Ship Finder

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.

Ship Finder App Description & Overview

The applications Ship Finder was published in the category Navigation on 2010-04-01 and was developed by pinkfroot limited. The file size is 23.01 MB. The current version is 9.0.2 and works well on 8.2 and high ios versions.

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Ship Finder Reviews

Scotty 916

Great App!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻  Scotty 916  5 star

Love this app!!!!


Ship Finder  JoeJ40  5 star

Good tool lots of bells and whistles and seems accurate and in real time


How do I get my money back?  ejt109  1 star

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.


Worthless  Forcerecon86  1 star

I want money back. Major minus.


Sailor  Guppmnam  5 star



Don't waste your money  sht8  1 star

It's not accurate. It can't find the ships that you are looking for.

Anon my nose

Not accurate  Anon my nose  2 star

Does not show ships that are shown on my laptop at the same time. Maybe there is a huge delay.


Watching the Boats Go By  EvTocs  5 star

Spending the summers on the shores of Beaver Island, MI, USA, its fin to identify the vessels passing miles off shore. The app provides the name, flag of port, speed, size, and more information on ships. It's user friendly and can be displayed on either Google Maps or Apple Maps. Photos of many of the identified ships help to reveal what you're seeing 15 miles off shore.


Don't. Waste money  A55nomad  1 star

This app is unreliable and inconsistent


Great App  Bhgfghhh  5 star

Really good with great support.


Charlie Tinn @ SLCC AWittyGentleman 3 star

Fun Fact: Classic Mickey, Roger & Jessica, and The Dream Finder in his ship were drawn by James C. Mulligan.


Dan Horton dba_dan 3 star

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I want my money back!  Cranedredger  1 star

This app is ridiculous! It doesn't show any boats of any kind in Gulfport MS. We have four tugs working for us and can't find any! Please refund my money.

Gary T. Solimando

Mr.  Gary T. Solimando  1 star

This app is terrible! The two ships I tried to find were not found. App is hard to navigate.


False Advertisement of Coverage  Aaaaaaaaawhd  1 star

As other readers have noted, serious lack of coverage in major areas of shipping and marine commerce. Buyer be warned, this product isn't worth it if they payed you the $4 to use it.


Ship Finder  Merlynne6  5 star

I am a tech writer - patterns of weather and Climate Change are a major interest. Ship Finder is a welcome addition to our references.

Little Smoke

Very Disapointed  Little Smoke  2 star

Interested in Mississippi River. Very little coverage😡. "Marine Traffic" much better app


Brewer  Rykv  1 star

App can't even locate my husband's ship with a mmsi, when others can.


Very limited  Cclpianos  2 star

I work in the cruise industry. This app was a perfect idea that could have been extremely useful. As it stands, This app lacks usefulness as it does not show any more than seven ships in a fleet of 25. I am disappointed.

C Rella

Love the ships  C Rella  3 star

I live on the water near the Port of Tacoma and I love using this app. to learn more about the ships. I just wish it was more detailed and consistent.


Can't get any ships in my location (Gulfport, MS)  do_ug  1 star

It doesn't show any ships in the Port of Gulfport. It will be useless for me until it does.


Missing Data  ScottieEllh  2 star

On the surface this app is okay, and works fairly well. However, there is just too much missing data compared to other apps (MarineTraffic). Some of the vessels that I want to track do not show up, yet I know they are underway, and I can find them using other apps. I do not think this app is worth the money.

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