Learn marine navigation - the art of navigating the world's waterways - using nautical charts, a compass, marine electronics and various marine publications.
Coast Guard Navigation Rules - Operating at a Safe Speed
The Coast Guard Navigation Rules, also known as the Rules of the Road or Nav Rules, are a set of rules governing the safe navigation of your boat, which includes proceeding at a safe speed. Learn what it means to operate your boat at a safe speed according to the Navigation Rules.
Coast Guard Navigation Rules - Maintaining a Proper Lookout
The Coast Guard Navigation Rules, also known as the Rules of the Road or Nav Rules, are a set of rules governing the safe navigation of your boat, which includes maintaining a proper lookout. Learn how to maintain a proper lookout while boating for the sake of safety.
How to Read a Nautical Chart - Part 1
Learning to navigate can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but when broken into manageable pieces, it becomes simpler. The first steps are to learn the basic components of a nautical chart, and how to interpret the information for safe navigation.
Plot a Navigation Course
Plot a course on a nautical chart, and use time, speed, and distance calculations to run the course to your destination.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Provides online access to Chart No. 1, American Practical Navigator, USCG Light List and other printed navigation aids.
Purchase up-to-date navigation charts through the only NOAA-approved source of nautical charts.