiate these kinds of exhibits.. they should have a warning g at the point of ticket purchase as well as... More
When you purchase a ticket for a certain day, do you have to go at a particular time like you do for the Arizona Memorial?
5 May 2016|
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Response from Aleks N | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I recall waiting for the Arizona film to start and then going out to the site but I think for the submarine you just go whenever.
How long is the audio tour of the bowfin?
9 September 2015|
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Response from JimHolborn | Reviewed this property |
Up to an hour, but you can decide how much and when you wish to participate throughout your visit.