GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of Oahu is an excellent way to enjoy a sightseeing trip to explore the entire island. There are 340+ 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 AS YOU DRIVE AROUND OAHU
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 Oahu. 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 and you can go either way around the island. We recommend dividing the island into at least 2 driving days. Start at Waikiki or join anywhere along the routes.
1) Island Circle Tour. Worth a full day on its own. Major highlights on this tour include the North Shore Beaches, Dole Plantation, Laie, Chinamans Hat, ByodoIn Temple, Pali Lookout and more. If you start early you can combine with the Beaches and Volcanoes Tour. Drive either clockwise or counter-clockwise around the island.
2) Beaches & Volcanoes Tour. Complete in a half day, or make lots of stops to easily fill a full day. Places to see include Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Kailua, Lanikai, Pali Lookout, Punchbowl Crater and more. Hanauma Bay is closed Tuesdays.
3) There is also commentary and directions to drive from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor. If staying at the Disney resort or Ko Olina, there is commentary going that way too.
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’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:
* Content updates 2019
* Tour keeps running in background while using other apps Eg. music
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
- 260.5 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.
- © 2018 GPS Tour Guide Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.