The ActiveCaptain Community grants access to peer-provided feedback about their surroundings.

ActiveCaptain Community: Real Boaters, Real Reviews, Real Adventure

Have you ever wondered what customers think of the chef’s special at the marina downstream? Or where to drop anchor the next time you make a day trip into unfamiliar waters? Or even who has the best fuel prices in the area? With the ActiveCaptain® Community, you can wonder no more and inform fellow boaters who may be asking the same thing.

The ActiveCaptain® app has grown into a valuable online resource and a friend to boating communities everywhere, amassing more than 166,000 independent reviews of marinas, points of interest, places to drop anchor, potential hazards, bridges, dams, boat ramps, and more. Users can also provide photos along with their written reviews, painting an even clearer picture of what you may encounter.

Whether you’re a cruiser, sailor, angler or even a passenger, you can access this valuable information and provide others with reviews through the ActiveCaptain app, compatible Garmin chartplotters, and the ActiveCaptain Community online. You can also utilize the Navionics® Boating app1 to read and edit content from the ActiveCaptain Community. Plus, it’s free and easy to join!

Plan the perfect trip

Do a little research. With the ActiveCaptain Community, you can make yourself familiar with an area of travel before stepping foot on the boat. Using the ratings, reviews and user-submitted photos, it’s easier to determine where you want to stop and where you want to explore.

Find information on the water

Have you ever decided to change course in the middle of a trip? No problem. The tools from the ActiveCaptain Community are also available to you while on the water through your compatible Garmin chartplotters and the apps. It can be extremely valuable if you find yourself making an unexpected stop, and need to find a local marina with an available slip or mooring.

Take a look at what some of our users have said in the ActiveCaptain Community:

Quality Resort Marina — 5-star review: “5-star resort at your fingertips. The older comments may be out of date. Docks are maintained in great condition. Marina and hotel staff are the finest you will come across, going out of their way to make your stay enjoyable…” –M. Johnson on Moody Gardens Marina outside of Galveston, Texas

Ron’s Rock — Hazard: “Well-known to locals. Many boats hit it. Pay attention! Ron used to have a boat repair business on Lopez, every time a boat hit it, he made money.” –I. Macrae on a hazard off Lopez Island in Puget Sound, Washington

Groceries and brewery, what more can a sailor ask for? — 5-star review: “Love staying here. We get right up close to Sutton Park and land the dinghy on the beach. Grocery store and Hop Lot Brewery are just across the street! Park has a bathroom as well. Sand bottom with a clean anchor when hauled up…” –SV Slice on Suttons Bay Anchorage in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan

Provide your own boating insights

We want to hear from you! Chances are you’ve gained some unique insights during your time on the water and can help other boaters in your area. You don’t have to share all of your secrets, but maybe there’s a spot where you always buy your live bait or a boat launch upstream that’s easier to use if you have a larger truck. Whatever the case, a community works best when everyone participates.

Ready to join the community? Learn more about the ActiveCaptain Community here.

1Must have an active Boating app subscription to access the ActiveCaptain Community