Boating Trip Planner for the east coast of the U.S. from Florida to Maine using 2,100 NOAA Tidal Current Stations. It also contains details for over 1,300 U.S. marinas from the Chesapeake Bay to Boston. Plus over 1,700 NOAA Tide Stations.
Click on this link to see a complete list of all NOAA Tidal Currents stations that we currently display: http://boatingtripplanner.com/noaa_list_all_stations.php
Click on this link to see a complete list of all NOAA Tides (Hight/Low) stations that we currently display: http://boatingtripplanner.com/noaa_list_all_tide_stations.php#startofdata
=== WHY USE THIS APP? ===
Save money on very expensive fuel and get to your destination faster by planning your trip using tidal currents. As of June 2015, over 1,300 marinas are available from the Chesapeake Bay to Boston with details about each marina such as an address, contact phone number, website, docking information, amenities, and more. NOTE: This app is updated regularly with more regions coming over the summer!
=== TRIP PLANNER OVERVIEW: ===
After selecting the date for your trip and your boat's cruising speed, you’ll then use the map to click on each Tidal Current Station map marker from your starting point to your ending point. As you click on each Tidal Current markers, you will see that station being added to the trip plan located above the map. After you have selected all your tidal current stations, you’ll click “CALCULATE TRIP.” (see screen captures below)
And now for the power of this app… You will be given a few choices on what time you should leave and what time you will arrive based on the tidal currents from the start of your trip to the end. Pick the quickest trip and save time and money on fuel!
The results will show you multiple times when you should start your trip and will estimate how long it will take you.
The tidal currents are plotted and displayed for you to verify the results. This helps you to fine-tune your next boating trip.
=== Using GPS to find Tides (Hi/Low) at your Position: ===
Using your Smartphone or Tablet’s built-in GPS, this app will find the two closest tide stations to
calculate your present tide based on your GPS position.
You can quickly refresh your boat’s tide based on the updated GPS reading by touching one button.
=== Finding Tides (Hi/Low) at a Tide Station Based on Date: ===
After selecting a date, you will see a single Tides station's details. You can drag the map to display the desired region then tap a Tides station marker.
=== Using GPS to find Tidal Currents at your Position: ===
Using your Smartphone or Tablet’s built-in GPS, this app will find the two closest tidal current stations to calculate your present tidal current based on your GPS position.
You can quickly refresh your boat’s tidal current based on the updated GPS reading by touching one button.
=== Finding Tidal Currents at a Tidal Station Based on a Date: ===
After selecting a date, you will see a single tidal current station's details. You can drag the map to display the desired region then tap a tidal station marker.
Now works with iOS 12, iOS 13, iPad 11 and iPad 12.9
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Will not open. Just crashes
Will not open. Just crashes
A little finicky but very useful
I have had this app for a while. It seems like every time there is a new iOS update you need to delete it and reinstall it. Otherwise parts of it seem to crash.
Very useful for trip planning to get a reasonable ETA and better yet when the best time is to most economically go between places. Be nice to be able to give it a time range either for the departure or arrival. For instance some trips I don’t want to travel at night on the intercoastal waterway
Works very well for complex current areas
Planning for the best time to leave takes a lot of time looking at current charts. This app does what is a simple but tedious calculation instantly. The route is input by clicking the available tidal current stations. The result is a ranked list of departure times in order of fastest boat speed or shortest trip duration. Simple but it works. Congratulations on a useful app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.