Explore Kauai 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 sightsee.
WHAT THE APP DOES:
* Hours of audio with hundreds of narration points that play automatically as your drive
* Made by local Hawaii tour guides
* 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 guidebook with restaurants recommendations, things to do and see
With 3 Driving Tours to choose from (in-app purchase):
KAUAI NORTH SHORE - DRIVING TOUR
Join this local tour guide on this fabulous day touring Kauai’s scenic north shore. The tour will guide you to the epic Kalalau trail & Ke’e beach stopping at little-known beaches and hikes along the way. Also includes stories about the area like how did Princeville get its name?
WAIMEA CANYON & NA PALI COAST - DRIVING TOUR
Travel up into the mountains to check out breathtaking views of Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast. Along the way, kick back and listen to stories and little-known legends about the area. No joke cuz, this tour is worth every penny!
WAILUA VALLEY & WATERFALL - DRIVING TOUR
Connect with the Hawaiian culture while also exploring jungle forests and waterfalls! This tour will take you on a trip back in time in visiting 3 ancient Hawaiian temples as well as visit 3 waterfalls and check out 3 hikes. The perfect mix of fun and education!
POIPU & KOLOA HISTORIC TOUR
The Poipu and Koloa Historic Tour takes you from the time when ancient Hawaiian villages dotted the area to the sugarcane plantation era; all while taking you to cool places and telling you stories about each along the way. Check out cultural sites, go on some mini-hikes, and check out an ancient cave, and fishpond. So much to see and do!
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY:
“Must Have App for Kaua'i”
“#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.
Bug fixes for an error in location permission
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
The driving tours offered by Shaka Guide are wonderful! My wife and I visited Kaua’i for the first time and I cannot overstate how much the app enhanced our experience. It might have been the best part of our visit, as it really helped us connect to the history and geography of the island. The first couple of days we spent there, my wife was attending conference sessions, and I was left to entertain myself. It might sound corny, but I felt like I was driving around with a friend in the car as I took the North Shore and Wailua Valley tours by myself. We ended up doing all four tours and loved them all!
We love to travel and I’m pretty good about planning, and I even love digging through guide books; but, sometimes it’s nice to just have something take the guesswork out of it, and that’s just what this app does. It’s really not like any other app I’ve used. Even having experience geocaching and using other GPS-based programs, I was so impressed with the experience. It’s not often I review an app, but I had to give my feedback...we loved our Shaka experience so much! Mahalo! 🤙🌺
Developer Response ,
Mahalo for the awesome review! We appreciate the very heartwarming feedback so much and are continue to be inspired to make the app even better if possible. So happy to hear you've had an amazing experience and enjoyed your vacation on the island. Hope to see you on another Shaka adventure soon as you try our tours of the other islands. Follow us on social media @shakaguide and don't forget to tell all your friends about it 🤙🤙🤙
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Shaka Guide LLC
- 263.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Shaka Guide LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Waimea & NaPali Driving Tour $9.99
- Kauai North Shore Driving Tour $9.99
- Kauai 4 Tour Bundle $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.