Navigation for Cruisers Around the Globe

VentureFarther is a community of 1232 seafarers sharing information about navigation and activities related to moving about on the sea. This crowd sourced information is then integrated with satellite chart creation, position reporting, weather, tidal predictions, NMEA recording and then automatically published into eBook "Cruiser's Guides". Take a few minutes to explore the site and see for yourself what VentureFarther can do for you.

Satellite Charts

For anywhere in the world from Google, Bing and Nokia here! This is the only web based, zero software install Satellite Chart service available, with 96411 charts created. Directly integrated with the iPad navigation app SEAiq and fully compatible with OpenCPN (and others, charts in BSB/KAP format). Give it a try and create a Satellite Chart!

Kap Create
Hot News!

You can now upload recorded depths that can be superimposed by any VentureFarther user on the Satellite Charts! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO SHARE DEPTHS

Coming Soon!

The VentureFarther Android NMEA data recorder. Contact us if you want to be one of the Beta testers!

Marker, Route and Depth Recordings

Crowd sourced anchorages, routes, depth recordings, dives sites, marinas like nowhere else on the web! View any marker/route/depth recording on the latest Navionics Nautical Charts, along with Google, Bing and Nokia here satellite images! Get interactive area weather and current tides. All Waypoints downloadable in the popular GPX format for loading into your charting software. Waypoints can be created by a GPX Upload or using the Marker Create Wizard. Give the wizard a try and Share your favorite anchorage or click the NAVIGATION & PLANNING/Markers&Routes on the menu above to check out the countries.

eBook Cruising Guides

With 767 Cruiser's Guides downloaded so far! Once 10 markers for a country are shared a "Cruiser's Guide" is auto published from all the great crowd sourced information on VentureFarther. Each marker is attributed back to the VentureFarther user that shared the info. These books are in the open epub format and work well in iBooks(also Calibre and others). Click here to check out all of the available eBooks!

New and Improved Position Reporting!

  • Create reports by email or online, you choose!
  • Once created, any report can be either edited or deleted!
  • Customizable, you select the basemap and routline coulors.
  • Upload Photos to your report (currently just online, email attachment coming soon).
  • Member specific Position Report page.
  • Automatically email friends,family and cruising buddies when you submit a report.
  • Invite Friends and Family easily with the VentureFarther Invite page, which will email the details on how they can sign up to track you. All in about 1 minute!

Click Here to get more information on how you can start up.

Customizable Position Report

A personalized position report page is available for you to link to on your blog.

Check out Evergreen's member specific position report page.

Tracking with Auto Email

Auto HTMl email with MAP for friends and family when you post a position report. Click here to get details.

Keeping VentureFarther Afloat

VentureFarther is a site built and supported by a cruising sailor. There are a few ways you can help keep it afloat. One way, if you like the features, consider becoming a sponsor by making a donation to help with monthly server expenses. Also, sharing information by entering markers not only helps the site grow, but gives you a chance to share your knowledge with other cruisers. And lastly, you can show your support by letting your friends know about this site on social media.

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