NOAA 2020 Tide Tables are Available

Supporting safe navigation and coastal recreation for more than 150 years.

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NOAA and its predecessor agencies have been generating tide predictions since the mid-1860s.

beach at Crystal Cove, California. Photo credit: Anna Rott
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NOAA will eliminate paper publications of the annual Tide Tables and Tidal Current Tables beginning next year. All NOAA Tide Predictions and NOAA Current predictions are available in electronic form online.

The change from print to online tables allows us to modernize this long-standing product by bringing it into the digital age. Online predictions are more accurate and up-to-date than what is provided in the annual printed tables.

NOAA 2020 tide tables are now available. NOAA tide predictions are used by both commercial and recreational mariners for safe navigation. NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services produce these tide tables on an annual basis.

Member nations of the International Hydrographic Organization make their annual tide and tidal current predictions publically 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 users. 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 and some islands in the Pacific and Caribbean, for a time period of up to two years.

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