Boating Tips: Top Weather Apps

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Tides, wind, rain, snow, sleet, lighting - all these weather events can make or break a boating day. Here are our top picks for weather-related apps for boating.  Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.


While most people are familiar with Navionics chart plotters, they also have an app. This app can provide navigational information as well as useful information regarding tides, waves and weather reports.


Providing easy-to-read marine radar and reports, this app (also a website) is a great weather resource for boaters. It has numerous filters that can be applied so that you can get the exact forecast that you’re looking for in your desired area.


MyRadar gives you real-time storm information, this is especially useful for understanding storm direction. With MyRadar, you can see which way a storm is headed and make the necessary adjustments to get to safety.

My Lightning Tracker

Florida is the lightning capital of the world, so of course this app is something that boaters in our neck of the woods use quite often (of course it works anywhere)! This handy app shows you where lighting is currently hitting as well as strikes over time.


A windy day can impact fishing, boating, a day at the beach - wind is a very important factor to consider when spending the day in marine environments. Windfinder gives you data on current conditions, forecasts and can also alert you when conditions change.

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