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.
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
++ 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.
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 ReviewsSee All
Worth every penny and then some!
This was the best purchase of our trip. It was fantastic having our own personal tour guide. The accuracy and timing of all the information and directions was exceptional. We were quoted $200 per person for a circle island tour where you are on someone else’s schedule. We hired a car for 3 days for less than it would have cost us for one tour, $11 for the app and we could do each part in our own time, the app even gave us recommendations of what to do at the stops. I can not recommend this app highly enough!
What a guru guide. What a voice
A friend suggested this app. A trusted friend. So we bought the app and hired a car *.
The app worked like a dream from the moment we launched it. It felt like guide was in the car with us all the way. Never intruding, always guiding. And with easy options.
The slight increase in seriousness of tone when advising in critical driving decisions was most helpful - especially at this was my first day ever driving in America, and on the wrong side of the road **.
(Do it over 2 days If you can)
*We are from Australia and using our “.au”‘domain suffix, we were able to book a much cheaper car hire rate than booking locally or in store (thanks Dollar Guy for this advise)
**in Australia we drive on the other side of the road.
This app was everything we wanted and plus some! Was fantastic to get some history on areas we went pass, even finding hidden gems we didn’t even know about, nor did our full day paid tour we booked take us to.
Would recommend this over booking a full day island tour anytime, as you can visit everything at your own pace and not miss a thing!
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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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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.