Ship Finder Lite

Ship Finder Lite

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-08-01
  • Current Version: 9.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.76 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3
From 1,446 Ratings


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.



  • Useless

    By bacharss
    Really useless! Whatever you try to click it tries to sell full version. You can’t search for a ship, only shows map with all ships which readily available on websites.
  • Ports only

    By hhhhgggggfff
    Only shows ships in port.
  • Free just shows where you are and no ships

    By Always forgettin
    Just downloaded this free app to see if I would be interested in buying the full version as I can see ships from my house in Honolulu. The info gave me the impression I would be able to track some ships but all I see is a blue dot where I am. Not purchasing until I can see how it works. Update: twice the developer has email me a generic email saying I can check coverage for free at plane finder. I’m not interested in planes, I downloaded the ship lite app. Still not working....
  • Great concept, but killed by pop up ads

    By J_in_orf
    I am able to view the ship information, but a pop up ad every five clicks is pretty ridiculous. Banner ads are one thing. Annoying pop-ups are enough to cause me to delete the app. No app = no ad revenue. The app publisher needs to pay attention. FindShip is a free app that does the same thing, without as many ads.
  • Demo is useless

    By 1970240z
    The free demo is useless. Deleted it off my phone immediately. Left such a sour taste that I promptly bought the competition app Marine Traffic.
  • No ships

    By Pretzellogicinbj
    App doesn’t show any ships on its map.
  • What’s up?

    By Pillboy ID
    Awesome app. Has always worked for me at the Atlantic cal oats of Virginia Beach. That is until this week.. No ships showing up at all in this Mid-Atlantic coast. What’s up? Is tracking system down??
  • Columbia River Bar Crossing

    By Big Skookum
    Great tool to identify traffic and communicate to vessels
  • No good for lake shipping

    By sevenwood 22
    Not sure what the point of this app is. Will delete it ASAP.
  • No good

    By Halfdanth
    I bought this app, it shows nothing in my area, total ripoff