The Marinalife app brings you up-to-date marina listings on your iPhone, iPod, and iPad. See and touch thousands of marinas, overlaid on NOAA charts, or browse and search listings.
* find marinas near you or anywhere else in the US
* show nearby marina fuel prices for both Gas and Diesel
* use seamless NOAA charts from EarthNC
* view Marinas on Apple Satellite view map
* rotate all screens for wide maps and other views
For more than 15 years, Marinalife has been your cruising concierge and the leading source for marina information. Marinalife offers the Cruising Club Membership program to boaters with provides discounts on fuel, dockage, service along with online marina reservations, cruise itineraries and trip planning tools. Marinalife also publishes a quarterly travel magazine that features cruises, boater destinations, captains tips and more.
GPS WARNING: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- New NOAA Marine Chart service
- Minor tweaks and fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I started a subscription with ML and downloaded this app hoping to be able to use it around the Caribbean as it has great potential.
Unfortunately it falls short in many areas:
Initial the app had problems connecting with the server. That is now working okay.
The app is slow to load when zooming out and trying to move around. It has also locked up and crashed multiple times.
The datum around the Caribbean seems to be wrong. Many marinas are in the middle of the ocean. Some seem to be relatively in the right position compared to others, just everything shifted.
The information is dated and poor around the Caribbean. Not many marinas are listed. The mooring areas need to be updated and there doesn't seem to be a facility to let users keep the info up to date.
There needs to be better connection to the subscriber data base. It would be great to use this app rather than a website, but this is a long way from that.
I really hoped this app would live up to its potential, but it is close to useless for someone trying to use it for marina information around the US Caribbean.
Marinalife App Is Excellent
As a professional captain based out of Florida, I have found the Marinalife app extremely useful and handy. As long as I am in cell phone range of shore it serves as a back up chart viewer for any on board chartplotter since my boat's location is accurately placed on the chart. It is also very handy if you don't have a chartplotter in the cockpit, and it even helped me to safely resolve the best course of entering a tricky inlet.
But the best feature is the display of marinas and the ease of getting all the details you need about a marina. From there it's just a couple of clicks on your iPhone to make the reservation through the Marinalife concierge. And once your boat is safely at the dock for the night, you can take your iPhone with you while you sip a Dark n' Stormy at the nearby watering hole while reviewing the charts for your next day of cruising!
An novice MUST have
As a novice boater and new boat owner this app is a MUST have. I purchased a boat over the Summer of 2014. Boat was in South Jersey. I live in New York. Unable to find transport for the boat I decided to pilot the vessel up north my self. I spoke to a transporter about piloting it myself and my concerns being I was new at it. He suggested Marinalife. This app was invaluable. Got me out of the bay the boat was in. Barnaget bay. Very tricky and Impossible for my skill level without this app. Thank You.
PS Also wonderful app for Fishing wreckage locations has help increase my luck out on the waters. Keep up the GREAT work!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.