Ship Finder

Ship Finder

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.13 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 709 Ratings


Ship Finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map. The intuitive design combined with incredible performance puts you in control. Watch in full screen, view in AR, search, add filters and so much more! Ship Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 20,000+ ships simultaneously. Our incredible app performance means that you can see all tracked vessels at once - no clustering here! Simply tap a ship to see its name, type, photos, speed, dimensions and much more. Powerful features such as filters, search and the ability to save favourite ships are included. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!). Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or ports of interest. You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera. Ship Finder works by picking up AIS ship feeds used by all passenger vessels, vessels over 300 tons and increasingly by smaller pleasure craft and yachts. This technology is actually faster than radar and is used by vessels for safety and navigation. Ship Finder provides near real time “virtual radar” AIS maps. It’s easy to use and is an amazing app for anyone interested in shipping, cruising and sailing in ports and locations across the world. It’s also great if you simply want to know what boats are out there or want to see where your friends and family are. Ship Finder is also used extensively by maritime professionals and mariners. Our global AIS coverage is impressive and expanding all of the time as we add new AIS feeds and receivers. Please check regularly to see the latest coverage. Pinkfroot are committed to customer service and continually improve our Ship Finder apps based on feedback. Why not join our online community at or if you have any questions please email us via and we’ll be happy to help. Disclaimer: Ship Finder should not be used for navigational purposes. Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation.



  • No show

    By 105sevenatetwo
    I am in my room on the river in Abay And there is a big ship passing and does not show on the app????
  • Ship finder app

    By a nickle
    Not worth 5 cents
  • Frustrated

    By Jujymac
    I have both the lite and regular version apps. neither show me the freighters on the Great Lakes😡I’m looking at them and they don’t show up in the app. What gives?!? Did I waste my money??
  • Not great

    By 3047279196
    Not accurate at all
  • Does not have Alaska

    By Lexorrrluth
    I bought this app specifically to track my husbands fishing trips throughout Southeast Alaska and up to Cordova. It shows no vessels in Alaska whatsoever. I would like my money back.
  • Doesn’t work at all

    By Kizzski
    Sat here looking at over 30 boats. None of which are on the app. Six are huge container ships/tankers. Piece of incorrect junk, save your money.
  • Disappointed

    By Pat104
    Another vessel app which was free often shows ships that this app that I paid for doesn’t. I would save my money and use ship finder free and VesselFinder free instead. Wasted my money.
  • Good for the most part except

    By Afh 2016
    This is a very good and allows you to track boats of all kinds. I like the information it gives about the boats, But I would like more information if possible. Also it won’t show any boats that are actually in the ocean just in rivers and sounds and things like that once you get too far off the coast it won’t show them anymore. I would like to see the boats on the ocean that’s my only complaint about this game is that I want to see them in the ocean. It cost five dollars by itself which right now I think is too expensive. If you buy it in the bundle along with the airplane tracker (witch is 5 dollars as well) it only cost $8.00. So if you want to ship tracker I would suggest buying the bundle until the price goes down or until they make it better and more worth the money.
  • Shipfinder

    By Tturjrm
    Worthless. I bought this app to locate ships on the lower Mississippi River and gulf near Venice Louisiana. It shows no vessels of any kind in this area. How do I get my money back?
  • Great App

    By VBSkipper
    I use this while on my boat on San Francisco Bay. Works very well and gives me the heads up knowing what ships are moving and their destination. Please remember that the ships and boats broadcasting AIS can turn their reporting off, so many users reviewing this app are simply not knowledgeable when it comes to the operation of AIS. GREAT PROGRAM!