The island of Maui lies a whopping 2,286 miles from California,i making it very clear just how isolated Hawaii really is. To give you some perspective, that’s the same distance you’d cover when driving between San Francisco and Louisiana.ii However, instead of cruising paved roads past towns, restaurants, motels, and rest stops, you’d simply be passing over open ocean.  

When you consider the magnitude of the journey, you can see why a move to  Hawaii gets complex, fast. (Not to mention that you’re also dealing with several different islands, each of which has its own terrain and its own way of doing things.) That’s why you wouldn’t want to trust your move to just any moving company.  

Instead, you want someone who has experience in Hawaii moves, as well as someone with a significant presence in Hawaii to ensure that your move goes off without a hitch. 

Below, you’ll find a run-down of the eight best movers in Hawaii. Use this list as a jumping-off point for your research as you look for the right mover to help you relocate to or from the Aloha State. 

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Quick Tip

We recommend getting three, independent quotes before making a final decision about your Hawaii move. This will give you a good range for the cost of your move. If one mover comes in significantly lower than the others, approach with caution. Ask plenty of questions so you can understand what’s included (and what’s not!) so you make sure you get the move you expect. 

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Royal Hawaiian Movers 

Royal Hawaiian Movers got its start in 1982, moving U.S. military servicemembers on and off the islands to stations all over the world. Today, the company is one of the largest transportation and moving companies in the state—and one of the only companies to own trucks and warehouses on all four Hawaiian Islands. Royal Hawaiian is also is part of The DeWitt Companies, a fourth-generation, family-owned group of five sister companies with locations in Alaska, Guam, and California, in addition to Hawaii. 

Year Established

1982

US DOT Number

227698

Free Estimates?

In-person and virtual 

Number of Trucks

67

Number of Tractors

34

Number of Trailers

15

Aloha International 

Founded in 1995, Aloha International currently executes more than 4,000 moves a year. In addition to handling residential moves of all types, they also offer storage options in their Kapolei warehouse on Oahu, as well as door-to-door service for automobiles. Aloha International is also a regular supporter of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, Rotary of Kapolei, Boys and Girls Clubs, and United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Hawaii. 

Year Established

1995

US DOT Number

610712

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

15

Number of Tractors

4

Number of Trailers

4

Aloha Isle Moving

Based in Kauai, Aloha Isle Moving is a family-owned and -operated company offering local moves, interisland moves, mainland moves, and international moves. Like Island Movers (see below), the company is part of HawkTree International, which offers a diverse range of transportation services, including courier services, convention services, and commercial trucking services.

Year Established

2011

US DOT Number

2201885

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

26

Number of Tractors

21

Number of Trailers

6

Island Movers Inc

Island Movers is a family-owned and operated moving company based in Honolulu that offers local moves, interisland moves, mainland moves, and international moves. Like Aloha Isle Moving above, Island Movers is part of HawkTree International. In addition to offering a number of different transportation services, HawkTree is also a regular sponsor of the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association, and Aloha United Way.

Year Established

1958

US DOT Number

105271

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

39

Number of Tractors

52

Number of Trailers

57

Kona Trans

A family-owned operation, Kona Trans got its start when recent high school graduate Shinichi Shiotsuka rented a flatbed truck to take vegetables, coffee, and meat from Kona to Hilo. Today, Kona Trans is one of the largest trucking companies on the Big Island. In addition to performing all types of household moves, Kona Trans also rents and sells containers. If you have a treasured piano or organ to move, they’ve got extensive experience in the arena, and they can also crate special items like these for long-distance transit.

Year Established

1939

US DOT Number

62963

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

33

Number of Tractors

29

Number of Trailers

18

M. Dyer

Dyer & Sons is an employee-owned company, founded in 1968 in Oahu. Originally, the organization focused on local relocations, interisland moves, and Department of Defense moves for all branches of the military. Currently, M. Dyer all kinds of residential moves, including mainland moves and international moves. They’re also an approved Transportation Service Provider (TSP), available through the GSA’s Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program (CHAMP).

Year Established

1968

US DOT Number

105265

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

22

Number of Tractors

2

Number of Trailers

3

WestPac International

WestPac International specializes in larger moves (1000+ pounds) to local, interisland, mainland, and international destinations. In addition to offering a range of moving services, WestPac can also locate temporary or long-term storage options for its clients. On the commercial side, WestPac has also handled a number of office relocations for local businesses and local government agencies in Oahu.

Year Established

2000

US DOT Number

768930

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

20

Number of Tractors

10

Number of Trailers

2

World Wide Moving & Storage Inc.

As an agent for both Allied Van Lines and Mayflower, Worldwide Moving & Storage offers all types of residential moves, including local moves, interisland moves, mainland moves, and international moves. They also have offices throughout Alaska, as well as authority to handle moves in all 50 states.

Year Established

1963

US DOT Number

105272

Free Estimates?

Yes

Number of Trucks

23

Number of Tractors

0

Number of Trailers

0

Finding the Best Mover for Your Hawaii Move

Now that you have a good lay of the land in terms of the best movers in Hawaii, your next step will be to contact your top three choices to request a complimentary quote. During your estimate, you’ll get a good sense of how each company operates—and you might even find yourself choosing a favorite! Then, once you receive your quotes, you can make your final decision—and start prepping for your move to paradise.

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