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.
Because of Covid we wanted to do a self guided tour to not be around other people! This was perfect. We literally covered the entire island of Hawai’i with these tours. We learned so much! The Volcanoes National Park tour was exceptional! The narrator’s stories and history lessons were a welcomed addition to the journeys between landmarks! Thank you Shaka Guide. We will recommend you to all our friends who travel to the islands!
This app was amazing. It worked so well and we learned and saw way more than if we had tried to do our island tour without it. The narrator who guides you along is very articulate and has lots of tips for little side trips to see the things that aren’t flooded with tourists. I purchased all five Big Island tours. It’s the beat way to see the sights in your own car.
If you love to explore and learn, then you will love this app. The narration was informative and fun. The tour took us to spots we never would have found on our own.
If not for this app, I would have paid hundreds of dollars for volcano , waterfall and stargazing tours. Many interesting stories/facts while driving too.. great app!
Excellent stories. I highly recommend this app.
My wife usually makes all the plans for the trip and I do all the driving. Everything she had on our list was already on the tour. This is an awesome app! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This app is so helpful with its stories and local legends. It takes you step by step they the area and because the tour is gps enabled, you’re able to take your time with the local sights and then pick back up right where you left off once you’re back in the car. When listening to the narrator tell the stories along your tour, you’ll feel like a local is talking to you. The only suggestion I have for improvement is the waypoints should turn colors once you’ve already stopped and completed them to help you keep track of where you have been. Overall, the best money we spent on vacation; there is no way we would know most of the history and legends that are dictated in each tour. If you’re traveling to Hawaii, make sure you download the app for your designated island(s) and get the individual tours. You won’t be disappointed!!
This tour app was the highlight of the trip! Like a personal private tour guide, we learned so much! Great history, cultural insights, stories, humor and the best Hawaiian music ever. The GPS link enabled us to travel at our own speed, skip certain sites, even jump between tours. And, it’s a bargain price! Welcome to the new world of travel guidance.
I used 3 of the 5 Shaka driving tours this week on the big island and, while there were a few minor glitches, 99% of the time it was very beneficial and accurate. We were there for 6 nights and did the South Loop Epic tour from Kona to the Volcanoes National Park, where we switched over to that tour. Once finished at Kilauea, we continued the South Loop tour back around to Kona. You can skip certain aspects and do them another time, which is convenient and economical. The topics and monologues along the way were informative, and the music was fun to hear.
We used the Shaka Guide to traverse the Big Island once travel was allowed with negative covid test. Unfortunately, many museums and shops were closed. However there were still plenty of hikes and sites to see using Shaka Guide. We found it to be essential as it guided us around the island and gave us background on the different parts of the island. This avoided someone in our group becoming carsick from needing to research and read aloud during the drives. It was worth the $ to purchase and download all of the tours.