Ship Finder Lite

Ship Finder Lite

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-08-01
  • Current Version: 9.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 43.10 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 1,233 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.



  • 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
  • Great but

    By Mine craft dude64
    The ferry routes need to be updated for macknack island Arnold is no longer a ferry company star line owns both docks so could you update the map
  • Free version does nothing!

    By Charlie9958
    I understand that with a free version that you will either get some ads or have some features disabled, but with this version you get ads AND every thing is disabled! Why even bother?
  • 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.
  • Hmmmmmm

    By Keala907
    Why would I buy the paid version when the “lite” version does absolutely nothing. Does not show a thing other than a nice map of where I am. Not a single vessel.
  • Piece of S**t

    By chartographer
    Unbelievable. Does not work. I can’t think of anything but nasty comments about this app.
  • Great App but?

    By N8DaGreat$$
    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?