Ship Finder

pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 9.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 21.89 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: IOS 8.2 or later.
App Ranking: 3.5
From 614 Ratings

Ship Finder App Description & Overview

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 [email protected] 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.
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Ship Finder Reviews

  • Nice

    By Jose Phlee
    Great app
  • Does what it says

    By Zzz great
    A great simple app. Shows AIS targets in major areas. I assume there is some shore based receiving stations. As AIS is a line of site system targets far away from a collection point. My boat which has AIS doesn't always show up so I'm not sure the algorithm to show targets to avoid clutter.
  • It's a dud

    By Thequ1ter
    Haven't been able to find any boats on northeast Florida coast. Family has pleasure craft on intercoastal and search feature can never find it. I can find it on web but not this useless app. Contacted Apple for a refund and have heard nothing. Don't waste your money on this one.
  • Watcher

    By Mike at Rollingbay
    Great app, use it every day. I live on the main shipping route to Seattle, and love to keep up with the comings and goings.
  • Disappointing

    By GoletaJim
    I bought this app to use on a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. Discovered there are no ships shown along the west coast of Mexico and Central America from Ensenada to Panama. Also no coverage of the west coast of South America except at the port of Valparaiso. Looking further, coverage is very limited or non-existent except for Europe and the USA. I feel mislead by the description of this app and believe I should get a refucd.
  • Among my FAVOURITE apps

    By Abusage
    I am a recreational sailor, but find myself using it ashore all the time since I live in the San Francisco Bay area and always wonder where those ships under the Golden gate Bridge are headed to and coming from. The app is addictive, I find myself adding favorites (or "favourites" according to the app's adorable British spelling) and following small craft sailing long hauls.
  • Not up to snuff

    By Ed's i-tunes
    Having purchased Plane Finder and been extremely satisfied I'm disappointed with Ship Finder. When using AR and finding a ship no additional details are provided. Also info on large passenger vessels does not provide the number of passengers. Needs an update. It's been way too long
  • Ship finder app

    By StevePoag
    RIP OFF IN CAPITAL LETTERS will not do anything except take your money and not work worked for me one time and one time only! Would not track anything except where I am standing 2,000 miles away from the ship I wanted to track no matter what I tried in configurations. A RIP OFF APP THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN DOWN ZERO STARS
  • Read the reviews

    By Magickac
    Wish i would have read the reviews. Does not cover my companies boats completely useless. Worse than the FREE apps on android.
  • Don't waste your time or $ 👎

    By Tangled888
    Bought this app and it did not work at all! And can't get a refund from either App maker (pinkfroot), or Apple 😕
  • Disappointed

    By Jimporta
    This app has no coverage of Corpus Christi or surrounding coast. Tried support but they haven't added coverage.
  • Limited Coverage

    By Al Fann
    The software works well and provides good information regarding ship movement, as long as the ship is in the very limited coverage area. I was able to track a ship at Ft Lauderdale, but after it cruised past Miami, to Key West, it disappeared. At my request, the company admitted it cannot track ships at sea, or more than 30 miles from it's network. This critical information should be provided in the software description before you buy. Luckily, you can track cruise ships on other free websites. Don't recommend this software as a good purchase yet.