NEW TOURS RELEASED! Now 5 driving tours to choose from!

Explore Big Island with a local tour guide in your car! This OFFLINE app uses GPS to play audio narration, Hawaiian music, & turn-by-turn directions as you drive in Big Island.

* Hours of audio with hundreds of narration points that play automatically as your drive
* Made by local Hawaii tour guides
* Your purchased tours NEVER expire
* Hear fun stories, enchanting Hawaiian legends and things to do
* Turn-by-turn directions with Offline maps (No data network required!)
* Music by local Hawaii musicians (both modern and traditional)
* Enjoy the freedom to travel at your own pace, while having the benefit of a local tour guide with you!
* Better than guide book with restaurants recommendations, things to do and see

With 5 Driving Tours to choose from :

The perfect tour for those who visit Volcanoes National Park. On this tour you will come to truly appreciate the beauty and power of the Kilauea Volcano - home of the legendary Hawaiian Goddess Pele through all of her many legends and stories.

Some highlights of the tour:

* The best viewpoint to see the lava glow
* Some great easy to moderate hikes
* Little known places like a pit crater called Devil’s Throat!

Note that in the Park cell phone reception is poor. But with Shaka Guide’s OFFLINE tours, you don’t need to worry a bit!

The Shaka Guide North Island Tours gives you over 200 different narration points and eight to twelve hours of tour.


* Explore cultural sites like a heiau and Lapahaki Park
* Easy to difficult hike options--something for everyone!
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience
* More breathtaking photo opportunities than you can shake a selfie stick at!

The Shaka Guide Hamakua Coast Tours gives you a full day driving tour with plenty of stops and things to do along the way.


* Explore a sacred valley
* Hikes available for all fitness and skill levels
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options for a customizable tour experience
* Waterfalls, caves, and drop dead gorgeous coastline views

Get to know one of the most popular destinations on Big Island and learn all about Hawaiian culture and history along the way. Grab your swimsuit and snorkel fins because this tour is going to take you right to some of the best snorkeling in the world!

* Visit multiple beaches for world class snorkeling
* Get to know Kona town and the iconic Ali’i drive
* Tour a working Kona coffee farm
* Visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha III

Have you ever visited a black sand beach? What about a green sand beach?! Ever see a sea turtle snoozing in the sand? If not, this is the tour for you! We’ll also stop at a famous bakery for a tasty treat and, for the adrenaline junkies, do some cliff diving at South Point!

* Jump into the ocean at the southernmost point in the United States
* Sample some local honey, coffee, and mac nuts!
* Available in clockwise and counterclockwise options
* Grab some selfies with some bizzare but awesome lava tree molds

“#1 Vacation Enhancer”
“Truly Deserves 5 Stars! Worth Every Dime!”
“Best five bucks I've ever spent”
“Outstanding app for vacationers”
“A great way to see the island at your own pace”

**Wifi-only iPads with no GPS capability do not support offline Tour**

** Shaka Guide uses your GPS only when necessary. But please remember that continual use of your GPS running in the background can dramatically drain your battery.

What’s New

Version 1.6.5

Bug fixes in location permission

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
217 Ratings
217 Ratings
Tallo & Richie ,

Better than an actual tour guide!

My teenage son and I came to the Big Island and didn't want to be herded around like cattle on a tour nor did I want to spend $150+ per person to see the Volcanoes. We downloaded the App, rented a car and set out on our adventure. At first I didn't think my teenager would be listening to the stories or even be interested but he not only listened, he repeated them several times throughout the trip! One of the best things about the trip were the hidden secrets and the best places to stop or keep going. There was one stop called the Devils Throat with no signs and was the "best kept secret". We pulled over on the side of the road and someone following us pulled over too. When we got out and walked down a small dirt path, whoever was in the car behind us decided to keep going since there were no signs as to what we were visiting. Too bad for them! It was so exhilarating to see this crater ... even a little eerie and definitely the best view of all the views. Needless to say ... this was ABSOLUTELY the best tour App I've ever downloaded! Hopefully you will leave the Islands and travel around other places and create the same app!

Retired musician ,

The BEST way to tour!

On a whim we tried Shaka’s Road to Hana tour on Maui. We were hooked! It really is like having a local tour guide in your car, one that is both entertaining and informative. The app worked well for us, used our phone GPS instead of data, and provided helpful options to preview and review the tour. We ended up buying their tours for everywhere we went—Maui’s Road to Hana and Haleakalā, Kauai’s Waimea Canyon and North Shore, and the Big Island’s Volcanoes National Park. Unfortunately their Big Island Circle tour is still under development, so we tried the competitor driving tour app. It was informative, but dry and not as user-friendly. We were so glad to hear Shaka’s friendly voice and corny jokes when we did the Volcanoes loop! Enthusiastically recommend!

Developer Response ,

Mahalo! We are so pleased you had such a great time with Shaka Guide! Wow. Thanks for the review and thanks for sharing with your friends #ShakaGuide ! More tours for Big Island coming soon!

guesswho!! ,

Highly recommended if you drive the volcano park by car

If you drive through Big Island Volcano National Park by car, I highly recommend this App. Great guide, GPS guided (it knows where you are and therefore guides at the right time). Tells you also some secret places not on the park map and recommends what to leave out (they are right!). Its also funny. When the tour is finished and you drive back uphill from the ocean, they narrate different Hawaiian stories. Simply nice! I am sad the other Big Island tour guides are not available yet (soon to come). I would buy them all! But not sure when and if I return to Big Island.

PS: Have an USB 12V charger for the cellphone and a cellphone holder for the car. Just makes your life easier.

Developer Response ,

Mahalo and glad you enjoyed touring with Shaka Guide. We are working on the other tours for Big Island. Check back next time!

In-App Purchases

Big island 5 Tour Bundle
Get all 5 tours for a discount!
Puuhonua Loop Driving Tour
Driving tour to Puuhonua Nat'l Monument
Volcanoes Park Driving Tour
Audio Guide of Park Craters, Hikes & Views!
Big Island South Loop Tour
Driving tour in southern Big Island Hawaii
Big island North Loop Tour
Driving tour to the north loop in Big Island
Kohala Driving Tour
Driving tour around the Kohala volcano


Shaka Guide LLC
268.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 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.
© Shaka Guide LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Volcanoes Park Driving Tour $4.99
  2. Big island 5 Tour Bundle $14.99
  3. Big Island South Loop Tour $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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