NOAA 2016 Tide Tables are Available

Supporting safe navigation and coastal recreation for 150 years.

beach at Crystal Cove, California. Photo credit: Anna Rott

The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

NOAA and its predecessor agencies have been producing tide tables since the mid-1860s. In 2015, NOAA printed the 150th edition. Credit: Anna Rott

NOAA 2016 tide tables are now available. NOAA tide tables have been in production for 150 years and are used by both commercial and recreational mariners for safe navigation. Printed tide tables provide users with tide and tidal current predictions in an easy-to-read format for particular locations. NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services produce these tide tables on an annual basis.

Member nations of the International Hydrographic Organization are requested to make their annual tide and tidal current predictions available. This allows each member country to produce annual predictions for locations around the world, in their native language, for use by mariners, shipping industry, and recreational sector. NOAA's annual tide and tidal current tables include predictions for more than 10,000 international locations.

You can get tide predictions and tidal current predictions online for U.S. coastal stations for up to two years. These services do not provide international locations. To obtain a printed copy of the 2016 Tide Tables and Tidal Current Tables, visit the Tides and Currents website.

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Since World War II, U.S. Coast Guard regulation 33 CFR 164.33 requires that all commercial vessels operating in U.S. waters must have copies of the annual tide and tidal current tables for their area.

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