Ship Finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map.
You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera.

Ship Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 30,000+ ships simultaneously.

Our incredible app performance means that you can see all tracked vessels at once.
Simply tap on a ship to see it's name, type and destination. Colour coded icons make identification easy too.

If you like this app you'll love the full version of Ship Finder.

The full version includes a huge array of additional features including route history, search, filters, bookmarks, photos, the ability to add favourite ships and much more.

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.

What's New

Version 9.2.0

Improvements for iPhone XS devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
694 Ratings
694 Ratings
The Old Man2000

Best avoided - awful full page ads

How disappointing is this 4.5 rated app? 1 Star is probably too high a rating. Okay, it's in a truly off-putting place but 1 ad banner at the top of the screen is almost acceptable, it is a free ap. Then after you click on a couple of the tiny ship icons, bang, a full page pop-up obtrusive ad appears. You close it off, select another 2 boat icons and wham, another obtrusive, full page ad. You close it off, and repeat. Then you remember you can uninstall this money grabbing junk from your device. That's the best user experience moment this app has to offer.

sharon car

Earlier bird

On Stena Line going to Stranraer, journey very enjoyable the, staff both in the Premium lounge and also the staff in the shop were pleasant, helpful and I look forward to being on board again.



However, its kind of useless without a functioning search facility. If you kind of know where the ship you are tracking is then by randomly stabbing at the screen can you actually find the one you are looking for. Filters, forget it, pay for it. Ads happen every 2 or 3 clicks so quickly becomes infuriatingly frustrating. In one word S**T.


pinkfroot limited
49.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© pinkfroot limited 2010-2017


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