We were welcomed at the Hilo airport by Mike, the new owner of Huaka’i Campers. We had one week with the truck and easy pop-up tent and had everything we needed with dishes, pans, cutlery, cooker, chairs, table, and even oil coffee to make our first few mornings pour-over coffee :) The 4x4 truck...
Shawn and Mike provide everything you need for a comfortable and momorable camper experience. The 4x4 vehicle was extremely capable over all terrain. They’re both really helpful and friendly. The Tepui tents are durable and really comfortable.
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...
It was a great experience to use this camper. We are planning on doing it again for another vacation. The pop up tent was great. Just make sure to read all the info that Shawn sends you and ask for anything specific that you might need. We didn't and do either and they would have made our trip...
We had a great time in Shawn's campervan. Thank you Shawn!
We had a great time camping around the island in the truck. The owner Shawn was friendly and a big help to us. Rent one of his trucks, read his up to date camping notes, and have fun!
We had a good camping trip on big-island thanks to Shawn's setup. The island itself is still a little under-developed for camping IMO - whilst there *are* campsites around, you have to be careful as they almost all have at least one day a week where they are shut for cleaning. If you end up at a...
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...
It was all great! Just need a little more padding for my taste.
Absolutely loved this camper-truck. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Amazing experience. It was liberating to be able to camp bear wherever we happened to be at the end of the day rather than having to return to a fixed location. The tent was easy to set up, and everything we needed was provided.
Shawn is a very nice guy! Easy to communicate and help with some tips. His staff is great. The truck and utensils wasn't that clean at the pickup, but ok. The suspension was a little bit noisy, but we haven't got any mechanicals issues. Great value compared with other accomodations and rental...
Huaka’i Campers made my visit to the big island unforgettable. 10/10 would absolutely do it again.
Loved the staff, loved the truck and LOVED the fact that setting up and breaking down the tent was soooo easy. Very convenient and will definitely use again! Thanks
It was so good! Thanks!
Nous avons loué 2 pikcup tent, la meilleur manière d'explorer l'île définitivement! Nous avons eu un problème avec un pikcup, Shawn est venu nous porter un autre fonctionnel dès qu'il la su, et il c'est débrouillé avec celui brisé donc nous avons pu continuer notre voyage. Service a la clientèle...
Punctual pickup. Easy to use. Caroline was super friendly. Truck was a bit noisy — suspension rattled a bit — and a few dishes were left dirty, but overall we had a great time. Thanks!
Awesome trip! No better way to see the island than in one of these rigs, the owner is “ da bruddah man” super helpful, with how the tent works, vehicle setup, areas to camp. Aloha and shoots till next time.
This is the only way to see the Big Island. Truck ran good. Tent was comfortable and kept us dry when it rained. Shawn was very helpful. Loved the whole experience.
what can i say. Were to start. Tis was amazing to travel this way. Everything we read about free camping not possible on the big island is not true. We free campt for 2 weeks of the 3. The first nights we had to search but after talking with locals we found alot of free camping space. You just...
The truck was great and Shawn was great, super informative and always available for advice via text message.
We had a great time traveling Big Island with these trucks (as we were 4 people, we booked 2 trucks). Got in touch with a lot of nice locals as they were curious about the rooftop tents. Setting up the tent is easy as 1, 2, 3 and the trucks did a great job. Everything went fine and booking,...
Shawn was great and very flexible. The tent was easy to use and stood up to the little weather we had.
The truck needed some mechanical work for sure. The tent great and in perfect condition, and Shawn provided basic camping gear that was sufficient. Overall, it was a good experience. I would give it a 3.5 if I could.
We took a weekend trip to South Point and our experience was fantastic. The Tepui tent setup on the trucks is so easy to put together and take down you'll never want to put up an actual tent again, plus you get to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets from atop the racks and off the rocky ground. The...
This was the best way to experience the big Island. We spent 3 nights in the 2010 truck. The tent was very stable even in high wind. I recommend taking off the rain fly because it does catch the wind and gets very loud. The truck drove great and could easily handle the ups and downs and all the...
Very uncomplicated rental and friendly owner. Communication prompt. Tent is in a good condition and very easily fold out/in, sleeping comfort ok, the aditional gear such as camping table and chairs could be replaced. Kitchen stuff in our car quite ok, bring sponges and kitchen towels. Would do...
great experience, Shawn is easy going and gives a lot of help and hits to enjoy the experience. We were able to use the Frontier to drive around the Island and sleep in breathtaking locations. Everything is included for camping! The pickup is in decent condition, a little beat up and squeaky but...
A great set up for exploring the Big Island! There was nothing more we needed or could have asked for. Bring your own food and you're set! Nice & clean and comfortable also.
Can I give 10 stars or what?!! My friends and I are still recovering from an awesome trip in the Big Island and I could not thanks Shawn for making it happen. We rented his truck for a week and pretty much circumnavigated the island (there is still sooo much to see). Prior to flying in from New...
Shawn was available. flexible, laid back and followed through with every detail. We really enjoyed this rental and are appreciative of the services he provides. Mahalo!
The car was a little old but worked really well. The tent was easy to set up and we had everything we needed to enjoy our trip.
Awesome experience, the tent is easy to setup and we had all we needed to camp out. We had a great time, His kid picked us up right at the airport and dropped us off there too. Thank you.
Great location, we made a perfect holiday.
Shawn very responsive to any questions we had. The whole experience was enjoyable and smooth. Thanks Shawn!
The rig is the perfect outfit for adventurous travelers who prefer to avoid the standard tourist resorts. This rig not only has the essentials you need but provides a little local camouflage that allows you to travel unnoticed. The ease and reliability of the elevated Tepui tent made other...
Shawn and his son Dante were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions that we had. Definitely great people to rent from
Very friendly and respond to my texts quickly!
We got a great time, Shawn was really helpfull with camping spot. The vehicule and tent was clean. A shower could be a nice plus !! Many nice ''off campground'' camping site without water!
Great Trip on Hawaii. Thank you Huaka'i Campers for the good equipment and service. The pickup was fully equipped with everything for two people. The conversation before the trip and during the trip were always friendly and quick, just perfect. The tips for the campsites are top. So we had 8...
Very friendly and lots of helpful information provided.
We had a great time!
We had an amazing trip and our Huaka'i Camper made it even more adventurous and fun. Shaun is helpful, responsive, and kind. We would definitely do this again! Aloha.
This was an amazing way to see the big Island. Great way to end our honeymoon. Shawn was great. Gave us bit of info for the whole island of where to camp and offered us his details so we could be in contact at anytime if needed. Can't wait to come back again!!! 😀
Great time. The truck came well equipped for camping and although it was a bit wore out there erected no issues. Sean was good to deal with.
My wife and I had an amazing time exploring the Big Island with the Huakai camper. It was my wife's 1st camping experience anywhere and she absolutely loved it. We were able to not only get to places with the 4x4 that we could have never seen with a rental car, but we could also just pick a spot...
The car was clean and the roof top tent was easy to set up. The owner was responsive and flexibly accepted my special needs. A point to be improved was the cleanliness of the attached cooking utensils.
We rented the truck/camper for 11 days and went all over Big Island. This is the best way to see out of the way places, and meet many locals. Shaun supplies all we needed for sleeping gear, cooking equipment, towels etc. We found the foam mattress a bit soft, and Shaun right away suggested we...
I really recommend to rent this truck for going around in the Bigisland!
Easiest tent I have ever set up and the truck was great! Super awesome way to see the island! Just be warned if there is a high surf warning on either side of the island finding a place for the night can be challenging!