This is the FREE version of 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 Free aims to reveal the comprehensive picture of the global AIS coverage.

VesselFinder Free features include:
- Real time positions of over 100,000 ships every day
- Ship details - name, flag, type, IMO, MMSI, destination, ETA, draught, course, speed, gross tonnage, year of built, size, photo and more
- Ship search by Name, IMO number or MMSI number
- Ship movement history - follow the track of each vessel for the past 24 hours
- Simple and Detailed map type
- Map filter - filter vessels on map by type

If you want more features, buy VesselFinder Pro and get:
- Ad free
- Add your favourite vessels to "My Fleet," which is synchronized with "My Fleet" on
- Detailed ship movement history

Coverage - near-shore coverage, same as the web-based application

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Visibility of vessels in this application 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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What’s New

Version 3.32

- fixed iOS 13 compatibility issue

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

aussiematthew ,

Good App In General

Good app for the average user to look at what ships and other water craft is around. Would like to be able to remove advertising, but the pro version is very expensive for just ad removal, considering I wouldn't use the other pro features.
Map update is considerably slow to update when moving or zooming, but does eventually update.

Lomolove! ,

Very handy app

Fairly plain vanilla looking app, but it works perfectly fine. You can search for ships by name and track their progress in real time. The app updates the position of the ship you are tracking every 60 seconds, and extra information about each ship (where known) is available with the tap of a finger. Perfect for the amateur hobbyist.

trumplite ,

Click bait for the expensive version

Up to u, but this is just a teaser to get you to purchase the “pro version”! Just get marine traffic instead and bypass this one!


115.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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