Our drive to explore oceans, lakes, and rivers is as old as time.
We thirst (oh, yes, pun intended) for the water. But that doesn’t mean we have to rely on ancient tools to navigate safely and efficiently. Sail into the 21st century with the best boating apps.
US Coast Guard Mobile App
Safety is always priority #1; the Coast Guard has your back with the latest regulations, equipment checklist, current weather reports, Emergency Assistance button, and the option to request a free safety check for your boat. You can also file a float plan to leave with a trusted buddy; if you don’t return or check in as planned, they can take this to the Coast Guard for help.
The app also features call options so you can report hazards, pollution, and suspicious activities. Keep your boating community in the know.
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Dockwa and Snag-A-Slip
Booking a slip has never been easier. Eliminate the hassle of reserving a mooring or docking slip so you can concentrate on what matters: fun! Search for and connect with marinas, check out amenities, view photos and reviews, compare rates, reserve and pay for your slip. No middleman, no complexity, no worries.
With slip booking apps like Snag-A-Slip and Dockwa, it’s “less booking and more boating”!
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Everyone has a “the one that got away” story. ” Why not add a “the one that I landed!” tale to the mix? Pro Angler tells you where the fish are and what they’re biting on.
Weekly updates, regional angling tips and tricks, and real-time weather/tide info help you reel in trout, pike, perch, muskies, and more. Easy-to-use state and federal regulations help you do it legally — and the bonus recipe section even helps you cook it to perfection! It’s all here in Pro Angler.
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Get My Boat
How hard is it to rent a boat? Hard enough that many quit in frustration. Don’t be a quitter! There are 108,000 boats in 184 countries just waiting for you. Find the right vessel (and even a crew to operate it, if you prefer). Search for rentals that fit your needs and budget, and reserve. Just like that.
If you’re not using your boat, put it on the Get My Boat marketplace. Review potential users’ experience, boating knowledge, and certifications (if needed) and earn some extra income to offset ownership costs — or start a “Dream Float” fund!
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Wavve Boating delivers smooth sailing with intuitive charts and an active community of boaters. By pinpointing your exact location — in real-time — you can navigate with ease, avoid hazards, and make the most of your time on the water. And on land. Boaters can share mooring, marina, fishing, boat ramp, and attraction information. You can even enable location sharing, empowering you to help out or meet up with other Wavve users.
Can we talk about nautical maps? They’re a nightmare. Wake up to Wavve: manipulatable maps with aerial and situation views and a clean interface (red: bad, blue: good) make it easy for everyone to enjoy the water.
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Before you set sail, download the best boating apps. Adventure awaits!
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Wavve Boating is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store via two subscription options of $4.99/month or $24.99/year. New users are offered a 14 day trial to see if the app is a fit for them.
About Wavve Boating
Founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Wavve Boating (Wavve) is a mobile application designed for the recreational boater. With nautical charts from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Canadian Hydrographic Services, Wavve has been growing their consumer base across North America since May of 2018. Available on all Apple and Android devices, Wavve offers a simple platform so anyone can boat like a local. For more information visit https://wavveboating.com.