Garmin ActiveCaptain

Garmin ActiveCaptain

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-11-07
  • Current Version: 17.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 195.05 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 571 Ratings


The free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app provides a powerful connection to your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the ActiveCaptain community for the ultimate connected boating experience. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, be able to purchase new maps and charts, and have access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Connect to the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest. Smart notifications¹ on your chartplotter screen keep you connected with everyone else. Plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even view and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the water. This app is not recommended for non-Garmin chartplotter owners and is not intended to be a standalone navigational app. The included basemap is not useable without purchasing additional charts/maps. - OneChart™ lets you access all your Garmin unit pre-load and accessory card charts and maps from your mobile device and purchase new ones - Receive smart notifications¹, such as calls and texts, on your chartplotter display when paired with the app - Connect to fellow boaters with the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest - Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between the app and chartplotter - Easily upload and download the latest Garmin Quickdraw Contours content from the community - Download software updates and notifications from the app to your Garmin devices - View and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet ¹See compatibility matrix -



  • Great connection to my marine electronics

    By gunter13091
    Nice interface, easy navigation, map updates easily downloaded. Highly recommend.
  • Stryker 9 inch

    By uly562
    I absolutely love it even though I have use it at the Lake yet but it looks amazing installed on my boat thank you Garmin.. I did a lot research and garmin was always at the top of the list now I know why... can we add more features on app just throwing it out there and new update .. thanks Garmin
  • Good but it’s the off season in upstate New York.

    By Other Office
    This was loaded in January in New York so it isn’t rated on the water but the reviews are helpful for planning the next vacation.
  • Great App

    By FreddieFerric
    Keeps your GPS Map singing along at maximum efficiency.
  • Active Captain App

    By Hero_20
    Very cool and smooth running app!!
  • Seasniper

    By igothp.
    This makes planning trips so easy . Active Captin is a game changer. Thank you garmin
  • TennTom mile market 366.3

    By Captin Gene
    Tombigbee River Follow southern shore line about 30 to 40' from shore go to second bend anchor in 25'. Good wind protection GracieGene
  • Depth readings

    By Salt sled
    Depth reading in the Corpus Christi area is off along with channel shading and markings. Just being a foot off can be extremely critical due to the fact that 85% of the area between Corpus Christi and Baffin Bay is less than 3 feet deep. Good way to get yourself hung up trying to scout new areas.
  • Works great most of the time

    By Oh!9999
    For 3 years now we’ve patiently worked through the many changes at Garmin. Sometimes klugy, the devices always got us home. Customer support is fast and well done. Looking forward to smooth sailing from here on out
  • Great app

    By tez5
    Easy to use