NEW TOURS RELEASED! Now 5 driving tours to choose from!

Explore Big Island with a local tour guide in your car! This OFFLINE app uses GPS to play audio narration, Hawaiian music, & turn-by-turn directions as you drive in Big Island.

* Hours of audio with hundreds of narration points that play automatically as your drive
* Made by local Hawaii tour guides
* Your purchased tours NEVER expire
* Hear fun stories, enchanting Hawaiian legends and things to do
* Turn-by-turn directions with Offline maps (No data network required!)
* Music by local Hawaii musicians (both modern and traditional)
* Enjoy the freedom to travel at your own pace, while having the benefit of a local tour guide with you!
* Better than guide book with restaurants recommendations, things to do and see

With 5 Driving Tours to choose from :

The perfect tour for those who visit Volcanoes National Park. On this tour you will come to truly appreciate the beauty and power of the Kilauea Volcano - home of the legendary Hawaiian Goddess Pele through all of her many legends and stories.

Some highlights of the tour:

* The best viewpoint to see the lava glow
* Some great easy to moderate hikes
* Little known places like a pit crater called Devil’s Throat!

Note that in the Park cell phone reception is poor. But with Shaka Guide’s OFFLINE tours, you don’t need to worry a bit!

The Shaka Guide North Island Tours gives you over 200 different narration points and eight to twelve hours of tour.


* Explore cultural sites like a heiau and Lapahaki Park
* Easy to difficult hike options--something for everyone!
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience
* More breathtaking photo opportunities than you can shake a selfie stick at!

The Shaka Guide Hamakua Coast Tours gives you a full day driving tour with plenty of stops and things to do along the way.


* Explore a sacred valley
* Hikes available for all fitness and skill levels
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience
* Waterfalls, caves, and drop dead gorgeous coastline views

Get to know one of the most popular destinations on Big Island and learn all about Hawaiian culture and history along the way. Grab your swimsuit and snorkel fins because this tour is going to take you right to some of the best snorkeling in the world!

* Visit multiple beaches for world class snorkeling
* Get to know Kona town and the iconic Ali’i drive
* Tour a working Kona coffee farm
* Visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha III

Have you ever visited a black sand beach? What about a green sand beach?! Ever see a sea turtle snoozing in the sand? If not, this is the tour for you! We’ll also stop at a famous bakery for a tasty treat and, for the adrenaline junkies, do some cliff diving at South Point!

* Jump into the ocean at the southernmost point in the United States
* Sample some local honey, coffee, and mac nuts!
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options
* Grab some selfies with some bizzare but awesome lava tree molds

“#1 Vacation Enhancer”
“Truly Deserves 5 Stars! Worth Every Dime!”
“Best five bucks I've ever spent”
“Outstanding app for vacationers”
“A great way to see the island at your own pace”

**Wifi-only iPads with no GPS capability do not support offline Tour**

** Shaka Guide uses your GPS only when necessary. But please remember that continual use of your GPS running in the background can dramatically drain your battery.

What’s New

Version 2.0.13

Aloha! this version contains some minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Tallo & Richie ,

Better than an actual tour guide!

My teenage son and I came to the Big Island and didn't want to be herded around like cattle on a tour nor did I want to spend $150+ per person to see the Volcanoes. We downloaded the App, rented a car and set out on our adventure. At first I didn't think my teenager would be listening to the stories or even be interested but he not only listened, he repeated them several times throughout the trip! One of the best things about the trip were the hidden secrets and the best places to stop or keep going. There was one stop called the Devils Throat with no signs and was the "best kept secret". We pulled over on the side of the road and someone following us pulled over too. When we got out and walked down a small dirt path, whoever was in the car behind us decided to keep going since there were no signs as to what we were visiting. Too bad for them! It was so exhilarating to see this crater ... even a little eerie and definitely the best view of all the views. Needless to say ... this was ABSOLUTELY the best tour App I've ever downloaded! Hopefully you will leave the Islands and travel around other places and create the same app!

JB and BK ,

Perfect tour guide for people who don’t like tour guides

My girlfriend and I are both servers. We worked for 14 months to pay off a 8 day Hawaiian cruise. On this cruise we went on multiple excursions off the boat. Large groups and bad tour guides on some of those excursions really made us question why we spent so much money. But on our trip to Volcano’s National Park we rented a car and downloaded this app. Just the two of us in our car using this app to go where we wanted to, when we wanted to, all while receiving great information from to audio tour on the app. It follows your gps locations and gives great recommendations on where to stop. It even tells you about the spots in the park that aren’t worth your time. This app allows you to make your tour your way and it is pretty funny at some points. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great time without the hassle of large groups and subpar tour guides

Developer Response ,

Mahalo for the review and recommendation! We're happy to hear you've had a memorable tour with Shaka Guide. Hope to see you on another Shaka adventure soon and don't forget to tell all your friends about it!

rubee80 ,


On the big island of Hawaii now using this app. It has been easy to set up (in a rental, no less), extremely user friendly, really educational, and your guide, Mr. Shaka is just downright fun to listen to. Gps is on point and takes you off the beaten path to really cool hidden spots as well as popular spots. Just pick one of their tours and head out for the day. That’s what we did, and hubby and I both agree, this is one of the best apps out there. Oh and, I splurged and bought the $9.99 option which gives you about 5 different tours on the big island alone. You have the option to purchase each adventure by itself but seeing we were going to be here for 1 week, it made sense to get the bigger one. Great deal. Worth every penny. Spend the money. You will love it! Make more of these apps please!!

Developer Response ,

Mahalo for your review and recommendation. Hope your week vacation was full of amazing aloha experiences. Please tell all your friends about it and connect with us on social media @shakaguide

In-App Purchases

Big Island Driving Tour Bundle
Get all 5 driving tours for a discount!
Volcanoes Park Driving Tour
Audio Guide of Park Craters, Hikes & Views!
Kona Big Kahuna Driving Tour
Driving tour to Pu'uhonua Nat'l Monument
Big Island South Loop Tour
Sightsee around Southern tip of Big Island!
Big island North Loop Tour
Driving Tour for the North Loop of Big Island
Kohala Backcountry Drive Tour
Explore the Kohala Mountain Roads & Coastline


Shaka Guide LLC
180 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Volcanoes Park Driving Tour $9.99
  2. Big Island Driving Tour Bundle $19.99
  3. Big island North Loop Tour $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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