GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the entire island of Oahu, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.
There are 230+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.
Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.
Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring.
It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Want to connect with Hawaii, beyond Waikiki? Then it’s definitely worth taking a full day from sunbathing, renting a car, and driving to tour around Oahu.
There are many stories, tips and advice along the way, that will enhance your Oahu, Hawaii vacation experience. We’ll highlight the many viewpoints, but how and how long you choose to explore is up to you.
Includes 3 suggested road trips to explore Oahu;
BEACHES & VOLCANOES:
Oahu’s Southeast corner is an area dominated by extinct volcanoes and sandy beaches. Hike up the short but steep staircase at Diamond Head, you’ll be reward with breathtaking view overlooking Honolulu. And one of the best, but also most popular spots to snorkel is Hanauma Bay.
Escape to the small towns of Kailua and Lanikai for pristine beaches, or take a guided kayaking tour to the twin islands, “The Mokes” just offshore. It’s not hard to feel the spiritual significance at the Pali Lookout. Return to Waikiki, or continue driving to complete the Island Circle.
OAHU ISLAND CIRCLE:
The main attraction is the North Shore, and it’s famous big wave surfing beaches of Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline. Hear the history of surfing, local legends and challengers to the throne. Enjoy the lack back town of Hale’iwa, or continue on to Shrimp Truck heaven.
Continue driving along the windward side and grab a photo of the hole in the rock Laie Sea Arch. Or find your zen at the serene Buddhist Byodo-In Temple.
Loop back around the Pali and return to Waikiki. You can also choose to drive this route in the opposite direction and arrive at Sunset Beach, late in the afternoon. Or scope out Ko Olina, the resort area with crested shaped beach lagoons and the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa.
We recommend you dedicate at least a 1/2 day for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center if you want to pay respects and explore this still active naval base.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:
Some of the highlights along the route include;
• Diamond Head
• Hanauma Bay
• North Shore, Sunset & Banzai
• The ‘Mokes’, Kailua and Lanikai
• Byodo-In Temple
• Laie Sea Arch
• Shrimp Trucks
• Ko Olina
• Pearl Harbor
• Dole Plantation
++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.
** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.
The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips 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 while driving themselves.
Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return.
None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.
We’re constantly making updates and improvements to our app in order to provide the best experience possible for your sightseeing adventures.
Enhancements with this and previous updates include:
* Tour keeps running in background while using other apps Eg. music
* Easy-to-follow tour route line added
* Tour content updates
Ratings and Reviews
We downloaded this after our excursion was canceled. It was probably the best part of our trip so far!! The narrator is very easy to listen to and very informative. The app follows your location very well!!! I would recommend this app to anyone and everyone!!
Only two small things would make this app amazing. For it to 100% work while in the background. If you go to a text or listen to Pandora it may skip some of the narrative. Or a couple of the places where you needed to turn off weren’t clearly defined like pipeline beach or turtle Beach. We missed the turn offs for those because he said he would let us know where to turn and didn’t. We just looked up a regular map and realized we’d missed it and turned around.
Even the narrative driving back to Waikiki was very informative and fun.
This app is so nice. We loved it. It is informative AND entertaining! I came to Oahu 10 years ago in 2008 and paid for an island tour. And it is so true, those island tours stop at places you don’t care about and don’t stay long enough at
The places you do want to see. You can rent a car through TURO app for a few days, cheaper than a family could take an island tour. (It may not be good for older folks Or paranoid people that shouldn’t be driving in new places though )This time I knew I wanted to stay on the north shore and stay away from the crowds. This app was so perfect for our trip. Between getting the info from it and using google maps when we were not on the tour it was a Nice combo !
I’ve been to Oahu many times but on this occasion I brought some friends that wanted to see the whole island. I bought the app because i used the same company App on Maui. It is just a great program. It’s spot on with locations and provides good commentary. It divides the island up in 4 ways and you choose what you want to see. I had a technical issue and called the help number fully intending to listen to pre recordings. I was shocked when I got a real person and got personal service. I’ve never been more impressed with an app. Highly recommend this app.
Developer Response ,
Aloha Jim. Thanks for using our toll free number for support. We're here to help. Usually it's just a phone setting check or help pairing your phone and vehicle for sound. (That can be challenging for us as it's outside the app's operation and all phones/vehicles are unique, but we can usually check a few things and get you going quickly). Glad we could help host your friends. #gypsyguide
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 262.6 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.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.