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Top Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

Top Boating Apps for Your Smartphone

We realize that the whole idea of a pontoon excursion with your friends or family is to disconnect from our crazy busy lifestyles. But we also recognize the need for information in an information age. So we’ve compiled a list of boating apps that may help you get the most out of your Pontoon Depot boat outing, without totally engaging the real world.

For iOS

  • Boaters Checklist GPS – Make sure that you have everything you need before you hitch up the boat and head to the lake. And, if you frequent a favorite location, you can use this app to record the exact GPS location of a stellar fishing spot or a hidden shallow sandbar.
  • Float Plan – Share your boating excursion plans with friends and family not hitting the waves with you, so that they know where you are in case of an emergency.
  • Boating Weather – Get real time weather information from the National Weather Service before and during your boating excursion.
  • IGFA Mobile – If you’re an avid fisherman, then this is the app for you. The International Game Fish Association gives you access to information on great fishing spots, as well as a fish identifier, a catch log, locating IGFA weigh stations, and more.

For Android

  • GPS Speedo – This app provides an analog GPS speedometer, graphing your speed in real time.
  • Sea Tow – Use this app to get on-water assistance, tide information, weather forecasts, GPS and more.
  • The Encyclopedia of Boating – Everything you need to know to be a boat owner, all in one place. This app provides information on boat maintenance, navigation, boating in various weather conditions, and even how boats work.

Both Operating Systems

  • Boat Ramps – Find and get directions to more than 35,000 boat ramps all over the U.S.
  • BoatUS – Just in case you get into trouble (such as running out of gas because you were having too much fun to notice), use this app for access to a network of on-water towers in over 300 nationwide ports.

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  • Scott Reynolds