Boating Marine & Lakes

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3.7
36.4K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Get up-to-date, detailed charts you can use offline plus a boatload of features on your mobile device, so they’re on hand wherever you go. The Boating app is a must-have for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and all your activities on the water. Try it free for a limited time. To continue using the charts and features, purchase a one-year renewable subscription.

A COMPLETE PACKAGE
- INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED NAVIONICS® CHARTS: Use them offline along with multiple overlays, so you can be more aware of what’s above and below the water.
• NAUTICAL CHART: Use this premier marine reference to study port plans, anchorages and safety depth contours, locate navaids, marine services and more.
• SONARCHART™ HD BATHYMETRY MAPS: Extraordinary 1’ (0.5 meter) HD bottom contour detail is the ideal tool for locating new fishing areas.
• U.S. GOVERNMENT CHARTS (NOAA): These are available within the following coverages: U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Caribbean to Brazil.
• OVERLAYS: SonarChart™ Shading and relief shading overlays allow you to have a better understanding of bottom topography for improved fishing and diving. Sonar imagery reveals bottom hardness in contrasting color on select U.S. lakes. Want more? Satellite images or terrain information is also available.
• MAP OPTIONS: Change chart-overlay combinations to customize chart views, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges and more.
• DAILY UPDATES: Benefit from up to 5,000 daily updates worldwide.

- TOOLS FOR PLANNING AND ENJOYING YOUR DAY
• AUTO GUIDANCE+TM TECHNOLOGY*: Easily plan your trip with a suggested dock-to-dock path based on chart data and navigation aids. Get ETA, distance to arrival, heading to waypoint, fuel consumption and more.
• WEATHER AND TIDES: Knowing conditions before heading out is crucial. Access real-time weather data, daily and hourly forecasts as well as wind, weather buoys, tides and currents.
• MARKERS, TRACKS, DISTANCE**: Place a marker on a good anchorage spot or where you reeled in a big fish. Record your track, take photos and videos within the app, and look back at your day anytime. Easily check distance among two points.

- AN ACTIVE AND HELPFUL COMMUNITY
• COMMUNITY EDITS and the ACTIVECAPTAIN® COMMUNITY: Obtain and contribute useful local knowledge along with thousands of fellow boaters, such as points of interest, navigation aids and valuable recommendations from people with firsthand experience of the local environment.
• CONNECTIONS: Stay in touch with your friends and fellow boaters by sharing your live location, tracks, routes and markers to easily meet on the water or let them check out your adventures.
• GPX IMPORT/EXPORT: Share your saved data outside the app or transfer it to your chartplotter.
• SHARE MAP OBJECTS**: Share a marina, repair shop or any other location outside the app.

- EXTERNAL DEVICE-FRIENDLY FOR MORE FEATURES
• PLOTTER SYNC: If you own a compatible chartplotter, sync it with the app to transfer routes and markers, activate, update or renew your Navionics chartplotter card subscription.
• SONARCHART LIVE MAPPING FEATURE**: Connect with a compatible sonar/plotter, and create your own maps in real time while navigating.
• AIS: Connect to a compatible AIS receiver with Wi-Fi® connectivity to see nearby marine traffic. Set a safe range, and receive visual and aural alerts to signal potential collisions.

NOTES:
*Auto Guidance+ is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations
**Free features
The app is specifically designed to load and operate on devices with an OS of 7.0 or higher. A tablet device with Wi-Fi connectivity locates your approximate position if it is connected to Wi-Fi. A tablet Wi-Fi + 3G model operates similarly to a phone device with GPS.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Updated on
Jan 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.7
36.4K reviews
Elliott
January 26, 2023
Could be better. It is very useful to have electronic charts that are updated regularly. It is also convenient to see community input and marked locations. For quite a while now however, routing has been spotty and the autorouting NEVER works anymore. This was such a useful feature in the past. Please fix it!
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Garmin Italy Technologies srl
January 27, 2023
Hi Elliott. To use the AutoGuidance feature https://tinyurl.com/ycy8y2bf . If you still have the same result, use the Submit Feedback feature Menu > Submit Feedback or email help@navionics.com ref SPK 7952, send start and end point coordinates, boat draft, height, and distance from the shore settings Menu > Me > Boat and an agent will gladly help.
Bert Wahlberg
February 1, 2023
I love so much about this app, but it feels light on the NMEA integration side. I only get GPS, depth and AIS integration. There are a whole bunch of apps that provide more or less the same features in this space, but few that take it to the next level. Autopilot integration is my number one feature request. Sure, I can export my route to iNavX (on iOS) and let it run the Autopilot, but that defeats the intuitiveness of this app.
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Garmin Italy Technologies srl
February 2, 2023
Thanks for the feedback. We can look to open a suggestion ticket for our developers to look into adding these type of features down the road. If you would like for the ticket to be open email help@navionics.com refence SPK 7988 when emailing and an agent can help.
Peter Berg
September 2, 2022
I started using this app in 2020 to navigate from Rhode Island to Florida and back. It performed very good. For some reason it did crash a couple times but I was able to get it running again in a short time. Picking up where I left off was difficult but doable. The newest software upgrade handles routes different. In the past if I was to edit the route it would end up on the top of the list, which is quite useful. Now it ends up down the list, alphabetical listing would be very helpful too.
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Garmin Italy Technologies srl
September 5, 2022
Hi Peter, thank you for the 4 stars! We have forwarded your suggestions about route organizations to our developers for future updates of the app and we thank you for your contribution. Stay up to date with our products by following us on our website https://www.navionics.com/ or on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter. Thank you and have a great day!

What's new

Bug fixing and optimization.