Skipper ~ NOAA Marine Charts, ActiveCaptain, Nautical Weather, and Tides by TrailBehind (Universal)
Released: Jul 30, 2013
Version: 3.0
Size: 64 MB
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Skipper ~ NOAA Marine Charts, ActiveCaptain, Nautical Weather, and Tides

Skipper is mobile charts done right. A seamless chart-plotter, with data synced across all of your devices, and backed up to the cloud. Convenience and power, charts and weather, wherever you cruise.

Skipper is free to use, including viewing charts, recording trips, and syncing with A subscription is required for these Pro features:
* offline usage - download charts and maps for offline cruising
* chart updates - automatically sync new chart updates from NOAA
* ActiveCaptain - view marina, hazard, fuel, and other info

We take customer service very seriously, and you can always get in touch with us at

~About Skipper~

Best Offline Charts on the App Store
* seamless mosaic of official NOAA charts for the US, created on-device
* smallest possible download size for official rasters, download all US charts in less than 2 GB
* overlay charts on great base maps, including MapBox cloudless aerial, the most up-to-date OpenStreetMap road maps, or USGS topos

Seamless Online/Offline Data Collection
* Skipper syncs your waypoints, routes, tracks, and photos between your devices, and backs up to the cloud
* flip a switch and it just works, and new devices can be synced with no hassle
* share a link to any track, route, waypoint, or Photo, via email, Facebook, Twitter and other methods

ActiveCaptain Integration
* view and contribute to the best marine location database in the world
* information about marinas, anchorages, hazards, and local knowledge
* new reviews near you every day
* leave reviews and ratings in Skipper

Weather & Tides
* offline tide graphs and charts, past, present, and future, calculated from NOAA tidal constituent data
* online weather data from Wunderground
* NEXRAD overlays, with animation, time stamps, and controls
* wind, temperature, other vital stats
* current conditions, hourly, and daily forecasts

Beautifully Designed, Built, and Supported in California
* fully and individually optimized for all sizes of iPhone and iPad
* pixel perfect retina graphics
* created and supported by people who care

►► Subscriptions

A Skipper subscription automatically renews each year.

• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app:

• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.

• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase

►► IMPORTANT - IPOD TOUCH AND WIFI ONLY IPADS - This application will not be fully functional on these devices, unless you have an external GPS attachment. The GPS Recorder and compass will be inactive. You will be able to view maps and waypoints, but you cannot record tracks.

►► GPS WARNING - Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's new in version 3.0
If you like Skipper, please take a moment to leave a review on the App Store.

~~~ Skipper 3.0 ~~~
In Skipper 3.0, we totally changed how the free version works. We abolished the "Trial Mode," and now most Skipper features work even if you don't subscribe.

Now, the free version of Skipper lets you browse charts online, make routes, record trips, and more. This is much more complete than the simple chart viewer offered for free before. The subscription gives you the following capabilities:

* download charts for offline use
* keep charts automatically up-to-date
* download other map sources for offline use
* use ActiveCaptain data and features

Enjoy the expanded free version! Send us some feedback at
Our verdict: Good
  • + Skipper ~ NOAA Marine Charts, ActiveCaptain, Nautical Weather, and Tides is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is free.
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