All-in-one App for the Ultimate Connected Boating Experience
The free all-in-one ActiveCaptain® mobile app allows you to manage your marine experience from nearly anywhere. It creates a simple yet powerful connection between your compatible mobile device and your compatible Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the boating community.
Award-winning app recognised for innovation in the marine industry.
Monitor and Track Your Boat
Keep an eye on your vessel, and control up to 5 switches on your boat from virtually anywhere with the OnDeck™ system. When you purchase this fully integrated remote connectivity solution, you’ll be able to check in on your boat via the ActiveCaptain app. An active subscription is required.1
Now you can access all your charts and maps from your mobile device, and use them on all your registered Garmin devices. You can also update charts and maps, and purchase new ones from your mobile device. Then, when you get on your boat, your charts and maps can automatically sync with your compatible chartplotter with no button presses.
Remain connected and in touch while out on your boat. Calls, text messages and other notifications can be shown on your compatible chartplotter display while your mobile device is stowed, safe and dry.
Want to know the best rated marina? Local attractions? Uncharted hazards? The ActiveCaptain community connects you to up-to-date feedback from fellow boaters about marinas and other boating points of interest.
Accessing the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community has never been easier. Quickly and easily upload and download the latest Quickdraw Contours mapping content to your mobile device, and transfer it to your compatible chartplotter with zero button presses.
User Data Sync
Pre-fish a lake, or plan an entire trip from your home, hotel or nearly anywhere — and once you’re on your boat and connected, your waypoints and routes can transfer right to your compatible chartplotter.
Receive notifications and software updates specific to the electronics on your vessel. No more carting an SD™ card from home to your boat and back again. You choose when to download the update and when to push the update to your compatible electronics.
Control Your Chartplotter
Using built-in Helm, the ActiveCaptain app lets you view and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet, even when someone else is at the helm.