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 1,642 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 app

    By -=_taning_=-
    You need to buy the app to search for the ship you’d like to follow. No use for me.
  • Missing Ships

    By oceans1951
    I just purchased this app and there are no ships shown for Jacksonville. It shows ships in Miami, Tampa, Charleston, etc. What the heck? I know there are ships here as it is a large port. I see sips going by and we are in Mayport where Naval ships are moored. Think I need to get my money back!
  • Works great; invasive full screen ads

    By Vizwar
    It works well but the free version has banner ads (that's OK) and invasive full screen ads (infuriating) that I couldn't close without force quitting the app.
  • Not much Info

    By j.goody
    I had the same app on my old phone and so much more information was available. The app now only gives you the name of the ship and if it is moving or still.
  • Worthless

    By Hyd X
    It only shows ships in port. There is no capability to search for a specific ship. No tracking ability.

    By wja2022a
    This app is useless. You can't go 10 seconds without an unskippable add.
  • Awful

    By Xstandsfor_
    It’s not very often I take the time to rate and review an app but this has gotten on my nerves for some time now. I don’t know what has been done to this app but it used to be pretty decent and actually had this app purchased a few years ago but lost my login information for my Apple ID. Anyways I’ve worked as a deckhand on the river for four years now and have used this app when I first started and up until about January of 2018. I didn’t really have a lot of reason to use it anymore. I decided early this month that I would download the free version and start using it again and have done nothing but want to toss my phone at the wall when trying to use this app. I work on the Ohio River in a harbor that has 5 Tug Boats constantly running and this app won’t even show one of them. -To the Developers Before you start sending me requests to troubleshoot the app let me first say that I may be a deckhand but I’m not a dumb as most people make us out to be. I have uninstalled the app and reinstalled. I’ve installed it on a different device running an older iOS (mine is current). I have installed it on a freshly restored app, and believe it or not I’ve allowed my location to be accessed by the app because it’s required and I’m just a tad smarter than you’d think. I’ve done everything you possibly can do besides smash my phone with a hammer, I’ve thought about it because this app is as good as a broke phone. It’s useless. I do not know what happened to this app and would in no way pay $5 for the other version. I’m fine with seeing adds ya know it’s free, but that’s about all I get. A map and adds. Oh and the amazing blue dot that show my location when I’m on a boat but I see no boat. Every boat I’m around and every Line Boat I am around has AIS and this app shows nothing. It’s trash just as simple as that. Hopefully you guys fix this but sadly I’ll just stick to the tracking on the boat and rely on others to let me know what boats are close before coming into work because I’m done with this app. I will apologize for the lengthy review but I’ve tried everything to get this app to work and I give up.
  • Excellent App

    By Kathtwin
    I really enjoy using this app when I am on the beach.
  • What happened to boat destinations

    By MagicmanKyle
    We live near a small shipping port on Lake Erie. My grandson and I check to see what boat is coming to our port and the ETA. Where did this feature go?
  • 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.