Navigation products with ActiveCaptain support
Windows

Windows


Coastal Explorer
Coastal Explorer by Rose Point Navigation Systems is a full-featured navigation software product for Windows. It is a very stable and high-performance product.




Garmin HomePort
HomePort by Garmin is now a free download for Windows and Macintosh. It allows waypoints, routes, and other user data to be created on your laptop and transferred to Garmin chartplotters and the quatix watch.




MaxSea Time Zero Explorer
MaxSea Time Zero Explorer by MaxSea is a high performance navigation product for Windows. It turns your PC into a multifunction Furuno display allowing Furuno NavNet3D instruments and radar to be integrated together with charts.




MaxSea Time Zero Navigator
MaxSea Time Zero Navigator by MaxSea is a high performance navigation product for Windows. It's a planning and navigation tool with the same features as the Explorer version except it does not connect to other Furuno NavNet3D instruments and radar.




Nobeltec Odyssey
Nobeltec Time Zero Odyssey by Nobeltec is a planning and navigation product for Windows. It is a scaled down version of Nobeltec Trident providing many of the same features at a much lower cost.



Nobeltec Trident
Nobeltec Time Zero Trident by Nobeltec is a high performance navigation product for Windows. It has a new user-interface for Nobeltec and integrates with Nobeltec radars creating a software multifunction display.



Nuno Navigator
Nuno Navigator by CherSoft is an easy-to-use navigation product for Windows. It combines great NOAA vector chart display, GPS, and routing along with ActiveCaptain and other features.



Nuno Navigator UK
Nuno Navigator UK by CherSoft is a special version of Nuno Navigator that comes bundled with all UK ENC vector charts for a very affordable price.



PolarView
PolarView by Polar Navy is a low cost, high featured chartplotter for Windows. It includes support for a variety of different chart types, tides, current, weather, AIS, along with ActiveCaptain and other features.









OSX

Apple OSX


Garmin HomePort
HomePort by Garmin is now a free download for Windows and Macintosh. It allows waypoints, routes, and other user data to be created on your laptop and transferred to Garmin chartplotters and the quatix watch.




Navimatics Charts & Tides
Charts & Tides by Navimatics is a low cost, chartplotter for Macintosh OS X with similar capabilities to their iOS apps that have been used by many ActiveCaptain users.



PolarView
PolarView by Polar Navy is a low cost, high featured chartplotter for Macintosh OS X. It includes support for a variety of different chart types, tides, current, weather, AIS, along with ActiveCaptain and other features.









Linux

Linux


PolarView
PolarView by Polar Navy is a low cost, high featured chartplotter for Linux. It includes support for a variety of different chart types, tides, current, weather, AIS, along with ActiveCaptain and other features.









iPhone

Apple iPhone and iPad


Aqua Map
Aqua Map is a colorful app with support for different regions of the world. It is a reasonable priced app with high-end functions. There are many versions available for different chart region support. Check it out in the iTunes App Store.



Charts & Tides
Charts & Tides by Navimatics turns the iPhone or iPad into a NOAA vector chartplotter. It integrates tide and current prediction and has exceptional ActiveCaptain support including the ability to update and add reviews for all data.



Flytomap
Flytomap creates hundreds of mapping products. Their marine products have worldwide support for nautical charts and include full offline support for ActiveCaptain. Their website includes information on all marine products with links to their lake charts, parks, and other travel apps.



Garmin BlueChart Mobile
Garmin's BlueChart Mobile is Garmin's iPhone/iPad charting app. It has worldwide support for chart data, integrated weather overlays, route creation, and ActiveCaptain support. BlueChart Mobile is winning awards and setting the standard as one of the best chartplotter products you can have for iOS.



MapITech
MapITech has developed dozens of iPhone and iPad navigation apps with ActiveCaptain support. Their apps cover different geographic areas throughout the world and are reasonably priced. Go to their website for links to all of their products.



PolarView MX
PolarView MX by Polar Navy is an inexpensive app for iPhone/iPad that supports US NOAA raster and vector charts in their native format. It's a nice complement to PolarView for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux.



SailTimer
SailTimer by SailTimer, Inc. is a raster chartplotter app for the iPhone and iPad with special capabilities for sailing. Check out the background and technology on their website. They also make a wireless windvane that will display wind data over the air on an iPhone or iPad.



SEAiq
SEAiq by SEAiq is available in a few different apps. SEAiq Free provides free ActiveCaptain access and free US NOAA vector charts (above 1:50,000 scale); SEAiq Open (also free to try) is for international use and is the only iOS app that lets you install your own S-57, S-63, IENC, or CM-93 vector charts. The SEAiq apps are also the only ActiveCaptain apps for IOS that support external NMEA/AIS over WiFi.



SeaNav
SeaNav by Pocket Mariner is a full-featured navigation product for iOS. In addition to nautical chart and ActiveCaptain display, there is also support for tides, routes, waypoints, ETA, import/export, layer control, AIS support, automatic chart updates, and a couple of very unique capabilities. SeaNav also has support for the Apple Watch and Pebble Watch along with direct GoFree interfacing for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G.



SmartChart AIS
SmartChart AIS by Technology Systems Inc. is a free chartplotter with US NOAA vector charts that provides AIS over cellular display along with ActiveCaptain support and augmented reality capabilities.









Android phone

Android phone and tab


Aqua Map
Aqua Map is a colorful app with support for different regions of the world. It is a reasonable priced app with high-end functions. There are many versions available for different chart region support. Check it out in the Google Play Store.



C-MAP Plan2Nav
Plan2Nav is a top notch charting app for Android. All charts and ActiveCaptain are stored offline so no internet connection is needed to access the data on your boat. There are many features but the highly regarded C-MAP charts with live current arrow overlays, perspective viewing, integrated weather, and navigation features create an excellent product for Android.



MX Mariner
MX Mariner is a full featured raster charting and navigation app that uses free NOAA US, New Zealand, and Brazil charts. It also has low cost in-app support for UK charts. MX Mariner is a great value.



SmartChart AIS
SmartChart AIS by Technology Systems Inc. is a free chartplotter with US NOAA vector charts that provides AIS over cellular display along with ActiveCaptain support and augmented reality capabilities.









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