Tours for the entire Island with 5 driving tours to choose from (starting in Kona, Hilo, Waikaloa) 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.
There was good music, great pull off ideas, great stories, and suggestions for local food. Easy to use. The program followed the gps great. We will definitely use it again. Mahalo
I live in Oahu, visited Big Island for work and found this. It was the perfect tour during the COVID epidemic. Little risk of exposure, comfortable, and on your timeline. My friend and I love the commentary, facts, and stories. We are downloading the Oahu one and doing the tours.
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We love the Shaka apps! This was our second island to use the app on and it didn’t disappoint! I did a lot of research for our Big Island trip and had a long list of things I wanted to see. The highlight of my trip ended until being a trail mentioned in the Volcanoes National Park tour that wasn’t on my list! Without this app, I’d have missed the best part of my vacation! Only complaint is that the North and South tours are too long. We skipped several stops and were running out of daylight despite being on the go well before 9 am. We live on Oahu so haven’t used the app here yet, but I plan to download when my parents visit and I have no doubt we’ll learn all kinds of things! Keep up the great work!
When our NCL Pride of America cruise got cancelled to tour some of the Hawaiian island/s March h 14-21...we utilized Shaka Tours to save our vacation in Maui and the Big Island (Kona and Hilo) because of the many group tours that got can cancelled as well- utilizing ‘social distancing’ the entire trip we were able to salvage our trip to Hawaii from Tennessee
We really really enjoyed this tour today! We saw many sights we never would have seen otherwise. There were a couple times that there was no music or speaking, where we thought we lost the tour. Then it would come back again. Not sure if we were doing something wrong, or if we were just too far between sights. We will be using a couple other tours in the next few days!
I’ve used Shaka guide on Maui, Oahu and currently Kona. Everyone should use it. Insightful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend it to anyone.
I loved this app that I came across. This is money well spent. You could spend 200 a person for a trip or go on your own time and sync this up to your car and listen as you drive. The app knows where you are and as you pass certain places it will explain what’s there. Also has Hawaiian music in between. My only complaint ( the reason for four stars) is that I wish that there was more talking. You won’t be sorry you spent the money to get this app. You will have explored the whole island in your timeline at your own pace. Loved it!!!!
We bought the whole package of tours for a week, and it was the best money we spent on the island.
This app made all the difference and answered all the questions I had come up with in my head. Thanks Shaka