Avoid the crowds and explore Oahu at your own pace! Self-guided tour audio narration plays automatically based on your locations with turn-by-turn directions!
Change the way you see Hawaii with Shaka Guide. You’ll get the comfort of a guided tour with the freedom to explore at your own pace. The app features six GPS audio tours of the island. Each tour visits popular attractions, beaches, hikes, scenic spots, and cultural sites.
Along the way you’ll hear stories about the places you’re visiting, get important travel tips and listen to Hawaiian music. All tours are made locally, in Hawaii.
You’ll get hours of audio narration that plays automatically as your drive or walk.
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 Oahu tours below.
BUY THE ISLAND BUNDLE, GET ALL 6 OAHU TOURS
When you buy the island bundle you’ll get ALL SIX Oahu tours for more than half off the retail price.
GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR, 6 hours, 23 stops
* Oahu’s North Shore
* Waimea Bay
* Sunset Beach
* Shark’s Cove
EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE, 6 hours, 19 stops
* Kailua Beach
* Lanikai Beach
* Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
* Diamond Head Crater & Hike
* Hanauma Bay
HONOLULU’S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR, 3 hours, 11 stops
* Tantalus Lookout
* National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
* Manoa Falls
* Lyon Arboretum
LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP, 6 hours, 24 stops
* Dole Plantation
* Kawela Bay
* Oahu’s North Shore
* Kahuku Shrimp Trucks & Food Trucks
HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR, 1 hours
* Waikiki Beach
* International Marketplace
* The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU WALKING TOUR, 1 hours
* Iolani Palace Grounds
* Kawaiaha’o Church
* Honolulu Hale
Check out a complete list of stops for each tour in the app!
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
- “Great way to see Oahu!”
- “Your own private bus tour!”
- “Forget pouring through guidebooks!”
- “Shaka won't steer you wrong!!”
- “Wonderful customer support”
- “Worth every penny!”
DOWNLOADING THE TOURS
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.
ABOUT SHAKA GUIDE
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.
Bug Fixes based on crash reports
Ratings and Reviews
“Uncle Shaka” was an Amazing guide!!
I don’t usually leave reviews (or buy apps) but this one is amazing. Our first time to Oahu and we purchased both. Perfect guidance and loved the little tidbits of info, suggestions and humor as we passed areas. (No constant talking though). We were so impressed by the easy to follow directions and I lost track how many times we said we loved the app and what a great purchase it was. We would never have been able to plan out the routes as well on our own. We usually take hop on/off buses in new cities and this was similar with the narration and ability to see all the hot spots (and some secret ones!) in a nice loop without a bunch of backtracking. We did the tours in 3 VERY full days but had we stopped and actually swam at the beaches and did the full tours at Dole etc. it easily could have been a week or more worth of activities. We would have spent $500+ on a couple days of tour buses to see the places we were able to go to on our own with this app plus we could do it in our own time. The app literally guided us from the road in front of our hotel to the destinations and back. Buy it- you won’t regret it.
Developer Response ,
So happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your Shaka Guide tour. Mahalo for your review and hope to see you all on more Shaka Guide adventures! 🤙😍🤙
Best app ever!
I purchased both the North Shore and the Circle Island tours in Oahu and 2 of the Hana Tours and the Haleakala tour in Maui. In would have given them 5 stars just on customer service, I had some questions and send them an email before we came to Hawaii and I was impressed by how Andrew replied to all my emails and how helpful he was. So 5 stars before I even used the app. Now that I actually did the tours I would give them 10 stars if it was available. This was our second time in Hawaii last time we used Gipsy Guide, it was ok but Shaka blew them out of the water. “Eddie” as we call it took us to places that you don't read about on blogs or find in Pinterest, there were a couple of places we went to that we were the only tourists, in some we were the only ones there. There was a lookout point at Haleakala (this is our second time there) that Eddie told us to stop at, again we were the only car in the parking lot, and this was the best look out in history, the view were breathtaking, and the pictures.. WOW, It was awesome! We keep saying, Hey, Eddie would go LOL.
Thank you Shaka Guide 🤙🏻🤙🏻
Developer Response ,
Shootz brah, so glad you enjoyed the tour! We work hard so that you can enjoy your vacation. Eddie would go. Aloha.
We named him "Shaka"
Just listen to Shaka (even if it is a hand signal), he'll tell you where to go!! We loved the large circle tour and we'll likely get the south tour tomorrow before we go to the airport.
We're on the main island for a wedding that was on the north shore in Laie. Since we wanted to hit the dole plantation on the way back, it made sense to buy the tour for $5. While at the wedding, it was pretty fun sharing all the cool information that Shaka had told us up to that point. We met back with our group at Waimea and told them that we had visited the ceremonial grounds where human sacrafices had taken place, others finally asked, "where are you getting this information?" (Shaka!).
I have the same complaint of the odd no sound spots, but the views certainly compensate for the silence. Also, it may have just been the USB connectivity in the car, but the last 1 or 2 seconds of the directions seemed to cut out, which at some points, included critical driving directions. Fortunately, we didn't get lost, and the map is easy to follow in case you somehow miss a turn.
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- 117.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Grand Circle Island Tour $14.99
- Oahu Full-Island Tour Bundle $29.99
- East Oahu Shoreline Drive $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.