With hundreds, maybe even thousands of apps to choose from it can be quite difficult to know which ones work well and which ones are a flop. If you are looking to add some new boating apps to your tablet or smartphone, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of 6 awesome apps to help you navigate, plan and stay safe on the water this year:
Navionics is the world’s most popular marine app. It is a favorite among cruisers, sailors, fisherman and divers. This app allows you to find the same detailed charts as on the best GPS plotters.
Marine Traffic displays near real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide.Connected to the largest network of Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers, the app covers most major ports and shipping routes. Browse the map, see the wind forecast, search for vessels and ports, manage your fleet, and see what’s near you.
Big Wave Dave:
This is not an app but it is a website trusted by boaters on the west coast. Big Wave Dave provides marine weather for windsurfing, kiteboarding, boating and kayaking in Victoria, BC. The website features webcams, wind reports, stast, forums, photos and more.
A Canadian Marine Assistance app is now available! This app provides a fast, effective way to contact C-Tow for 24 hour marine towing and assistance services.To help provide you with a stress free boating experience for you and your family. C-Tow Marine Assistance has been providing “Peace of Mind Boating” for Canadian boaters since 1984. Now with 30+ tow boats serving Ontario and BC, they’re on 24 hour standby ready to assist.
Animated Knots is a broad teaching and reference tool for boaters. With step-by-step instructions the app teaches you to tie knots at your own pace. It was also named “the best knot-tying app” by Outside Magazine!
Last but not least, the camera app is an essential while out boating to capture the memories to last you a lifetime! Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or submit it to our Boating Lifestyle Gallery to be featured on our website!