GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of Kauai is an excellent way to enjoy a sightseeing trip to explore the entire island. There are 280+ audio points that play automatically, featuring what to see, stories, tips and advice. All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
TOUR GUIDE FOR SCENIC DRIVES ON KAUAI
If you like driving yourself when you go sightseeing, GyPSy Guide™ tour apps allow you to enjoy a guided tour experience while remaining totally independent. By driving yourself, you'll be able to get from place to place faster, see more things and not be tied to anyone else's schedule.
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BEST SIGHTS AND STORIES
The tour apps use your device’s location abilities to play the commentary AUTOMATICALLY. All you have to do is drive, listen and decide which places you want to stop at. Our tour guides have created an insightful and entertaining tour of Kauai. We’ll recommend the best places to experience and some great locations that most visitors will drive by.
GyPSy Guide knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays commentary automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice.
EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL
It’s just like having a local friend to show you around. And that friend just happens to be a professional tour guide.
The same information you would get on a bus tour or from a guide book, for just a fraction of the price. And you control the itinerary and schedule.
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over Wi-Fi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.
DRIVING TOUR ROUTE
The tour has commentary everywhere on the island that you will want to explore. We recommend dividing the island into at least 2 driving days.
1) North and Eastern Kauai. This half of the island tours through the famous northern beach and resort areas of Hanalei and Princeville. The tour continues all the way to the end of the road at Ke’e Beach. Between Princeville and Lihue we’ll explore many fine beaches and the vibrant town of Kapa’a.
2) South and Western Kauai. The resort area of Poipu is home to south shore's best beaches and the island’s most famous blowhole. Drive further for the artsy town of Hanapepe. From historic Waimea, we travel up Kauai’s volcanic mountains to the superb Waimea Canyon and continue to the awe-inspiring viewpoints of Koke’e Park perched above the Na Pali Cost.
There’s much more to see as we drive and GyPSy will be you very own tour guide all the way.
Download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks may block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network.
++ Continued use of GPS running in the background increases battery usage - we strongly recommend taking a cigarette style DC outlet car charger. This is much better than simply plugging into the USB port in a vehicle.
** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad (WiFi + Cellular - whether you have a network connection or not) will work just fine.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning audio tours along scenic drives 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. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and perhaps 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 as you drive around Kauai.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* 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 2019
Ratings and Reviews
This was a real find and worth every penny. The positioning worked perfectly with information coming on at the right time, every time. History and background information was wonderful, and we often turned on "Mr. Kauai" even though we had been on the same road before. If you are touring Kauai, get this app. You won't be disappointed.
As already noted, there were two places where there was an echo (a double transmission on top of each other), but that was a minor flaw, and we could still understand what was being said. If we go to the other islands, this app will be downloaded before we go. Very useful.
This app came so highly recommended and I was excited to use it on my recent trip to Kauai. However, the narrator’s voice is annoying and most of the information he provides is “filler”. It feels as though he’s spouting facts for the sake of showing off how much information he knows and he comes off like an annoying tour guide on a giant bus filled with camera toting tourists wearing fishing hats. (You know the kind!) I wanted detailed information about points of interest along my driving route, not a narrated guidebook spewing out so much information that we couldn’t even carry on a conversation or listen to music in the background.
Some ideas for future updates: 1) Ability to change narrator’s voice 2) Ability to choose an “expedited” version that only discusses points of interests that you should look at or pull off to see without all the intermediary fluff 3) Ability to “preload” the points of interest that you want to hear about since you are able to see the routes and discussion points prior to driving.
So worth it!
Best $7 we spent on this vacation. We saw way more things and learned more about the island’s history than we would have without our trusty guide. The driving directions were spot on and very detailed and helpful such as “make a slight left at the palm tree and hedge,” or “make sure you don’t park on the grass driveway.” We also appreciated how he gave us options for side trips and explained enough in advance that we had time to decide what to do. We also experienced the two glitches, but they resolved by exiting the app and starting again. Our guide was fun to listen to, and made our vacation much more efficient. Great job!
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 217 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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.
- © 2019 GPS Tour Guide Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.