Our BlueChart® Mobile app allows you to do route planning on your iPad® or iPhone® in the comfort of your living room. Then, when you go to your boat, you can easily and wirelessly transfer those routes to your networked Garmin chartplotter using the Garmin Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately).
Get Your iPad on Board with Garmin
BlueChart Mobile allows you to enjoy the same feature-rich and highly accurate BlueChart data available for Garmin chartplotters right on your iPad. So now, you can view shaded depth contours and inter-tidal zones with spot soundings from home. You also can plan your trips around marina points of interest and slipways. You even can keep track of weather conditions, temperatures, dew points, wind direction/speeds, radar and cloud cover overlaid on the chart data.
The app gives you the same vector object-oriented data and seamless chart presentation you’ve come to expect from BlueChart on your Garmin chartplotter. It’s easy to interact with the map on your iPad or iPhone by using the radial menu to mark waypoints, establish a destination for your route or learn more about the features on the map. Search for a marine service point and find the phone number, hours of operation and information about amenities and services available. View tide station and current prediction information with the touch of a finger.
When you get on board, you can wirelessly transfer your routes, waypoints and tracks to your networked Garmin chartplotter. Once underway, the iPad can be used to “follow the boat” along its route by wirelessly sharing the GPS location from the Garmin marine network. This is the most accurate way for passengers to see the boat’s progress and position from anywhere on the boat when the iPad’s assisted-GPS is unavailable.
Enjoy ActiveCaptain Real-time Content
The BlueChart Mobile app lets you access and use ActiveCaptain, a web community that provides real-time content generated by mariners for mariners. Read and contribute information and reviews about marinas, share local boating knowledge, anchorages and hazards. And this app also gives you one of the very best user experiences when it comes to taking advantage of ActiveCaptain content and generating your own content. More than 100,000 boaters write reviews and update information on ActiveCaptain with more joining all the time.
So why not make your iPad or iPhone part of your crew with BlueChart Mobile?
BlueChart Mobile includes coverage for 9 coastal regions:
Greenland/Iceland: Greenland coast, Iceland, the Shetland Islands and the Faroe Islands including Reykjavik, IS; Scalloway, UK and Torshavn, DK.
Northern Europe: Scandinavia, the Low Countries, central Europe and western Russia. Coverage includes the Kattegat, the IJsselmeer, the Baltic Sea, Lake Ladoga, the Rhine, Volga and Danube Rivers, major canals and the Gulfs of Bothnia, Finland and Riga.
Northwest Europe: British Isles, the coast of Western Europe from Amsterdam to Monaco, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Balearic Islands, the northwestern coast of Africa, the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Mediterranean: French Atlantic coast, the Iberian Peninsula, the entire Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Bosporus and Dardanelles, the Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and the Azores.
Australasia and Africa: Africa (excluding the Mediterranean coast), Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, India and Sri Lanka, South-East Asia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, South Korea and numerous Micronesian and Polynesian Islands.
Australia and New Zealand: Australia and New Zealand including Tasmania and the Great Barrier Reef.
South America: Mexico from Puerto Vallarta south through Central America, the Panama Canal, the entire coast of South America, the Yucatan and the Caribbean Sea. Includes the Hawaiian Islands, the Falklands and the Amazon River Basin.
North America: Both U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, major inland rivers, Alaska and Hawaii. Also included are both Canadian coasts, Mexico and Central America, the Panama Canal, the Caribbean and the northern tip of South America.
U.S.: Both U.S. coasts, including the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands & major inland rivers. Coverage includes the Bahamas, the Turks & Caicos Islands, Puerto Rico and the Pacific coast of Canada.