Nautical charts for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and all your activities on the water. Get the same detailed marine and lake charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters. > TRY FOR FREE: Download and get a trial for all our charts and features. > SUBSCRIBE: Choose your favorite areas and subscribe for 1 year. Download chart layers for offline use (permanent). Access daily updates and advanced features (renewable). Use the same subscription on smartphones and tablets. Simply log in with the same account in all your Boating apps. Plan routes for your next coastal cruising adventure, and improve your depth awareness to find the best fishing spots with our contour maps. You can sail with confidence knowing you have a variety of helpful features at your fingertips. THE SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES: > CHART LAYERS FOR OFFLINE USE - NAUTICAL CHART: This accurate and thorough map of lakes and marine areas is continuously expanded with data from several highly qualified public and private sources. - SONARCHART™: This 1’ (0.5 m) HD bathymetry map with extraordinary bottom contour detail is enhanced by millions of sonar logs contributed by boaters such as you. - COMMUNITY EDITS and ACTIVECAPTAIN® COMMUNITY: Join a bigger crowd! Get more local information from the Navionics and the Garmin ActiveCaptain boating community. - U.S. GOVERNMENT CHARTS (NOAA): These charts are available with the following coverage areas: USA, U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Caribbean to Brazil, Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. > DAILY CHART UPDATES: The most current charts with more than 2,000 updates made every day. > FEATURES - DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING*: Creates a suggested route, from a real starting point to a real ending point, based on chart data and navigation aids. It provides advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to waypoint, fuel consumption and more. - ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: Customize chart views to change overlay, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges and more. - WEATHER AND TIDES: Access real-time weather data along with daily and hourly forecasts, and get wind, weather buoys, tides and currents overlaid on your map. - GPX IMPORT/EXPORT: Easily handle your tracks, routes and markers. Share, store and display them on different apps, plotters and other devices. - AIS: Connect the app to a compatible Wi-Fi AIS receiver to see nearby targets overlaid on the map, in real-time. No internet connection needed. - PLOTTER SYNC: Owners of compatible plotters can transfer routes and markers, update charts and more. - TIMELINE: Enjoy looking back at your trips in the track timeline. RENEW SUBSCRIPTION After 1 year, you can renew your subscription or keep using your maps with free features. FREE FEATURES - SONARCHART™ LIVE: Create your own 1’ (0.5 m) HD bathymetry maps that display in real time while navigating. Connect the Boating app wirelessly to a compatible sonar/plotter. You can also automatically share your sonar logs, which helps us improve charts. - Includes track, route, distance, markers, wind forecasts, map options, sync my data, share location and more. NOTES: - Use this app on iPhone® and iPad® devices. Sync charts and data: Go to Menu > Me > Subscription, and restore your purchases. - Updates are available with iOS 9.0 or higher. An iPad device with Wi-Fi® connectivity locates your approximate position if it is connected to Wi-Fi. An iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model operates similarly to an iPhone device with regard to GPS. *Autorouting is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.
With the last update, Garmin is now forcing users to create an account before allowing access to the app. Even if you have a current subscription purchased under the old model. They are claiming the community asked for it and it was done solely to share subscriptions and stored data across devices. However if this was truly the case, they could have easily made use of an account optional. One has to wonder what exactly they are up to with user data. Garmin folks: this practice violates trust with the user community and will result in loss of market share when the next option comes around. Please consider supporting all your user types, not just adjusting policies to what the business guys say provides the best return on investment.
To be honest, this is the best boating/chart/gps app you can find in the app store! As a person who has experienced difficult conditions in waters at bad weather, this very app was the key point for me to get out of danger zones. The app has great tracking ability and following. Creating a route is simple as you tap to record your movements and then the app remembers. Head for home? Well this app has got you guided through. I highly recommend this app.
App keeps getting worse. I don’t care how many times you explain it and try to spin it as a benefit - I’m not getting a Garmin account.
Charge through the nose for an app that’s just OK. Every year. I’m done
This app started out great. After a few months the app showed I needed to update my maps. Unfortunately I allowed the app to update my maps. Now a great feature that showed certain shaded areas is no longer available. Customer service to resolve this issue started out ok, now they just ignore my emails. Trying to contact them by phone is nearly impossible unless you have a lot of time to wait to get connected with a rep. This is not a cheap app, and I can’t believe they made the maps worse with an update! Very disappointed!!!
I can’t imagine a rating of less than 5. I’ve used this app for years and it’s great. For 14.99 a year and a $500 iPad. $250 if you buy a used one, it’s as good as any $2000 chart plotter out there. I’ve navigated all over the us with it and it has never failed me. I transported a 56 sea ray from mobile bay to Ky. lake with a new Garmin and used the iPad more that the chart plotter. The auto routine is great. Good job guys.
This is one of the most frustrating unintuitive apps I have ever used. The directions on the side do not match what you see on the screen, that is extremely frustrating. Especially when the app does not work like you would think it would. If you are creating a route you should be able to"save" the route. That is not how it works you're supposed to press route again, completely unintuitive. The other way to save her route is to actually press start, but I don't want to start the route this is a row I'm creating for the future. But this is the only way to save the route. Even though the app says I have two routes I only have one. Extremely frustrating will not be renewing my subscription
I paid for this several years ago and renewed it every year since then. When I first signed up, you just downloaded the app and boated. They changed it so that now you have to create an account with Garmin and log in with them to actually use it....even though you paid for it. It’s none of Garmin’s business where I boat. So, I deleted their app and will just have to boat without it.
This app is a great backup to my Raymarine chart plotter running similar software. The bad news for iPad and iPhone users is a continual slowdown in startup speed and the time it takes to check for updates - in excess of 80 secs over high-speed WiFi. (>100mbs) Cellular would only be worse.
Instead of using Apple-provided and privacy-protecting subscription and syncing technologies this app now forces you to give your information to the developer. That’s a shame because this is otherwise a good app. I refuse to log in to Garmin. I will find an alternative and will be contacting the App Store for a subscription refund.