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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

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    The USS Bowfin Submarine was launched December 7, 1942, one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger. Credited for sinking 44 major ships on nine patrols, the USS Bowfin became one of the most decorated submarines of World War II. This incredible destination offers to two separate tours; the Submarine Museum Tour and the USS Bowfin Submarine Tour, both come with free self-guided audio tours that are included in the price of admission.

    Visitors first discover the largest Submarine Museum in the Pacific, and take a self-guided audio tour on the history of undersea warfare; beginning with the first submarines ever built, to World War I, World War II and the modern nuclear submarines on patrol today.

    Visitors then proceed on a fascinating self-guided audio tour within the USS Bowfin Submarine itself, and go compartment by compartment to learn how more than 80 sailors and officers live on their four month patrols.

    Both of the Submarine Museum and the USS Bowfin Submarine are fabulous tours and can be completed in approximately one hour. These tours are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Visitors have a choice between the audio tours designed strictly for adults or visitors can choose the family audio tour, both on the submarine and in the Submarine Museum.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    we visted the Bowfin submarine as part of our " ROBERTS tour ",so we had a passport ticket to visit, USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbour aviation museum. The tour was an audio tour which was very interesting as the audio...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank SUSAN H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I visited the Bowfin during our Pearl Harbor day. It was really fun to get to go down into the sub and see what life would have been like on it. The living quarters were tiny. Moving around in it for a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank lgeaglecrest
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was my first time in Honolulu and going to Pearly Harbor was a must. We bought the Pearl Harbor Passport which included the USS Bowfin, USS Missouri, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and USS Arizona all in one. They offered a military discount, for any...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank jordanhenrickson
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I love military history, and this was no different. Seeing how tight the quarters are, and how little space sailors had to move around in, I don't know how they did it. My first time on a (now inactive) submarine, and it was like being...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank franandtaylor
    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    It was pretty neat to be on a real sub and walk through its compartments. I do wish there were placards to read along the way like you find on the USS Missouri tour. I didn't get the audio (usually don't at most places) since...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank GoMahir
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    • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
    • Duration: 1h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
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