Ship Finder

App Detail » Ship Finder

Published by: pinkfroot limited

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.01 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
  • Price: $4.99

Ship Finder
App Rating: 3.5/5
Based on 664 Reviews
Buy now: $4.99

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App Description

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.

App Reviews

  • Great App

    By VBSkipper
    I use this while on my boat on San Francisco Bay. Works very well and gives me the heads up knowing what ships are moving and their destination. Please remember that the ships and boats broadcasting AIS can turn their reporting off, so many users reviewing this app are simply not knowledgeable when it comes to the operation of AIS. GREAT PROGRAM!
  • Could be really cool, but....

    By swonga
    I can only see cruise ships around their home port and not international water. Why?
  • Waste of money

    By DJ_II
    It does not show all ships available. If you get it to track cruise ships you will be disappointed.
  • Great app!

    By LoLaMC
    This is an awesome app, the equivalent of Flightradar24 for ships. Many thanks to the developer for making this app universal.
  • Great app

    By Poverty Bay gal
    Works great in puget sound (Seattle). We see many ships going to and from port of Tacoma. We enjoy sharing this information with people visiting us at our home.
  • Do not buy!!!!

    By Kewaunee Cnty. WI.
    Do not buy this!!!! it does not work. I can watch ships in front of me but no ships show up on the whole lake on this app. I wish I could get my money back
  • Ship finder

    By stevethepa
    Can't beet this . I've used it while on a gov ship works great . Used this on my own boat, better than radar
  • Great App!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

    By Scotty 916
    Love this app!!!!
  • Ship Finder

    By JoeJ40
    Good tool lots of bells and whistles and seems accurate and in real time
  • How do I get my money back?

    By ejt109
    It says it tracks all passenger ships, yet only a handful of major line cruise ships show up. Since I got it to track cruise ships, it is actually worthless.

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