The Best Apps for Boaters

December 11, 2018

That smartphone in your hand is useful for more than just surfing for cat videos and posting selfies on social media. For boaters, it’s also a gateway to an enormous amount of helpful boating information thanks to the many wonderful boating apps available to download. Here are a few of the best boating apps.

Boat Ramps [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boat-ramps/id333176419?mt=8] – Boaters can use this app to locate and get directions to more than 35,000 boat ramps throughout the country.

Dockwa [https://dockwa.com/] – Dockwa helps boaters easily find marinas at their destination, request a slip or mooring and handle reservations and payment.

Navionics Boating GPS [http://www.navionics.com/en/mobile-pc-app-1] – This boating GPS provides detailed charts and has advanced features like chart updates, dock-to-dock rerouting, and weather and tide information.

NOAA SuperRes Radar HD [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/noaa-superres-radar-us-hd/id505555988?mt=8] – This app from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides up-to-date weather information and high-resolution radar maps.

Tide Graphhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tide-graph/id288420737?mt=8 – This app provides boaters with tide information using data from thousands of US coastal stations and presenting them in a fun and interactive graph.

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