Boating USA

Boating USA

The same great detailed charts as on the best GPS chartplotters.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: December 19, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000



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. If you have a tablet, please search our HD 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 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 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 for targeting 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 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 as well as air pressure, water temperature, wave height and other relevant marine data.

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, DISTANCE, MARKERS, WIND FORECASTS, MAP OPTIONS, 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 sonar/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.

Navionics has certified several Android models where the app is designed to load and operate correctly with an OS of 4.1 or higher. Please refer to our Compatibility Guide, which is continuously updated at We cannot guarantee flawless operation or provide support for non-certified devices. ALL SALES ARE FINAL on Google Play.


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  • Boating USA
    Dennis G Published date: January 11, 2018

    Bought and downloaded the app. I don't know why I don't actually see it in my app drawer which is annoying that I have to come to the play store each time, search it and click it. I will give it five stars if it actually does it because the app itself is great! helped my find great spots for fishing! Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Published date: January 5, 2018

    The app is cluttered with inaccurate information and icons even after turning off the community edits. I would give it 5 stars if I could have just a base chart with all of the necessary detail of the government chart and the ability to turn on layers of accurate info about fuel docks and services. That said, the sonar charts make the app worth the subscription. Full Review

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    matt c Published date: December 26, 2017

    When did it change to an app that had to be renewed? When I bought this it was a one time fee! Not too happy about this. There should be a grandfathering in option. Full Review

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    Brandon Diederich Published date: January 5, 2018

    Was great when I bought it smaller lakes not really accurate but using it again this winter does not work at all location cannot find me on lake Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Published date: December 21, 2017

    Very helpful for ice fishing. Isn't exact but gets you close enough to structure. Full Review

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    Veng Vue Published date: January 9, 2018

    Great but I don't see my blue arrow anymore, I upgraded my phone and had to redownload. Full Review

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    joe burmeister Published date: January 3, 2018

    I use it just for ice fishing and I'm not very happy with it as it is inconsistent for structure and depths Full Review

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    D Holmes Published date: January 1, 2018

    Good app. Gets me where I'm going Full Review

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    Eugene Hietpas Published date: December 24, 2017

    I just paid for the update and now all my points are gone. Thanks Navionics 😠 Full Review

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    Brandon Russell Published date: January 16, 2018

    Great app! Setting waypoints is difficult, but overall love it! Full Review

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    Gorden Simpson Published date: December 19, 2017

    Awesome app Full Review

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    Noah Cooper Published date: December 18, 2017

    For a phone app I would say it is not bad. Usually the depth accuracy is with in 3 or 4 feet of where you are. The only thing that I do not like that I was not aware of is that purchasing the app only gives you a 1 year subscription. I found this very disappointing due to the fact of how much I payed for it. I would have most definitely given this app 4 stars if it was a one time purchase. Full Review

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    Wayne Elling Wayne Published date: December 9, 2017

    This app is great when you don't have to pay to put it from old phone to new phone I've already payed for it twice there not gonna get more money the third time I'll quit using it and bring my lake maps on my garmin Full Review

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    Darren Troseth Published date: December 15, 2017

    I was an early adopter of this app. It is great for fishing and boating. Not a fan of the pricing structure and that I've paid for the app twice now on same platform and now they have removed features on the app that I already paid for (satellite overly). It's a simple Google coding thing. I'd say it's worth it, but no love to the early adopters. Based on other reviews I've read, I'll get a canned response from Navionics about legacy upgrades lost support blah blah blah, many companies will use a grandfathered system and reward those that got in early. Not so much here. I paid for satellite overlay and you took it away. No app ive ever paid for has done that to me. Only Navionics. Full Review

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    Joe Pollick Published date: November 19, 2017

    Used to be a great app but doesn't open since the last update. Disappointing. Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Published date: December 10, 2017

    Paid $10 for this app probably 6yrs ago or so and that was it, there were no other charges ....and everyrhing was great. Now i have to pay a yearly subcription to use all the functions that i previously used. Full Review

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    Tyler Datzman Published date: December 6, 2017

    I spent $10 on this great app and it closes after being open for 5 seconds. Would like money back. Full Review

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    Nate Gieser Published date: December 23, 2017

    Only issue is having to buy the app every year since your subscription expires is a downfall. Id say if im spending $10-$15 for an app I shouldnt have to pay for it more than 1 time. Full Review

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    Joseph Soung Published date: November 12, 2017

    After update the app doesn't open up anymore. Please fix Full Review

  • Boating USA
    simon garfunkel Published date: October 14, 2017

    I have now used Nzvionics for a couple of years. I sailed from Annapolis to Florida on my first sailboat with Sailing for Dummies and Navionics. Now I am in South central Alaska still using Navionics. I love the auto route feature. Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Bob D Published date: October 25, 2017

    How do I remove all the ridiculous pink information balloons with arrows that clutter the charts? Full Review

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    Larry Fitzgerald Published date: October 15, 2017

    It's awesome Full Review

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    Hugh Jass Published date: October 4, 2017

    I was quite amazed. I used this to navigate all over the gulf coast. Worked perfectly Full Review

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    Ed Pepin Published date: September 27, 2017

    Awsome Great app Full Review

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    Jeffrey Blandford Published date: August 15, 2017

    Extremely disappointed in the customer care. I could not load satelite view which worked previously and I use frequently. I sent multiple emails which were not responded to. In frustration I uninstalled the app and reinstalled causing me to loose all of my saved data. Thanks for the disappointment navionics. Full Review

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    Jerry Madison Published date: August 9, 2017

    Great addition to the tackle box. Set a general trip outline and go. Leave the paper map stored or just don't buy one. Full Review

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    Will Aultman Published date: August 23, 2017

    Great for boating. Needs an option to store downloaded maps to SD card. Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Chris Donahue Published date: August 10, 2017

    Significant app for navigating world water ways. Full Review

  • Boating USA
    John Bernier Published date: August 9, 2017

    Great app for boaters! Full Review

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    Warren Brandow Published date: July 17, 2017

    There is no way to set the water level, and there is no way to get help. Lake Powell water level changes every day... and this app is useless if the water level is not correct. And if you call to get help, you will be on hold for hours. Not cool. Bad business. Would not recommend. Full Review

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    sean creamer Published date: July 12, 2017

    Excellent backup or primary for small craft w/o GPS Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Ty Stalder Published date: July 20, 2017

    Does not cover any lakes in my area. Poor customer service. Full Review

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    William McKelvy Published date: July 21, 2017

    If you own a boat you should have this on your phone. Full Review

  • Boating USA
    Michael Hamilton Published date: July 28, 2017

    Accurate and maps are downloadable Full Review

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    Chuck Cope Published date: July 4, 2017

    Loved this app and used it for several years. Went to use it for the first time this year and suddenly it requires a subscription. That is bs. Honor what you sold and offer upgrades. That would be good business but that doesn't seem to be what interest you. Full Review

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    Craig Mart Published date: July 9, 2017

    Used for years, worked great. Now freezes my location in one spot. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling still locked in same location. Full Review

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    Douglas Pregman Published date: June 15, 2017

    Hands down one of the MOST confusing app selection! Do I get Boating HD, Boating USA, Boating us & Canada, Boating, and the list goes on. On top of that, even when you drop the $14.99 it tells you in app to upgrade your navionics+ for $4.99 more. So freaking confusing on which is right app, they need to do a comparison chart or be more specific, because it currently is not very helpful. On the app side, I really enjoy it. I like the ability to see it on all my Android devices and my computer. Works well and I like the sonar charts to find fishing spots. Community exits are lacking in my area, but that is no fault of navionics. 3 stars is generous because of the confusing app selection and lack of explanation of the differences. Buyer beware. Full Review

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    Aldo Daniel Gonzalez Ramirez Published date: June 19, 2017

    The map is off by 250 ft, I was fishing a hump that wasn't exactly there. But it gives a good over all idea of what the bottom is like so you can move around a little I guess Full Review

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    James Hutchinson Published date: June 9, 2017

    Well worth the money! Great App! Full Review

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    Mitch Rowland Published date: May 26, 2017

    Paid $15, 4 years ago for full features. They are now stripped away and Navionics is demanding I pay more(again) as a yearly subscription to have everything I once had. App is now nearly useless. I would like a refund of my purchase! Full Review