Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Nautical | Boating Apps
We have listed a few of the many popular boat or nautical apps avaliable. 
They are listed for iPhones, iPads along with Android smartphones and tablet devices. 
Apps for Android Devices
Smartphones | Tablets
Apps for iOS (Apple) Devices
Smartphones | Tablets
Find a full list of apps at:

Northwest Boating Information does not promote the use of Boating Apps as a primary source for navigation or operations on any vessel. Cellular or WiFi service is spotty and unreliable for navigational functions. They are however a great secondary resource and handy for discussions and/or planning.
  • Weather App
  • Worldwide locations

ActiveCaptain Companion
  • Interactive Cruising Guide
  • Navigation app for boaters​

  • Celestial navigation
  • Sight reductions, fixes

Float Plan EZ
  • Easily file a float plan
  • Vessel & crew Information

Knots Guide
  • Quick reference - 92 knots
  • 10 categories

Marine Compass
  • With Lat & Long
  • Support for 3D themes 

Marine Charts HD
  • NOAA marine charts
  • Waypoints & realtime nav.

Marine Forecaster
  • Global marine forecast
  • Weather, wind, waves

  • GPS plot., Nautical Charts 
  • SonarCharts, Wind 

Rules Of the Road
  • Sound signals, Lights 
  • Buoy sys., Gen. Principles

Sail Droid
  • The Sailing App
  • Compass, Waypoints

Tide Chart - Free
  • Application for tidal info.
  • Not for navigation

United States Coast Guard 
  • Official U.S.C.G. app
  • Safety laws, requirements 

  • Wind, Waves
  • Weather, Tides 

Web MD
  • Symptom Checker
  • First Aid Essentials

ActiveCaptain Companion
  • Social navigation app
  • Cruising Guide

Boat Lights
  • Nav.lights, shapes and sounds
  • For iPhone & iPad

Boat Manager
  • Cost Management & Log Book
  • For iPhone & iPad

Celestial by Navimatics
  • Sight reductions, fixes
  • For iPhone & iPad​

Commander Compass
  • Maps, waypoints & more
  • For iPhone & iPad

DragQueen Anchor Alarm
  • Anchor alarm
  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Garmin BlueChart® Mobile
  • With Trip Planning
  • For iPone & iPad

iNavX Marine Navigation
  •  NOAA based charts
  • For iPhone & iPad

Marinus: Collision Rules 
  • Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Navigation Rules
  • International & inland
  • For iPhone & iPod

The Weather Channel
  • Forecasts, radar & more
  • iPhone & iWatch

United States Coast Guard
  • Official U.S.C.G. app
  • iPhone, iPod & iPod Touch 

Web MD
  • First Aid Essentials
  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

What Knot To Do
  • 70 must know knots 
  • iPhone, iPad iPod Touch

What's On My Boat?
  •  Keep track of essential items
  • iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch​
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