Boating USA HD

Boating USA HD


  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-12-23
  • Current Version: 11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 131.88 MB
  • Developer: NAVIONICS S.R.L.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 242 Ratings


The world’s #1 Boating app! A favorite among cruisers, anglers, sailors, and divers. Find the same detailed charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the Navionics+ subscription. To subscribe for other areas, tap Menu>Charts>Add Region. Alternatively, a free version is also available on the store that offers basic features, and you can upgrade to Navionics+ In-App. NAVIONICS+ includes √ Download of chart layers: - NAUTICAL CHART: The essential cartographic reference based on Hydrographic Office data, Notices to Mariners, new publications, our own surveys, and reports from users. It provides port plans, safety depth contours, marine services info, tides & currents, navigation aids and more. - SONARCHART™: The award-winning 1 ft/0.5m HD bathymetry map that reflects ever-changing conditions. You can enhance this chart by sharing your logs! √ COMMUNITY EDITS: Notices added by mobile users (rocks, wrecks, etc.) and shared for all to benefit. √ DAILY CHART UPDATES: More than 2,000 updates made every day! Go to Menu>Update All! √ DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING: Quickly creates detailed routes, even through narrow waterways and channels, based on chart data and navigation aids. POIs are automatically shown nearby your destination. √ NAVIGATION MODULE: Allows for advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to WP, fuel consumption and more! √ ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: Customize chart views to change overlay, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges, and more! √ PLOTTER SYNC: – owners of compatible Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G plotters can transfer routes and markers, update charts, and activate or renew subscriptions of eligible plotter cards . Raymarine users can also automatically upload sonar logs from their plotter to improve SonarChart™! √ WEATHER & TIDES: Access real-time weather data, daily and hourly forecasts, and get wind, weather buoys, tides and currents overlaid on your map. Buoy data from NOAA can include wind speed, gust and direction as well as air pressure, water temperature, wave height and other relevant marine data. √ TIMELINE: View your track histories including pictures taken while tracking, POIs and Navionics panoramic photos. Navionics+ is a one-year subscription. Go to Menu>Download Map to get detailed maps of specific areas. Renew your subscription with a discount of up to 50%. If you don’t renew, you can still use previously downloaded maps, along with several free features such as TRACK, ROUTE, DISTANCE, MARKERS, WIND FORECASTS, MAP OPTIONS, SYNC my DATA and GOVT CHART in US. Plus, enjoy SONARCHART™ LIVE to create personal 1 ft/0.5 m HD bathymetry maps, that display in real time while navigating. Upload your sonar logs to build even better local charts for your area connecting wirelessly to a compatible sonar/plotter. COVERAGE Does not include Bermuda, which can be found on Boating Caribbean & South America. Visit for the lake list. Have a plotter card? If the registered chart card of your device has expired, you can order a new one directly from this app with up to 50% off! Go to Menu>Charts. Updates are available with iOS 9.0 or higher devices. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • The Best

    By DigNSun
    Will give 5 stars when Active Captain is integrated... they’re saying this fall, I believe. Otherwise, this is a must have for any boater. It’s fast, accurate and has incredible detail... love the sonar depth gradients.
  • Almost perfect... but...

    By Boatkied
    I use this app for two boats (30ft Fishing Boat and 52ft Trawler... what would make it perfect, would be weather radar overlay like the Garmin App... It’s better than the Garmin App, but not having weather real-time radar overly is a HUGE miss.
  • Good with limitations

    By Dauntlessaz
    Good functionality on iPad. Can’t get raymarine Wi-Fish sounder to connect. Also, app does not show up in purchased list on iPhone X. Looks like I need to purchase to add a device but App Store said up to 6 devices on family sharing.
  • Perfect for the boater, or sailor who can read charts!

    By Eonfloyde
    I have used many of the "marine navigation" apps here in App Store. Navionics is the best by far, period. Listen I keep seeing Active Captain in reviews. First off I use AC and have to be honest it ain't that good nor do many update the listings. Anyhow Navionics has community edits which acts just like active captain but is updated by folks more often. In addition, don't rely on these in app bookmarks anyway! After Hurricane Irma much has changed! I prefer Navionics app because of the ease of use, compatibility (device) and the fact that more than 2000 updates occur daily! As for apps like iNavX; why buy an app then buy charts, that is stupid! Last, if you can read charts then you'd know why this app is the best hands down! If you do not know how to read charts, or think you do go to NOAA website and find chart No. 1 to learn or increase your chart knowledge. I'm sick of the stupid reasons people put 1 or 3 stars for an app that is obviously the best marine Navigation in the App Store! The app isn't full of crap, it's a charting app and should not be used by itself!! Buy paper charts and review updates to the charts before every trip then use your Navionics or whatever to plot a course for a visual reference in real time! None of these apps can replace your eyes! Keep a look out. Thanks..
  • Used to be amazing

    By EZkev013
    I've been using Navionics for a few years in the Caribbean, Europe, and the northeast US. Now we are heading down the ICW and every time I try to plot a route it states "too many waypoints." No dear why as I have only the start and finish set. Automatic routing no longer adjusts to my input but instead keeps it's route and backtracks your changes. Not sure what you did to ruin the best app ever but you managed to make me and my husband hate it now. Going to be looking at other options as we are heading down to the Bahamas and I want routes that work.
  • Accurate charts with 1 ft contours

    By bob423
    A professional navigation app with the best charts (accuracy, auto updating, 1 ft contours) of all the apps. Pros: 1 - Three types of charts are available in this one app - NOAA ENC charts (electronic) called Gov't In app - Navionics' own charts - SonarCharts with data from users uploaded automatically to Navionics. The charts have 1 ft contours and over the last two years have become very accurate, for the ICW especially. 2 - Tide and current stations are included and can be tuned to a future point in time (for when you will reach a shallow spot). 3 - The charts are updated every week or so, not once a year like most apps. 4 - You can make your own charts with one foot contours with an appropriate sounder (about $150), it’s a unique capability. Once created, they can be stored with Navionics which will then make them available for everyone. 5 - You can enter your boat speed, gal/hr, and it will track keep track of your fuel usage and predict it before setting out. 6 - I has an auto-routing feature when starting and ending points are entered. Cons: 1 - Importing of routes in GPX format (or any format) is not supported for direct downing into the app. The lack of this feature is the only reason for a 4 Star rating instead of a 5 Star. 2 - No Active Captain support. 3 - The display of vessel position while underway has a “hicup”. The screen updates of vessel position causes the entire screen to jerk (momentarily shift) , it’s distracting,
  • Be careful if you want to use this on an IPad

    By Bugler John
    I purchased this so I could use my IPad to back up my Raymarine GPS unit. I found it will not plot positions or speed, etc. because my IPad does not have a built in GPS receiver. I assumed all of them did. It doesn't work even when my IPad is connected to my IPhone via Bluetooth. It does work brilliantly on my IPhone, but definitely not very convenient. I'm disappointed they did not mention this in the description or specs. John
  • Does not work

    By Sydejob
    Does not work
  • Awful!

    By AngryBirdTwoGazillion
    This could have been a useful app if not for the constant stream of adds promoting other Navionics apps. The adds are quite disruptive while you are trying to work with the charts. You either have to stop and tap the close box or wait 10 seconds or so for the add to scroll off the screen. Let me be clear, this is not just at start up issue. The adds stream the entire time the app is open. I'm sure they would continue to stream even in you bought the apps they are pitching. This is inexcusable in an app that costs $50. Please do not encourage this behavior. Do not buy this app unless Navionics removes the adds.
  • Confusing E-mail offer

    By weigandca
    E-mail offered free Navionics Boating app and start a one week free trial to the overwhelming value of Navionics Boating Dock to Dock Autorouting. Problems: 1. Navionics website offered MANY software packages. I had to make a gut decision on what package I needed and decided "Boating USA HD" appeared to serve my needs. (It Does) 2. Downloaded the software and was immediately billed without any offer of a free trial. 3. Your e-mail gave a step by step procedure to access dock to dock auto routing. This procedure is confusing in teh software, although "autorouting" appears to fill the bill. 4. I like the software although it would have been nice to check it out through the offered, but not delivered, free trial. However, your HELP instructions on how to use the software is very weak and the many obvious good features of the software are difficult to understand. HELP could use some serious improvement.