Boating USA

The world’s #1 Boating app! A favorite among cruisers, sailors, fishermen and divers. Find the same detailed charts as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the Navionics+ subscription. Tap Menu>Shop to purchase additional chart coverage and sonar devices that can be connected to your mobile and GPS plotter cards. 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 the following chart layers that will reside on your device even after expiration:
-NAUTICAL CHART for all essential cartographic reference detail. The most accurate and thorough set of information 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. Be part of the community and contribute by uploading your sonar logs to enhance it.
- COMMUNITY EDITS made by users (rocks, wrecks, etc.) and shared for all to benefit.
√ CHART UPDATES: we deliver more than 2,000 updates every day! Updates as frequently as you like!
√ DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING 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 for advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to WP, fuel consumption and more!
√ ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: overlay Satellite/Terrain, highlight Shallow Areas, filter Depth Contours, and enable a Fishing Range to target key fishing areas.
√ PLOTTER SYNC - Compatible Wi-Fi enabled plotter owners can transfer routes and markers, activate and update, renew subscriptions of their eligible plotter card and upload sonar logs for improved SonarChart™! Learn more at
√ WEATHER & TIDES provides real-time weather data and forecasts. Access daily and hourly forecasts for your favorite locations and get wind, weather buoys, Tides & Currents overlaid on your map. Buoy data from NOAA can include wind speed, gust and direction, air pressure, water temperature, wave height and other relevant marine data.
√ TIMELINE where you can see all the photos taken while tracking, POIs and Navionics panoramic images.

Note: Download detailed maps by zooming in or from Menu>Download Map. Tap Menu>Update All to keep your charts updated. Check for coverage.

Navionics+ is a one-year subscription. At expiration, you can renew with a discount of up to 50%. If you don’t renew, you can still use the charts you previously downloaded, along with several free features. TRACK your trips, create ROUTES that provide ETA, measure DISTANCES, add MARKERS, get WIND FORECASTS, choose MAP OPTIONS to customize your chart, use SYNC my DATA to share data across devices, read MAGAZINES & GUIDES, and access 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 sounder/plotter.
Does not include Bermuda, which can be found on Boating Caribbean & South America. Visit for the lake list.

Updates are available with iOS 8.2 or higher devices. To enjoy our charts in HD, search our apps for iPad. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease.

Boating USA App Description & Overview

The applications Boating USA was published in the category Navigation on 2010-08-30 and was developed by Navionics. The file size is 106.04 MB. The current version is 10.4.3 and works well on 8.2 and high ios versions.

Bug fixing and optimizations

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Boating USA Reviews


Location tracking reduces battery life  hamcap  2 star

What is the purpose of requiring location services be on "always" or "never"? Collecting data I suspect. If that's not the case, allow users to limit access to location only when using the application for better battery life and privacy concerns. There is no reason to require location services be on all the time.


Inaccurate Topo Lines  FCLineman  1 star

Got this app to help me isolate points and depth for ice fishing. I live in Colorado and our "lakes" are small granted, but to advertise as an accurate topographical map is an insult. I have verified by boat and depth finder the inaccuracies of the app for one lake I love to fish. This may be a better application where larger bodies of water are found, but not for Colorado. I rue the purchase.


Developers will strip features without notice.  Greggershhaha  1 star

What you see today might not be what you see tomorrow. I used this app that I purchased to fish flats with the satellite overlay. Now they have made satellite a subscription service. What will they take away next?


No Customer Service  Usma92  1 star

Purchased this app after purchasing the previous version because Navionics felt it was good treatment of their customers to make them buy the same app again instead of upgrading the original version. Then after buying this version which came equipped with satellite images, they have now taken that away and require the annual subscription to Navionics plus. This company treats its customers almost as bad as United Airlines.


Solid app minus a few things  Hotnts  1 star

When the orientation switches to landscape the details (speed, heading, etc) disappear. Please fix this.


Great!  BigLoveMO  5 star

I found the app to be ideal for USA Lakes!!! Super helpful for navigating new waters and knowing the typography of the lake you are fishing. For a $10 app I found it to be feature rich and very user friendly.

Skipper TJ

Bottomless Money Pit  Skipper TJ  2 star

You buy the app, then buy the maps, and every update they take more and more features away and make them all subscription based only. Biggest waste of money in the entire App Store. 😡


Inaccurate  Jakemanges1111  1 star

This app is horribly inaccurate, it tells me depths that are no where near the actual depths of the areas, on almost every lake I've ever looked at it on, save your money, this app is trash


Bad location.  Leidert  1 star

The map is never right. It's says I'm 18' but when I drill and find that I'm in 8' of water


Sick  NickAnders7  5 star

Works great


Please add more waypoint icons  D'Chil  4 star

I like the app. Use it on iPad and iPhone for bass fishing while in the boat. But please, please, please add more icons for waypoints.


Fishing Necessity  FishFeiten  5 star

Literally the most beneficial fishing tool I have ever came across, specifically when targeting areas ice fishing, due to the fact that, unlike most chat plotters used on open water, most ice flashers do not have any means of navigation or topography. Simply pull out your phone and hop on the sled to quickly target designated contour areas and composition changes. An absolute game changer. Best part... ITS FREE. Why not spend the money on the rods we know your gonna buy anyways (because when do we ever stop buying new fishing gear). I will also have you know this is the only app review I have ever written, due mainly because I'm pretty confident I use this app more then the text messaging and calling features on my phone.

Will, MI

Needs work  Will, MI  3 star

Can't continue on tracks anymore and data sync is a pain. Please fix!!!


Magnificent app!!!  Jeff11981  5 star

This gives me exactly what I need for fishing. Contours of lakes. And I couldn't believe how many tiny lakes on this app have contour data. It's extremely accurate. I ice fish and this saves me from having to drill tons of holes to find the depths And drop offs to fish. Also it's great to be able to download areas so that I don't need cellular coverage to use the maps. Well worth the 10 bucks. Thanks!!!


Best APP ever made!  Superduper232323  5 star

Can't say enough good things about this app. I boat a lot and always have this app running while I boat. Saved me from running into shallow water. I love looking at the saved tracks and reviewing my trips. Top speed, total distance traveled, ect. Works even where you don't have cell coverage. Just make sure you download the maps a head of time. I am part of an old boat club and recommend this app to everyone. I am amazed by this app every time I use it.

DJ Masta

Most useful app EVER!  DJ Masta  4 star

I love this app. I use it for ice fishing and camping a lot. I wish there was a better system for sorting and selecting which waypoints you want displayed on the map. Other than that this is a 10/5 star app!


Awesome app  Todeez  5 star

I use this app all the time when I visit Charleston. Simple and easy for anyone to use. I highly recommend trying it

The game critics of America

Great  The game critics of America  5 star

Honestly if your a fisherman just spend the 10 dollars and you won't regret it one bit! Not kidding either. I love this app and use it all the time


Best app ever  Fisshinfool  5 star

If you fish or do any boating this is an app you need!!!


Needs work  Curt0099  1 star

This app is seriously messed up. The map contours never fit the outline of the lake and it constantly moves all over the place. It shows I'm going up to 2mph when I'm laying in my bed looking at it. I have a paid subscription and expect a working app!! Please fix asap!!!

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