Swift Harbour // Free for iOS
Eliminate phone tag with marinas and stressful visitor-slip booking processes by using Swift Harbour. This app offers a direct connection to marinas with a wealth of vital information at the quick tap of your finger. Enter your boat profile and booking preferences just once, and the app will remember it for all future bookings. Those intricate yet important details of boat length, power needs, and other special requests will be stowed away for your next booking.
Receive a full quote before you book, in addition to a marina photo gallery, check-in and check-out times, latitude and longitude of the marina, a full marina description, cancellation policies, amenities, a marina map, and contact info including VHF, emergency numbers, and more. Also included in the application is a custom map to assist in your marine adventures. Marine parks, conservation areas and other points of interests are at the tips of your fingers.
Swift Harbour offers quick and easy access to hundreds of marinas, allowing you to book a moorage in just seconds. If your favorite marina isn’t participating in Swift Harbour’s interface yet, invite them with one click. Spend more time relaxing on the water and less time worrying about your accommodations for the night.
The Swift Harbour app helps marina’s too! Streamline operations, delight customers, and make more profits with no contract or high fees. Providing boat customers with the little details that could enhance their experience is important. Swift Harbour is free and available for iOS devices only.
WhatFish App // Free for iOS 9.0+
The WhatFish app makes marine species identification quick and easy. Just use keywords to search over 1300 species of fish, sharks, rays, mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, marine birds, algae, and more. Browse over 2,200 high-definition images from fantastic underwater photographers to help the identification process along. Once you’ve searched and found the marine species you’re searching for, read about its description, distribution, habitat, feeding habits, behavior, predators, and more, then log them for easy reference later.
If you’re more visually oriented, click the globe icon at the bottom of the screen for an interactive map; simply touch a destination to bring up an image gallery of species native to that area. Star your favorites to download them into your app – photos and data are updated regularly – or even import photos of your own. Once downloaded, an internet connection is no longer needed to access your favorite marine species.
The Logbook is another exciting interactive feature of this app. For every new dive, create a dive site entry. Add details such as max depth, time in, duration, nitrox, type, and temperature, as well as comments and images to record your unique marine experience. You’ll never forget the species you encountered or your dive stats ever again! Requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Dock Your Boat // Free for iOS 9.0+
Docking your vessel can often be one of the most stressful aspects of a boater’s daily routine. You want to make a good impression when maneuvering marinas and harbors but setting aside the time to practice those coveted skills isn’t always a top priority. The Dock Your Boat app is a simulator that improves sailing and yacht maneuvering skills remotely.
This useful simulator uses real-world physics, and the user must consider factors like prop walk, wind, and currents as you guide your boat into its slip in differing environments including narrow spaces in ports and marinas. The app even incorporates handling lines and fenders. With the Dock Your Boat app, you’re no longer tied to your boat to brush up on these skills – practice anywhere all year long, no matter your skill level.
This training technique offers a wide range of scenarios with various difficulty levels to get the most out of your user experience. Visual on-screen help is available with short text guidance covering the basic principles of docking to allow you a better feel for different docking situations. By upgrading to the Pro version, you can modify the wind and currents for seemingly endless combinations to truly test your handle on docking. Available for iOS and Android.