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.
This is a GREAT app! We could not get enough of “Shaka Steve” (we called him) and his melodious voice and local stories. He guided us to some unbelievably amazing spots on the Jungle Tour on the Big Island. Skip the tour bus - rent a car and get this app. Literally the best $20 I’ve spent in Hawaii. Mahalo Bra - we will head south with you tomorrow!
We purchased the $19.99 bundle for the Big Island of Hawaii and it was awesome! Even our 10 year old enjoyed it. Well worth the money. We used it for our drive through the south part of the island and Volcanos National Park. It made the long drive very interesting and entertaining. Background history and related stories along the way made everything more meaningful. The GPS worked perfectly. Highly recommend this app!!
We bundled all tours for the Big Island during our stay. We really enjoyed the app. While the Hawaii Revealed books are good, it was so nice having a narrated, GPS driven tour. The history, stories, and little detours were on point. The Hawaiian music between narration points was great too. Amazing, easy to use, and enjoyable during our stay on the Big Island. I highly recommend.
Easy to use but hard to load. The $20.00 big island guide is fun, funky, and informative. Great navigation. We could switch between tours to modify our routes to suit ourselves.
Best $20 we spent on our trip. We downloaded the app based on a rave review from a coworker. It did not disappoint. Our first day on the big island, we used Shaka tour on our way to hike in Pololu Valley. On the way there, it gave lots of good history and pointed out scenic / historic points where you might want to pull over. But our favorite - without Shaka, we would have driven back the same way we came. Because of Shaka, we took an alternate route home through Parker Ranch, which was STUNNING and is now one of our favorite parts of the trip. Thank you, Shaka guides!
Loved the drive around Hilo and Mauna Kea. Great suggestions and directions for loops, side roads and stories along the way. Well worth the money.
We enjoyed every story, every fact and every good natured quip about the big island. We are convinced that we found/saw things that we would not have in either our own, or even a paid big group tour. Mahalo, Shaka Guide!! Barb and Joe; NH (but world travelers and we’ve never seen a travel guide app as good as yours!)
This app is great to have on your phone and works well with your phone GPS to know exactly where you are on the tour and where to stop and checkout a tourist site. You can move at your pace and stop and start anywhere along the tour. This is well worth the price and we are so glad we purchased this app before venturing out on our own to visit the Hawaiian Volcano Park. The tour guide was informative, entertaining and included some music too. The directions were accurate and helpful. A great site seeing navigational tool!
We were planning a visit to Kona so I bought the $20 version because it was supposed to have five tours. It didn’t. I contacted support and got an automated email saying I had to buy each tour. Since I had flown 5,000 miles, I then spent another $20 on tours I though I had already paid for.
Great app. Easy to use. Spot on.