GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.
There are 110+ audio points that play automatically along a tour route, 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.
Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.
It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™
WHAT TO EXPECT:
One of the USA’s most famous and classic road trips, the Overseas Highway, Route 1, jumps from Key (small low islands) to Key over 113 miles, ending at the southern most point of the US, just 90 miles from Cuba.
Along the journey, we’ll track the story of how a determined Henry Flagler fought engineering, financing, hurricanes and some ridicule to build an Overseas Railway. Those tracks forged the initial route and became the foundation on which the road was eventually built upon.
Snorkel, scuba or take a glass bottom boat to get up close to the living coral reefs, fish and an old Spanish shipwreck, of the Florida Keys at John Pennenkamp Coral Reef State Park.
Treat your passengers to a Rumrunner cocktail invented at the famous Tiki Bar, and maybe a virgin one for the driver.
We’ll point out areas to keep your eyes peeled for the endangered Key Deer, the smallest of North American deer and visit the small beach at Bahia Honda for an up close up view of the old rail bridge.
The tour ends with a loop of Key West. As we drive by, appreciate the brightly coloured Key West style houses, including those of Ernest Hemingway & Tennessee Williams, open to visit. Touch the striped buoy that represents the Southernmost Point in the Continental USA.
Take some time to wander Duval Street. You’ll quickly find yourself slowing to Key West pace.
The tour officially starts on the A1A from either Miami Beach or downtown Miami. Or you can join and pick up the commentary anywhere along the route. Narration will automatically trigger at the next commentary point.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:
Highlights along the tour route include
• Key Largo
• John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
• Big Betsy Giant Lobster
• Tiki Bar, Rumrunner cocktail
• Robbie’s Marina Tarpon Feeding
• Pigeon Key
• Bahia Honda Beach
• Key Deer
• Southernmost Point of Continental USA
• Hemingway House
• Key West Port
++ 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.
** 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.
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.
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.
We are constantly making improvements, both large and small, so you have an even better sightseeing experience for your road trip adventures.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* Modifications made for iOS13 release
* Tour keeps delivering audio narration even when in background mode, Eg while you listen to music.
* Easy-to-follow tour route line added
* Content updates
Ratings and Reviews
Made the trip down very entertaining. We missed having new narrative information on the way back. The content came at just the right frequency. Some of the beach info was a bit out of date due to hurricane damage during our trip. Well worth the price.
App is pretty good but needs updates
Had some issues where app would get interrupted by navigation and would not restart. Overal it worked pretty good. The one place that needs update is tiki bar. The new post irma bar looks nothing like they have on Their site and is now not all that great experience. I checked trip advisor and realized this just reopened and my experience mirrors other recent dissaponting experiences there. Wish I didn’t even stop by . Also it would have been nice to include more content once in key west
Another great adventure . Well worth the money spend. The only suggestion I have is to have commentaries on way back or allowing commentary turn on either on way to key west or back.
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 146.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.