Ship Finder Lite 4+

Live Marine & Vessel tracking

pinkfroot limited

    • 4.2 • 2.5K Ratings
    • Free



Ship Finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map.
You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera.

Ship Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 20,000+ ships simultaneously.

Our incredible app performance means that you can see all tracked vessels at once - no clustering here!
Simply tap on a ship to see it's name, type and destination. Colour coded icons make identification easy too.

If you like this app you'll love the full version of Ship Finder.

The full version includes a huge array of additional features including route history, search, filters, bookmarks, photos, the ability to add favourite ships and much more.

Ship Finder works by picking up AIS ship feeds used by all passenger vessels, vessels over 300 tons and increasingly by smaller pleasure craft and yachts. This technology is actually faster than radar and is used by vessels for safety and navigation.

Ship Finder provides near real time “virtual radar” AIS maps. It’s easy to use and is an amazing app for anyone interested in shipping, cruising and sailing in ports and locations across the world. It’s also great if you simply want to know what boats are out there or want to see where your friends and family are. Ship Finder is also used extensively by maritime professionals and mariners.

Our global AIS coverage is impressive and expanding all of the time as we add new AIS feeds and receivers. Please check regularly to see the latest coverage.

Pinkfroot are committed to customer service and continually improve our Ship Finder apps based on feedback. Why not join our online community at or if you have any questions please email us via and we’ll be happy to help.

Disclaimer: Ship Finder should not be used for navigational purposes.
Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation.

What’s New

Version 9.2.2

Support for new iPad Pro devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

N8DaGreat$$ ,

Great App but?

Like others, I use this app to track incoming container ships to the port. I and others at work would like to see an alert feature that sends you a notification once the particular vessel/boat crosses a predetermined location. For example if I needed to know when the vessel passes a bridge, having a notification informing you of this. Is this something possible?

Ninaz1235 ,

Developers have given up

I have had the full app for about 10 months or so. Started out ok. Not as detailed as some other apps but ok. I live on the river in Detroit so I see lots of shipping traffic coming through and at first the app worked well with identifying the basics. Then about 3-4 months ago the feed for the area just stopped. Nothing shows up at all. I have contacted support multiple times and they would respond with we are checking on it. Now they don’t even bother to respond.
I lost $5 not the most horrible thing to happen to me ever, it’s just annoying that this app is still out there.
Do not buy this. Go with any other app than this.

cowhide ,

Great for cruises

I used it to locate and name passing ships passing by and who were in port with us.
I used it to locate where we were and names of islands passing by.
Tracking our location and using the tracer to show directions was very interesting.
I took screenshots of our location at sea and in port to add highlights to my travel videos.
Very useful and entertaining.

App Privacy

The developer, pinkfroot limited, 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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