MarineTraffic - Ship Tracking 4+

World's #1 ship tracking app‪!‬

MarineTraffic Applications LTD

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



MarineTraffic displays near real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide.
Using the largest network of land-based AIS receivers, the app covers most major ports and shipping routes.

• View VESSELS ON THE LIVE MAP, search for ships, boats and seaports and see what's near you!
• More than 300,000 VESSELS PER DAY report their positions via MarineTraffic AIS
• View live wind and 48-hour WIND FORECASTS on the map
• ANIMATED PLAYBACK of vessel's track
• PORT ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES live for over 4,000 ports and marinas, current conditions in ports and estimated time of arrival for the boats & ships.
• Manage your list of vessels ("MY FLEET"), shared with all your devices and
• Browse 4.5 MILLION PHOTOS of ships, harbours, lighthouses and more!
• Upload photos to MarineTraffic directly from your device.
• Identify and track vessels sailing beyond the range of land-based AIS receiving stations, using satellite tracking, with ACCESS PLUS 24 (in-app purchase)
• Identify vessels around you at a glance with the AUGMENTED REALITY tool
Just point your device's camera to the horizon and get all the information you need about vessels, ports and lighthouses in your area: name, flag, speed, distance from you and a lot more.
• Use the ROUTE PLANNER tool to plan a route on the map, measure distances and calculate ETA

• MarineTraffic now offers auto-renewable subscriptions for Starter Plan, Nautical Charts, Weather Maps and Advanced Density Maps:

Starter Plan
- Unlock unlimited features like extended vessel and port details, vessel track, Advanced Search, Vessels near me, Augmented Reality and more

Subscription name: Starter Plan Annual
Cost: $9.99 (USD)
Renewed every year i.e. you will be charged annually

Get access to the marine environment with Nautical Maps
- Pilotage information such as sea bed, sea marks and landmarks
- Port details such as berths, dry docks and terminal location
- Position and characteristics of buoys, lights, lighthouses
- Depths of water and heights of land

Subscription name: Nautical Charts Monthly
Cost: $6.99 (USD)
Renewed every month i.e. you will be charged monthly

Subscription name: Nautical Charts Annual
Cost: $66.99 (USD)
Renewed every year i.e. you will be charged annually

Unlock real-time & forecast weather information with Weather Maps
- Wind contours
- Wind flow & gusts
- Temperature
- Wave metrics
- Clouds and Precipitation
- Ocean currents
- More than 20 key metrics
- 7-days sea meteogram

Subscription name: Weather Maps Layers Monthly
Cost: $8.99 (USD)
Renewed every month i.e. you will be charged monthly

Subscription name: Weather Maps Layers Annual
Cost: $95.99 (USD)
Renewed every year i.e. you will be charged annually

Advanced Density Maps
- Dig into global shipping traffic data, filtering by vessel type.

Subscription name: Advanced Density Maps Monthly
Cost: $1.99 (USD)
Renewed every month i.e. you will be charged monthly

Subscription name: Advanced Density Maps Annual
Cost: $17.99 (USD)
Renewed every year i.e. you will be charged annually

For all the above subscriptions:
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

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What’s New

Version 4.1.10

- Fixes issue with iOS 12
- Support for latest iPads
- Various fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54.3K Ratings

54.3K Ratings

s/v Dawn ,


I just sailed from Chesapeake Bay to NYC. I don't have AIS on my boat, and was concerned about boat traffic in the C&D canal, the Delware river, and Ambrose channel into the Hudson. I DO HAVE cellular service on my Ipad. We remained within 10 miles of the coastline at all times, and this app identified all the freighters, both near us, and I could also look ahead and behind us. I was then able to hail them and discuss course and direction with them. There were a few times we needed to adjust our course a tiny bit, and avoid issues well in advance.

This app was a life saver for our voyage. Even when I upgrade to onboard AIS, I will still use this app to see the freighters that are outside of the VHF line of site range to predict CPA.

Thanks Marine Traffic!!!!

Jsauceqw ,

Free unlocks expire when app closed

I was looking for an app to track my vehicle shipment. This app does a great job of that and more. There’s a catch for free accounts, however.

You get three “past route” and three “vessel info” unlocks before having to register and pay. No problem, I thought. Just want to track one ship over a period of 3-5 days. So day one I unlock the past route and vessel info for my ship. Very cool info! Day two I go to check on the vessel and… I have to use another unlock for both the past route and vessel info. Now day two again, but I closed the app and it wants to use my final unlock for both the route and vessel info. It’s the same ship on the same route.

If you’re going to subscribe, this won’t matter to you. If you’re like me and only have a single, one-off use of the app, go for it but don’t close the app! You’ll have to use your limited unlocks again and quickly run out. I hope the app dev will consider allowing each unlock to last for the current sailing of the selected ship instead of what seems to expire as soon as I close the app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means a lot to us! Should you have any suggestions on what could be improved, please let us know in our Community Help: Have a great day!

Not mad, I’m just disappointed ,

Was good, recent update made it useless.

This app used to be good for what I needed it for, which was seeing the names of ships near me (I work on ships and frequently need to do this for various reasons). Now, the app doesn’t show any vessel names unless you specifically search for a specific vessel, even when the “vessel names” option is checked. Furthermore, the app used to show you a picture of the vessel for free, which is very useful if you have to visit a specific ship and you don’t know what it looks like. Now when you tap on a ship, you don’t even get a picture. So this app is trying to force me to pay for things that it used to do for free, and it still is possible to do for free if I use google or other apps, so there is literally no reason to use this app anymore.

On an unrelated note, the old logo was completely fine. The new logo looks nothing like a ship unless you know in advance that it’s trying to look like a ship viewed from the front. Simpler isn’t always better. It’s an app logo, not a company logo. It should quickly convey what the app is for so that it stands out on a page with 27 other app logos.

Developer Response ,

We are sorry to hear that you feel this way. We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback and will definitely pass this on to the relevant team for review. If you have any questions, please contact us at

App Privacy

The developer, MarineTraffic Applications 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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