VesselFinder Pro App Reviews

VesselFinder Pro [Business] App Description & Overview

What is vesselfinder pro app? VesselFinder is the most popular vessel tracking app, providing real-time data on the positions and movements of vessels, utilising a large network of terrestrial AIS receivers.

VesselFinder Pro features include:
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- Port Calls - arrival and departure information for recently visited ports
- Real time tracking of over 200,000 ships every day
- Ship search by Name, IMO number or MMSI number
- Ship movement history - follow the track of vessels for the past 7 days
- Ship details - name, flag, type, IMO, MMSI, destination, ETA, draught, course, speed, gross tonnage, year of built, size
- My Fleet - add your favorite vessels to "My Fleet" list. It is synced with, so any change of vessels in My Fleet list will reflect on either the mobile App or the website.
- Filter vessels on map according to their type
- Ship photos contributed by VesselFinder users
- Simple, Detailed, Dark and Satellite maps
- Weather layers (temperature, wind, waves)
- Distance Measure tool
- See Your Location feature

Coverage - near-shore coverage, same as the web-based application and the Free version of VesselFinder available at

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Visibility of vessels in the App depends on AIS signal availability. If a particular vessel is out of our AIS coverage zone, VesselFinder displays her last reported position and updates it as soon as the vessel comes into range. Completeness and accuracy of the information provided cannot be guaranteed.

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VesselFinder Pro Customer Service, Editor Notes:

VesselFinder Pro Version 5.4.204 October 2022

performance optimization.

VesselFinder Pro Comments & Reviews 2023

- Needs attention too

Recently you have probably seen an increase in user interactions with your app/website, most likely due to the blockage at the Suez Canal. You took advantage of this and updated your Free version of the app, and it’s much better than before but you really need to transfer those fixes that were made, and the whole interface revamp and move it over to us as well! I did not want to spend 10 dollars for this app especially after reading the reviews, but I did it anyway and here I am after noticing that we haven’t received an update yet. Please!

- An Incredible App And Exciting With Use

VesselFinder Pro is an incredible and exciting app to own, especially if you ordered a new vehicle and shipping it by vessel from overseas and want to track its to your delivery port of entry. At present time, I am experiencing tracking my new vehicle onboard a vehicles vessel from the U.K Port of Exit to my U.S. Port of Entry. It has been an amazing, interesting, and educational tracking journey as the vessel travel down the Atlantic Ocean coastline making port calls. I have access to very helpful and useful data about the ship’s movement details, especially ETA’s for ports along the travel route. I find this information very interesting, useful, and helpful in tracking my new vehicle for U.S. Port Entry delivery. The app’s graphics are pleasing. I can get information quickly. Information is easy to read, the app has a clear purpose, the app’s content interests me, and the app is exciting to use. The app provides a high quality impressive, interesting, and educational tracking experience. I am very pleased with use of VesselFinder Pro. For vessel shippers, I would highly recommend this app to a friend or colleague.

- Poor update

Updated to the 4.07 and found the previously easy to use interface gone. Info now somewhat hidden and just not “simple” to find Most troubling, my Fleet, has disappeared. Tried the now required registration only to have the APP ignore the login, Delay caused by server synch issue? Not good, not good!!

- Issues need to be addressed- avoid for now

I started using the web version, living on the Chesapeake Bay, this was a great resource to identify the ships pass by. I decided to invest in the company by going over to the Paid IOS version. I felt it’s proper to support the developer, however I feel that the most recent build 3.33 has major issues. Namely, the map doesn’t show up on the screen. The entire planet missing. You can see the ships... just that. No possible way to even center the map on your location as a reference. The free web site will still provide a map, just not the app that we paid for.... I will revise my review when you provide the service we paid for.

- Not trustworthy App!

I purchased this app for my iPhone 8+ for 9.99USD thinking that it will be better than ‘Lite’ which is free. I work on cruise ship. First three findings were almost close to accuracy of this cruise ship. However, after every 24 hours checking of the position of the same ship it showed the position at the point where it was still, 3 days ago... and still showing same position. No update even after 72 hours.. very disappointing app

- Not really useful

If you buy this app thinking that you’ll be able to track your vessel, forget it. You might be able to with the ridiculous cost to do satellite tracking. If you aren’t using it to track for a year the cost doesn’t justify it. It doesn’t update more often than free tracking.

- Less Functional

I used to love this app, but most of my fleet no longer shows up after the latest update. I work on the water and the newly missing data really makes the app not very useful. I have also been unable to find a way to ask for help.

- JoPxzxz

Please do some work on this app, the free version worked better than this. Very inconsistent, seldom runs real time

- distance added very good

Thank you for adding distance between two points. Very usefull.

- Poor quality. Needs fixing.

Cannot login. Keeps saying log in error on server. Tried to reset password. It said it was send an email. Never did. Don’t waste your $$$$. Lost $10 with this purchase

- Map not working as of August 2020

This an awesome app to look at boats as they travel but as of August 2020 the map quit working. If the map works it will only show a small piece of the map. Deleted the app and reinstalled the app. After I reinstalled the app it got worst but not showing all the boats I watch.

- $1000 for satellite data!

Once you pay your $10 for the premium version of the app, only then do you find out that the only way to view satellite AIS data for a ship is to pay $1000 per year for their Satellite Plan. Caveat emptor!

- Dated Information

I used to depend on this app for tracking vessel arrival times to meet up for service work. Now all of the information, locations are out of date, sometimes by 10 hours, most of the time by days. Useless to me now.

- Does not show the chart

This app was working great until one day it stopped showing the map. It only shows a blue screen with boat icons. iPhone. Uninstalled and reinstalled it. Bought the pro version and it does the same thing.

- Update

Glad to see y’alls update fixed the app, by making all the vessel names in my fleet bolder so I can see them better. Still don’t have a map to see though. Just blue dots on a blue screen.

- Useless, fails to find vessels

Other apps and web sites easily find vessels by name or number. This one cost a bunch and can’t locate anything. Would like my money back.

- Unable to view tracks.

Unable to view tracks previous version was perfect.

- Vessels position update pls…

More than a week the vessel position still the same not updating pls cancelled my subscription! Thanks


Why hasn’t this app been fixed? The map does not show up! Fix your product!!

- Quirky and lame

I expected so much more for 10 bucks. Locks up/crashes often. Loses my fleet and/or signs me out. Doesn't have many features/very basic for an app that I had to buy. Disappointed. I'm giving it 2 stars because I am able at least to track the one ship I'm interested in right now, but I feel it's very limited. The free app isn't even worth the time it takes to download. Does nothing, but again I say I expected more from the "pro" version.

- Bad application

There is no difference between this paid app and the free website. You get nothing.

- Update?

Made the mistake of updating this app. Don’t do it!!! The icons are much too small. Now I can’t display my fleet. This was my preferred ais app, no more. Worthless

- Basically useless in the Caribbean

Pretty useless compared to similar apps. Not worth the premium.

- Used to be great

Initially i was happy to pay for the pro version. Alas, the app no longer works. :(

- Disappointed

I Payed 9.99 for this app and the map portion just disappeared. Very disappointed

- Was perfect

Just stoped working and shows outdated data

- not working correctly since ios 12

my fleet shows up on the map. but the list is blank i no longer have a way to select a boat in my fleet or see the names of my fleet i have rebooted and it does not get fixed ios12 broke this app all of the screens that show lists of boats are blank

- Works only Occasionally!

Used to be good but now this APP is Crap!!!!

- Doesnt work!

Dont buy. Useless.

- Go Free

Would be good only if ship reports AIS data. This pushes you into a position wether or not if you want to pay a monthly fee to get satellite positioning, which would be real time. Paid the $10 but it only showed boats in port. Cargo ship I was tracking left port and still in same position off coast of Australia when I know it is almost in china. "Way over priced". Cargo ship is 2 days away from china and has been at sea over 10 days. In addition, it keeps dropping my ships and I have to re-search. Not sure on dynamics but perhaps ship needs to relay positions. I don't need to pay $10 for that info. Their website shows the same. Other websites from other apps show different but still the same problem. Not sure y two different apps show different positions. Plenty of free sites that give me the same info. I tried to email the company but got server error from their website. $10 was a lot to pay for nothing. Garbage....

- Good not great

Good for general vicinity (within 100 miles, maybe) but VERY difficult to zoom in for more precise location, particularly for the west coast of North America, on up to Alaska. Map does not come up automatically very well. The "pan" to the west using a finger swipe on the map automatically resets to east coast of Russia if you go too far. Then you have to start over. Happens on both the iPad and the iPhone so I know its not just my device. Frustrating. The regular website is MUCH better. This app is not worth the $2.99, yet.

- iOS 12 Update failure

First off, let me say, I have had the app for a little over a year now. Never had any problems, love it... Apple just released their iOS 12 update, that is were the 2 stars comes in place... would of given 5 stars. But app is no longer able to load, shows pop up screen, than crashes, with or without WiFi. Will Update if anything changes.

- Works excellent! Depending on the vessell

Apparently, after ready some reviews, the vessel I monitor has much better communication with this app then some. Every time I open the app the vessel I monitor, which is in the Gulf of Mexico, is immediately updated and I confirm this with a crew member sometimes to confirm the accuracy of the application.

- "Go on, take the money and run. Whoo,whoo,whoo!"

Woulda given at least four stars but app is useless in my area now, used to work great even emailed em before about a minor issue and it was fixed , email them now about a big issue with the app and all you get is excuses, can't believe they still selling a app that don't work anymore. Sounds like they wanna pocket all monies and not update or maintain trackin equip or maintain proper contracts with those that allow them to track off of there equip. If its not updated recently, don't waste your money!

- Save your money

I thought this was what I wanted so I paid for it. After looking more, I found that there are much better apps for viewing vessels and their info. In reality, this one provides very little for $10. Upon purchasing a different one for half the cost, realized that the other one has far more pictures and info. This would be good if it was free, or a buck, but it's not. Do your research.

- Data not reliable

This app is a major disappointment! It looks good in the iTunes store, and interface does seem like it should be good, but they don't maintain their database. I was able to cross check ship positions to verify inaccurate information presented by app, which is worse than no data. This is one app I wouldn't recommend. It's a rip off.

- Don't waste your money.

This app doesn't work on my iPhone. Why are these apps not tested before release..,the zoom in for Victoria and Vancouver is a disaster, the screen always pop to the East Asian coast line..I cannot understand why these apps are released to make $$$ and they don't even work.. Update: still the same issue ...nobody cares and nobody is responsible... In the meantime the App Store makes the money on app's that don't work... Something is not right Apple !!!

- Chesapeake Bay Area not working either

Seeing lots of comments about dead zones. Add mine as well. Not sure what's going on but the app was working well the first few days, but now it's useless since it's not updating. I'll update the review if it gets fixed.

- This version, Not usable

Just downloaded this pro version thinking it would be better then Marine Traffic, but it's not. In fact it is not even close. Fails to update a fleet vessel when other AIS apps are tracking it just fine. I do not recommend until it is fixed.

- Don’t buy

This app is a joke, I work with numerous vessels and this app is telling that 1 of the boats I work with is still in China from 2017. Another vessel is in my location but hasn’t updated since 2016 when I use another app, it at least tells me that the last update was 3 days ago. BUYER BEWARE!!! Don’t waste your money!!!!

- Needs up to support iOS 11.0.3

App stopped opening/ working since last iOS update. Other than that app works good in most areas.

- Keeps closing

I use this app to track ships for work, this is been increasingly difficult to do when the app keeps force closing itself when I try to open it. Please fix this issue soon.

- Great Coverage US Gulf Coast

This is the hands down BEST marine AIS app around. It has the most coverage of the US gulf coast where I work from New Orleans to Corpus Christi.

- Does it job.

This app shows all the boats I want to see. It does what it's suppose to do.

- Worst than garbage, less than rubbish, perfect waste of money

I bought to track one specific vessel. It can’t even do that. Perfect waste of money. I only gave it one star because I can’t figure out how to give it zero or minus five.

- Awful!!

This app is awful. It doesn't work, AT ALL, and is a total waste of money. It gives you data that is 3 or 4 weeks old. Nothing in real time which is available easily on some other free websites.

- Useless

$ 10 dollars for nothing. I wish I could return this crap software. Looses the fleet, tells your partly about positions where the ships were 3 days ago or even longer. Absolutely useless Software. Why isn’t done better??

- Crashes every time you select a vessel!

I've got an iphone5, it doesn't work. Just crashes!! Frustrating cause I paid $7 for NOTHING! Grrr..neat idea, but next time test it before selling it on iTunes! Please fix, ASAP! Then I will write a decent review.

- Waste of money I agree

This app cost quite a bit, and its horrible. Ive started using a free one called Findship Lite and it is soooo much better. This app not recommend, wish I could get my money back.

- Good app

I typed in my vessel name and tracked it , I have no complaints (yet)

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- Flaky App

Position of ship (Caledonian Sky) keeps reverting to a location from several days ago even though updated locations have been displayed since. If the AIS signal is not available the app should show the last known position, not a previous location on the ship’s track. Shouldn’t be experiencing this type of problem after paying for the Pro upgrade.

- Waste of money

What an absolute joke. Paid $15 to track a ship only to find out the it’s no different than the free app. Such a waste of money, demand a refund considering I paid for nothing. 😡

- Complete Waste of Money

The Pro version only removes ads and doesnt work any better than the free version - in other words it barely works at all. Don't waste your money.

- Worst vessel tracking app yet

Cost $14 for absolutely nothing compared to other apps this is a joke I want my money back, DO NOT BUY !!! MarineTraffic is the one to get !!!

- Unhappy

I made the mistake of not reviewing this site. I paid good money for the Pro version it’s constantly out of date by up to 48 hours My advice KEEP OUT

- VesselFinder Pro

Don’t bother…rubbish.

- My fleet

I can’t get the name of ship on my fleet without pressing on to it

- What are they doing!

This app is an expensive piece of junk. Paid for the pro version owing to the fact that I can't stand the advertisements. However, the paid app will not display a global location map!. It just shows a position and ship details in "space" ..... not much Use without a proper map. So highly disappointed, next stop ....Apple to try to obtain a refund??!. By the way, the free one actually has a full global map....mmm!.

- Not updating

The basic proposition is updating the locations frequently. It wasn’t doing it. Points were days old. Found that updates were coming easily on a competitor app. Regret buying this one now.

- Don't bother

Dos t update as it should Shuts down all the time Expensive

- Don't bother......

Basically you are paying $14.99 just to remove adverts froom the free version. In my view it is a complete ripoff. For an occasional user the satellite version is also way too expensive.

- Working ok.. you have to know how to use it

The app is working OK for me. As long as the vessel you want to track has a working AIS and able to contact satellites then all is well. Many pleasure vessels turn off batteries overnight, so their AIS won’t report.Time is in UTC, so always remember to convert. There IS a global map.

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- Zoom in/out glitching

After the most recent update I can only zoom in/out a couple times before it no longer lets me zoom in/out again which makes the app almost completely unusable now. It will do this within only a few seconds of opening the app. Used to enjoy this app but not anymore as I can’t use it due to this problem.

- Do not buy this app

I bough the app to track a shipment. Once I got onto the app it showed that I couldn’t track my shipment unless is paid $1300. The free version of the app told me to buy the premium app - which is what I did here to see shipments. It is misleading and now I have wasted $13 on an app that gives me no information.

- Nop!!

Prometeur! Seulement...

- Stay away

How can I get my money back?

- Loss of functionality

Purchased your app a while ago. Liked it at first because I could locate most ships however in the past days, most ships have disappear. Analysis seem to indicate satellite option must be turned on for ships to show up however at significant costs via a yearly plans. Sad I will no longer use your app. I regret having paid for your app. You removed functionality we once had. I request a reimbursement. Mario

- Doesn’t Work At All

Don’t buy this app. You are better off just using the website. It doesn’t work at all

- Works well except...

Whenever I open the app I get a message that my phone doesn’t have enough memory, but then it runs fine anyway. Great app to track ships, with the ability to create a “fleet” of favourite ships.

- I want my money back

This product has been completely a failure. Warning to all. Do not buy or install. It simply does not work

- Crap!!

Do not buy...the screen refreshing takes eternity to operate...cannot see ships!!! (And this is the "pro" version)!!!

- Vessel finder

Do not buy piece of crap

- Waste of money big time

Maps load slow if at all. You must also pay more for a "fleet account" to enable half the features in this "Pro App". Save your money and google your vessel. Capital T total rip off waste of money. Wish I could request a refund.

- M

Complètement ridicule et inutile pour la région de Québec. Impossible de voir les navires dans ce secteur et celui des environs probablement sur demande du ministère des transport .

- Non fonctionnel

J'ai payé 13.79$ et ca ne marche pas. J'exige un crédit.

- Crap

Trying to zoom into Vancouver and every time I get close it jumps over to Japan. I have to scroll to the right, and keep trying. Still haven't been able to zoom into that area. Don't recommend.

- Working better

Latest release works better than previous versions. This is the only app I found of this type that show all the AIS ships in my area. But please ca the next release use location services to easily find the area I'm in?

- Useless

I wish I had read the earlier reviews before I wasted my money. Apple needs to fix this so you can get a refund on Apps like this that just do not work.

- Completely useless

Won't let me zoom into Pacific Northwest area of N America at all. So this app is a total waste of money unless you want only to see ships in some other parts of the world.

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VesselFinder Pro (Version 5.4.2) Install & Download

The applications VesselFinder Pro was published in the category Business on 2013-03-05 and was developed by AstraPaging Ltd. [Developer ID: 438160792]. This application file size is 40.18 MB. VesselFinder Pro - Business app posted on 2022-10-04 current version is 5.4.2 and works well on IOS 13.0 and high versions. Google Play ID: com.astrapaging.VesselFinder