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 20,000+ ships simultaneously.

Our incredible app performance means that you can see all tracked vessels at once - no clustering here!
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 9.1.1

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

301 Ratings

301 Ratings

Earlier bird

sharon car

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.

Daylight Robery


Bought the ‘full version’ back in September 2012. Apparently, this ‘version’ no longer exists, so if i want a version without ads you have to pay £4.99 again. I’ve checked my download history and it’s there, it’s just not allowing me to download it again. How is this considered acceptable? Pay for it at your peril.

Soon lost interest

Monkey boy.

Way too many ads, I installed the app and give it a go but the ads kept coming.
I know if I purchase the app the ads will not be an issue But if I can't trial it properly why would I buy.


pinkfroot limited
45.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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