Charts & Tides 4+

Navimatics Corporation

    • 1.4 • 20 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Charts&Tides is the new must-have marine navigation software for the Mac. It provides access to charts, tides, ActiveCaptain information, GPS navigation and more in a well designed and integrated package. Use it at home to research and plan your trip or add a GPS device and use it on your boat to navigate a route to your final destination.

Charts&Tides was designed with ease of use in mind. The interface is intuitive and tasks have been streamlined. Unlike other marine software, you no longer need to download, store and manage individual charts or load them into the software; we have done the legwork for you and compiled large area charts that combine information from multiple sources.

In more detail:
- Provides continuous and seamless large area charts derived from NOAA and CHS vector cartography.
- Shows tide levels and current speeds on the chart using easily interpreted icons. Allows you to judge the water situation around you with a single glance.
- Integrates with the ActiveCaptain interactive cruising guidebook providing you with access to thousands of marinas, anchorages, hazards and other local knowledge.
- Stores the entire ActiveCaptain database offline so that it is always available to you, even without an Internet connection.
- Allows you to instantly search thousands of chart features and the ActiveCaptain database.
- Supports waypoints, routes, tracks and allows you to import and export them in GPX format.
- Supports GPS devices that transmit in the NMEA 0183 or GPSD format. Route navigation with automatic waypoint sequencing is supported.
- Supports AIS devices and Closest Point of Approach (CPA) computations and alerts, including spoken alerts. Set the CPA and TCPA and hear the computer speak the alerts to you!
- Comes with a dark UI that looks good during the day and will preserve your night vision when it is dark.

The software comes with a world base map, but does not come prepackaged with any detailed marine charts. You can purchase detailed marine charts from within the application. You can also use the software without purchasing additional charts.

What’s New

Version 1.3.15159

- Updated for OS X Yosemite
- Misc other fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

CaptMahty ,

iPad & iPhone work great. This Mac OS X version has many issues

I use Charts & Tides on my iPhone and iPad and love it. This Mac OS X version would not allow me to download the charts that I paid for so I had to pay $40 again. The Active Captain integration will not let me login. ActiveCaptain is the main reason that I use this software. If I cannot login to active captain, I cannot import routes, I cannot save a route, this program will not work for me and a wast e of $40. Frustrated. Who is the one user who gave this app a 5 star?

steeliesam ,

No support, and restore purchases crashes

I like this program on my iPad. It work well for browsing cruising areas, and looking at the tides. It’s definately not a full blown navigation software. The issue I have with this version is I am unable to restore my previous purchase of 2015 US Charts. It will download about 80% of it before it crashes and gives me a store error. I would love to give this a better rating, but, I have never gotten a response from the developer after two emails.

Byersbrand ,


Don't waste your time! It was last updated October 16, 2014. Looks like Garmin abandoned this app which is a shame because there are many of us that would still like to use it.

The apperance and color scheme are off. Moving the map around is laggy. You have to use the left/righ arrows. To zoom in/out, you have to use the cmd and /- keys, making the mouse useless. You cannot login to your account either.

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