New Garmin Marine Cartography Offers All-in-one Mapping Solution

Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ comprise the next generation of cartography for Garmin marine devices.

A new day is dawning for marine cartography, and Garmin’s latest release  is leading the charge. Well, with unparalleled worldwide coverage and the No. 1 marine mapping solution1, you could say we’ve been leading the charge for a while — but now we’ve got something even better.

Both Garmin Navionics and Garmin Navionics Vision are feature-rich, all-in-one-mapping solutions that boast larger coverage regions than ever before and give boaters the ability to seamlessly explore both inland and offshore waters.  You can choose the standard option, Garmin Navionics+, or go for the premium Garmin Navionics Vision+ for additional features. Below, we’ll break down the difference.

What is included with Garmin Navionics+?

With Garmin Navionics+ cartography, a mariner receives:

What additional features are included with Garmin Navionics Vision+?

Premium Garmin Navionics Vision+ cartography comes with a more robust collection of downloadable charts and advanced features. In addition to the Garmin Navionics+ features listed above, Garmin Navionics Vision+ users receive:

What devices are compatible with Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ cartography?

Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ are both compatible with a range of Garmin chartplotters, including:

Where can I buy Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+?

Both the standard and premium versions of the latest Garmin cartography can be purchased on a preloaded microSD card or downloaded to a previously purchased microSD card via Garmin Express. Simply plug in your new Garmin Navionics+ or Garmin Navionics Vision+ microSD card and start using the new charts right away. You can activate or renew a one-year Garmin cartography subscription within the ActiveCaptain app.

What if I already own a Garmin chartplotter with built-in charts?

Not a problem. If your chartplotter came with built-in BlueChart g3 and/or LakeVü g3 mapping, you can purchase a dedicated Garmin Navionics+ microSD card that delivers the new generation of mapping directly to your chartplotter. All you have to do is plug it in.

To learn more about Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+, click here.

1Based on 2020 reported sales

2Auto Guidance technology is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations