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 1,035 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.



  • 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!
  • The best

    By tibocavina
    Can’t live without
  • Shipping information

    By itty bitty captain
    It is great to watch large ships on the Chesapeake Bay and I learn their identity, especially while sailing and a small boat!
  • Very disappointing

    By A-1O
    Paid for and Downloaded so we could learn about the freighters traversing the St Clair River at Algonac State Park. The first use showed two freighters going upriver about 10 miles from our location. When I checked again, they had disappeared and never passed the State Park. In the past 6 hours, at least a dozen freighters have passed and none showed up on the app. Basically, does not perform as advertised.
  • Sailor. Excellent for off shore. Can ID ships their speed and direction and plan

    By Guppmnam
  • Great Huron Data Missing

    By DGS007
    Lake Huron ship data has been missing for a few months...
  • Lacking

    By doublebell
    Does not show all the ships
  • I know where my Son is located

    By Popssf
    It’s fantastic that I know where his ship is anytime!