Given the towns’ historical importance to the United States, visitors to Hickam and Pearl Harbor are often drawn to historic monuments. Chief among these is the USS Missouri, the ship where the Japanese Empire officially surrendered to the United States government at the end of World War II. The Missouri is now a museum ship, meaning you can climb aboard, learn about its history, and even take photos. By taking advantage of these and other historic sites in Pearl Harbor, you can feel a closer connection to some of the most important events in American history.
As much as Pearl Harbor and Hickam value history, they don’t let remembering the past distract you from having a good time in the present. Given the area’s location near Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to lie on the sand, go for a swim, or participate in more thrilling or competitive water activities. These include surfing and parasailing, as well as paddle surfing, which involves standing upright on your board and rowing from that position. You can also go snorkeling, which gives you a chance to see fish, turtles, dolphins, and other underwater life.
In addition to these fun and relaxing water sports, you’ll have a chance to participate in something more challenging: Hawaii sport fishing. Whipsaw Sportfishing organizes fishing charters, where you can catch tuna, Mahi Mahi, marlin, swordfish, and other large and powerful fish during your stay in Hickam or Pearl Harbor. These fish will give you a huge fight, forcing you to use all your strength to reel them in, but we’ll keep you safe the whole time. In this way, you can push your body to its highest level of performance while catching beautiful and delicious game for your trophy case or dinner table.