So you want to take your iPhone with you for a trip on water? Maybe you want to use it to find your way around when your boat is lost. There are dedicated marine GPS devices that you can pick up to help you out. But why go in that route when you can use your phone to get the job done. There aren’t too many marine GPS apps around, but here are 5 that deliver what they promise:
FlyToMap GPS: an all in one app that comes handy for boating, sailing, fishing, walking, running, hiking, and everything in between. It includes lake, park, and marine maps.
iNavX Marine Navigation: transforms your iPhone into a chart plotter. Includes NOAA RNC raster US waters marine charts and is pretty effective.
Marine – US East: as the name suggests, this app covers the East region of the U.S. It has plenty of points of interests and has very useful charts too. Lets you check tides and do all kinds of other things on your iPhone. Navionics has plenty of other apps for lakes, and other areas of our world.
Memory Map: a hybrid application that turns your iPhone into an outdoor/marine GPS. It has plenty of USGS maps and NOAA charts, and you can buy more. A tad bit pricey.
Marine US: gives you access to a catalog of nautical raster charts for USA. It may not be as good as the first couple of items on this list, but if you just need these charts, this app can be helpful.
What’s your favorite Marine GPS app for iPhone?