KnowWake 4+

Simple Boat Navigation

Application Generation, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 179 Ratings
    • Free



Explore all the dockside and waterfront locations across the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom, parts of Europe, the Arabian Peninsula and NOW Australia and New Zealand!!

Salt and freshwater points of interest include over 40,000+ VERIFIED locations: restaurants, marinas, fuel docks, services, dive shops, boat ramps, dive sites, snorkel areas, bridges and locks, raft ups, popular spots, town docks, anchorages, inlets and more!

FULL Marine Weather suite with current and forecasted conditions reported at 5000+ stations across the globe:
· tides
· temperature
· wind speed & direction
· swell heights
· water temperature
· precipitation
· sunrise & set
· moon phase
· plus more

KnowWake uses crowdsourcing to see and share things like hazards, marine life, police and other important information in real-time:

· Wake zones - Simplified, color-coded waterways
· NOAA Channel Markers, Buoys & Beacons
· Anchor Alarm - get an alert of you move outside of a pre-determined area
· Virtual Dive Flag - ALERT other vessel there are swimmers in the water
· Routing - Point to point waterway routing with distance to location
· Depth - See current location depth or anywhere on the chart
· Location sharing - Share location with a single person, group or everyone
· Vessel Tracks - Leave tracks along the way to see or share later
· Offline mode - Use KnowWake anywhere, even with bad service
· Augmented reality - See what's ahead including distance and direction to all KnowWake points of interest
· SOS button, Safety Checklists and Float Plans

Sharing your favorite trips and locations with friends and groups is easier than ever. Simply click the share button and choose who you want to share with - they'll receive a message and a link that takes them right to the spot you shared. This feature is perfect to re-trace steps, show friends how to get somewhere or just share your adventures for others to follow along!

The updated SOS system is our newest super-cool feature to make the water safer. Send an SOS to the community OR rescue services with a short message and your location. Anyone within 7 miles gets a message and everyone on the chart can see your location that updates every 30 seconds. This will create a drift path showing where you started and the direction you are moving - this will help establish a search grid if service or communication is lost. Rescuers and the community can also easily message, route to you directly or share the SOS with someone else on KnowWake.

Adding to the chart is easy and helps everyone. Whether you are adding a real-time waterway report, adding a missing point or editing an existing one - you can help the community and keep the chart current and accurate with local knowledge!

Thank you to all the KnowWakers that have helped grow and keep KnowWake accurate everyday - see everyone on the water!!

What’s New

Version 5.3.2

One of the biggest updates yet and it's just in time for Summer 2022! KnowWake now includes the full NOAA ENC depth overlay with night mode, mile markers throughout hundreds of freshwater lakes and rivers from the US Army Corp of Engineers - PLUS, more ways to SAVE and SHARE your favorite routes, anchorages and points of interest with the community.

Thank you everyone for helping keep the chart growing and accurate - we now have over 45,000 VERIFIED points of interest and more than 6000 miles of wake zones charted! Connect at anytime and we'll see you on the water!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

godwe ,

Everyone Living in South FL Should Have This

If you boat, fish, do water sports or more KnowWake is a no brainer. That’s why I downloaded this need-to-have boaters app. However, after using it a couple times I’ve realized that everyone should have it because the captain of your vessel, or your day outing, may not. I recently visited some friends in Virginia and we went boating in an area I am completely unfamiliar with, but when they asked what bar we should head to for lunch, KnowWake had the answer. On another occasion, I got up early to go fishing only to find out that my local bishop had just gone out of business and KnowWake had an alternative at 4:30 AM; right when I needed it most. Not just that, but if you live in a place like South Florida you also have the option to drive to a great restaurant or hangout spot using KnowWake. Thanks to the team at KnowWake for always having my back when I need or want any fishing or water sport related suggestions.

- Happily Satisfied Customers

abacoadam ,

KnowWake just keeps getting better and better!!!

I am an avid boater. I spend a lot of time every season putting lots of miles on my hull. I have to say this app is such a great resource. It offers charts and satellite views and even AIS. It has weather and best of all they really update the locations of facilities and businesses so I know I’m getting good information. The other thing that blew my mind was how up to date the charts are. The coast guard just last month moved to very important channel markers in my area almost 75 yards due to shifting conditions. My Navionics didn’t pick it up or Garmin (which I regularly update the charts). But KnowWake had the changes almost immediately.
The best part about this app is it is user friendly and intuitive. I can’t wait to watch the KnowWake community grow. Do yourself a favor download this for a way better experience on and off the water.

S.S. Dearte' ,

Makes boating stress free (almost)

The owner of the marina where my boat is docked recommended this app to me 3 years ago, and I have been using it ever since. My boating is exclusively around the coast and coastal waterways of New Jersey.

When I take trips to new places, I find this app indispensable. It has enabled me to choose marinas, restaurants and bars that are accessible by boat, moorings, but most importantly, it is insect repellant for marine police. I used to get stopped multiple times each year, but since becoming familiar with this app, I have been molested by the marine police no more.

Whoever made this app, thank you for all of the great meals and drinks, the filled up gas tanks when I would have had to call sea tow, and most of all, thank you for keeping the insects away!

App Privacy

The developer, Application Generation, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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