New Feature: Waterway Guide

Waterway Guide content is now available as a chart overlay within the SEAiq app. Waterway Guide utilizes their extensive user base, large network of on-the-water editors, and full-time staff to provide up-to-date and accurate content for safe and informed travel along the waterways. Marinas, anchorages, navigation alerts, bridges and locks for the Eastern U.S., Canada, Bahamas, and Cuba are now available for offline access.

Important: ActiveCaptain

We are informed on May 23, 2018 Garmin will make incompatible changes to the ActiveCaptain server. After this date, the current ActiveCaptain data will continue to work in SEAiq. However, no further updates will be available for download. We recommend users sync offline data on their devices before the May 23 cut-off. We are considering updating SEAiq support for ActiveCaptain but do not have definite plans yet.

Microsoft Windows


SEAiq is compatible with 64-bit Windows 7 or later, including Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. SEAiq can be run on Window tablets such as Surface Pro, as well as laptops and desktops.

SEAiq can be run using virtualization software from VMWare. However, we do not recommend running SEAiq in Microsoft Windows using Oracle VirtualBox, because VirtualBox has poor support for Direct3D graphics (which SEAiq requires).


Download the current version of SEAiq Pilot for Microsoft Windows. Open the zip file and run the installation program it contains.

Activate Enterprise Account

Activate your Enterprise account by dragging and dropping your account activation file onto SEAiq Pilot. You may first need to save the file to your desktop. Then go to the Files tab in SEAiq Pilot and press the Import button next to the file.


If you use charts from NOAA, PRIMAR, or Chartworld, you can use the built-in chart download and update features. If you have your own chart files, you can install them by dragging and dropping the chart files onto SEAiq.


  • If you have problems running SEAiq on Windows, upgrading your graphics drivers to the newest version will usually fix the issue. Please visit web site of your graphics vendor and look for the newest drivers to download and install. Please try that first and then contact us if your problem continues.
  • It is important to run SEAiq as the same user as the initial installation of the software. This should typically be a normal user account, since Administrative permissions are normally not required. However, if you install or run SEAiq from an Aministrator account, you may find you must also run as an Adminstrator since regular users wll not have permisssions to run or modify files.