Big Island Explorer

58 reviews
Truck Camperhilo, HI
Sleeps 3
15 ft. long

2010 Nissan Frontier King Cab with automatic transmission and four wheel drive and cold AC. The cabin seats 4 and currently sleeps two with a Tepui Ayer tent mounted on a bed rack, giving you the versatility of an easy 10 minute set-up along with rack and bed space for carrying extra toys that you might rent along the way, such as kayaks, bikes, and surfboards.Free pickup and Drop off at Hilo International Airport & pickup service available at Kona International Airport for a nominal fee! Select pickup or drop off in the add on's section when you book!Explore the Big Island of Hawaii on your own terms with one of our go-anywhere trucks, outfitted with Tepui roof top tents and all the camping gear necessary to mount your own expedition into our unique island paradise! We offer a unique alternative to the usual car+hotel package, where you spend as much time driving to the sights, as you do seeing them. With our vehicle and tent package, you pick a starting point and then keep going on your own self-guided tour! With over a dozen public and private campgrounds scattered evenly around the island, you will easily be able to explore every part of this lovely island.All vehicles come fully outfitted with the following items packed in plastic waterproof tubs:Camp Kitchen Kit
• Cooler
• 5 gallon drinking water jug
• Two burner Coleman propane stove
• Small and large sauce pans, and 12″ frying pan
• Tea kettle
• Plates, bowls, cups, and silverware for 4 people.
• Cooking utensils (serving spoons, spatula, tongs, etc.)
• Melitta coffee filter cone, with filters
• Two coffee cups
• Cutting board
• Measuring cup
• Can opener
• Liquid dish soap
• Dish tub
• Dish towels
Comfort Kit
• Fitted and flat sheet set for tent mattress
• 2 pillows, with cases
• 2 blankets or sleeping bags
• 2 hand towels
• 2 beach towels
( extras of the above items are available upon request)
• Folding camp chairs
• Folding camp table


2010 Nissan Nissan Frontier King Cab 4x4
  • Sleeps 3


  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Stove
  • Dining table
  • Heater
  • Air conditioner
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tow hitch

Meet your host, Shawn

Member since 2016Dealer

Aloha! We offer fully outfitted 4WD vehicles with Tepui Rooftop Tents to carry you to all of the treasures Hawaii has to offer in comfort. All you need to do is buy your favorite foods to eat by the campfire at the beach! Includes: cooler, 5 gallon water jug, 2 burner stove, propane, linens and towels, table and chairs, full cooking and kitchen set! Just provide the food and fun! All pickups and Drop offs are being done at either the Hilo or Kona (KOA is limited so please ask!) International airport. Mahalo

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Rules and policies

  • Music festival friendly
  • Not pet friendly
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Unlimited generator hours
By Signing Below I affirm that I AGree to the following Rules:
1. No smoking in or near vehicles or tents.
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Late check out
Late Check Out.
Mauna Kea Summit Sunset tour and stargazing
We ask out guests not to go to the summit of Mauna Kea in our vehicles, but we can take you on a private tour to the summit.
Men's Snorkel Set
Includes: Mask and snorkel
/per day

Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $45.00. This fee covers preparing this unit for rental, including: Cleaning Fee
Big Island Explorer




Guest photos

Adam C.

December 20195

We loved the camper! The Big Island was perfect for this style of exploring and camping out. We had lots of people asking about the camper as we were going around the island. The camper is very easy and fast to set up in any condition, the mattress is also super comfortable and the views when you wake are can be as perfect as you make it! Mike provides everything you need with the camper, but even more has lots of good information for adventuring around the big and amazing island. Cheers for a great trip! Adam and Pamela

Dennis V.

November 20194

could refresh the quality of beach chairs. maybe the awesome comfy ones from costco. would be a nice upgrade! otherwise, we had everything we needed. thanks a million.

Jordin C.

November 20195

This rental literally MADE our trip around the Big Island so special. We had everything we needed to camp around the island after a quick stop to grab food. Communication from start to finish was excellent. Setup of all available equipment was quick and easy. We would HIGHLY recommend this rental to anyone interested in camping around the Big Island. We cannot wait to go back one day and add more to our Big Island Adventures!

Hannah F.

May 20195

Taking this truck out to explore the Big Island was phenomenal! Mike was incredible with quick communication and advice on places to camp around the island. We were sad to have to say goodbye to our little home on wheels after the end of the week, but we know we’ll definitely be back to take out the truck and explore again. Thanks so much for an unforgettable experience!

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Samantha K.

January 20195

We had an excellent vacation. This is our second year camping out on the big island with Shawn’s truck and it was just as incredible and worth-while as the first time. We were discouraged in the beginning from a slight change in plans, but Shawn was super communicative and went above and beyond to offer a number of different ways to ameliorate the situation. I can’t imagine vacationing any other way!!

5 Photos submitted by Samantha K.

Jonathan V.

December 20185

An amazing trip around the island in the "Silver Surfer". Great recommendation from Shawn to find THE place to camp. The tent is so comfortable and spacious. Shawn makes his business with love. Some little stuff starts to be old on the car ( like doors who don't open) can be a bit annoying. But all great ! you will love. GO


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