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4 Boating Apps, Services That Will Get You Out On The Water

Whether you're a seasoned boater or a beginner, these apps and web services will help you get cruising.

1. GetMyBoat

First step: pick an activity and price range. Need a boat to sleep in? Check. Need a boat for a fishing trip that is also less than $100 a day? Check and check. With GetMyBoat, no boating experience is lesser than the other. From sailboats, jet skis and kayaks to fishing charters, GetMyBoat has something for everyone with 58,000-plus listings in more than 150 countries and 7,100 locations. GetMyBoat keeps boating fun and safe with its motto: “Don’t worry. Boat Happy.”

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Available on iOS devices at the App Store and in GooglePlay for
Android; free

2. Sailo

Download Sailo, and a vault of rentable boats becomes available. The Florida and New York-based company allows users to pick a budget, choose a solo trip or one taken with a captain, and then bon voyage! Most boats have live availability, so there’s no wait for next-day confirmation.

Available on iOS devices at the App Store; free

3. Boatbound

Considered “The Airbnb for boats,” this online platform makes any boating experience one to remember. With the P2P boat rental marketplace, rounding up a crew of friends and family for a day on the water just got a whole lot easier. Bring along a captain to enjoy the day to its fullest. Boatbound also allows users to rent out their own boats to others—and do so with peace-of-mind insurance. 

Available at boatbound.co

4. Sea Tow

For those who are already boat owners, get tide forecasts, moon phases and next-tide countdowns for anywhere you go. The forecast section includes everything from wind/gust speed and direction, to water temperature, to barometric pressure, so there’s never a worry. Sea Tow is also equipped with on-water assistance through its membership program, with captains at the ready to find the user’s location and provide help.

Available on iOS devices at the App Store and in GooglePlay for
Android; free, membership fees apply for upgraded account