Ever wanted to know more ships and boats, or track a vessel around the globe? Boat Watch lets you spot and identify boats and ships in an instant.

An optional In-App purchase even sends you alerts when a boat you track sets sail or arrives - perfect for people with loved ones at sea, for tracking ferries and rescue vessels - or following cargo across the world!

Boat Watch is a free app, which offers...

* Spot any boat or ship via real-time AIS network
* See the name, type and destination of each vessel
* Set any boat as a favorite, and track it on the map
* Search and find boats and places

Optional In-App Upgrade Purchases adds...

* Full boat information - picture, speed, where its from, etc.
* Show track for boat's journey
* Set multiple favorite boats, to find them easily
* Get alerts when a tracked boat arrives or departs
* Augmented Reality. View a ship and see its name and details
* OpenSeaMap charts with buoys, lighthouses & shipping lanes

Boat Watch now gives you the option to buy official NOAA nautical charts for the US, so you get the same view of the ocean as the ship's navigator. See the shipping channels, buoys, lights and hazards and why a ship is taking a particular route.

Our ship coverage is global and amongst the best in the world. You can find out how our system works and check our coverage here :-

Pocket Mariner are committed to providing great customer service and continually improve our Boat Watch apps. If you have any questions please email us via and we'll be happy to help.

Boat Watch should only be used for basic navigation reference and should not be solely relied upon to determine precise locations, proximity, distance, or direction.

What’s New

Version 2.3.3

Removed an overzealous sales banner :)

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Dr Bobus ,


Pretty good. Fascinating! Entertaining! Informative!

Psrs1 ,


Currently cruising on celebrity infinity just west and north of Havana Cuba. I can visually see two other cruise ships (carnival ship and MSc ). Yet none of the 3 ships show up on boat watch. These boats must be transmitting their positions. I think you should refund all users who pay for premium services as it’s easier to watch the boats visually than on the map. If the point is to watch the boats you fail miserably. On the good side the NOAA overlay maps are excellent.

RollingSea1 ,

Rating -10

Trying to view boats in South West Nova Scotia at start of lobster fishery Over 2000 boats out there with epurbs on “None show up on Boatwatch!, Free version of App is non functional! Sad


Pocket Mariner Ltd.
28.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Full Version Upgrade $6.99
  2. Live View $6.99
  3. NOAA US Charts $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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