Kauai Road Trip Audio Guide 4+

Kauai GPS Tour, Travel Planner

Shaka Guide

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 3.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Change the way you see Kauai with Shaka Guide. Get all the benefits of a guided tour, but from an app! Along the way, you’ll get directions as you drive, hear stories about the places you’re visiting, and listen to Hawaiian music. The app features four GPS driving tours of the island that visit popular attractions, beaches, hikes, scenic spots, and cultural sites.

All tours are made locally in Hawaii and include hours of audio narration that plays automatically as your drive.

The app works completely offline. This means that even in remote parts of the island without wifi or data, we’ll still get you where you need to go! Shaka Guide tours never expire — use them more than once or break them up into multiple days.

Change the way you see Hawaii with Shaka Guide! Check out the Kauai tours below.

Along the way you’ll…
• Stroll along secluded beaches like Moloa’a Beach and Secret Beach
• Visit a nature reserve and look for wildlife at Kilauea Lighthouse
• Snorkel at Anini Beach and Tunnels Beach
• Hike the first 1/2 mile of the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast
• Eat lunch in the quaint town of Hanalei

6+ hours, 19 stops
Along the way you’ll…
• Sip on local Kauai coffee
• Marvel at Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, from multiple viewpoints
• Take in views of the Na Pali Coast from Kalalau Lookout
• Walk across two swinging bridges
• Visit the western-most bookstore in the United States in Hanapepe Town

6+ hours, 19 stops
Along the way you’ll…
• Take a selfie in front of two massive waterfalls: Wailua and ‘Opaeka’a
• Visit Kauai’s Hindu monastery and sacred forest
• Snorkel at Lydgate Beach Park
• Hike to a waterfall and swimming hole at the Ho’opi’i Falls Trail
• Eat an authentic plate lunch, poke or shave ice in Kapa’a

4+ hours, 15 stops
Along the way you’ll…
• Check out an epic blowhole at Spouting Horn
• Relax at Poipu Beach
• Take a hike at Shipwreck Beach
• Visit an ancient Hawaiian fishpond
• Stroll through the historic town of Koloa

Check out a complete list of stops for each tour in the app!

When you buy the island bundle you’ll get ALL FOUR Kauai tours for 50% off the retail price.

- “Must Have App for Kaua'i”
- “#1 Vacation Enhancer”
- “Truly Deserves 5 Stars! Worth Every Dime!”
- “Outstanding app for vacationers”
- “A great way to see the island at your own pace”

It’s important that you download the tours (preferably in wifi) before you go. Make sure the tour is completely downloaded and you’ll have no problem using the tours offline.

The app uses your GPS only when necessary. Please remember that continual use of your GPS can dramatically deplete your battery. Be sure to pack a car charger for your tour.

You can use an iPad to take the tour, however, wifi-only iPads without GPS capability will not work.

At Shaka Guide our goal is to connect people with places. We love Hawaii. Not just for its beauty, but also for its rich history and culture. We believe that every destination has a story and we want to tell it. In Hawaii, we have over 20 audio tours that do just that — share the stories of the islands.

What’s New

Version 8.0.1

Bug fixes and improvements*

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

mydogsnameismax ,

Efficiency is key

There is way too much to do, and far too much to see to be able to fully capture the grandeur and awe that is Kauai. That being said, the key to fully appreciating every precious minute of your vacation is to be efficient with the time you do spend in your travels. This app ensures that you get the best views overlooking the canyons and beaches, takes you off the beaten paths to the special, hidden places reserved just for locals and those "in the know," and avoids wasting the costly minutes or even hours spent looking in vain for parking, dining, gas/fuel and restrooms. The stories along the way are very informative, entertaining and funny (albeit somewhat corny at times). These tours are a perfect beginning / starting place for those visiting for the first time, and there's plenty of info to keep you engaged and entertained even if you're a regular. Perfect for those looking for a "locals' opinion" on where to go and what to do; but still wanting a personalized tour that you can go and do at your own pace, and take as little or as much time as you'd like. There's even background music to set the Hawaiian mood. Just be sure to download the entire tour over wifi before you leave the hotel. And bring a car charger, and an audio cable to plug into the stereo. But most of all, remember to have fun!

mdpiazza55 ,

Excellent help for "self-guided" island tour!

Oddly enough I first found the Shaka Kauai tour information thru a desperate google search rather than the App Store, but when I found an iPhone app was available for this guide... sold! Yes it is probably one of the most expensive iPhone apps any user will buy, but considering that you could have easily spent $100+/pp on a bus tour instead, this app is well worth its value. Like advertised, it worked magnificently to automatically start audio at your route points ... even in a rare spot where no cell reception could be obtained! One note to the user - heed the author's advice in tour time length suggestions. The "side trips" for photo ops or hiking trails may be easily overlooked to think you could. Breeze through both Kauai tours in the same day, but as I quickly found out when you stop worrying about the map and where you have to go next and think about the fun of the day's tour, time flies really fast!!! All said, I'm very impressed with this tour guide app and fully plan to purchase the Maui version for the final leg of my vacation tomorrow!

Developer Response ,

Mahalo for your review! Don't forget to tell all your friends about it and follow us on social media @shakaguide to share your Shaka Guide experience 🤙😍🤙

Tx2boymom ,

Best part of our trip so far!

We’ve been on the Kauai for 3 days - and unfortunately have had a lot of rain! Not the kind of weather to sit by the pool or beach and relax... so we decide to get out and explore. I googled Kauai driving map and stumbled on this app and decided to check it out. We figured it was worth trying to go to another area of the island looking for some sun - and if no sun was to be found at least we were out seeing something new! What a great decision. We’ve now done all 3 Kauai tours and it’s been the best part of our vacation. The tours are fun, informative, and include great little stops that we would have never found had we not taken the tour. Tours are easy to follow with great and detailed spoken instructions. Even little tips like ‘pull over here and look for someplace to park - because if you go farther down the road it’s difficult to turn around.’ The tour guide is funny and engaging - sharing a great amount of history and interesting anecdotes as you follow the route. I highly recommend investing the minimal cost to purchase the tours - all 3 have been great!!

Developer Response ,

Mahalo! We are so pleased that you had such a great time! More tours coming soon!

In-App Purchases

Waimea & NaPali Driving Tour
Audio Guide to Grand Canyon of the Pacific!
Kauai Full Driving Tour Bundle
Get all 4 Kauai driving tours for a discount!
Poipu & Koloa Driving Tour
Scenic drive in the historic area!
Kauai North Shore Driving Tour
Audio Guide to Best Views, Hikes & Beaches!
Kauai Wailua Fall Driving Tour
Audio Guide to Explore Jungles & Waterfalls!

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