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.
I can’t say enough great things about this app! We had no solid plan for our trip and purchased all five tours “just in case”. After our first day, we decided to try one out and we absolutely loved it! After that, we decided to do the rest of them. The amount of research that went into these tours is astounding. We learned a ton about Hawaiian history and got to see so many places we would have missed out on if we had been on our own. Especially with COVID, it was really awesome to be able to essentially have our own private tour guide that took us all over on our terms. Next time we come out to another island, we’re going to go with Shaka Guide! Thanks so much for the amazing experience!!
A little hokey, but very accurate and detailed information. We got to see a lot of things we would not have seen had we gone out on our own. Definitely a great find!
These tours are fabulous and you can do them at your own pace. 5 stars for sure!!!
Best self guided tour app out there!
Quisimos recorrer Big Island por nuestra cuenta y este app resultó ser lo mejor !!! Te lleva a todos los puntos y es muy preciso en las indicaciones y direcciones a seguir , hicimos los 4 recorridos , es muy informativo sobre la historia de Hawái , los mejores lugares a visitar , así como recomendaciones de restaurantes etc . Si quieres recorrer la Isla por tu cuenta es lo mejor que vas a encontrar !
This was a great way to view as much of Hawaii as possible! Highly recommend!
Best spent dollars on the Big Island! Excellent directions, excellent recommendations - dined at excellent places we never would have found without Shaka. Can’t say enough good things about Shaka Big Isle.
We used this app to guide our trip through Volcano National Park. The path to the devil’s throat now has a closed area sign at the trailhead so we passed on it. Additionally the audio, understandably hasn’t been updated to reflect the current small eruption going on. Those quibbles aside to your was great. Directions came at the right time and there was so much useful information given throughout the tour.
This was a perfect way to see the Big Island. The app worked super smoothly, and his directions were great. We loved hearing the history of the island. This made our trip so much better. Mahalo!
First time on the Big Island. I’m a social studies teacher so the stories and history is something I geek out on. My wife and I loved this. Top down on the rental car, stories, music, historic stops. Great stuff. I started with the volcano tour and then bought all of them.