Top 10 Boating Apps of 2019

Top 10 Boating Apps of 2019

We all have a computer in the palm of our hands ready to search for information when needed. For boaters and anglers like yourselves, we have narrowed down ten of the most popular boating applications in 2019 that we feel any boater would enjoy! Before you go out boating inshore or offshore, some of these applications will help you get the information you are searching for. There are many diverse apps we touch base on, from a boat ride-sharing app, to photo editing tools, to the weather forecast. You can do all of these things from the touch of your fingertips on any iOS or Android device.

1. Amazon

This app is great for anything boat-related! From boating accessories, electronics, docking equipment, and apparel, Amazon has you covered. What is also great about this app is that for Amazon Prime users you can listen to ad-free music and download movies and watch them offline while you are cruising on the water.

The Amazon App is available for free on the Apple Store and Android devices

2. Anchor Passenger

This app is “Your friend with a boat.” Anchor allows you to rent beautiful boats from private owners. Similar to the house-sharing app, Airbnb and the car-sharing app, Turo. This idea of renting instead of owning has become quite popular in the millennial age. With Anchor, every boat needs a captain which is why the app already provides you with a captain! The price that is displayed includes the boat rental, Captain, and Fuel. The boat you request will pick you up at any accessible dock or beach. Anchor is 100% US Coast Guard Compliant.

The Anchor App is available for free on the Apple Store and Android devices

3. Boat Trader

Boat Trader is the largest and most popular boating marketplace in the U.S. for all types of boaters. With over 100,000 boat listings for various types including fishing, ski/wake, pontoon, abd cruising boats, the app has the most extensive selections of boats to choose from. The app also allows you to ‘save’ your favorite boats. If you aren’t quite ready to purchase the boat you can save the boat using a free MyBoats account and come back to it later! The app also allows you to narrow down your search, read detailed listings, and you can contact the seller directly!

The Boat Trader App is available for free on the Apple Store and Android devices

4. Boatrax Logs

This app platform was created to provide boaters with the best experience to enjoy life on board to the max! The Boatrax App together with the Boatrax Box promotes a trustworthy and simple way to keep detailed records of your boat’s engine and sensors while capturing moments every trip you make. It is the perfect app to manage your boat logs like a pro! Some key features these app highlights are: tracking key engine metrics, keeping detailed logs safely stored, detecting engine problems, and you can even track where your boat is at all times!

The Boatrax Logs app is available for free on the Apple Store

5. BoatUS

BoatUS has been delivering time, money, and lifesaving services to recreational boaters nationwide since 1966. They provide water and road towing services, low-cost marine insurance, membership management, help location nearby marinas, boating forecasts like hurricane alerts and small craft advisories, discounts at boating businesses nationwide, and more! For more information visit to join over half a million members that know it pays to belong.

The BoatUS app is available for free on the Apple Store

6. Discover Boating Safety apps

This app is made specifically for boaters in Canada. This app features everything you need to ensure a safe and fun time on the water, no matter where or how you go boating. An interactive easy-to-use source of information, it covers a range of regulations, guidelines, and best practices that make being prepared easier so you can focus on the fun. Boat safety from port to port.

The Discover Boating Safety app is for free on the Apple Store and Android devices

7. Sea Tow

The Sea Tow app offers hourly and 10-day marine weather forecasts, the Tide forecast for the next 7 days, Compass and Speedometer functions, GPS, and easy access to on-water assistance directly through Sea Tow’s 24-hour Dispatch Center. You do not have to be a Sea Tow member to enjoy the peace of mind the app brings for safer boating, but if you are, you can easily access your membership info and renew your Sea Tow membership right from the app, along with access to your local Sea Tows Captain’s contact information and your local Automated Radio Check channel.

The Sea Tow app is available for free on the Apple Store and on Android devices

8. Instagram

The Instagram app is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments on the water! Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love, like boating! Join the community of over 1 billion people and express yourself by sharing all the moments of your day. Also, while you are at it, follow us at @offthehookyachts. We post all things boating like new custom builds, boats in inventory, and other boating news.

The Instagram app is available for free on the Apple Store and on Android devices


The VSCO app is a photo and video tool editor. It is a place to express yourself, make beautiful photos and videos, and connect with your community. This app is great if you want to spice up some of the pictures you took out on the water. You can edit with a variety of mobile presets (filters) and tools and then post them to your social like Facebook and Instagram!

The VSCO app is available for free on the Apple Store and on Android devices

10. Fishweather

The Fishweather app is your #1 most trusted mobile fishing weather source. If you are an offshore fishing enthusiast this app is made for you! The app delivers the weather where you are planning to fish. It features live wind reports from its real-time weather station, free forecasts, tide reports, radar maps, and many more features! You can download the free version or upgrade your account to get more access to other features.

The Fishweather app is available on the Apple Store and Android devices

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