Ship Finder

Ship Finder

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.45 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 2,024 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.



  • Terrible

    By stitup
    Doesn’t show any ships in my area which there are many, I am at Blount Island close to mouth of Atlantic watch at least 4 ships go by my house an hour. if you find a ship it doesn’t give any information, pictures, nothing!!!
  • Not what I thought

    By 9bells
    This is not the app I thought I was getting. Didn’t work for me. Would like to get it refunded
  • Inconsistent tracking

    By doihhgfrdy
    Ships often drop off the tracking. Other apps are more consistent.
  • Not user friendly

    By not us3r friendly
    Difficult to navigate, no pun intended. Search function stinks. Plug in ship name, registration, call sign. No luck. Found another app that is much easier to use.
  • Ship finder is Useless

    By Unhappy app guy
    This app is useless. Does not work at all. Complete rip off. DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!
  • Going down hill

    By DonB2
    Out to sea? The app shows a smaller and smaller percent of the ships I am looking at. Maybe they are scraping fewer sources or shipping is using new sources. Significantly fewer ids than three years ago.
  • Basic info about ship traffic.

    By BubbaMojzak
    There is way more public data out there about these ships. This app only scratches the surface.
  • Pass

    By Steve from San Diego
    Does not work on a consistent basis. Found our yacht once and not since!!
  • South Texas

    By Rgvhc824
    Does not pick anything up south of Houston/Galveston. Waste of money
  • Worst app ever

    By worst ship app locator ever
    I live on the Great Lakes, had 5 ships in front of the house and this app could not identify any of them. They should refund my money!