For a limited time, all Coastal Explorer 4 users have complete access to US Coastal Charts and the navigation system features free of charge, no subscription required!

Coastal Explorer™ is a sophisticated, full-featured, easy-to-use cruise planning and logging tool designed specifically for the pleasure boater. And it becomes a complete navigation system with the purchase of a chart subscription.

The free Coastal Explorer app provides these great planning features:

* View NOAA nautical charts for the US in both raster and vector formats
* Unlimited routes, waypoints, boundaries, and other navigation objects
* Cloud-synchronization of your navigation objects
* ActiveCaptain points of interest
* US Coast Pilot information
* Marine weather forecasts and observations for the US
* Tide and current predictions for the US

Purchasing a chart subscription turns Coastal Explorer into a complete navigation system that includes:

* Downloadable charts, tide and current predictions, and ActiveCaptain places for offline use
* Interfacing with compatible networked marine electronics devices, including GPS, compass, depth sounder, anemometer, AIS, autopilot, and more
* Customizable instrument panels
* Route following with cross-track error, distance and time to go, estimated time of arrival, etc
* Track and event recording
* Integrated blogging

Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.4

Changes include:

* Added water speed instrument
* Added simple pitch and roll instruments
* Added generic text "instrument"
* Handle receiving both true and relative MWV sentences
* Fixed problem interpreting NMEA 0183 sentences with TAG blocks
* Fixed problem with selecting between heading sensors
* Fixed a problem where navigation objects or layers added when offline could become lost

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

App Privacy

The developer, Rose Point Navigation Systems, Inc, 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:

  • Identifiers

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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