The Best Sailing Apps for Yacht Cruising

sailing apps for yacht cruising

Smart sailing apps have become must-haves for smooth and safe yacht cruising. They’re accurate, easy to use, and extremely helpful for crucial tasks that ensure both boating safety and cruising holiday bliss (they also save you a ton of space on board that would be otherwise taken up by traditional devices).

Check out some of Team Zizoo’s favorite sailing apps that aim to support smooth navigation on a boat holiday:

Best multitasking sailing app with multiple critical features

sailgrib

SailGrib WR

Best sailing apps — weather           

windyapp

Windy

  • Detailed weather forecasts, live world wind map, and local weather reports
  • Recognized by the World Meteorological Organization as the best sports and outdoor app
  • More info and download here: https://windy.app/
windguru

Windguru

  • Live maps with weather conditions and tides
  • Data on wind (speed, gusts, direction); waves (height, period, direction); and weather (cloud cover, temperature, precipitation)
  • More info and download here: https://www.windguru.cz/apps.php
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predict wind

PredictWind

  • Clean interface and highly accurate with four forecast models, plus real-time wind conditions
  • Suggests best route across wind, waves, and currents as well the best day to set sail
  • More info and download here: https://www.predictwind.com/
navionics

Navionics

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sea pilot sailing app

Seapilot

  • Very user friendly, with up-to-date charts and a social boating feature for group sailing trips
  • The basic version is free, while the premium version includes features like weather routing and forecasts
  • More info and download here: https://www.seapilot.com/
seanav

SeaNav US and SeaNav UK

Best sailing app — family and group travel   

life360

Life360

  • Location-sharing app for keeping track of and finding loved ones
  • Important in case of separation or if someone gets lost on holiday
  • More info and download here: https://www.life360.com/intl/

Best sailing apps — mooring and anchoring

anchor alarm

Anchor Alarm

anchor pro sailing apps

Anchor Pro

Best sailing app — finding and booking marinas

navily sailing app

Navily

  • A leading cruising guide in Europe with contributions on over 50,000 marinas and anchorages helps you easily find and book berth in over 10 countries
  • Thousands of photos and comments from a wide community of users
  • More info and download here: https://www.navily.com/
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mysea sailing app

mySea

  • A leading portal for online berth booking, find and reserve berth in marinas, buoy fields, and jetties ahead of time for a quick and simple check-in process
  • Offers a best-price guarantee
  • More info and download here: https://my-sea.com/en

Best sailing apps — fun   

Spotify or Deezer

  • Find (or create!) the perfect sailing holiday playlist with access to millions of songs
  • Download and enjoy music offline with the premium versions
  • More info and download here for Spotify: https://www.spotify.com/us/
  • More info and download here for Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/

Instagram

  • Capture, curate, and share images and videos of all the incredible sights and experiences of your unforgettable sailing holiday
  • More info and download here: https://www.instagram.com/  
  • And of course, follow Zizoo here and get inspired:

3 boat holiday tips as helpful as your sailing apps

  1. Prep for your boat holiday with the ultimate sailing checklist and our guide for first-time sailors
  2. Include WiFi with your boat booking to have access to all your online apps throughout your trip
  3. Find excellent offers and savings on sailing holidays through Zizoo’s Super Deals

We hope you love these sailing apps and find them as helpful as we do! And we wish you a very happy (and safe) sailing experience.

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