GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™
Stories, tips and advice as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
Download over wifi, tour offline. No data, cellular or wifi required.
OAHU – GYPSY GUIDE
Looking to rent a car and get out of Waikiki for a day or two and tour around Oahu? Our Oahu Full Island Driving Tour App includes all the most popular places to see and things to do in one tour around the island. You’re in control and can decide which way you want to go around.
Or, take your time and divide your sightseeing into 2 easy days as we recommend below. The GyPSy Guide Driving Tour of Oahu App offers all of these options.
Beaches and Volcanoes Tour. This day trip focuses on the many fantastic locations in Oahu’s south-east corner, an area dominated by extinct volcanoes and sandy beaches. After amazing beaches and scenery, the tour provides the option to visit important Hawaiian historical sites and stunning viewpoints. The loop finishes back in Waikiki. You can complete this tour in a 1/2 day, but we encourage you to take your time to enjoy some of these Oahu activities along the way.
The Island Circle Tour. On this loop, from Waikiki, we first visit the famous North Shore surfing beaches before following around the scenic windward side of the island. You’ll experience a unique mix of Hawaiian culture, awesome surfing, steep mountains and cliffs and even some great eats along the way. It’s definitely worth taking a full day from sunbathing to explore!
The tour’s suggested starting place is to drive along Kalakaua Ave in the heart of Waikiki. The audio will provide instructions of how join the tours route by either starting by going to the North Shore first, or to go towards Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay first. If you don’t want to do the entire tour in one day, both routes offer the opportunity to make a smaller loop by cutting back to Waikiki and Honolulu via the famous Pali Lookout.
You can of course join the route anywhere along its path – its not required to start in Waikiki.
The tour also contains additional commentary between Waikiki and the Disney Aulani Resort in Ko’Olina.
North Shore Surfing Beaches
Polynesian Cultural Center*
Kailua and Lanikai Beaches
OAHU DRIVING TOUR APPS
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – OAHU
OAHU TOUR ROUTE MAP
Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.
Where does the tour start?
The island is divided in to 2 tours that both start from Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. There is no need to select which tour you want to do. Just follow the instructions below and once you turn or stay straight on Kalakaua Ave, the Gypsy will know which tour you are following.
Beaches & Volcanoes Route. As you drive down Kalakaua Ave you will hear instructions to stay straight ahead at the intersection with Kapahulu Ave. The tour will include all the directions you need in the audio to follow the route. The tour does a loop and returns back to Waikiki. OR you can continue all the way around the island.
Island Circle Route. We recommend doing this tour clockwise, But you can go the opposite way – your choice. Start the tour by driving down Kalakaua Ave. You will hear an instruction to TURN LEFT AT KAPAHULU AVE. The tour goes towards the Dole Plantation and the North Shore first. It returns to Waikiki via the Pali Hwy and lookout.
OR you can join the Island Circle from the Beaches and Volcanoes Tour, and vice versa. You’ll hear instructions about how to do that as you approach the Pali Highway.
You can join the tour from somewhere else if you are not based in Waikiki; use the map to find the nearest place where you can follow the direction of the arrows.
Can I do the tour in reverse?
Yes. We’ve divided the island into 2 tours, but they link to each other so you can also explore the entire island as one continuous tour. You can drive around the island in either direction – its you choice about which way you prefer to go.
What should I bring?
It’s important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Gas, food and beverages are readily available all over the island.
Water, sunscreen and your swimsuit as there are lots of great swimming beaches.
Don’t forget your smile and some aloha.