GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Big Island of Hawaii is an excellent way to enjoy a sightseeing trip to explore the entire island. There are 460+ 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.

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.

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 the Big Island of Hawaii. 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.

Its 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.

No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over wifi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.


Volcanoes National Park Tour
Our tour takes you from resort areas in Kona and the Kohala Coast to Volcanoes National Park, that includes a comprehensive tour inside Volcanoes National Park. Listen to different stories on the drive back to Kona. OR, you can drive clockwise from Kona and Hilo towards the park with full tour commentary as well.

Island Circle Route
Being an island, you will want to drive all the way around. You can drive our Full Circle Tour around the island in either direction and includes Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley, Waimea, Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and the Kona Coast.

Kohala Coast Scenic Drive
Recommended half day drive following the spectacular northern coast of the island including the historic sugar towns of Hawi and Kapaau, the superb views from above the Pololu Valley and then drive over the Kohala Mountains to Waimea cowboy town before returning to the coast.

Kona Coast Sightseeing
Another half day tour to see Kona's best beaches, the islands best snorkeling and many fascinating cultural and historically significant sites including Kealakekua Bay and the Place of Refuge. Plus many great viewpoints as we tour through the coffee plantation areas.


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.

Will not play automatically on Wifi-only iPads.

++ 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.


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.

What's New

Version 2.1.6

* We have updated the tour content due to the volcanic events in 2018.
* Tour will now keep playing in the background even if you use other apps.
* Tour will also keep playing if you turn the screen off (not shut down of course!) and will help save battery if you do not have a cigarette lighter-style of car charger with you.
* You can play your own music in the background and the tour commentary will decease music volume to play audio commentary.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
300 Ratings
300 Ratings

Best $8 spent in Big Island

We had used this app before in Maui on road to Hana five years ago and loved it and decided to try it again at Big Island. It’s just as awesome here. We visited so many spots that weren’t on our plan but made our visit more memorable. The voice is soothing and he has a nice sense of humor and seems to understand the pace at which a tourist will want to spend time and offers options that suits everyone’s needs. Highly recommended!

If at all there is anything to improve it I’d say making the app aware of time of day and providing a day planner would be highly useful.

The Peacocks

The Big Island

Our family got to The Big Island a week ago and I downloaded this app! It was fantastic to have our personal guide around the Island! This was our second trip to the Island and we missed out on so much not knowing the best way to see the Island was just a few clicks away! Going on adventures and excursions can cost a lot of money. Using this app I was able to cruise around in airplane mode conserving battery and using my phone as a camera! When I travel to other Hawaiian Islands I will be downloading those as well!


Very Accurate and Not Overhyped

This is truly like having a guide sitting next to you. All the turns are accurate and the descriptions are not hyped up ( unlike the well known driving guide to Hana in Maui). The descriptions are down to earth and the historical snippets are quite interesting. If I did not have this guide, I would have to do a lot of research on my own, but who has the time before coming on vacation. So if you are laid back and did not do much research, download this app using WiFi and you won’t miss a thing. Strongly recommend this app.


GPS Tour Guide Inc
292.8 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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