BoatUS - Boat Weather & Tides 4+

24/7 Boat Towing & Insurance


Designed for iPad

    • Free



Join over 600,000 satisfied boaters that don't leave shore without BoatUS every time they're on the water.

The FREE BoatUS app has more than 7000 four star reviews. Download today.

Features include:

# 24/7 towing assistance
• TowBoatUS is the nation’s largest network of on-water towers with more than 300 ports nationwide.
• Just tap Request A Tow to connect to our dispatch center 24/7.
• When you use the app to call for a tow on the water or road, we’ll know your location - thanks to your phone’s GPS – and dispatch assistance to you quickly.

# Boating forecasts
• Check the current tides, weather and marine conditions on your local waterways or the forecasts for your favorite destinations for up to 5 days ahead of your trip.
• Customize your experience by selecting your preferred tide and buoy stations.

# Small craft advisories
• See what small craft advisories are or will be effecting your area before getting out on the water.

# Hurricane alerts
• Subscribe to specific hurricane alerts and/or select a region to monitor.

# BoatUS discount finder
• Find local marinas, tackle shops, and boatyards that offer you savings and discounts for being a BoatUS Member. Save on dockage, fuel, repairs, and more. And when you arrive, use the app to display your membership card to receive your discount.
• Locate West Marine stores, where BoatUS Members earn the highest level of loyalty rewards, plus TowBoatUS ports and life jacket loaner sites. Use the filters to adjust exactly what types of locations you want to see.

# Manage your membership
• Join, upgrade, or renew your membership right through the app.

# Manage your insurance policy
• BoatUS and GEICO boat policy holders can access your insurance card and policy details, see upcoming invoices, make payments, and even file a claim.
• Not insured with BoatUS? Use the BoatUS app to get a quote on insurance offered by the boating experts.

# Much more
• Share your location, raft up anchorage or favorite fishing hole via Facebook, text or email.
• We're always looking for feedback, please let us know what features you'd like to see!

*About BoatUS*
• BoatUS has been delivering time, money and lifesaving services to recreational boaters nationwide since 1966. We fight for your rights on Capitol Hill, provide water and road towing services, low-cost marine insurance, discounts at boating businesses nationwide, and more! For more information visit to join over half a million Members that know it pays to belong. Call 800-888-4869 or visit for additional information.

What’s New

Version 4.8.5

# v4.8.5
+ Feature and stability improvements

# v4.8.1
+ Take control of your BoatUS Membership with additional choices like setting up Auto Pay, going Paperless, receiving Text Alerts, and more!
+ Feature and stability improvements

# v4.4.4
+ Marine weather direct from NOAA

# v4.3.0
+ A new home screen for your favorite destinations that includes small craft advisories, weather forecasts, and customizable buoy & tide stations backed by NOAA.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50.6K Ratings

50.6K Ratings

2000heather ,


When I purchased my membership of course I did not really have plans on ever having to use it but for the money I thought well why not just to be safe(we have 2 boats and a jet ski). However unfortunately we did have to use it very early in the boating season. The customer service and communication from the time I requested a tow via the app on my phone. They dispatch kept me in the loop as far as the ETA as week as the captain I spoke to several times mainly because I have no sense of direction but I was trying to tell him where I was on the water. He was very professional and help keep my calm. He and his wife were very professional on the tow back to the boat ramp. Not to mention they came in on there off day to tow us because there were several requests ahead of us and it was going to be at least an hour and a half before the other captain could get to us. I recommend everyone to purchase a membership if you have any plans on being on the water because you rather be safe than sorry.

chas1097@ ,

A friend in need

Heading in from Catalina to Channel Islands Harbor Marina when 10 miles out we loose our port engine, we let Vessel Assist know our situation and would keep them advised. With the fog and a little rough waters there was a little bit of tension onboard , since we were bringing home a new used boat that we weren’t too familiar with it, we were struggling to keep a straight path with one engine when I turned around and noticed we had Vessel Assist behind us to make sure we got home . Randy, the captain was very calming on the radio and led us into the harbor in the fog and then side Tie us and took us to our dock.

Excellent service from Boat US and a 20+ years experience captain (Randy). from Channel Islands California harbor

Charles Jourdan

Nicholia has a boat ,

Was taking on water

First I had trouble with my password which has to be entered on the App to request a tow (I’m going to write it ink on my card going forward). Then the first dispatcher I talked to could not understand where I was in the world, then could not find any boats because her system was down. After at least five minutes I asked if I should call coast guard instead and she said she was unable to help me so yes. We were able to pump fast enough to stay ahead of it but when we got to our remote island dock I called again. This dispatcher was competent and the skipper he put me in touch with was incredibly helpful. Then I found out my tow would not be covered because it was a hull issue rather than a breakdown. I certainly understand the service much better now, but still surprised that I wasn’t as covered for any eventuality as I thought I was and the initial dispatcher failure was frustrating. Hopefully it was just unlucky timing.

App Privacy

The developer, BoatUS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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  • Browsing History
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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