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 1.3

Catalina ready, dark mode compatible

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

spark-z ,

Appears to Not Maintain Current Information

I purchased this app for my Mac to track a specific vehicle-carrying ship (MIGNON) from Germany to Halifax to New Jersey in order to determine the arrrival date of my new car into port. Unfortunately the positional data was not being maintained for periods of days. Out of frustration I purchased another app for my iPhone to find that AIS updates were being broadcast hourly with the revised plot of the MIGNON’s position. My Mac is up to date with OS-X El Capitan 10.11.6 and current Java adapters. I also noted, (perhaps for addtional developer feedback) that the vessel infomation pop-up obscures the vessel map location, and erases the track history. This app needs a good deal of human factors engineering along with a proper database back-end.

Slickdog65 ,

waste of money

I'd give zero stars if possible. I'm at the Corpus Christi shipping channel and Boat Watch shows no tanker ships in the channel and none outside the channel waiting to come in. My other ship tracking apps on my phone show one tanker under way in the channel and seven tankers and one cargo ship outside the channel at anchor and two tankers under way headed toward the channel. very poor application

SoCal Frank2 ,

Works great for me

As a sailboat owner in Southern California it’s nice to know where the bigger ships will be ahead of time. This works well. Unlike others I have no trouble zooming down to a detailed-enough level.

App Privacy

The developer, Pocket Mariner Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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