By Shaka Guide
Change the way you see Maui 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’re visiting, and listen to Hawaiian music. The app features six GPS audio tours of the island, including three ROAD TO HANA tours — the Classic, Loop, and Reverse! Each Shaka Guide tour visits popular attractions, beaches, hikes, scenic spots, and cultural sites. All tours are made locally in Hawaii with 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 Maui tours below. CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR *Most Popular Tour* 10+ hours, 32 stops Your Maui experience is not complete without Shaka Guide’s Classic Road to Hana Tour. Let this app guide you the entire 64+ miles of Hana Highway. On this epic journey you’ll discover: - Little-known waterfalls - Great hiking trails - Off-the-beaten-path swimming holes - Beautiful white, and black sand beaches - Enchanting stories about Hawaii Popular Stops: • Twin Falls • Waianapanapa State Park • Hana Town • Seven Sacred Pools aka the Pools at Oheo • Pipiwai Trail LOOP ROAD TO HANA TOUR & REVERSE ROAD TO HANA TOUR 10+ hours, 37 stops Similar to the Classic tour except these tours take you around the island allowing you to see the untamed backroad to Hana! The Loop and Reverse tours make the same stops, but start in opposite directions. Popular Stops: • Backroad to Hana • Waianapanapa State Park • Hana Town • Seven Sacred Pools aka the Pools at Oheo • Pipiwai Trail SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK & SUNSET & STARGAZING AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK 3+ hours, 10 stops These tours take you to the summit of Mount Haleakala and back stopping at the best viewpoints and hikes along the way. As you drive, listen to stories about the park's history and Hawaiian legends like Maui, da’ Hawaiian Superman! Popular Stops: • Red Hill Overlook - Haleakala Summit • Sliding Sands Trail • Leleiwi Overlook • Halemau'u Crater Hike • Makawao Town WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR 6+ hours, 17 stops Drive through the historic town of Lahaina and the famous resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua before visiting an awesome blowhole! Then come with us as we wind around the West Maui Mountains along coastal cliffs, finishing the tour in the lush Iao Valley. Popular Stops: • Lahaina • Kaanapali Beach • Kapalua • Olowalu Petroglyphs • Nakalele Blowhole Check out a complete list of stops for each tour in the app! BUY THE ISLAND BUNDLE, GET ALL 6 MAUI TOURS When you buy the island bundle you’ll get ALL SIX Maui tours for more than 50% off the retail price. WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING - “Best Road to Hana tour app” - “Very enjoyable, cost-effective Maui tour guide” - “Best money ever spent!” - “Couldn't have navigated without it” - “Road to AMAZING!!” 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.
We would highly recommend this fun, interesting and informative audio tour. Only advice we have is to begin your day early. There are so many places to see and do…we ran out of time. Also, pack a lunch. Most of the wayside places to grab a bite to eat were closed.
We purchased the trip to Hana guide just before departure, SO helpful. Not knowing what we’re were to come up on, the guide explained areas and kept us informed on time. Lots of history as well. Would highly recommend for newbies like us.
We were a bit skeptical at first about this. However the tips and stories, off-the-beaten path stops and cultural education all made it more than worthwhile. What we mostly appreciated was the message of respect and care for the Hawaiian people and land, really calling tourists to step consciously and with honor on this precious land. We took the road to Hana and then continued all the way around East Maui. Just make sure you download all of the guides you think you will need as there is very little Wi-Fi available out in Hana and along the road. Overall definitely recommended!
While helpful, and somewhat entertaining, this guide kept suggesting “there’s so much more to see ahead”. We didn’t find much more ahead, and specifically, there were two spots not addressed, that had about 10-20 cars parked nearby. We didn’t stop, and I can only imagine we missed the two best swimming holes and waterfalls. Additionally, finding lunch in Hana was disappointing. Best to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at one of the beautiful scenic stops before you get there. There definitely remains a post pandemic malaise on Maui.
Well worth the listen with just the right amount of information!
Great app! Fun, educational and it felt like we had our own personal tour guide. At times we were even surprised by how accurate it was. Very funny too. Loved it and would highly recommend this app.
We are in Maui for the first time, from Michigan. Had heard that we HAD TO do the road to Hana but wanted more flexibility than a regular tour bus could have given us. This app absolutely made our day! The information was all correct and up-to-date, the hints and suggestions were extremely helpful, the guide was super engaging, educational and, at times, even truly funny. We even dug the music selections — some of it was just background elevator-ish music but a lot of it (maybe ALL of it?) was Hawaiian and even got quite deeply cultural which enhanced the educational aspect of the tour. We did the there-and-back trip (not the loop) so we were NOT looking forward to having to do the same drive twice but the totally different information and stories on the way back truly did make the drive so meaningful and fun. This app was absolutely indispensable! If we ever do another road trip in Hawaii (and we hope we do!), we will look for a Shaka Guide! Wish we were on social media so we could share the love far and wide. ❤️ Mahalo!
Great app! The tour guide was very informative and had great stories. The app went at your pace. Will definitely uses this app for other tours.
We bought the Shaka Guide - Road to Hana guide and loved it! There was extra information we never heard about while researching that made the trip extra special. When we turned around to start back, the guide picked right up and continued with recommendations along with the history of Hawaii. Even if cell reception were available, I’d still want this app.
This app is extremely well developed and well done. It is seamless with the drive to Hana town. It is witty, insightful and a joy. The narration is spot on and linked to your gps position. The interlining music is perfectly tailored. The insights and suggestions are perfectly timed. Plug in, sit back and enjoy the ride.