Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour

App Detail » Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour

Published by: GPS Tour Guide

  • App Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2012-12-13
  • Current Version: 2.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 235.84 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: $6.99

Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour
App Rating: 5/5
5
Based on 55 Reviews
Buy now: $6.99

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App Description

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. PLAYS AUTOMATICALLY 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. GREAT VALUE 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. WORKS OFFLINE 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. NOTES 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. ABOUT US 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.

App Reviews

  • Fantastic, must have App

    5
    By Tdj2591
    I have used the Yellowstone, Maui and O'ahu Gypsy Tour apps and absolutely loved each of them. I will definitely buy the app anytime we go to an area that is covered. You do not need to hire a tour guide. All you need is a vehicle, Gypsy Tour on your smart phone and a power cord for your phone to stay charged. The app knows exactly where you are, guides you to all attractions, tells you which ones to skip or not miss, suggested roadside food places and provides lots of historical information. The cost of the app was the best money that we spent on each of our trips. It is outstanding and incredibly helpful.
  • Great Help, Worth Every Penny

    5
    By MikeK1065
    We were driving around Honolulu not knowing where to go next and I'd seen an ad for this app so I went and bought it. Once I had it downloaded we had a tour guide in our car with us. As a result we were able to visit all kinds of scenic viewpoints and attractions right away. We did both the Island Circle and Volcanoes tours, and came back for a couple of things we didn't have time to do during the drive. A couple suggestions, make it play nice with iTunes Player so I can listen to music and just get a pause / resume when an arrow comes up. Also, the Pearl Harbor "tour" just seems like directions to the parking lot, was there something I missed? The commentary is so good, why not add more tours around the island? Mahalo for the fun tours!
  • Great tour

    5
    By Rdk28400
    We found this tour made our stay very enjoyable. We learned things we would not have known otherwise.
  • Highly recommend

    5
    By Irawas
    We Used this app for self driving tours of Maui and Oahu, and it never let us down. It has it all: an informative and interesting audio tour guide, practical tips on where to find parking ( you will need them in Hawaii), snack and meal recommendations, driving directions, and more. We especially appreciated that all the suggestions were timed very well, we never missed a turn. Don't get mislead by the basic graphics, the audio content is rich! I wish we knew about this app on our trip to Yellowstone!
  • GyPSy Oahu

    3
    By Oahu Roamer
    Purchased GyPSy Oahu after great experience with the Maui edition. Very disappointed with lack of bi-directional support...we chose to explore around the island counter-clockwise before discovering the commentary is supported only in the other direction.
  • Great but for 1 things

    3
    By Badhobbit20
    I thought this app was really well done. The commentary was very clear. But here's the rub. You have to drive in the direction of the arrows. I wanted to go from waikiki along the SW coast, then up the windward side. The 1st half was great, but then the trip i was on returned to waikiki. I wanted to continue up along to the north shore. Only problem was even though i was now on a different tour, i was going opposite direction of the arrows. You get no commentaries when you go against the arrows. Ok, so heres what i want. A reverse tour direction button.
  • Fun Tours in Oahu

    5
    By Vermeir
    We purchased this app to tour around Oahu. The driving directions and tips were clear and very timely. We honestly would have driven right by some of the most beautiful and memorable spots had our tour guide not told us that these were "no miss" sights. It was brilliant and quite entertaining. A fellow tourist poolside at our hotel bragged to me that they got a great deal ($179 for four) for an excursion to the USS Memorial. She quickly changed the subject when I told her we toured the entire Island and learned and saw so much for just $6.99 - the cost of downloading the app! I'd definitely purchase it again when touring other locations.
  • Circle tour Ohau

    5
    By RansDan
    Great tour. We need to have this for more destinations. We named our narrator Roy Halapuoa and talked to him through this tour. The only suggestion I have is to play some Hawaiian music in between narrations. The narration was spot on with our locations all along the way.
  • Tour Bus. Skip it

    4
    By GoGeekGo
    A tour bus trip of the island is about $40.00 person and takes all day. 3 people $120.00 1 car rental and $6.99 app. This was great.. I learned lots of interesting stuff, skipped places I was not interested in and I wasn't tied down to a bus schedule.
  • Buy this app!!!

    5
    By ,,..!.
    Used this app over the last two days and all I can say is buy it! If you are traveling to Oahu and are thinking about a tour, forget that tour, rent a car and do it yourself. This app is entertaining and every bit of commentary is spot on. You can do all of it or part of it and do it all on your schedule. We loved it!

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