Boating Weather Weather App Review (iOS, $1.99)

  • Category: Weather
  • Publisher: Blue Whale
  • Updated: Sep, 24 2009
  • Version: 4.4
  • Size: 5.21 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc.

iOS 7 compatibility updates

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
128 Ratings


Need to know what the marine forecast is before you go boating or during your boating trip? The Boating Weather App for iPhone and iPod Touch is the answer.

This intuitive app will show you the wind speed, surf and wave height for your coastal zone in the United States. Marine weather data is provided by the National Weather Service (NOAA).

- One touch National Weather Service forecast for today, tonight and this week.

- Shows wind speed, seas wave height and surf forecast.

- Add a location to Favorites for easy reference when switching between zones

- Shows small craft advisories.

- Set your default location to show your local boat weather forecast.

- Simple, intuitive design, quick loading

Whether you want to go on a boating trip, out fishing or for a quick sail, the Boating Weather iPhone App will tell you in a snap what the seas are doing!

Please Note: This app does not show forecast for inland waterways/rivers and does not show the forecast for Puerto Rico.

Customer Reviews

  • Faster loading, does what it claims

    by Neosoulman546

    The new update is great, it now loads your favorite forecast in seconds. Don't pay attention to the one star reviews - this app is a must have for anyone out on the water. The app does EXACTLY what it claims to do, which is get the marine forecast from NOAA for your zone and allow you to access it within one tap of the app icon from your iPhone.

  • Update

    by WannaBeYelper

    App does not update the forecast in a timely fashion. It's 7pm and the app instill showing the 10am report. The new report from noaa was posted at 3pm.

  • iOS 6 update

    by Crabberx

    Blue Whale App has taken care of the problem with the ios6 update and everything is back to normal. Use this app daily. Thank you. If you work on the water this app is a must to have.

  • Great App - now works on IOS6

    by n2smt

    Submitted a issue via FB page and developer provided s quick resolution. Great job guys!! App is perfect.. A+

  • iOS 6 broke it

    by Snowbird82

    Help, Help! I just bought this a few weeks ago and use it all the time. Unfortunately, it won't load ever since I downloaded iOS 6. I even tried to reinstall. Fix it and I'll definitely make this a 5 star!

  • It works

    by Magoofskie

    Does exactly what it says on the tin. Fast, easy and clear access to the Marine Forecast. I never go anywhere without checking this first.

  • Great intuitive app for coastal boating weather

    by MrTompkins

    Although the weather data appears to be limited to coastal regions this app provides one of the simpler and most elegant ways to display NOAA offshore weather information I've seen in the app store.

  • Got what I need

    by PhotoPhilly

    Simple and the data is accurate that is all I need....nothing fancy and simple to use.

  • Great app data missing

    by Not so fit yet

    App would get 5 stars but only shows near shore for lake Michigan where is the open lakes forecast????

  • Simple, Beautifull, Usefull (v4.0)

    by NoviceBoater

    I am very new to boating but fairly technology savvy. This app provided me exactly what I was looking for in a clean, usefull and stylish format with the neat favorites feature. I highly recommend it.

  • Simple and to the point

    by rud3bwu0y

    Tells me when it's safe to go fishing. Now has a refresh button, very usefull.

  • Time saver

    by Wellyworldgirl

    This app gives me exactly what I expected, my forecast with a tap of a button. This app is great for quick access if u don't care about radars and other bells and whistles.

  • 01/12/12 works just fine

    by Trespasserss_w

    People really need to read the description which says that it DOESN'T work in inland areas. On the east coast of the U.S, it works with my 4s. It is also accessible with VoiceOver so works without needing to see the screen, a nice surprise. So,maybe the lack of fancy graphics is disappointing to some. But, if you want the NWS forecast without waiting around for your area to come around, try this.

  • Yes

    by Captainchuck

    Excellent! It is the same weather you get on VHF without the endless waiting. Invaluable when filling out logs.

  • Does what it says

    by s/v Roshambo

    Pulls the NOAA offshore forecast.

  • Boating Weather

    by Knot Slo

    This app does exactly what it advertises. Much easier to get the info than surfing the web on the phone. Minimal interface. Apparently no way to delete favorites once they are established.

  • Synopsis of NOAA Weather Print Out

    by Allan Harriman

    App runs fine and has some decent basic features. It gives you a highly readable NOAA forecast for an ocean area, similar to if you flipped on your VHF and listened to a forecast zone. (Except that it is printed). Or, very similar to a forecast fax, if you know what that is. For me, it was worth it at $1.99 to have it at easy access. The app would be cool if these guys could tie in some other weather data though. That would make it a 4 or 5 star.

  • Simplicity

    by kburlsn

    This is exactly what I was looking app that presented the NWS Marine Forecast in a simple, easier to read format than scrolling through the website on an iPhone.

  • Needs Tide Info

    by Tidal User

    App is good but needs to show daily tide (high and low) information.

  • Solid but missing a couple of things

    by AKmasterSE

    I really like the simple NOAA display, but it REALLY needs to offer an option to read the forecast discussion, not just the predictions.

  • Why no offshore forecasts?

    by Jty1000

    An app this rudimentary should at least include the offshore vs merely the coast forecasts. Same NOAA data so why the arbitrary exclusion?

  • Not Worth It

    by Tracer 47

    Not enough information given. Not specific too general. Not worth the download.

  • Pretty useless

    by Ghoover318

    No temps, wind only, waste of space

  • IOS 6

    by Gabriel Lamarre

    I liked the app it was what I wanted and it worked just fine, Since the upgrade to IOS 6 the App just does not work at all it just shows the Blue Whale Logo. Please find a fix for us users version 4.1 is not compatible with the new operating system.

  • Yupthatsme

    by R1mike

    Used it every weekend until IOS6... NOW WON'T WORK :(

  • iOS 6

    by Brjr4401

    After I updated to the iOS 6 is will not work at all. Please fix!

  • They need to up date they app

    by MaryB26

    Worked great until I updated too iOS 6 now doesn't work at all

  • Don't buy

    by DeboPob

    Doesn't work with iOS 6!

  • Would be nice to know!

    by Docta32

    Terrible app that doesn't even include Lake Mead in Nevada! It's a huge lake that 1,000's use daily and has choppy water in windy weather. Would be very useful and save me time if this area was included. Total waste of $2

  • Poor waste of $$$

    by A dud!

    App locks up, cannot scroll page. Also not formatted for iPad screen size. Don't waste your money!

  • DON'T Buy if you live in North Dakota!

    by Maybird

    Totally useless for me! You should post the States that you DO NOT cover. May I get a refund please?

  • Why are you forcing IOS5

    by dbamail

    I have 227 apps. You are the only one which requires IOS5 to update. :(

  • Do not buy

    by Jeffreymd

    Very Very misleading!! This app must be good for this company only! It has nothing about my local area which it clearly states it does. The app states that it will help n your area. Well, my area is the very very large TN river. The local news gives the lake water info and I was looking for an app with the same info. I GOT BURNED ON THIS APP!!! Do Not Buy!!!! Please, I say again, Do Not Buy!!!!! These folks have ruined my trust n apps. By the way. They claim their a BBB company. I'm contacting the BBB and giving them my bad report on this company. Don't try calling this company to complain about their app. U'll get answer machine!!!

  • Mr

    by Notredog

    Do NOT Buy!! This is one of the worst apps I have ever bought. It is the first time I am disappointed in apple for letting such garbage be sold. You get one line of information that is very vague. No detail only one information screen. Do NOT Buy this!!!

  • Needs Synopsis

    by Bz455

    Repeated suggestions to these guys has been fruitless. No updates either. Without the associated synopsis of the marine forecast it's useless. You can this info for free, with synopsis from NOAA's website, just not in app form.

  • Great App

    by ADK2SG

    Great app for quick review of boating weather and conditions. Have used it up and down the US East coast and find it very handy. I would ignore the one star reviews because it doesn't include lakes or PR, it never did.

  • Horrible

    by cmoris

    Lying crap. Do not buy.

  • Overpriced App

    by Jcela88

    This app is overpriced for the information that provides. The description of the app is misleading and only after I downloaded I was able to see that the price was not justified. The information provided is just the exact message issue by the national weather report that can be obtained free from any weather station. It does not provide any detail information as barometric pressure, air speed, wave size or frequency, water temperature or anything of value to a sailor. I am asking for a refund.

  • Does what is says

    by FCT in 3D

    I am running os4 and have had no problems at all running the app. If you have a boat and want to know what the conditions will be before you get under way this is the perfect app for you. Works great..

  • Fishing fool

    by Ponylady07

    Move the inland water ways not supported to the top of page. Spent $2.99 for not

  • Doesn't work for Puerto Rico

    by I need a refund!!

    There is no disclosure that this app does NOT include PR as one of the states (even though PR is a US territory). I purchased this app and now i can't even use it! If I don't get my money back then you people robbed me. There should be a disclosure!!!!

  • Good weather overview

    by longstreet86

    This simple and handy. Not too much information, just what you need for your outings. Was definitely a good buy.

  • Simple decent app

    by ladedagrl

    Thanks for the update. The app is getting better! I'm been using it and have to say that it does come in handy! It's not fancy, but it does give you what you need.

  • Not for lakes!

    by Amckinnerney


  • Great update!

    by Fermingal0673

    Thanks for adding the favorites screen-this is now 5 starr!!

  • Good App

    by Admisgd

    I like the app a lot but it could use a simple Favorite folder so I could quickly choose between multiple areas. I regularly boat right on the edge of a forcast area therefore if I am operating both in shore and offshore I have to check up to 4 different forcast areas. The app is still faster than pulling up the NOAA website but a favorites option would really be a time saver.

  • Apparently not for inland waters

    by Fishing Stretch

    No apparent options for weather conditions on inland waterways. This is not clear from the app advertisement or title. "Boating Weather" would seemingly not be limited to coastal only.

  • I needed this app!

    by Norman Storman

    So glad I found this app as I've been looking for exactly this. Gives me all the info I need to determine if it's a good day to go out on the water.

  • Good for planning

    by checkyaself

    Really simple and thorough with a great selection of areas to choose from. Updates regularly to keep up with changing patterns too. I'm very pleased with the ease of use and the cost seems reasonable.

  • Simple-useful!

    by mrsbkw

    If you need to get out there on the water, this app will help you with Mother Nature! It's simple and easy to use. It gives you exactly what you need for your area.

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