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

If you are interested in a particular vessel, Boat Watch Pro can send 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!

If you're in port or at the marine, point your camera at a boat and Boat Watch Pro's amazing augmented reality mode will instantly tell you what it is and where its headed!

Boat Watch Pro offers...

* Spot any Boat or Ship via real-time AIS
* See the Name, Type, Photo, Origin, Destination and track of vessels
* Set any boat as your favorite, and automatically follow it on the map
* Get alerts when your favorite boat arrives or departs
* Search and find boats and places
* Easily identify vessels with in-built Augmented Reality (AR) display
* Shows ActiveCaptain points of interest markers
* Includes Apple Watch app
* Share boats on Facebook, Twitter or by email
* OpenSeaMap charts showing buoys, lighthouses and shipping lanes

Fleet upgrade ( subscription):
* Fleet - set and receive arrival and departure alerts for multiple boats

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.

Terms of Use:

Privacy Policy:


The "Fleet upgrade " subscription is yearly and will automatically renew at the end of the subscription period unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, and will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the iTunes account holder and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to Account Settings after purchase. 
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

Boat Watch Pro is a Universal app, which works on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Our ship coverage is global and amongst the best in the world. You read our our ship tracking system works and can check our coverage on a map here :-

Boat Watch Pro 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 2.4.1

Fleet watch - receive arrival and departure alerts for multiple favourite boats ( IAP required)
Revitalised Boat Watch Apple Watch app.
Fix for search not working for some users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

BudEdR ,

Very Interesting

I have recently downloaded the app to follow a friend's cruise. I was able to do with the exception when the app would crash on my I-Pad. I deleted the app and downloaded it again but the problem continues. I hope it can be fixed.

Mary-Stroot ,

Love this app!

We live in central Minnesota and vacation in Duluth MN on Lake Superior several times a year. We love watching the ships enter and depart the canal under the lift bridge. This app lets us see which ships are in the area and the alert feature lets me know when a certain ship has pulled up its anchor and will be moving through. We use it every day to sneak peaks at the action on the webcams set up in Canal Park while we are at home. I also like checking out the busy ports around the Great Lakes to see our favorite ships and where they are. App works great and the one time I had a problem I emailed them and they fixed it within a day. Worth every penny and more!

Jared del Barco ,

Stuck in AR mode

The Pro version has a nifty "AR Mode" feature where the app shows vessel traffic overplayed on the camera view. There's apparently no way to exit this mode--even by quitting the app.

The speed/bearing line is a great feature, but why is it not used to show my vessel? It would be a great help seeing if I was on a collision course.

App Privacy

The developer, Pocket Mariner Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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