Free HomePort is available as a free download

Part Number: 010-D0621-00

Download for Windows

Download for Mac


Navigating waters with no visible landmarks or shallow shorelines can be a daunting task for even the most experienced navigator. Pair our HomePort trip planning software¹ with your existing BlueChart® and LakeVü™ data and view map details, such as underwater hazards and hidden obstacles, so you can plan a route to avoid them.

  • View fishing and navigational charts from BlueChart g2 Vision® (also compatible² with BlueChart g2, LakeVü HD and LakeVü HD Ultra navigation charts)
  • Integrated with ActiveCaptain™ content to view marina data, reviews, local knowledge, anchorages and hazards
  • View animated playback of data collected on device, including sonar data
  • Measure distance and bearing on the charts
  • View route/track depth profiles, distance and bearing measurements
  • Convert tracks into point-to-point routes (track to route conversion) and specifies the speed for each leg of the route
  • Get estimated arrival time for each leg when you create routes
  • See fuel consumption (based on your fuel flow data)
  • Export selected data to Google™ Earth
  • View statistics and graphical information about tide stations, tidal streams and currents, and tidal predictions
  • View latitude and longitude grid lines
  • Manage waypoints, routes and tracks
  • View the map north-up, map-up or course-up
  • View celestial information such as sunrise, sunset and moon phase
  • View photos and POI details
  • Add vector charts
  • Navigate with worldwide basemap (included)
  • Mark waypoints and other POIs, and send data to an SD™ card or Garmin datacard to use in a compatible chartplotter or sounder³
  • Interfaces with quatix™

¹HomePort software does not include map data.
²Inland Lakes software is not compatible with HomePort. If using a device preloaded with Inland Lakes software in conjunction with BlueChart g2, BlueChart g2 Vision, LakeVü HD or LakeVü HD Ultra pre-programmed cards, only the pre-programmed cards are compatible.
³Mac version does not support Garmin USB card readers.

BlueChart g2 Compatible BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible LakeVü HD Compatible LakeVü HD Ultra Compatible BlueChart compatible


Download Requirements

File Information
A 2 GB card will be required if transferring the preloaded map from your chartplotter onto a microSD™/SD™ card for use with HomePort.

Minimum Requirements
  • Windows®
    • Windows XP SP3 or later
    • 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB preferred)
    • At least 1024 x 768 display
    • 250 MB disk space
    • USB port
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (included)
    • Video card that supports DirectX 9.0
    • microSD™/SD™ card reader or Garmin proprietary USB card reader (Garmin proprietary USB card reader is not 64-bit compatible)
    • Not for use with dial-up Internet access
    • Any Intel-based Mac
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB preferred)
    • OS X 10.8 or later
    • 250 MB disk space
    • USB port
    • microSD™/SD™ card reader
    • Not for use with dial-up Internet access

Compatible Devices