Garmin ActiveCaptain

Garmin ActiveCaptain

By Garmin

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2017-11-07
  • Current Version: 15.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 147.19 MB
  • Developer: Garmin
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 321 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 app

    By Dutchman45
    Great app. Tremendous detail. Still learning it
  • Nice app

    By VinDinho
    Nice app
  • John Gibson

    By Mississippi John
    Really helpful in setting up echomap plus 93SV and Panoptix. Also the tec guys are awesome.
  • Love it

    By blazednerd420
    Very easy to use and enjoy sharing the charts i create with others 😎
  • Great appp

    By catdaddy40
    This app works wonderfully
  • Easy and cool

    By CamPro920
    I love how the app handles the management process, updating the unit and maps. It’s awesome to also see the map on my phone. I “could” be anywhere on my boat and see our position, on my phone. There’s many other useful things as well that I’m not going into at this time.
  • Active Captain

    By This app is a scam stay away
    Still new to the Garmin electronics on the marine side but so far things are working great. Seamless updates are a great feature.
  • New way of fishing

    By catch big fish
    I love this new garment it is amazing
  • Active captain

    By HorseCranker
  • Great Lake detail

    By Lena's boy
    This app has great detail for the downloaded lakes. I really like the color coding for the depth ranges.