Ship Finder

Ship Finder

By pinkfroot limited

  • App Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 9.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 38.45 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.3
App Ratings: 4
Based on 1,498 Reviews

Ship Finder App Description

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.


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Ship Finder App Reviews

  • Miami Port

    By Rao1
    This app only shows the current ships in the port of Miami,would be nice to follow my favorites wherever they are in the Caribbean.
  • Don’t waste your money

    By tow boat captain
    Don’t waste your money
  • Pretty Cool

    By Amz144
    Easy to use app, needs more photos of the ships.
  • Fun app ashore or aboard.

    By Shipping 101
    Great app for shop watchers. Works well in U.S. waters, e.g. Puget Sound. Also works well in U.K. (Scotland), and Norwegian (Bergen) waters. Fun to use while aboard ship such as high-speed ferries. Not a substitute for radar, GPS, or navigation apps. Occasionally spooky because the app only tracks ships that have a working transponder. Some very big vessels such as cruise ships forget to turn them on. The VR feature does not work very well.
  • No ships in Hawaii

    By C-Wave
    I live in Hawaii and bought the app to learn more about the cruise ships that visit here daily. It doesn't show the 3000 passenger ship that is right in front of me, or any ship traffic in Hawaii at all. Total waste of money.
  • Very disappointing

    By KP-SP
    It only shows the ship traffic for a limited number of ports, not the whole world. For example, for Japan (where I am) it only shows the ship traffic near Tokyo and Osaka, but not for the rest of the country. A waste of money!
  • Does not show toes

    By Normsus
    Does not show tows on all the rivers.... bought for Tennessee and Tenn-Tom.... no help
  • Better Options

    By Wwf2tgh
    I was looking for an app that could track ships in the Great Lakes. This app doesn’t do a very good job. Would recommend
  • Limited

    By Roland Terry
    This app works great until the ship get over a 100 miles from shore and then it disappears... even from the search menu. If you are planning on tracking a cruise ship for its entire voyage... forget it
  • Not too good

    By saragusacm
    No ships are shown on my phone with this ap. It just doesn’t work.