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I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii?

Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a not too difficult way to get that same vehicle over to Hawaii?

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so essentially, you're asking how to ship your car to Hawaii, or to travel by ferry or similar with your car to Hawaii? –  Mark Mayo Jul 11 '12 at 19:28
    
Of course you can drive there, just ask the all-knowing Google! <G> (Never mind that it says "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean 2,756 mi) –  Loren Pechtel Jul 11 '12 at 23:09
    
@MarkMayo, preferably a way to travel with the car out there, but I realize that shipping it by itself is probably the only way, and probably not worth it, economically. –  jjeaton Jul 12 '12 at 5:50
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@LorenPechtel - you'll struggle to take the car with the kayak ;) –  Mark Mayo Jul 12 '12 at 5:55

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According to Wikitravel, unless your car is amphibious (like the Aquada), you'll need to get it freighted to Hawaii.

Fortunately this seems fairly common, and a quick google search gives a few results, including this on Hawaii Car Shipping:

According to them it usually takes three to four weeks, you will need a variety of paperwork and (of course) shipping insurance. But it's certainly possible.

However, you won't be driving WITH it. It'll be being shipped. So that depends on your technicality rules for your challenge.

Unfortunately, as per the same Wikitravel link, the days when everyone arrived by boat are gone. The only way you can get there yourself by boat is by cruise ship from the western coast of North America, for example, and I'm not sure if any companies allow you to bring your own car, let along drive it onto the boat...

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I spotted a few cars with Hawaii plates on them in Seattle, so at least some must be making the journey the other way! –  Gagravarr Jul 11 '12 at 23:18
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@Gagravarr: This page says that the U.S. military, as a special benefit to its personnel, will often pay to have their personal cars shipped when they are transferred. Given the large military presence in Hawaii, I'd guess that's what happened to these cars. Otherwise I would have to think it would be more cost-effective to sell the car and buy another one, especially since car prices in Hawaii would presumably be higher. –  Nate Eldredge Jul 12 '12 at 5:11
    
@Gagravarr Saw one on Vancouver Island a couple months back. –  SigueSigueBen Aug 17 '12 at 14:39

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