i-Boating: Canada & USA - Marine / Nautical Navigation Charts for fishing & sailing 4+

Bist LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 8 Ratings
    • $25.99



This App offers access to CHS marine vector & raster charts. First marine GPS app to have route assistance with Voice Prompts for marine navigation. You can create new boating routes or import existing GPX/KML routes. It supports Nautical Charts course up orientation. Includes Tide & Currents prediction.
(Includes coverage for Trent Severn Waterway incl. lake Simcoe etc.)

√ Beautiful and detailed Hardware/GPU accelerated vector charts (text stays upright on rotation)
√ Long press to query the details of Marine object (Buoy, Lights, Obstruction etc).
√ Customizable depth(Ft/Fathom/Meter) and distance units (km/mi/NM)
√ Customizable Shallow Depth.
√ Record tracks, Autofollow with real-time track overlay & predicted path vector.
√ Voice Prompts for marine navigation (requires GPS )
√ 1ft / 3ft depth contour maps for anglers for selected lake maps.
√ Supports GPX/KML for boating route editing/import.
√ Tide & Currents prediction.
√ Seamless chart quilting of marine charts
√ Enter or import Waypoints.

The maps include coverage of Pacific Coast, Central Canada(incl. Great Lakes, Trent Severn Waterway, Ontario Lakes), Atlantic coast derived from CHS data.

√ Create New Route/Edit Existing Routes
√ Move Points
√ Add points to an existing route leg
√ Delete / Rename points
√ Import GPX, KML & KMZ files
√ Plot/Edit Routes
√ Enter Waypoints
√ Share/Export Routes, Tracks & Markers
√ Reverse Routes

√ Auto Follow
* Real Time Track Overlay
* Predicted Path Vector
* Course Up (Text stays upright)
* Speed & Heading
√ Route Assistance With Voice Prompts
* Prompts when approaching a boating route marker
* Continous distance and ETA updates
* Alerts when sailing/boating off route
* Alerts when boating in wrong direction
√ Record Tracks

* For US, Canada, UK, Germany & New Zealand
* High/Low Tides
* Tidal Current Prediction
* Active Current Stations

√ Marine AIS & (NMEA AIS and GPS over TCP/UDP)
√ Wind direction & Speed,Sonar depth,Water temperature

* Share tracks/routes/markers on Facebook & Twitter
* Export tracks/routes/markers as compressed GPX files.

Sample Nautical Charts
►Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods
►Quebec to Anticosti Island West
►Gulf of St. Lawrence South
►Ontario Lakes
►Trent-Severn Waterway
►Labrador Coast
►Lac Saint Jean
►Rideau Canal - Ottawa River
►Georgian Bay
►Newfoundland East and South
►Great lakes Canada and St. Lawrence river
►Lakes and Rivers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
►Lakes and Rivers of British Columbia
►Pacific Coast - Vancouver Island East & West - Haida Gwaii
►Lakes around Georgian Bay
►Gulf of St. Lawrence North - Newfoundland West
►Alberta Lakes
►Nova Scotia South - Bay of Fundy

Vancouver Island Ile de Vancouver, Juan de Fuca Strait Queen Charlotte Sound
Strait of Georgia, Southern Portion Partie Sud
Lake Ontario Lac Ontario
Strait of Georgia, Central Portion Partie Centrale
Strait of Georgia, Northern Portion Partie Nord
Georgian Bay Baie Georgienne
Strait of Georgia, Central Portion Partie Centrale
North Pender Island to a Thetis Island
Thetis Island to a Nanaimo
Juan de Fuca Strait to a Strait of Georgia
Howe Sound
Active Pass
Nanaimo Harbour and et Departure Bay
Haro Strait, Boundary Pass and et Satellite Channel
Approaches to Approches a Vancouver Harbour
Vancouver Harbour, Western Portion Partie Ouest
Telegraph Harbour and et Preedy Harbour
Ganges Harbour and et Long Harbour
Dodd Narrows to a Flat Top Islands
Baynes Sound
Approaches to Approches a Sidney
Desolation Sound and et Sutil Channel
Porlier Pass
Fraser River Fleuve Fraser, Strait of Georgia Mitchell Island
Fraser River
Battery Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 60.0.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

√ Marine AIS & (NMEA AIS and GPS over TCP/UDP)
√ Wind direction & Speed,Sonar depth,Water temperature
►Support for Aerial Imagery, Regular Street maps

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Captain Altair ,

Great Job in Discovery Islands

Took a 79 nM cruise around Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands in BC. Took me safely through some narrow rocky passages with awkward turns. Like the low price for Canadian and US charts and that they are not proprietary. Not hard to use compared to some other similar apps but there is still a learning curve. Plot your trickier routes before you are aboard.
Had difficulty uploading logs to other copies of app. Only has email option as a way to transfer them. Did not work. Would also like a way to send a pdf of the routes I took to friends interested in where we went

Bronzeback Hunter ,

US and Canada Iphone

This could be a lot better app if there were just some basic instructions SOMEWHERE! No such luck, the handful of videos tell you nothing about basic operation and the people are difficult to understand anyway. With enough precious time wasted, you can figure most of it out. In the end it will be helpful, price was decent for what you get.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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