GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the entire island of Oahu, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. There are 230+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: Want to connect with Hawaii, beyond Waikiki? Then it’s definitely worth taking a full day, renting a car, and driving around Oahu. There are many stories, tips and advice along the way, that will enhance your Oahu, Hawaii vacation experience. We’ll highlight the many viewpoints, but how and how long you choose to explore is up to you. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go. Includes 3 suggested road trips to explore Oahu; BEACHES & VOLCANOES: Oahu’s Southeast corner is an area dominated by extinct volcanoes and sandy beaches. Hike up the short but steep staircase at Diamond Head, you’ll be reward with breathtaking view overlooking Honolulu. And one of the best, but also most popular spots to snorkel is Hanauma Bay. Escape to the small towns of Kailua and Lanikai for pristine beaches, or take a guided kayaking tour to the twin islands, “The Mokes” just offshore. It’s not hard to feel the spiritual significance at the Pali Lookout. Return to Waikiki, or continue driving to complete the Island Circle. OAHU ISLAND CIRCLE: The main attraction is the North Shore, and it’s famous big wave surfing beaches of Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline. Hear the history of surfing, local legends and challengers to the throne. Enjoy the lack back town of Hale’iwa, or continue on to Shrimp Truck heaven. Continue driving along the windward side and grab a photo of the hole in the rock Laie Sea Arch. Or find your zen at the serene Buddhist Byodo-In Temple. Loop back around the Pali and return to Waikiki. You can also choose to drive this route in the opposite direction and arrive at Sunset Beach, late in the afternoon. Or scope out Ko Olina, the resort area with crested shaped beach lagoons and the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa. PEARL HARBOR: We recommend you dedicate at least a 1/2 day for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center if you want to pay respects and explore this still active naval base. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Some of the highlights along the route: • Diamond Head • Hanauma Bay • North Shore, Sunset & Banzai • The ‘Mokes’, Kailua and Lanikai • Byodo-In Temple • Laie Sea Arch • Ko Olina • Pearl Harbor • Dole Plantation BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. IPADS: ** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising.
My hotel concierge actually recommended this app to me and I’m SO glad she did! The narration is very clear, informative and fun! I loved his little jokes throughout the tours! We learned so much about Oahu and saw the best sites! I loved how he gave advice about “can sees” vs “must sees” and details about how much time things will take so we could make the best decision based on our schedule! I highly highly recommend this app!
We decided to download this app and rent a car as opposed to paying for tour excursions. The money we saved paid for the rental car. The information this app provide was great, and led us to some sites we had not discovered in our own research. The narrator was funny, had an easy to understand voice and gave a lot of history we found interesting a normal tour guide normally wouldn’t give or you wouldn’t be able to hear. The information was well spaced out so you had the right amount of silence and talking, and the app provided directions on turns faster and more accurately then the map app we had running. The only thing I wish the app did was cache the tracks it had already played and not play them again unless marked to do so. As Oahu only has a couple main highways we found ourselves traveling over the same areas during the time we were there and would hear the same information. We started playing the app once we got to new areas. Other then that it was great and we will continue to buy the app in any other locations they offer this service!
Good application in general, but browsing routes before going is rather frustrating as reaching audio comments is not working well, some are available by tapping the arrows but some are stubbornly unresponsive. may be making those circles bigger would help?
So on a whim I took my teenagers to Oahu for a vacation. Being a no plan type of guy I figured we would just wing it and do stuff. This app was recommended by the lady next to me and what a blessing that was. We spent the first two days of our trip driving around following the guided tour, stopping off at all the recommended roadside stands and areas of interest. Then proceeded to then go back to our favorite spots for the remained of the week. I cannot believe it’s only $10 ! . Get this before you go 100%! PS. please do an Iceland app! Also the dude needs a woman to also chime in occasionally (my daughters comment).
Great app but compare to the Maui Gypsy guide this not so good but for 6.99 its good purchase and helpful. Map showing wrong path in at least one place and that took me to the other side of the island. Map always showing north facing which is difficult to follow.
My family decided to get this app after arriving in Hawaii and not knowing whether to get a tour guide or not. We decided to try gypsy and is it wasn’t good, get a tour guide. However, this app exceeded all expectations.The guide led us to all the interesting locations and scenic points in Oahu. The guide is very easy to use and gives information about Hawaii and and the different locations. You can jump on the tour anywhere on the road and the guide will give you directions to must see locations and locations that are suggested. We did both tours, the Island Circle tour and the Volcanoes and Beaches tour. On the Island Circle, the guide with very understandable directions, led us past Pearl Harbor, the North Beaches, the Dole Plantation, the Polynesian Culture Center, the Japanese temple, and much more (my personal favorite being the beach with sea turtles). Along with these main attractions, we were led to many picturesque spots and some specifically chosen stores. Between attractions, the guide told us about Hawaii itself, its history and culture, and the language. The app itself has no problems in functionality, but you might want to bring a charging cord or extra battery. Additionally, the app allows you to use other applications, such as the camera, while the tour is in progress. The gypsy app is much better alternative to a conventional tour, with the user able to operate it by themself and able to choose select locations to travel to, all while in the comfort of one’s car. This app exceeds expectations while being a meager $7, a stark difference from the hundreds you might pay for a in person tour. Hope this helped any hesitant users. Mahalo!
We rented a car and drove around Oahu, Hawaii. This app was so informative and lots of fun. You feel like you have your own local tour guy in the car with you.
I have lived here several years and I still learned about areas I had never heard of using the app. His tours are amazing and I recommend them to everyone. The only thing I would change about this one is that he says to avoid the west side of the island. Dude, the west side is the best side. There are so many great hikes out that way and the sunsets are spectacular. Kaena Point is one hike I recommend to everyone who visits me. Heck, my favorite beach is on the west side. Obviously don’t leave anything valuable in your car but that’s recommend for anywhere you go on island.
We have used the Gypsy apps in several places in Hawaii and the mainland US. We love it. It gives you lots a very useful information. It is educational and tells stories. All ages will love it!
I’ve used the Hana and Oahu Gypsy Guides and LOVED them. They’ve added a rich, EASY depth to our travels — so now we always look for GG whenever we head on a trip. Voice is great; Details are excellent; Ease of use is wonderful. WE LOVE GG!!!!