Transporting horses by air and sea to Hawaii is also a common practice, and one for which the procedures thankfully don’t include required quarantine
. Your options vary by cost, departure location and transportation time.
If your horse isn’t located somewhere on the West Coast, you will have to arrange a way to get it there. Sallee Horse Vans
, International Horse Transport
and Brook Ledge Horse Transportation
are trucking companies that specialize in horse transport. They can help you get your horse to a West Coast port in preparation for the last leg of the journey.
Many opt for air transport for the sake of the animal’s comfort. Pacific Airlift
specializes in transporting horses to Hawaii by air and operates out of the Los Angeles International Airport. The company also offers temporary boarding and transportation services to the airport at an additional charge.
Sheila Head’s Hawaiian Transport
operates out of the Bay Area and offers comprehensive horse transport by sea. Prices include cost of feed during the trip, any necessary medical work needed for transportation, and the shipping itself. At nearly one-third the price of air transport, this is a popular option. This method takes between four and six days and requires you to get your horse to Sheila Head’s ranch
located near San Francisco, CA.