NOAA is the nautical chartmaker for the 3.4 million square nautical miles coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. Looking towards the future needs of navigation, grounded in a proud heritage of chart production through American history, NOAA creates a range of charting products to meet the needs of everyone from kayakers to mariners piloting the ocean's largest vessels.
NOAA’s array of nautical chart formats are available as free downloads or as value-added products from maritime product providers. NOAA nautical publications and data portals are easily accessible and provide important information to supplement the nautical charts.
From paper products, to digital files, to web-based data access… NOAA nautical charts, publications, and portals have you covered.