Ever wanted to know more ships and boats, or track a vessel around the globe? Boat Watch lets you spot and identify boats and ships in an instant.

An optional In-App purchase even sends you alerts when a boat you track sets sail or arrives - perfect for people with loved ones at sea, for tracking ferries and rescue vessels - or following cargo across the world!

Boat Watch is a free app, which offers...

* Spot any boat or ship via real-time AIS network
* See the name, type and destination of each vessel
* Set any boat as a favorite, and track it on the map
* Search and find boats and places
* OpenSeaMap charts with buoys,lighthouses & shipping lanes

Optional In-App Upgrade Purchases adds...

* Full boat information - picture, speed, where its from, etc.
* Show track for boat's journey
* Set multiple favorite boats, to find them easily
* Get alerts when a tracked boat arrives or departs
* Augmented reality. View a ship and see its name and details

Boat Watch now gives you the option to buy official NOAA nautical charts for the US, so you get the same view of the ocean as the ship's navigator. See the shipping channels, buoys, lights and hazards and why a ship is taking a particular route.

Boat Watch is a Universal app, which works on iPhone and iPad.

Our ship coverage is global and amongst the best in the world. You can find out how our system works and check our coverage here :-

Pocket Mariner are committed to providing great customer service and continually improve our Boat Watch apps. If you have any questions please email us via and we'll be happy to help.

Boat Watch should only be used for basic navigation reference and should not be solely relied upon to determine precise locations, proximity, distance, or direction.

What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Improved information when there are no ships in range.
Fixed some search bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

Guayoyo1 ,

Dont track well!

Don’t know what they use to track ships but don’t work well, not even if the ship is a shore.
I have been following the allure of the seas and for the past 2 days got no report, they had stopped in San Juan P R and in Haiti and still showing the ship in around St Thomas
No reliable app!

katherine salter ,

Missing ships

If you offer a service make it accurate!

Dont waste$$ ,

don’t waste your money

was not able to get much tracking info on the cruise that my son was on recently


Pocket Mariner Ltd.
25.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Pocket Mariner Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Full Version Upgrade $4.99
  2. Live View $4.99
  3. NOAA US Charts $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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