Ever wanted to know more about boats and ships around the world? Boat Watch lets you spot boats and ships and follow them on a real-time map...

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

* Spot any Boat or Ship via real-time AIS
* Watch boat positions on a live map
* See the Name, Type and Destination of each vessel
* Set any boat as your favorite, and track it on the map
* Search and find boats and places
* Share boats on Facebook, Twitter or by email

Our 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!

Optional One-time In-App Upgrade Purchase adds...
* Boat positions refresh automatically
* Get alerts when your favorite boat arrives or departs
* Full boat information - speed, course, country, etc.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Added support for multiple favourite boats.
Added name labels.
Added correctly scaled boat icons.
Fixed boat alignment issue with latest Mac OS.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

digisam ,

Doesn’t work at all anymore, seems to be abandoned Avoid.

I purchased the pro version, it did seem to work for a while, but now it never updates a particular boat I am tracking. Yet it includes the link to the Marine Traffic site for this particular baot. And that link is up to date correct.

I am guessing they need to update the scraped field names from their AIS sources so they match.

But as there hasn't been an update for a year now, I can only assume development has been abandoned.

johnd68 ,


Used to use it but it is now useless! Still seems to work(just about) on my i-pad so it would appear that they are only interested in IOS version. DO NOT buy the Pro version as you will be wasting your money.

Tezzerh ,

Love it!

For anyone remotely interested in ships and shipping - and world geography - Boat Watch is excellent. I love looking at ships all over the world, especially naval vessels. I’m currently following my neighbours on their cruise in the Med! Full marks to Boat Watch.


Pocket Mariner Ltd.
9.2 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Pocket Mariner Limited


  • Family Sharing

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

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