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Garmin BlueCharts

Want to use your Garmin handheld GPS or marine chartplotter on the coastal waters around the UK, Europe or anywhere else in the World? With a compatible Garmin device and a BlueChart you can.

The latest mapping is V2018.5 (v20.0). In this latest edition of Garmin BlueCharts Garmin have discontinued a number of BlueCharts. Click the following link to read more details about this change of BlueCharts coverage.

There are three sizes of Garmin BlueCharts available to buy which are Small, Regular and Large. Garmin BlueCharts are also available as either g2 HD or g2 Vision HD format. The full functionality of the g2 Vision HD microSD cards is available with the Garmin Chartplotters however when using a handheld device you should only consider buying a g2 HD BlueChart (not g2 HD Vision) because g2 HD BlueCharts are not compatible with Garmin handheld devices. g2 HD microSD cards are only only available in a Regular size.

BlueChart g2 HD or BlueChart g2 Vision HD?

Both Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD provide the same marine cartography charts. The difference is g2 Vision HD version offers additional information such as auto guidance and aerial photos of ports and marinas. g2 HD mapping is only available in a Regular size BlueChart.

Please note: g2 Vision HD features such as aerial photos are not compatible on all Garmin handheld GPS units, please see the compatibility below.

Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD Charts

BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD Bluecharts are ideal for use with Garmin devices.

There are three different sizes of Bluecharts available - these are small, regular and large. The larger the chart, the more area is covered without the need to change or buy additional charts. We suggest buying the chart(s) that provide the coverage for your sailing, fishing, yachting needs. Read more about g2 Charts here. Read more about g2 Vision Charts here.

UK and Europe BlueCharts

UK and Europe BlueChart Small Charts

BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD small charts provide a limited yet fairly substantial area of waters around the British Isles and Europe. View the latest Blue Chart g2 small charts.

UK and Europe BlueChart Regular Charts

BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD regular charts are ideal if you'd like to explore more of the coastline than where your boat/vessel is moored. View the latest Blue Chart g2 regular charts.

UK and Europe BlueChart Large Charts

BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD large charts are perfect if you'd like to sail, fish, etc right around the UK, mediterranean all with one chart. View and buy the latest Blue Chart g2 HD large charts.

North America BlueCharts

North America BlueChart Regular Charts

BlueChart g2 Vision HD large charts are perfect if you'd like to sail, fish, etc right around a particular area of the United States or Canada. View and buy the latest Blue Chart g2 HD regular charts.

North America BlueChart Large Charts

BlueChart g2 Vision HD large charts are perfect if you'd like to sail, fish, etc right around a particular area of the United States or Canada. View and buy the latest Blue Chart g2 HD large charts.

Latest v2018 BlueCharts

To ensure you receive the very latest version of the Garmin marine chart for your device, which is currently v2018.5 (v20.0) our Garmin BlueCharts are made to order and despatched same day* by our Plymouth based official Garmin marine distributor SMG Europe. *Orders placed Monday to Friday before midday (UK time).

IMPORTANT: Because all BlueCharts are made to order (custom made at time of purchase) they cannot be cancelled once ordered nor returned for refund. Therefore, please ensure that you are definitely ordering the correct chart and that you have checked that is compatible with your device.

All of the Garmin BlueCharts available from ActiveGPS come supplied on preprogrammed plug-and-play SD/microSD Cards that insert directly into your Garmin devices SD/microSD Card slot. What's more all g2 HD and g2 vision HD charts purchased from ActiveGPS come with a FREE new chart guarantee valid for 12 months after purchase, learn more here.


Garmin BlueChart Compatibility

For Garmin BlueChart compatibility please see an individual Garmin BlueChart webpage e.g. Garmin BlueChart Irish Sea and scroll down to 'What is the chart compatible with?'. Some BlueCharts are available in two formats:

‣g2 Vision HD
‣g2 HD

Other BlueCharts are only available in one signal format; g2 Vision HD or g2 HD only. In addition, following a new Garmin BlueChart release in November 2017, the large g2 HD Vision BlueCharts are no longer compatible with pre 2014 Garmin chartplotters. So we advise that you fully check a BlueCharts compatibility before purchasing. If you need help, please contact us. We are only too happy to help ensure you buy the correct and compatible Garmin BlueChart for your Garmin chartplotter/handheld device.

Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD

Please note: Older Garmin units required a datacard rather than SD/microSD, we no longer stock Data Card versions of the Blue Chart.

All Garmin BlueCharts are supplied on preprogrammed microSD card inside a full size SD card adaptor - Learn how to install Garmin BlueChart maps SD/microSD Card onto your Garmin marine chartplotter/handheld GPS device.

Not sure whether your Garmin marine or handheld system will be compatible with marine blue charts on preprogrammed microSD/SD cards? Simply email us, or use the online form on our contact us page and provide us with the unit's model, part and serial number normally located on the underside of your Garmin product. We'll then reply with the relevant webpage of available bluecharts for you to browse.

We also have a Garmin map Frequently Asked Questions page where you can ask a question and read questions and answers posted by other customers.


Looking for Garmin BlueCharts for North America?

Our sister website ActiveMariner.com has Garmin US and Canadian BlueCharts including the Bay of Fundy in the north right down to the Southeast Carribean. To view all of the North American charts click here.


Why buy from us?

We are official Internet Retailers of Garmin products and we sell genuine Garmin accessories and maps. We purchase from the Garmin UK distributor. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

Page last updated: 31st May 2018

Garmin v2018 BlueCharts

BlueChart Deliveries ONLY

We offer UK, Europe and Worldwide deliveries. Garmin BlueChart orders are despatched at 3.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We need to receive your BlueChart order on those days by 1.00pm. When possible we may despatch orders received after that time. No BlueChart orders are despatched after 3.00pm and no orders are despatched on Saturday or Sunday.

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