NEW TOURS RELEASED! Now 5 driving tours to choose from! Explore Big Island with a local tour guide in your car! This OFFLINE app uses GPS to play audio narration, Hawaiian music, & turn-by-turn directions as you drive in Big Island. WHAT THE APP DOES: * Hours of audio with hundreds of narration points that play automatically as your drive * Made by local Hawaii tour guides * Your purchased tours NEVER expire * Hear fun stories, enchanting Hawaiian legends and things to do * Turn-by-turn directions with Offline maps (No data network required!) * Music by local Hawaii musicians (both modern and traditional) * Enjoy the freedom to travel at your own pace, while having the benefit of a local tour guide with you! * Better than guide book with restaurants recommendations, things to do and see With 5 Driving Tours to choose from : 1) HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR The perfect tour for those who visit Volcanoes National Park. On this tour you will come to truly appreciate the beauty and power of the Kilauea Volcano - home of the legendary Hawaiian Goddess Pele through all of her many legends and stories. Some highlights of the tour: * The best viewpoint to see the lava glow * Some great easy to moderate hikes * Little known places like a pit crater called Devil’s Throat! Note that in the Park cell phone reception is poor. But with Shaka Guide’s OFFLINE tours, you don’t need to worry a bit! 2) KOHALA COAST & BACKCOUNTRY DRIVING TOUR The Shaka Guide North Island Tours gives you over 200 different narration points and eight to twelve hours of tour. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Explore cultural sites like a heiau and Lapahaki Park * Easy to difficult hike options--something for everyone! * Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience * More breathtaking photo opportunities than you can shake a selfie stick at! 3) THE GRAND NORTH BIG ISLAND DRIVING TOUR The Shaka Guide Hamakua Coast Tours gives you a full day driving tour with plenty of stops and things to do along the way. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: * Explore a sacred valley * Hikes available for all fitness and skill levels * Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience * Waterfalls, caves, and drop dead gorgeous coastline views 4) KONA BIG KAHUNA DRIVING TOU Get to know one of the most popular destinations on Big Island and learn all about Hawaiian culture and history along the way. Grab your swimsuit and snorkel fins because this tour is going to take you right to some of the best snorkeling in the world! * Visit multiple beaches for world class snorkeling * Get to know Kona town and the iconic Ali’i drive * Tour a working Kona coffee farm * Visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha III 5) SOUTH ISLAND EPIC ROAD TRIP Have you ever visited a black sand beach? What about a green sand beach?! Ever see a sea turtle snoozing in the sand? If not, this is the tour for you! We’ll also stop at a famous bakery for a tasty treat and, for the adrenaline junkies, do some cliff diving at South Point! * Jump into the ocean at the southernmost point in the United States * Sample some local honey, coffee, and mac nuts! * Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options * Grab some selfies with some bizzare but awesome lava tree molds WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: “#1 Vacation Enhancer” “Truly Deserves 5 Stars! Worth Every Dime!” “Best five bucks I've ever spent” “Outstanding app for vacationers” “A great way to see the island at your own pace” **Wifi-only iPads with no GPS capability do not support offline Tour** ** Shaka Guide uses your GPS only when necessary. But please remember that continual use of your GPS running in the background can dramatically drain your battery.
Shaka Guide is very informative. We loved listening to him on our outings. The history lessons were the best. He has so much additional information that is so helpful, for example advising us not to take the Jeep off road to the Green Sand Beach as it would not be covered by our insurance coverage. His recommends are on point. The best $19.99 I’ve spent on vacation.
I used the entire set of the Shaka Guide for the Big Island and it made my and my husband’s driving all around so much more enjoyable, safe and educational with great information and music. It gave us freedom to go at our own pace and take as much or little time at various places depending on our interests and time. We had a whole week, so the whole set was useful and then we went back to some of the places to spend more time on another day. If you have a very limited time, then get a full day for North Island Loop or South Island Loop. Each loop does take almost 12 hours. If one is prone to motion sickness, then prepare for it before taking off. Some roads are quite narrow and curvy. Thanks for helping us create wonderful memories of the Big Island of Hawaii!
We used 3 tours of the Big Island on Shaka. It was the best money spent in Hawaii; Informative, easy to use, entertaining and led us to places we would have missed. An indepensible guide to Hawai’i if you haven’t been there. Made the best of of our 3 plus days on the island!
I have ised it for both maui and Big Island. It saved me lot of money by using this guide instead of organized tour. Very informative and well organized.
Absolutely amazing! Took away all planning hassles, we were able to sit back and enjoy. The app has so many options and details and the GPS matched guidance is on point. Very informative and entertaining as well. Also introduced me to Hawaiin songs and culture and stories like nothing else could have!! We did not need any music for a 7 day roadtrip. Shaka was all we played. Great job guys. Thanks so much
I love this app. We LOVE to travel but always end up driving around not knowing what to do. We HATE the big bus tours and the fact that they aren’t flexible. This was literally the best thing for us. The Boise was not monotone and very friendly with fun cheesy jokes. Tolerable and entertaining while learning about the beautiful island. Thank you very much. Highly recommend.
We used all of the guided tours in the Big Island. The whole family really found them interesting and entertaining. Particularly in Volcano National Park, I thought the information provided really enhanced the experience. But all of them were great and we got to experience so much in the tours!!! Highly recommend!!!
First tour with Shaka and we loved it! This made sight-seeing a breeze on our honeymoon! The hike down pololu valley was worth the exercise and finishing through Waimea was spectacular. Loved the balance of music and information. Only suggestions we have to the creators are an option for continuous music in between talks to keep the Hawaiian vibe going and consider moving “#9 turn left” on the Kohala tour a little sooner up the road. Someone was on our tail so we missed it and had to turn around. Other than that everything was timed perfectly.
What a treasure — this app has been perfect for us and has enabled us to explore so much of the island economically and on our own schedule. We learned so much and got to see so many fantastic views. Thank you!
Awesome awesome app! Very informative easy to use and lots of fun!