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

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
* OpenSeaMap charts with buoys, lighthouses & shipping lanes

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.

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 2.3.1

Support for full screen on iPhoneX.
Improvements in display for ships with no recent update.
Fix to work on older iOS9 devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings
3 Ratings
taken badly ,


Tried the upgrade because the free addition showed only a few ships in harbors and none moving. Even though I could see them. The upgrade shows no ships. Again I can see them. Waste of money

Moe the greatest moe ,

Informative and incredible

Neat app. Great learning tool!

Atcpilot529 ,

No info

I was so excited to download Boat Watch. I live on Lake Erie on the East side of Cleveland, Ohio. I see ships multiple times a week and at all hours of the day and night. The free version of Boat Watch was so impressive I decided to spend $4.99 for the better one. Now every time I see a ship, I open the app. And EVERY time, the ship that I can SEE out my back window is not shown on my app. I get no information and it simply isn't visible on the app. I would not have even taken the time to write a bad review except that when I went to rate the app through the app, the developers made it impossible. If you want to rate the app a 3 or lower, they reroute you to contact the developers. I clicked on the email link and the app FROZE. I tried multiple times and even tried after rebooting my iPhone. It was then that I decided I should alert others. I do not recommend buying this app.


Pocket Mariner Ltd.
28.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 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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