Garmin ActiveCaptain

Garmin ActiveCaptain

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-11-07
  • Current Version: 14.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 135.75 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 3
From 222 Ratings


The free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app provides a powerful connection to your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the ActiveCaptain community for the ultimate connected boating experience. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, be able to purchase new maps and charts, and have access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Connect to the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest. Smart notifications¹ on your chartplotter screen keep you connected with everyone else. Plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even view and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the water. This app is not recommended for non-Garmin chartplotter owners and is not intended to be a standalone navigational app. The included basemap is not useable without purchasing additional charts/maps. - OneChart™ lets you access all your Garmin unit pre-load and accessory card charts and maps from your mobile device and purchase new ones - Receive smart notifications¹, such as calls and texts, on your chartplotter display when paired with the app - Connect to fellow boaters with the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest - Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between the app and chartplotter - Easily upload and download the latest Garmin Quickdraw Contours content from the community - Download software updates and notifications from the app to your Garmin devices - View and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet ¹See compatibility matrix -


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Great app

Works great with my Garmin EchoMap.
By gabbagabbawill

Great App

The app is extremely helpful, and easy to navigate. I continue to find new uses for the app and have been extremely pleased with his performance. Capt. James A Latte Fun Fishing Pensacola Florida
By A Latte Fun Fishing

South Pipe Cay

We spent a night here in east winds blowing 15-20 knots. Entry was easy at mlw with no less than 7ft under the keel using the south channel around the reef. Great holding in 10 feet about 200 ft. south east of the point. We were tide bound the entire time through 4 changes with no holding issues. You just can’t beat the view of the sand flats as they dry. Just beautiful.
By Mc7537984268

Lousy replacement for BlueChart Mobile

BlueChart mobile is no longer available, and this is supposed to replace it? Come on, Garmin. You can’t possibly be this out of touch with your customer base. It’s not compatible with my GPSMap 1040xs. I just purchased the plotter new as a leftover unit from a retailer. Very disappointing. BlueChart Mobile is intuitive and easy to use. ActiveCaptain is a very poor replacement. Garmin - get your head out of your rear.
By Kendra Knieriem

New Port Cove Marine Center in Riviera Beach FL

We just spent 2 weeks at New Port Cove at Lake Worth Inlet and couldn’t be more pleased with the service, location, and personnel. While waiting for a crossing window, we had some repairs done to our trawler and provisioned for a 3 month trip to the Abacos. We were an easy walk to Boat Owner’s Warehouse, Publix, BBT bank, Walgreen’s, multiple sport fishing stores, and Auto Zone and a cheap Uber ride to Walmart. The surrounding neighborhoods have seen tough times but we were met on our dog walks through them with consistently friendly people, multiple home and property renovations, and a huge presence of Rybovich boat yard’s expansion. GM Jim Nester is doing a great job updating the marina and getting (and keeping) enthusiastic and helpful staff. This was our second stay, and we will definitely be back. With all that and a 15 minute trip to Lake Worth Inlet, what more could you want?

No registration available

I’m very disappointed. I purchased what I believed was the best product available. I’m very sad to say that it has been an exhausting experience. The support team has not supported the product and I’ve been given the run around. I even purchased the updated (expensive) maps with no help. The only upside is that I didn’t mount this horrible product in my boat!
By Too Thankful

Great app when you get use to it.

All kinds of features that make life easier. I hooked all my Garmin equipment up and it registered everything through active captain for me. Great for sending and receiving data from my iPad. Allows me to use my iPad as a portable MFD. Biggest downfall I have found is sometimes you have to close helm and then start helm again if the iPad isn't used for awhile. That said it only takes a second to do so not a big deal. Went Fishing yesterday and it was so nice to have my iPad right next to me watching what was going on wether on the bow of boat or in the cockpit. Great app in my opinion!
By Boomboom58625

Very disappointing.

The program interface is clumsy at best. It has a limit on how many way points you can use on any given route which makes it useless for planning a course on the ICW. If you have blue chart mobile keep it. Much nicer program.
By WZZ86

Dunedin City Marina

Very crowed marine, tight maneuvering, left several messages on recorder for dockmaster beginning at 9:30 had no response at 1:30 I called City Hall was told dockmaster was in a meeting, at 1:36 City Hall connected me to dockmaster. Dockmaster in a snickered tone said no slips were available. A rather poor response as a city ambassador trying to attract boaters to the town.
By 2727NROSE

14.1 still doesn’t work

Can’t believe that this doesn’t work on an iPhone X. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, downloaded every update, emailed support and no luck.
By Trebz