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 from sunbathing, renting a car, and driving to tour 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. 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 include; • Diamond Head • Hanauma Bay • North Shore, Sunset & Banzai • The ‘Mokes’, Kailua and Lanikai • Hale’iwa • Byodo-In Temple • Laie Sea Arch • Shrimp Trucks • 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 or placements for benefit.
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!!!!
We enjoyed the app. The narrator was informative and timely. I did wish that at some points beginning around the North shore, a mention of how far or how long it would take to get back to Waikiki would have helped me plan how long to stay at certain spots. Great app for the price couldn’t have made my drive without it!
We learned things we’d never have learned otherwise and we went to places we’d never have found... This is a great App and highly recommended...
We thought of Oahu as just Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor. This app showed us so many beautiful treasures on the island! We highly recommend this Gypsy Tour. We’re heading out now to do the Kauai Gypsy Tour❤️
This app is so nice. We loved it. It is informative AND entertaining! I came to Oahu 10 years ago in 2008 and paid for an island tour. And it is so true, those island tours stop at places you don’t care about and don’t stay long enough at The places you do want to see. You can rent a car through TURO app for a few days, cheaper than a family could take an island tour. (It may not be good for older folks Or paranoid people that shouldn’t be driving in new places though )This time I knew I wanted to stay on the north shore and stay away from the crowds. This app was so perfect for our trip. Between getting the info from it and using google maps when we were not on the tour it was a Nice combo !
This app is FANTASTIC! A friend of mine downloaded it for a visit to Oahu in February. We were kinda playing things by ear, and figured we’d give it a shot. We didn’t put too much research into what we were visiting, but when we got home, people were surprised by all the awesome stuff we had seen! The guide is amazing! Entertaining and not dry when describing things, even funny! I have recommended this tour to several friends, and they love it too!