We used the one from the Shell Station which included a DVD, map and access to a cooler for the day. I think it was about $20. Have fun! :)
You say THE Shell Station.... where is this Shell Station? That sounds like a good deal though. Thanks for the info!
The Shell Service Station is on Diary Road (Route 380) in Kahulu near the Hana Highway intersection. I heard about this CD for years & finally listened to one someone left at the Kapalua Villa I stay at -- I agree, it's the best thing this side of renting the GPS gypsy guide (which I've never done, but I did play around with one that a friend rented & the thing is pretty darn cool!!)
If you have an iPhone the GyPSy app is great. Was just there a couple weeks ago and had it going most of the time.
We took our AUX cable with us, and luckily our rental car had an AUX jack so we listened through the car speakers.
FYI, the app has commentary throughout the island, not just for the Road to Hana.Edited: 05 June 2013, 18:12
We love the audio guide that Snorkel Bob's sells. It's very informative for all the stops along the way, and it is really entertaining. Snorkel Bob has a most unique sense of humor.
The Gypsy Guides have been getting great reviews here in the forum. Here's the link if you want to check it out www.gypsyguide.com
Thought the CD made it a better ride. We like it sooooo much better with the CD.
A great buy.
Here is a web link to the Rd to Hana Cd that we purchased and I think she associated some how to the lady who sells them at the Shell Gas station because we were give a coupon for a free cooler rental to be picked up at said gas station. Not sure what time frame you have or if ordering online is an option, but we found it a great deal and sounds informative. We will use on our trip in Oct. Aloha and Enjoy your trip!
We bought a CD from the Maui Ocean Centre and found it pretty helpful. I think it's the same CD that they sell at the Shell station. My only concern with it was that it encourages you to swim in one or more of the fresh water pools that you are directed to, and I thought I had read here that swimming was not advisable due to the possibility of leptospirosis infection. Was confusing and made for difficult negotiations with my son, who then thought swimming in those pools must be perfectly safe.
What is the consensus here? Is swimming in the freshwater pools along the Road to Hana safe or not?
The DVD that comes along with CD makes for a really nice souvenir. We watched it at home with my parents after the trip so they could see The Road To Hana and really enjoyed it. :)