Garmin inReach Satellite Communication for Boaters


New from Garmin, our inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ handhelds are a perfect companion for boating enthusiasts. inReach allows boaters, their family, and friends to communicate anywhere in the world, land or sea. Beyond checking in and updating family, inReach satellite communicators also include an SOS button for troubled times.

Recently, a family of sailors found themselves in an unfortunate situation on the water, but were able to be saved thanks to Garmin inReach technology. Continue reading to find out more about what inReach technology can offer to boating enthusiasts.

Handheld Satellite Communicators with GPS Navigation

  • 100% global Iridium satellite coverage enables 2-way text messaging from anywhere (satellite subscription required)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Track and share your location with family and friends
  • Pair with mobile devices using the free Earthmate app for access to downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more
  • inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer

Explore Anywhere. Communicate Everywhere.

Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, these go-anywhere portable devices let you exchange text messages with any cell phone number or email address anywhere – while using GPS to track and share your journey’s progress. You can also post to social media or even communicate inReach-to-inReach in the field.

In case of an at-risk situation, you can also use inReach to trigger an SOS to the 24/7 monitoring center, text back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.

No Cell Tower? No Phone Service? No Problem.

inReach SE+ and Explorer+ give you all the tools to stay totally connected. You don’t have to worry about being within range of a cell tower – or encountering spotty coverage in fringe zones or blackout areas. Your inReach communicator works anywhere and everywhere – so you’re never out of range, never out of reach even on the furthest water.

Who Will Answer Your SOS? GEOS Will.

GEOS is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they’re standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.

Affordable, Flexible Satellite Airtime Plans

To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan. Month-to-month plans allow users to only pay for the months they need it.

When cruising from destination to destination, fishing many miles offshore, or fishing a lake with sketchy cell reception, be sure to always consider bringing an inReach device. Whether you want to be the first one to report a huge catch or check in with your loved ones back home, everyone in your circle will be glad you had one.

For our marine audience, we have designed a special flotation lanyard to ensure your inReach device stays afloat if it falls overboard.

Learn more about Garmin inReach here.

Love inland fishing or hunting? Follow us on social media @GarminFishHunt.

If Saltwater fishing, coastal boating and sailing is more your style, check out @GarminMarine.

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