Explore Maui at your own pace & get off the beaten path! Tour audio narration plays automatically based on your locations with turn-by-turn directions! Updated Aug 2021

Change the way you see Maui with Shaka Guide. Get all the benefits of a guided tour 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 six GPS audio tours of the island, including three ROAD TO HANA tours — the Classic, Loop, and Reverse!

Each Shaka Guide tour visits popular attractions, beaches, hikes, scenic spots, and cultural sites. All tours are made locally in Hawaii with 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 Maui tours below.

*Most Popular Tour* 10+ hours, 32 stops
Your Maui experience is not complete without Shaka Guide’s Classic Road to Hana Tour. Let this app guide you the entire 64+ miles of Hana Highway. On this epic journey you’ll discover:

- Little-known waterfalls
- Great hiking trails
- Off-the-beaten-path swimming holes
- Beautiful white, and black sand beaches
- Enchanting stories about Hawaii

Popular Stops:
• Twin Falls
• Waianapanapa State Park
• Hana Town
• Seven Sacred Pools aka the Pools at Oheo
• Pipiwai Trail

10+ hours, 37 stops
Similar to the Classic tour except these tours take you around the island allowing you to see the untamed backroad to Hana! The Loop and Reverse tours make the same stops, but start in opposite directions.

Popular Stops:
• Backroad to Hana
• Waianapanapa State Park
• Hana Town
• Seven Sacred Pools aka the Pools at Oheo
• Pipiwai Trail

3+ hours, 10 stops
These tours take you to the summit of Mount Haleakala and back stopping at the best viewpoints and hikes along the way. As you drive, listen to stories about the park's history and Hawaiian legends like Maui, da’ Hawaiian Superman!

Popular Stops:
• Red Hill Overlook - Haleakala Summit
• Sliding Sands Trail
• Leleiwi Overlook
• Halemau'u Crater Hike
• Makawao Town

6+ hours, 17 stops
Drive through the historic town of Lahaina and the famous resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua before visiting an awesome blowhole! Then come with us as we wind around the West Maui Mountains along coastal cliffs, finishing the tour in the lush Iao Valley.

Popular Stops:
• Lahaina
• Kaanapali Beach
• Kapalua
• Olowalu Petroglyphs
• Nakalele Blowhole

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

When you buy the island bundle you’ll get ALL SIX Maui tours for more than 50% off the retail price.

- “Best Road to Hana tour app”
- “Very enjoyable, cost-effective Maui tour guide”
- “Best money ever spent!”
- “Couldn't have navigated without it”
- “Road to AMAZING!!”

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 5.1.0

Added prompt for users to update app when using lower version

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16.5K Ratings

16.5K Ratings

femalelonetraveler ,

Excellent guide!!!

I debated between signing up for a tour or doing the drive myself since I have a car. I though buying a tour would be safer for a female lone traveler like myself but the tours are so expensive! I decided to download the app & took the reverse route for a fraction of money that tours are charging . I made the best decision in doing that! The app. goes over a lot of details esp. safety and timing . I had my own private guide in the car with me along the way. I even took a few wrong turns and it brought be back on track. It kept me on track with the time too, making me decide which stops to make or not . I left Paia at 8:00 am and was back safely before 6:00 , plenty of daylight! I have to tell you though , the guide is very concerned about your safety and the first part of the tour will warn you about driving through unpaved roads as the rental agencies strongly discourages it! I had to pull over and ask a tour bus driver (parked in one of their stops) if he thinks I’ll make it with the car I have. A regular 4 door sedan. Driver said don’t worry I’ll be ok. Well, I went through those roads with a sedan and did just fine ! I highly recommend this app for anyone doing the road to Hana! I learned so much about the history of Hawaii along the way and the music they played in between points are impeccable! I had the best day in Maui today ! Thanks Shaka app for a stress free, and VERY economical way to the road to Hana!

Developer Response ,

So happy to hear you enjoyed your Shaka Guide tour. Mahalo for your review and hope to see you on more Shaka Guide adventures! 🤙🤙🤙

i11evnator ,


I found this app while searching for travel safe app for our trip to Hawaii and really enjoyed reading the raving reviews. I downloaded this app and told my partner all about it and right when I bought the Road to Hana tour while in Maui, he said “you shouldn’t have bought it, it’s a waste of money.” What a turnaround it turned out to be after listening to our tour guide navigate us on the road to Hana! We had lots of laughs, enjoyed our tour guide’s humor, and felt like we had another buddy on our trip.

The recommendations on activities to skip or do were very helpful because we were short on time since instead of starting at 8am, we started at 12pm! Shaka Guide kept us company during a tough time during our drive home at NIGHT! We started the tour a little late and even when the sun was starting to set, we still pushed on full speed ahead! So even when driving on the winding and rollercoaster ride of a road out of Hana to reach civilization in the dead of night.

We were extremely informed by the interesting legend stories and legendary history. The music playing along the road made us feel so at ease; it was very soothing and relaxing to drive to 🤗 You know how you wish there was a theme song for your life and every moment of your life? That’s what this tour did for us. It really set the mood for the day and helped us enjoy this trip to the fullest. Thank you, SHAKA GUIDE! 🤙

Developer Response ,

Mahalo for the awesome review. We're very happy and grateful to hear how Shaka Guide helped you and your family have an amazing and memorable vacation.
Don't forget to tell all your friends about Shaka guide and let them know they are missing out on the best Aloha experience 🤙😍🤙

Billybob$&:@/); ,

No planning necessary!

We recently used the Shaka app to take multiple tours on Maui, Oahu and the Big Island and they totally made our trip! Very easy to use and incredibly informative, they made planning our day trips a breeze. In fact, no planning was necessary because they tell you exactly where to stop and what to do. It came in especially handy on the Road to Hana where there is way more to potentially do and see than you can get done in a day. Also loved the Haleakalā sunrise, North Shore Oahu, Volcanos National Park and Kohala Coast tours. There was no fear of missing out knowing that the Shaka Guide would take us to the best attractions and give an honest assessment of which ones could be skipped. We felt like we got way more out of our travels than if we were to just drive around looking at stuff. We and our kids learned a ton about Hawaiian history and culture and there was no need to mess with maps or cumbersome 200 page guidebooks. Works best if you have a rental car than can stream through the stereo via Bluetooth. Our rental Jeeps on two of the islands didn’t have this and it would not play properly through a USB connection or at all through a portable Bluetooth speaker for some reason. Maybe a technical issue to resolve but certainly not major - we just listened through the phone speaker and kept it charged. Very highly recommend.

In-App Purchases

Classic Road to Hana Tour
Waterfalls, hikes, amazing beaches and more!
Maui Full-Island Tour Bundle
Get all 6 Maui driving tours for a discount!
Haleakala Volcano Driving Tour
Explore the amazing Haleakala National Park!
Loop Road to Hana Driving Tour
Explore backside of Hana! Drive it in a loop!
Sunset & Stargazing Haleakala
Visit Haleakala National Park at sunset
West Maui Coastline Tour
Explore the beauty of West Maui Coastline

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