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Boating Marine & Lakes is a favorite among cruisers, anglers, sailors, and divers, with the same detailed charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters.​

With Boating Marine & Lakes you will get:​
>THE MOST DETAILED CHART LAYERS FOR OFFLINE USE - Nautical Chart, SonarChart™ and Community Edits. Plus, local information from the Garmin ActiveCaptain Community.​
> DAILY CHART UPDATES, more than 2,000 every day!​
> ADVANCED FEATURES like Dock-to-dock Autorouting, Advanced Map Options and more!​

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What’s New

Version 12.1

IMPORTANT: This is the last update for this app! ​
Continue getting our features and updates: switch to our NEW “Boating Marine & Lakes” app and keep all your charts and data, at no additional cost:​
1. Update this app and open it.​
2. Follow the procedure to download our NEW Boating app and transfer all your data to it.​

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

JPangburn ,

For a newbie sailor, seems pretty good

Mostly I like it. I found a few things confusing though:
- why no option to display magnetic headings? Boats have magnetic compasses, so would be nice on a route to be able to display a magnetic heading. Airplane apps like ForeFlight have this because planes also have magnetic compasses. Sure, I could calculate manually, but if I wanted to do that I’d just use a paper chart and a gps unit. Help us out here, it’s not hard to implement.
- saving a route you just made to your route list is not obvious, there’s no “save to archives” button or anything. I looked there and my route didn’t show up. Later it did. Please try to follow the principle of least surprise for ui development.
- would be nice if you could click on map icons and find out what they meant. The little fish icon with a circle and line through it is obvious, some others are not.

That said, this is a nice app. Thoroughly enjoyed playing with it on a recent short trip!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review.
Currently, our apps do not include the option for magnetic headings; however, your feedback will certainly be passed along to our developers for review and consideration with future updates.
The route planning function within the app is also an active navigation module. To this end, when planning a route, you would need to press the green GO button at the bottom of the screen to save it into your archive. This also begins the active navigation of the route you have created. To cancel out of the route or create a new route after saving, tap the Route button and then the Stop option.
Our charts do include additional information regarding the icons used within them. You can get a popup description by putting your crosshairs over the object. More information is available if you pull up the crosshairs and tap the question mark on the right. This will bring up the Quick Info page for objects in the general area of your crosshairs and if there is an arrow to the right of the object, there is additional details regarding it. See https://navionics.secure.force.com/kb/articles/en_US/Knowledge_Article/Mobile-Chart-Icons-Abbreviations-and-Symbols for more information and a link to the government chart book with all icons, symbols and abbreviations we may use.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at help@navionics.com referencing case #443791.

dmi7b5 ,


They’ve fixed the bug that was preventing opening. This app doesn’t have many features, as compared to something like iNavx, which is very complete, but the Navionics interface is so easy to use and it’s so easy to make and modify routes that despite the lack of other features, it is still very good. If they added some capabilities like import/export routes or the ability to receive other sorts of data (like AIS, for instance), this app would be far superior to anything else. If you don’t need all the other features, this is a good choice.

Mongo Johnson ,

Useless as a companion app

I have a Lowrance chart plotter and purchased a Navonics map for about $100 which works great. I downloaded this as a companion app for my iPad to plan fishing trips. But at $55 a year, it's just not worth it! What a joke! The app is worthless without paying a subscription fee every year, because the "government chart" shows no depth at all. I have better luck downloading a real "Government chart" in PDF format from the MN DNR website. I am removing this app and will never buy another Navonics map as long as I live. They have got way to greedy.

Developer Response ,

When you purchase a region within your Navionics app, this is a one-time cost. You may choose to renew the subscription at a 50% discount per year thereafter. The Navionics+ subscription allows you to update previously downloaded chart data through our servers, and access advanced features. If you choose not to renew a subscription, you still have ability to download new areas within your region and still have access to our Navionics Nautical Charts in addition to the Government Charts layer. Tap on the icon in the bottom left corner of the screen above the GPS arrow to toggle between map layers. For more information regarding how our Navionics+ subscriptions work, see: http://bit.ly/2vmJYWf.


173.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. USA $49.99
  2. US & Canada $54.99
  3. USA Navionics+ $24.99


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