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GARMIN HomePort™
Marine Planning Software

Discontinued. Available as a FREE download from Garmin >>

Before heading out on the open water, plan your voyage with HomePort — marine trip-planning software¹ that lets you plan and organize routes from the convenience of your computer.

Use your existing BlueChart® preprogrammed card, or transfer the preloaded maps² directly from your chartplotter to an SD™ card. Then simply plug the card into your computer's card reader to start planning your voyage.

Navigating waters with no visible landmarks or shallow shorelines can be a daunting task for even the most experienced navigator. With your existing BlueChart data together with HomePort on your computer, you’ll have the ability to view map details such as underwater hazards and hidden obstacles and plan a route to avoid them.

HomePort also offers features such as depth profiles, distance and bearing measurements, and tidal predictions.

Manage Your Data

In addition to managing waypoints, routes and tracks, you can store information from past voyages right on your computer. HomePort will also help you create point-to-point routes, determine fuel usage and estimate your travel time for each leg of your route — saving you time and money.

View Marine Charts

It’s easy to browse and view chart detail on your computer screen and mark waypoints and other points of interest. When finished, send the data to an SD card or proprietary Garmin datacard to load into your compatible Garmin chartplotter or sounder.

HomePort is compatible with BlueChart, BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision navigation charts.

¹HomePort software does not include map data.

²Inland Lakes software is not compatible with HomePort. If using a device preloaded with Inland Lakes software in conjunction with BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision pre-programmed cards, only the pre-programmed cards are compatible.


  • Displays both fishing and navigational charts from BlueChart g2 Vision® (also compatible² with BlueChart g2 navigation charts).
  • Allows user to measure distance and bearing on the charts.
  • Displays route/track depth profiles, distance and bearing measurements.
  • Converts tracks into point-to-point routes (track to route conversion) and specifies the speed for each leg of the route.
  • Provides ETA and arrival times (for each leg) when you create routes.
  • Shows animated playback of data collected on device.
  • Calculates fuel consumption (based on fuel flow data provided by the user).
  • Exports selected data to Google™ Earth.
  • Displays statistics and graphical information about tide stations, tidal streams and currents and tidal predictions.
  • Displays grid lines to show latitude and longitude.
  • Allows you to manage waypoints, routes and tracks.
  • Allows you to view the map north-up, map-up or course-up.
  • Displays celestial information such as sunrise, sunset and moon phase.
  • Displays photos and point-of-interest detail.
  • Supports vector charts.
  • Includes worldwide basemap.
  • Allows multiple map views.
  • Allows users to mark waypoints and other points of interest, and when finished, send the data to an SD card or proprietary Garmin datacard to load into your compatible Garmin chartplotter or sounder (Mac version does not support proprietary Garmin USB card readers).

Compatible Units: GPSMAP 400 series, GPSMAP 500 series, GPSMAP 600 series, GPSMAP 3000 series (trip planning only), GPSMAP 4000 series, GPSMAP 5000 series, GPSMAP 640 chartplotters preloaded with BlueChart mapping, Colorado 400c, GPSMAP 78, 78s

Compatible Maps: BlueChart g2 Vision, BlueChart g2, and BlueChart (both microSD/SD and Garmin data card formats)

Minimum System Requirements:

    • Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB preferred)
    • At least 1024 x 768 display
    • 250 MB disk space
    • USB port
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.0 (included)
    • Video card that supports DirectX 9.0
    • microSD™/SD™ card reader or Garmin proprietary USB card reader (Garmin proprietary USB card reader is not 64-bit compatible)
    • Any Intel-based Mac
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB preferred)
    • OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) or later
    • 250 MB disk space
    • USB port
    • microSD™/SD™ card reader

    File Size
    HomePort software is preprogrammed on a 2 GB data card which also can be used when transferring the preloaded map from your chartplotter onto a microSD/SD card for use with HomePort.

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