Think of us as your personal guide to the Big Island. With Shaka Guide, you’ll get the comfort of a guided tour, the benefits of a travel guide book AND the freedom to explore at your own pace.
During your Shaka Guide tour you’ll get directions as you drive, hear stories about the places you’re visiting, and listen to Hawaiian music. The history of the islands will be revealed as your drive!
The app features six tours of the island that visit popular spots like Kona, Hilo, Volcanoes National Park, Waimea Town, Mauna Kea and the Hamakua Coast. But It’s your vacation, what you see and do it totally up to you. Whether you want to hike a scenic trail, hit the beach or visit an ancient historic spot - you choose!
All tours are made locally in Hawaii. During your trip we'll share our favorite things to do on the island as well as travel tips for your visit. Whether you’re traveling for recreation, work, or with family, Shaka Guide is sure to keep your entire group entertained. Don’t believe us? Check out our reviews!
The app and map 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.
Check out the Big Island tours below.
SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY, 8+ hours, 30 stops
• Drive along Big Island’s Kona Coast
• Visit the southernmost point in the U.S. — South Point (Ka Lae)
• Walk along a black sand beach at Punalu’u
NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP, 8+ hours, 26 stops
• Marvel at Akaka Falls
• Take in the epic beauty at Waipi’o Valley Overlook
• Explore Hilo Town
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR 6+ hours, 18 stops
• Look at Hawaii’s most active volcano from Kilauea Lookout
• Walk through a lava tube at Thurston Lava Tube
• See the aftermath of volcanic destruction at Devastation Trail
KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR, 4+ hours, 20 stop
• Stop at the seaside town of Kona
• Learn about ancient Hawaiian history at Pu’uhonua Historic Park
• Snorkel at Two Step Beach
KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR, 4+ hours, 11 stops
• Learn about King Kamehameha’s legacy at Pu’ukohola Heiau
• See an ancient Hawaiian fishing village at Lapakahi State Park
• Visit Waimea Town
Check out a list of tour stops in the app!
BUY THE ISLAND BUNDLE, GET ALL 5 BIG ISLAND TOURS
When you buy the bundle you get ALL FIVE Big Island tours for 70% off the retail price.
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.
Please remember that continual use of your GPS can dramatically deplete your battery. Be sure to pack a car charger.
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 through storytelling. Don’t you love learning about the places you’re visiting? Us too! That’s why, a tremendous amount of care goes into each tour we create. Every site we visit, word we say, and song we play has been hand-picked, researched and crafted for quality. We’re proud to have earned the title of Hawaii’s highest-rated travel apps and we can’t wait to explore even more destinations with you!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Whether you’re a gypsy explorer, looking to tour on your terms, or want to follow the structure of our pre-planned itinerary, we’ve got you covered. Sure, you’ll have a lot of Hawaii bus tour options, self-guided tour apps, and other excursions to choose from during your Big Island vacation. But here at Shaka Guide, we pride ourselves on our unique storytelling. We know how important your trip is, and we’re honoured to be a part of it.