Boating USA

The world’s #1 Boating app! A favorite among cruisers, sailors, fishermen 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. To enjoy charts in HD, search for our iPad apps.

NAVIONICS+ includes:
√ Download of the following chart layers:
-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 Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G models can transfer routes and markers, update charts, activate and renew subscriptions of eligible plotter cards and upload sonar logs (only Raymarine) for improved SonarChart™! Learn more at
√ WEATHER & TIDES for 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.

Navionics+ is a one-year subscription. Download detailed maps by zooming in or from Menu>Download Map: they will reside on your device even after expiration. You can renew your subscription with a discount of up 50%. If you don’t renew, you can still use the charts you previously downloaded, along with several free features: TRACK, ROUTE, DISTANCS, MARKERS, WIND FORECASTS, MAP, SYNC my DATA, MAGAZINES & GUIDES, 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.

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.

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 122.39 MB. The current version is 10.7.2 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Bug fixing and optimizations

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Boating USA Reviews


Tracking  Chawinne  4 star

Love the app but still getting use to it. Can't find any documentation for how to use it. I saved a track I made yesterday hoping I could use it as a guide going out on the boat today, but I can't figure out how to bring up yesterday's track on the chart, or if it is even possible to do so. No instructions within the app nor on the website. If there's a way to do this I'd give it 6 stars!


Forces location settings even when not in use.  nickiecupcakes  1 star

It would be great if the developers offered the very logical option of enabling location while the app is in use instead of only "Always or Never". Kinda silly. Do not buy.


Location tracking and now... a pop-up ad  hamcap  2 star

I've commented before there's no functional purpose requiring location services be on "always" or "never". This binary option is for the collection of data plain and simple. Now pop-up's? Really? I got an obtrusive "message" about a Sea-Tow service (which isn't available in my area by the way) on screen while I was navigating. Now I see the true purpose of Navionics always-on location tracking. Selling adverts. I thought smarter app developers were beyond this kind of nonsense. It's simple: if you need the money offer a small fee to users to AVOID this type of disturbance. Especially while navigating!! This is a pretty good app and I use Navionics software on my Raymarine systems. But the developers are going to ruin it and lose customers with this nonsense.


Love it, but...  bdwalter  3 star

Love the app but please make it easier to add waypoints. And quit calling them markers, they should be called waypoints.

Sailor Marc

Love it  Sailor Marc  4 star

Used sailing up the North River (currently named Hudson River). Catalina 36, way easier to use than NavX, very practical


Solid app minus a few things  Hotnts  1 star

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

Durty Ice

One of the best apps I have ever used  Durty Ice  5 star

I have fished out of a kayak for a long time and have a basic depth finder. This app replaces the need to upgrade to a more expensive unit as it replaces the lake mapping. If you're simply fishing specific structure lines and specific depths, especially while trolling, this can replace a depth finder completely The GPS on the app is very accurate


Not bad  Cooper8747  3 star

Tons of great features. Very reasonably priced. Two complaints: 1) asks to agree to terms EVERY time you open the app 2) it's plotted a route through land a few times.

Jill M 190

Amazing App  Jill M 190  5 star

We bought a new boat in Maryland and had to drive it home to the north shore of Long Island through waters we were completely unfamiliar with. The equipment on the boat was not functioning as hoped and this app came to the rescue. Our trip was plotted for us easily and the we found fuel docks with the app and navigated home easily and safely with no problems. Thank you Navionocs!!


Location Always On  smith.ando  3 star

Great app, but doesn't have the option to only use my location when I'm using the app, so it kills my battery. Please fix this feature.


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No import function  SCaveNJ  4 star

This is a great app for boating and fishing but it is missing one critical feature - the ability to import markers/waypoints. There are other GPS and marine apps that have this feature. I have many lists of GPS coordinates for fishing reefs and there is no way to import them into this app.

steve j - annapolis

Great App  steve j - annapolis  5 star

I can not say enough how valuable this app is. It's great for planning. Great as a backup electronic navigation device. I don't use it tied to electronics..only on its own. With this and a good case, on both my iPad and iPhone it's a go-to thing!!


Nice tool needs a little work.  Smithmw84  3 star

Great to get a general layout of the lake. Depth contours can be a little off in their accuracy. If you can figure out which way it's off you're golden. Wanted to fish near a sand bar and stopped short of it on the map but was nearly on top of it. Had to reverse twenty feet or so to find the drop off which then said it should have been shallow again. Good to know where the real shallows and rocks are though.


Ok...I guess  FS2K975  3 star

Don't like how they eat up screen space advertising their other products.


what happened  Sdhsffs  1 star

the new update is super dumb, why is it black and it just went down the toilet


Great app with a major flaw.  GcbPA-C  2 star

The app works great for its intended purpose but it has a flaw that ruins it. For some reason they placed a very light colored link that easily blends into the background to something called openstreet. It is placed right in the middle lower section so almost every time you try to scroll your map, the link will get activated and it takes you to this website and away from your map. It is very worrisome if you are tracking your way points through a tough channel and suddenly your map is gone. I have the paid version of navionics too. If they could get rid of that stupid link it could be a great app.

Cap. Krunch

Great app  Cap. Krunch  5 star

Good app very accurate and is great for storing your favorite fishing holes.


Great app!  Fflfaklufm  5 star

This is a very useful app with no bugs (yet) extremely detailed!


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.

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