Ship Finder

Ship Finder

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.13 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 1,178 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.



  • Please refund

    By DP2468
    Does NOT show all freighters in area. Dangerous for my location. Other free apps much better. Wish I could get my money back. Will delete.
  • Area uncovered

    By Ali11223455323
    The app is good but it doesn’t cover the Persian gulf.
  • Ann

    By Grammyrow
    I live on the Atlantic Ocean and my app cannot see any ships that I see. Help!!!!
  • Not impressed

    By rileigh73
    Shows a very limited number of vessels!!!!
  • Waste of money

    By Jimbax67
    I have friends and family on the ship coming from England and New York. While riding Queen Mary II, there is no internet available for social communication so she can’t keep me informed of the status of the cruise. The attempt to track the ship started fine, once it got to open sea it disappears. The reason to have this was for one single cruise, and I can’t even follow the one I wanted to follow. I could have spent my $5 for lottery tickets and would feel better losing my money that way.
  • Ship Monte Aconcagua

    By tboechat
    I could not find the ship that I was looking for! Pay for nothing.
  • Worked for a while then stopped tracking ships

    By ATCBob
    Worked through the winter. Now a ship can be right in front of me and it doesn’t show any activity for 100s of miles.
  • Unhappy

    By sunset 😞
    Does not show any ships when I am looking at one
  • No barge tracking

    By river rat 30
    Bought the app to track barges on the Mississippi River. Now the app no longer tracks them. Useless to me. I want my money back
  • Not working now

    By ChattyPat
    When I bought this it worked great but now I can be looking at a shop and doesn’t see it. No upgrade either. Disappointed!