Are you a sail or power boater that lives in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada and surrounding areas or are you just visiting Halifax and want to know about our boating?
Halifax Boating app gives you all the information you need to enjoy the water.
We provide a list of sailing clubs, marinas, part suppliers, repair shops and weather conditions so that you can enjoy that perfect day.
A new maps feature provides users with green pins indicating where landmarks/marinas are located along various rivers and water ways in the Halifax area.
User submitted obstructions and dead heads are marked in red.
As you approach a green or red pin, a message is displayed on your device giving you the option of viewing it's location on the map or to view more information such as it's historical significance.
The community can suggest landmarks to be added using the 'contact us' tab of the app - this keeps the app up to date in case we've missed something.
Users can submit dead heads or obstructions they find in the water that are not mapped. A dead head is a log or obstruction in the water which could be dangerous for boaters. When you find a dead head in the water, send us the Longitude and Latitude by selecting the copy icon in the maps screen, then paste it along with other information on the 'Contact Us' form.
When boaters pass within 100 feet of the dead head, a message from the app will appear warning them of it's presence. Boating safe matters for everyone.
Follow our 'Living The Life' blogger Craig Bowman from 'Cruising Off Duty', to see what it's like to live a life onboard a boat as he moves towards leaving land for good. Very informative and always changing.