Garmin ActiveCaptain

Garmin ActiveCaptain

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-11-07
  • Current Version: 12.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 134.34 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2/5 ( 110 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Garmin ActiveCaptain App Ratings: 2
Based on 110 App Reviews

Garmin ActiveCaptain App Details

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 -


Garmin ActiveCaptain App Screenshots

App Reviews

  • Improving constantly.

    By Hatt Captain
    While designed for great integration for Garmin users, it has improved greatly from the first release.
  • Useless

    By SV merlin
    Unable to write reviews....updated reviews not current. User friendly “not”. Fix it or sell it to some who will. I have the app on my iPad. Impossible to get it to open even after I login.
  • I’m out

    By bobyule
    Used to be a wonderful thing now junk nice job garmin Have a garmin chart plotter but it is affixed to the boat so with active captain and the polar navy on my laptop I was easily able to plan without standing at the helm the whole time Now you won’t me to collect data for you that’s not free Perhaps your end user agreement should mention user privacy and data collection the first thing you need to use your app is an account namely my email address data Also no interest into anything else I wrote. having to use my phone out on the water is not what I wont to do either Put it in writing that you do not collect data Please respond to the public forum instead of asking me to write to you with the copy and past response
  • Don’t buy

    By Gvsfkkbffyerfk
    I had the old app and purchased charts all was good I bought a new iPad and downloaded the app bought then Garmin upgraded the app which I lost my charts. I contacted them they said too bad and would have to buy the charts again and I am out $30
  • Chart downloads don’t work

    By oater b
    Spent a lot of money on charts. Can only download random tiles. All chart tiles successfully downloaded disappear after closing app. Update: occasional delete and reinstall app... app is great if you have a chart plotter with it. minor annoyance
  • Unbelievably Bad

    By pdthomas01
    In one stroke Garmin has rendered Garmin BlueChart Mobile and ActiveCaptain useless. Thanks.
  • Great App, not ready to replace Blue Chart

    By lrrryo
    Overall a good start with major issues. First, the fonts are TO SMALL! I’ve harped at Garmin about this for a long time with their plotters. And I have 20/20 uncorrected. Lots of other small issues like not enough characters in the wot field when creating the title, poor search features, no off the water info, like what town you’re in so searching for something on land where you want to boar near is difficult......and too much more to list here. But I’m a strong Garmin supporter and have the confidence they’ll fix it.
  • Time will tell

    By fed up with improvements
    I loved Garmin Helm. Used it regularly when I was on deck, anchoring, etc. got a new iPhone and tried to reinstall it - gone! Instead, I have to load Active Captain. I sure hope you haven’t screwed up the only feature I want - ring able to remotely view and control my Garmin chart plotter... I don’t have the remotest interest in Active Captain. Last time I tried to use it the granularity was so pathetic I could find where I was on the chart, so the features/ alerts/ reviews were useless. Never went back, and don’t want it now.
  • They trashed a great app

    By Sokkerski
    Active Captain and Blue Charts were great. Nothing transfers (at least easily and reasonably). This new configuration is completely unusable.
  • What a disappointment

    By Woodize
    Requesting refund for charts. Big fan of Garmin aviation products and blue chart. This is a joke. Tried calling for support and requested a call back due to a wait time of over an hour. Never got a call. Please terminate the person who is leading this project.