Change the way you see the Big Island with Shaka Guide. Get all the benefits of a guided tour from an app! Along the way, you’ll get directions as you drive, hear stories about the places you visit, and listen to Hawaiian music. The app features five GPS driving tours of the island that visit popular attractions, beaches, hikes, scenic spots, and cultural sites. All tours are made locally in Hawaii and include hours of audio narration that plays automatically as your drive. The app works completely OFFLINE. This means that even in remote parts of the island without wifi or data, we’ll still get you where you need to go! Shaka Guide tours never expire — use them more than once or break them up into multiple days. Change the way you see Hawaii with Shaka Guide! Check out the Big Island tours below. SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY 8+ hours, 30 stops Along the way you’ll... • Drive along Big Island’s Kona Coast • Jump into the ocean at the southernmost point in the U.S. — South Point (Ka Lae) • Walk along a black sand beach and look for sleepy sea turtles at Punalu’u • Try local macadamia nuts, honey, and coffee NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP 8+ hours, 26 stops Along the way you’ll... • Marvel at cascading waterfalls like Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls • Take in the epic beauty at Waipi’o Valley Overlook • Explore Hilo Town where you can shop and enjoy local treats • Hike a secluded seaside path at the Onomea Trail • Visiting the historic ranching town of Waimea HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR 4+ hours, 18 stops Along the way you’ll… • Look at Hawaii’s most active volcano from Kilauea Lookout • Walk through a lava tube at Thurston Lava Tube • See the aftermath of volcanic destruction at Devastation Trail • Check out ancient rock carvings along the Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs hike • Listen to Hawaiian legends about volcanoes and Pele, the goddess of fire KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR 4+ hours, 20 stops Along the way you’ll… • Stop at the seaside town of Kona • Try local honey at Big Island Bees • Learn about ancient Hawaiian history at Pu’uhonua Historic Park • Snorkel at Two Step Beach • Marvel at the artistry inside St. Benedict’s Painted Church KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR 4+ hours, 11 stops Along the way you’ll… • Learn about King Kamehameha’s legacy at Pu’ukohola Heiau • See an ancient Hawaiian fishing village at Lapakahi State Park • Check out a statue of King Kamehameha • Hike into the Pololu Valley to visit a black sand beach • Eat a grass-fed burger in the ranching town of Waimea BUY THE ISLAND BUNDLE, GET ALL 5 BIG ISLAND TOURS When you buy the island bundle you’ll get ALL FIVE Big Island tours for more than 50% off the retail price. WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING - “#1 Vacation Enhancer” - “Truly Deserves 5 Stars! Worth Every Dime!” - “Outstanding app for vacationers” - “A great way to see the island at your own pace” - “ABSOLUTELY the best tour app I’ve ever downloaded!” DOWNLOADING THE TOURS It’s important that you download the tours (preferably in wifi) before you go. Make sure the tour is completely downloaded and you’ll have no problem using the tours offline. BATTERY USAGE The app uses your GPS only when necessary. Please remember that continual use of your GPS can dramatically deplete your battery. Be sure to pack a car charger for your tour. IPAD NOTICE You can use an iPad to take the tour, however, wifi-only iPads without GPS capability will not work. ABOUT SHAKA GUIDE At Shaka Guide our goal is to connect people with places. We love Hawaii. Not just for its beauty, but also for its rich history and culture. We believe that every destination has a story and we want to tell it. In Hawaii, we have over 20 audio tours that do just that — share the stories of the islands.
Like the guided app, wish it would also show on map places to eat not just a few places like the poke restaurants not everyone likes poke. Wish we could see the places on the route to pick which ones we want to see and take out places we are not interested in.
Great self guided tour! 100% recommend
We saw things on the tours that we never would have seen on our own. The app showed us things to do, and places to eat. We enjoyed the history lessons along the way. We highly recommend this app.
We have been to the Big Island many times but never knew what we were missing until we got Shaka!! The technology is truly amazing with the narrative following GPS coordinates which makes it incredibly accurate. The narration is excellent and the navigation directions are spot on. Very impressed and hope that they will keep updating the app as things change!! Worth every penny!!
I stumbled across Shaka Guide just before visiting Big Island for the first time. I’m not the type with the patience to be part of a tour group. I like to go off the beaten path and at my own pace. This app made the adventure complete. My kids loved it, not only because it took us to places we might not have discovered on our own in the short amount of time, but the learning the history about the places was great.
This app was amazing!! We were able to learn some history, about the culture and other beautiful places on the island we had no idea where there. There is no need to come to the Big Island and spend tons of money, this app has hours and hours of things to do. My daughter already has a next time list.
We island hoped and bought all 3 islands’ guides. Definitely worth it.
This is my everyday app during my stay in big island!
I wish more places had guides like this! Super helpful yet flexible, which allowed me to do whatever I wanted but also have more information. Highly recommend