There are ocean transport companies that ship out of the Mainland West Coast. There are no ocean transport companies that ship directly to Hilo. The transport ships are off-loaded in Honolulu and then re-loaded either on a smaller Matson ship or on a Young Brother’s barge. You should plan that your household goods and car will take approx. 3 ½ weeks to arrive in Hilo Harbor from the West Coast. During the busy summer months it will take longer.
Contact these companies: for help in your moving arrangements.
Matson Navigation: www.matson.com or phone: 1.800.462.8766
Matson ships out of Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland and Seattle
Horizon Lines: www.horizonlines.com or phone 1.877-678.7447
Horizon Lines ships from Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma
For vehicle shipping service www.shipmyvehicle.com
MOVING AND STORAGE
There are several moving and storage companies on the Island and in Hilo in particular. Many of these companies have affiliations with Mainland moving companies to ensure that your goods arrive at your destination.
INTERISLAND AIR CARRIERS - Passenger Service
There are currently two Interisland passenger air carriers. These are Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines.
The County of Hawaii maintains an Island-wide bus service called Hele-On.
There is a limited amount of space for berthing boats in Hilo. There are two mooring places Reid’s Bay and the Wailoa River. Reid’s Bay is off-shore and no live-aboard. Wailoa River is for motor boats mostly and space is very limited. There is usually a wait list for Wailoa River. It is also no live-aboard. Hilo does not have any marinas.
LINKS TO INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT
Nani Mau Gardens http://www.nanimau.com
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden http://www.htbg.com
Pacific Tsunami Museum http://www.tsunami.org
Panaewa Zoo http://www.hilozoo.org
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Guide http://www.hawaii.volcanoes.national-park.com
Downtown Hilo http://www.downtownhilo.com/index.htm
OTHER PLACES FOR GOOD INFORMATION
Hawaii County Police Department http://www.hawaiipolice.com/index.html
County of Hawaii http://www.co.hawaii.hi.us
State of Hawaii https://portal.ehawaii.gov
Hilo Medical Center https://www.hilomedicalcenter.org
Hawaii Tribune Herald http://hawaiitribune-herald.com
West Hawaii Today http://westhawaiitoday.com