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ship finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map. The intuitive design combined with incredible performance puts you in control. Watch in full screen, view in AR, search, add filters and so much more! 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 a ship to see its name, type, photos, speed, dimensions and much more. Powerful features such as filters, search and the ability to save favourite ships are included. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!). Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or ports of interest. You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera. 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 www.shipfinder.co 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 www.pinkfroot.com or if you have any questions please email us via support@pinkfroot.com 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.
Can’t find ship!
by Chriswpc on 2019/12/15 20:32
Live on Hutchison island overlooking Atlantic. I see a cruise ship just outside my window but app doesn’t see it at all!!
Good App
by Wiesiu33 on 2019/12/13 14:59
This is a good app but it needs to be updated soon. I have the plane finder app and it is 5 stars. Please update the ship finder app so it looks like the high quality plane app.
Going down hill
by DonB2 on 2019/12/12 15:07
Out to sea? The app shows a smaller and smaller percent of the ships I am looking at. Maybe they are scraping fewer sources or shipping is using new sources. Significantly fewer ids than three years ago. Now has become useless.
Frustrated
by Marmie on 2019/11/15 17:23
Spent the $ but the Coast Guard boat my S-I-L is on isn’t coming up! Guess I should have gone with Marine Tracker!
Disappointing consistency Columbia River region
by underwater24/7 on 2019/11/09 19:02
Used paid version of app for couple years now. Reliability showing vessels use to be great in Columbia River region. Lately (last 6 mo.) it often has blank areas not showing vessels where I know there are vessels. What gives ship finder??? I do not see this issue in other regions around my area. Please fix or refund 1/2 my money since it only works half the time.
Do not pay for this!
by mvjpa on 2019/11/08 14:29
Every sense The app crashed it has not worked on my phone. So I purchased the app still nothing. Since then I’ve gotten a new phone, app still doesn’t work. I will not purchase anything Else from this app designer!!!
OK not great
by Gold no more on 2019/10/28 16:49
I’ve been tracking a ship that has my car on it from Sweden. It does not update as well as the free app. The ship shows as not trackable but the ship is parked in Panama waiting to go thru the canal. Shows up on the free app. Not here though.
Mile markers
by thebigbear35 on 2019/10/09 06:00
I would to see more mile makers in the app. I do use this app a lot due to work, and it would help me out if you would add something of the sort to the app. I use to use a different app but due to it being taken off the market this is the next best thing. But over all the app is wonderful. I just would like some mile makers on the Mississippi River so that I can calculate time and distance! Thanks
C
by Chpitre on 2019/10/06 19:25
Not Liking this app. Very much
Try any other tracker
by Minkthewildwhitedog on 2019/10/02 04:09
Used this in the past. Had to re-up. Now I can’t search ships by name and I can’t find help. At least it was cheap. Even when I have it show “all”, the ships I am tracking don’t show up though they do on other apps I’m using concurrently.
Not that great....
by hatterasgirl on 2019/09/22 21:06
I’m sitting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with a huge container ship in sight and (and other large ships) there’s not one dot on the entire bay. When I got the lite version, it seemed fantastic, with lots of information. I’ve checked my settings but still nothing.
Seriously ???
by Shawn mahaffey on 2019/09/15 13:24
I’m not sure who writes the reviews for this App, but I can tell you that there are much better apps out there ! It used to be my go to for marine traffic in my area, but I’ve had to look elsewhere for better accuracy. But ok, you got my $5.... don’t spend it all in one place
Disappointed
by jlamb1937 on 2019/09/14 01:08
Not seeing the ships in the soo locks
Missing vessels
by Kyle Tom Green on 2019/09/12 11:18
This app seems to have blackout locations. I’ve read that you can’t see boats in mobile and I know you can’t see any boats further down the Texas coast than Galveston. It’s important to be able to see vessels down around Corpus Christi all the way down to Brownsville but they aren’t showing up at all like they don’t exist.
What am I missing?
by darinlapointe on 2019/09/09 13:23
I cant even pull my tugboat up on the app. And I paid the$4.99...🤔
Not pleased
by Allilocker on 2019/09/08 18:15
Purchased this app to monitor vessel traffic in the Pittsburgh area. I have yet to see a single tow boat! In fact I’ve only seen a couple in the whole Ohio valley! Not pleased!!!
Works great when it works right
by AGR788 on 2019/08/28 06:23
When it works the right way it works great. Been having issues body locating boats nearby
Doesn’t work on the Mississippi River.
by RDE8211 on 2019/08/27 17:20
After downloading app I found out it doesn’t track anything on the Mississippi River!
Useless
by Judy Anne Sh on 2019/08/27 16:48
I used to love this App and it worked very well. As I live in a Lake Michigan harbor city, there were alway lots of ships showing on the screen near me and around the Great Lakes. But then I switched between using a personal phone to a work phone with a different Apple ID so I had to buy it again. Now it’s Useless - almost no ships appear, even when I’m standing looking at large ships. Very disappointed.
App not working
by stacker3 on 2019/08/25 19:02
I paid for this app and can’t find any ship i type in,also every time you type a ship in it goes to some land town that has the ship name in it! Talking about getting ripped for $5! I get better results from Ship Tracker, and that’s free!Pfft! So I’ll give this One Star until it’s rectified!!! (Money Returned)or sight fixed.
Almost useless
by fred 395828 on 2019/08/25 14:59
Boats I'm tracking only sometimes show up. Updates to locations are infrequent. I thought all ship tracking apps were the same, clearly I was wrong. The free marinetraffic website is better than this. Don't waste you money.
Doesn’t work anymore
by camp david too on 2019/08/24 15:54
Tried to use it and it didn’t find any vessels. Deleted it and Spent $5 to get it again and it still didn’t work. Very disappointed.
I’m a ferry crew member
by Crssnd on 2019/08/22 20:15
I work for Cross sound ferry and Ship Finder is very helpful in terms of tracking boats and when they’re coming into port
Limited usability
by Saltywaverider on 2019/08/22 09:36
Unable to search for most ships, limited tracking data compared to other apps.
Total waste of money. Don’t do it.
by Bigshifter1 on 2019/08/21 18:11
Worked for many years. Quit working for a while. Thought maybe I needed to start paying for it. Paid way to much and still doesn’t work in my area. Total scam. Don’t purchase this app!!!
Would not buy again!
by Eojkcaj on 2019/08/21 16:15
Waste of money! Don’t buy!
Crappy app
by Tam-01 on 2019/08/21 04:33
I pay 5.00 for this app and it doesn’t show me boats that is a 100 feet away from me can not track boats for the company I work for don’t pay for this crap does not work save for money
Crap
by kkjbvtjjddjvdryh on 2019/08/19 18:50
Does not work In Alaska at all
Not working
by kaiutd on 2019/08/16 15:54
Can’t receive any ships in Hawaii
Doesn’t work on majority of Texas coastline
by kitteekait94 on 2019/08/06 18:08
I was excited about this app when my free ship finder app I was using stopped working. However it will only pull 2 of the boats up in my husbands fleet of 10 towing vessels. Neither of those is the boat my husband captains, so it’s useless. We’re based out of the southern Texan coast and the app doesn’t show any vessels from south of Houston to Mexico. So it’s literally useless to me.
Lame
by nellybass on 2019/08/06 14:01
Paid for this app only it doesn’t show barge traffic on Mississippi River! Wasted money!
AIS # or Vessel name, NOT
by elhs58 on 2019/08/05 23:36
App not locating vessel by name, call sign nor AIS #, for $4.99, not of any value to me. if a competing app can locate vessel, I would think this app could.
Worst App Ever
by Maxine683 on 2019/08/05 03:16
I purchased this app which shows NO vessels in the area even though I am waiting to cross a bridge because of two!
Good app
by MrChittyChad on 2019/08/03 20:44
I enjoy this app since i see lots of activity in Duluth, but not all ships show up.
Good app gone bad
by Redneck'09 on 2019/08/02 17:31
Used it for years. But last 6 months the app has gone straight down the drain. Totally unreliable if it shows the ships at all. Free version do better than this now.
I would give it a zero if possible
by NahlaNaca on 2019/08/02 14:51
I PURCHASED this app as I regularly go to Mobile and am around the ships. I have used another find my ship app that quit working so I got this one. There are no ships visible in the Mobile area. I’ve searched for the name of the ships and they are not there, they don’t even come up in the search. And let me assure you, there are ships there....I was physically looking at them! I’ve given this over a week and I’ve regular checked the Mobile area and they are not showing any there. I am beyond disappointed. Due to this extreme lack of usefulness, my money should be refunded. I
No shops
by Sooshipper on 2019/07/30 12:32
I paid $5.29 for a ship app that does not work!!!!!!!
False advertising and No Support
by Tessenburgh on 2019/07/26 19:27
Cannot see Training ships. My sons is off the coast of Panama and on way to Hawaii now, TS Golden Bear. MarineTraffic has no problem finding it. When I click on support link it claims no email associated to my account which is crap. NEED REFUND.
Doesn’t seem to work out of port area
by Christiana-2121 on 2019/07/26 16:15
When out to sea in Caribbean, never worked except for ships in port areas. You could be next to another vessel at sea and the app could not ID your own ship or the one you could see in the distance.
Ships not tracked
by cruiseman rob on 2019/07/25 19:32
Ships that I’m trying to track are “not tracked” even thought they’re tracked on other websites
Only works part of the time
by tugboat KEVIN on 2019/07/20 17:49
Doesn’t update very fast hour to two hours sometimes doesn’t work at all sometimes it works great not trustworthy
Valuable app.
by hris Craft on 2019/07/10 01:54
Excellent addition to my chart plotter and Radar!
Capt. Jason
by cosfor on 2019/06/30 17:11
Love this app.🛥
Disappointed
by big daddy 2025 on 2019/06/05 21:46
Doesn’t show near the amount of freighter’s that I seen go by in the Great Lakes.
Terrible
by stitup on 2019/05/31 14:10
Doesn’t show any ships in my area which there are many, I am at Blount Island close to mouth of Atlantic watch at least 4 ships go by my house an hour. if you find a ship it doesn’t give any information, pictures, nothing!!!
Not what I thought
by 9bells on 2019/05/28 17:46
This is not the app I thought I was getting. Didn’t work for me. Would like to get it refunded
Inconsistent tracking
by doihhgfrdy on 2019/05/28 08:36
Ships often drop off the tracking. Other apps are more consistent.
Not user friendly
by not us3r friendly on 2019/05/15 01:01
Difficult to navigate, no pun intended. Search function stinks. Plug in ship name, registration, call sign. No luck. Found another app that is much easier to use.
Ship finder is Useless
by Unhappy app guy on 2019/05/03 03:34
This app is useless. Does not work at all. Complete rip off. DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!
Basic info about ship traffic.
by BubbaMojzak on 2019/04/25 14:42
There is way more public data out there about these ships. This app only scratches the surface.
Pass
by Steve from San Diego on 2019/04/24 05:35
Does not work on a consistent basis. Found our yacht once and not since!!
South Texas
by Rgvhc824 on 2019/04/23 20:08
Does not pick anything up south of Houston/Galveston. Waste of money
Worst app ever
by worst ship app locator ever on 2019/04/22 17:51
I live on the Great Lakes, had 5 ships in front of the house and this app could not identify any of them. They should refund my money!
Feeling stopped
by Feeling stoopid on 2019/04/17 16:11
This app may work for you but I found it to be a total waste. The advertised description failed to explain the limitations of this app’s ability to track a cruise ship after it left port. Yes, I did read the instructions. Prompt response to my email questions, so that was nice. No, they don’t issue refunds...said go talk to Apple. Not impressed with this app at all, so much so that I’m breaking my usual practice of not posting reviews. THEY should have initiated the refund process, not me.
Garbage
by ATOZEUR on 2019/04/10 20:11
Waste of money
Buy it today and wonna money back
by cacao.or.tea on 2019/04/08 07:50
Hello. I live in Ukraine, so I plan use Ship finder here, port Reni - your ship finder dont show any vessels here, but if i open marine traffic, here a lots of vessels. The same problem in port Herson, your app dont show anything there, but marine traffic show. Please back my money, I dont need your app. Thanks
Can’t find ship
by Big Hog 77 on 2019/03/29 19:46
After paying for this upgraded version I couldn’t even find the ship I was looking for. A trawler called Cape Horn fishing in gulf of Alaska. Wouldn’t recommend this App to anybody.
Ripoff
by gfrgdryhbdeygfhhhgg on 2019/03/24 21:26
I paid for this app and it doesn’t show anything in the Great Lakes. I know for a fact there’s freighter activity and this app shows nothing. Refund please
Limited distance
by Jimmy Z1 on 2019/03/12 21:36
I live on the Great Lakes. I purchased the premium site. I only get ships in about a 30 mile radius of my residence. Very accurate in the area of view.
Can’t get any of the boats in the South Pacific , Let alone tracking them
by cxsxi on 2019/03/01 13:42
Shouldn’t have paid extra not worth it. Can’t send this because every time I try you say my nickname has been taken starting to think this is a real Sham
Awful
by deniseripley57 on 2019/02/09 13:34
Actually bought this because prior app Marin Traffic, stopped working. I use it to follow my son and the yacht he is working on. So disappointed and have renewed my feelings to NEVER spend money on an app.
Nothing shown in Hawaii
by C-Wave on 2019/02/03 18:33
I bought this to keep tabs on cruise and container ship traffic in Hawaii. Nothing at all shows up for me in my part of the world.
Just Doesn’tWork
by Tee Neg on 2019/01/25 12:36
I’m in Cocoa Beach, FL looking out at ships on the ocean all the time. This app hasn’t shown me even one of them.
Problem in Santa Marta colombia
by ap col on 2019/01/07 00:45
I am in santa marta colombia but is not working here.
Ship finder
by tug hand on 2018/12/26 15:36
This app wont even show the tug boat I am on or any of the tugboats around me in my area am not impressed with this app if you are working on a tug don’t get this app
Disappointed
by $$John2015 on 2018/12/20 20:02
I bought this to track a cruise I’m going on. It couldn’t find the ship even though it’s Carnival and shows up on other apps even the free ones. Don’t waste your money.
Ask
by 123bombax on 2018/12/19 22:25
Great program and it works great.
Ripped Off
by Cookee80 on 2018/12/16 01:31
Not one Royal Caribbean cruise ship can be found. I want my money back, but I doubt that will happen. I should have read the reviews more closely.
Want my money back
by eggfuyoung on 2018/12/13 02:10
This is not what I wanted and now I’m trying to figure out how to get a refund.
Ships not found
by calto46 on 2018/12/12 01:26
9 times out of 10 ships that I know are sailing do not show up on this app. In fact whole areas of the oceans are blacked out with no ships. Norwegian Jade for example is hardly ever there. APP is a waste of time!
Worthless
by huhnbo on 2018/12/10 20:19
Type in a ship nothing I want my money back type in Disney magic shows nothing what a worthless app
Boat Not Find her
by Stevieboymur on 2018/12/09 17:56
This is the worst app I have ever seen. I also had to pay for it which makes it even more painful.
HORRIBLE-No ships show up
by SMS-7127 on 2018/12/02 17:21
Not a single ship shows up, don’t waste the $5. Instead get the Marine Traffic app.
Doesn’t work in my area
by AlaskaFairie on 2018/12/02 01:45
Deleted app immediately because it doesn’t work in my area. Can I have my $$ back please?
Ships
by windy lane on 2018/11/26 12:16
Neat, Entertaining and a lot of fun !!!
Doesn’t work!!!
by Nick 1675437 on 2018/11/23 03:21
Do not download, wasting time. Doesn’t show my boat! While any another apps does!
Not showing up
by nysail on 2018/11/18 06:10
Bought the app to track friends...... they never show up and I know they are sailing with ais on.......
Miami Port
by Rao1 on 2018/11/17 12:20
This app only shows the current ships in the port of Miami,would be nice to follow my favorites wherever they are in the Caribbean.
Don’t waste your money
by tow boat captain on 2018/11/06 23:42
Don’t waste your money
Pretty Cool
by Amz144 on 2018/11/06 09:16
Easy to use app, needs more photos of the ships.
Fun app ashore or aboard.
by Shipping 101 on 2018/11/03 04:58
Great app for shop watchers. Works well in U.S. waters, e.g. Puget Sound. Also works well in U.K. (Scotland), and Norwegian (Bergen) waters. Fun to use while aboard ship such as high-speed ferries. Not a substitute for radar, GPS, or navigation apps. Occasionally spooky because the app only tracks ships that have a working transponder. Some very big vessels such as cruise ships forget to turn them on. The VR feature does not work very well.
Very disappointing
by KP-SP on 2018/10/15 03:52
It only shows the ship traffic for a limited number of ports, not the whole world. For example, for Japan (where I am) it only shows the ship traffic near Tokyo and Osaka, but not for the rest of the country. A waste of money!
Does not show toes
by Normsus on 2018/10/14 16:01
Does not show tows on all the rivers.... bought for Tennessee and Tenn-Tom.... no help
Better Options
by Wwf2tgh on 2018/10/13 03:27
I was looking for an app that could track ships in the Great Lakes. This app doesn’t do a very good job. Would recommend boatnerd.com.
Limited
by Roland Terry on 2018/10/08 18:15
This app works great until the ship get over a 100 miles from shore and then it disappears... even from the search menu. If you are planning on tracking a cruise ship for its entire voyage... forget it
Not too good
by saragusacm on 2018/09/29 12:58
No ships are shown on my phone with this ap. It just doesn’t work.
In & out info
by Nick P 67 on 2018/09/27 20:54
Great app but lately the AIS info has been missing for certain areas, Savannah and Tampa on a regular basis. The rest of the world seems to be covered. Has anyone else experienced this?
Helpful but slow
by Syrenka2 on 2018/09/11 15:20
We use it to keep track of bigger boats as we sail around the San Juan islands near a big refinery port and across busy shipping lanes & ferry channels. It’s generally helpful, but the refresh interval often seems to be as long as 10 minutes, which is too slow.
Ships do not show up
by PACBP on 2018/09/10 23:06
My house is on Lake Huron. Ship out front did not show up on your app. Why?
What does this app do?
by skipsail on 2018/09/10 19:24
This app shows vessels but I can’t figure out what/who the vessels are. Doesn’t relate to vessels I can physically see.🤷🏻‍♂️
Not worth the space or the money.
by janeref on 2018/09/03 23:58
Zero stars. Very disappointing. Not showing an exceptionally large cruise ship I am watching off shore headed out to sea. That is the rule rather than the exception. Don’t bother purchasing this app.
Need more information
by detroit mic on 2018/09/01 01:55
After paying for the App would like to see information on the Ship where it’s coming from where it’s going.
Along the Columbia River near Woodland, WA
by wrnrp on 2018/08/25 20:13
My wife and I really enjoy camping in our 40-ft motorhome along the Columbia River, while watching all kinds of ships traveling between Portland and the Pacific Ocean. Several years ago we discovered this wonderful app—now we know beforehand what to expect passing by.
Please refund
by DP2468 on 2018/08/15 06:18
Does NOT show all freighters in area. Dangerous for my location. Other free apps much better. Wish I could get my money back. Will delete.
Area uncovered
by Ali11223455323 on 2018/08/05 21:18
The app is good but it doesn’t cover the Persian gulf.
Ann
by Grammyrow on 2018/08/05 20:58
I live on the Atlantic Ocean and my app cannot see any ships that I see. Help!!!!
Not impressed
by rileigh73 on 2018/07/30 12:13
Shows a very limited number of vessels!!!!
Waste of money
by Jimbax67 on 2018/07/28 09:21
I have friends and family on the ship coming from England and New York. While riding Queen Mary II, there is no internet available for social communication so she can’t keep me informed of the status of the cruise. The attempt to track the ship started fine, once it got to open sea it disappears. The reason to have this was for one single cruise, and I can’t even follow the one I wanted to follow. I could have spent my $5 for lottery tickets and would feel better losing my money that way.
Ship Monte Aconcagua
by tboechat on 2018/07/24 03:13
I could not find the ship that I was looking for! Pay for nothing.
Good for the most part except
by Afh 2016 on 2017/12/27 17:04
This is a very good and allows you to track boats of all kinds. I like the information it gives about the boats, But I would like more information if possible. Also it won’t show any boats that are actually in the ocean just in rivers and sounds and things like that once you get too far off the coast it won’t show them anymore. I would like to see the boats on the ocean that’s my only complaint about this game is that I want to see them in the ocean. It cost five dollars by itself which right now I think is too expensive. If you buy it in the bundle along with the airplane tracker (witch is 5 dollars as well) it only cost $8.00. So if you want to ship tracker I would suggest buying the bundle until the price goes down or until they make it better and more worth the money.
Need more information
by detroit mic on 2018/09/01 01:55
After paying for the App would like to see information on the Ship where it’s coming from where it’s going.
I would give it a zero if possible
by NahlaNaca on 2019/08/02 14:51
I PURCHASED this app as I regularly go to Mobile and am around the ships. I have used another find my ship app that quit working so I got this one. There are no ships visible in the Mobile area. I’ve searched for the name of the ships and they are not there, they don’t even come up in the search. And let me assure you, there are ships there....I was physically looking at them! I’ve given this over a week and I’ve regular checked the Mobile area and they are not showing any there. I am beyond disappointed. Due to this extreme lack of usefulness, my money should be refunded. I
Fun app ashore or aboard.
by Shipping 101 on 2018/11/03 04:58
Great app for shop watchers. Works well in U.S. waters, e.g. Puget Sound. Also works well in U.K. (Scotland), and Norwegian (Bergen) waters. Fun to use while aboard ship such as high-speed ferries. Not a substitute for radar, GPS, or navigation apps. Occasionally spooky because the app only tracks ships that have a working transponder. Some very big vessels such as cruise ships forget to turn them on. The VR feature does not work very well.
Watching the Boats Go By
by EvTocs on 2017/08/07 22:09
Spending the summers on the shores of Beaver Island, MI, USA, its fin to identify the vessels passing miles off shore. The app provides the name, flag of port, speed, size, and more information on ships. It's user friendly and can be displayed on either Google Maps or Apple Maps. Photos of many of the identified ships help to reveal what you're seeing 15 miles off shore.
Mile markers
by thebigbear35 on 2019/10/09 06:00
I would to see more mile makers in the app. I do use this app a lot due to work, and it would help me out if you would add something of the sort to the app. I use to use a different app but due to it being taken off the market this is the next best thing. But over all the app is wonderful. I just would like some mile makers on the Mississippi River so that I can calculate time and distance! Thanks
Waste of money
by Jimbax67 on 2018/07/28 09:21
I have friends and family on the ship coming from England and New York. While riding Queen Mary II, there is no internet available for social communication so she can’t keep me informed of the status of the cruise. The attempt to track the ship started fine, once it got to open sea it disappears. The reason to have this was for one single cruise, and I can’t even follow the one I wanted to follow. I could have spent my $5 for lottery tickets and would feel better losing my money that way.
Great App
by VBSkipper on 2017/11/16 03:47
I use this while on my boat on San Francisco Bay. Works very well and gives me the heads up knowing what ships are moving and their destination. Please remember that the ships and boats broadcasting AIS can turn their reporting off, so many users reviewing this app are simply not knowledgeable when it comes to the operation of AIS. GREAT PROGRAM!
Feeling stopped
by Feeling stoopid on 2019/04/17 16:11
This app may work for you but I found it to be a total waste. The advertised description failed to explain the limitations of this app’s ability to track a cruise ship after it left port. Yes, I did read the instructions. Prompt response to my email questions, so that was nice. No, they don’t issue refunds...said go talk to Apple. Not impressed with this app at all, so much so that I’m breaking my usual practice of not posting reviews. THEY should have initiated the refund process, not me.
Along the Columbia River near Woodland, WA
by wrnrp on 2018/08/25 20:13
My wife and I really enjoy camping in our 40-ft motorhome along the Columbia River, while watching all kinds of ships traveling between Portland and the Pacific Ocean. Several years ago we discovered this wonderful app—now we know beforehand what to expect passing by.
Disappointing consistency Columbia River region
by underwater24/7 on 2019/11/09 19:02
Used paid version of app for couple years now. Reliability showing vessels use to be great in Columbia River region. Lately (last 6 mo.) it often has blank areas not showing vessels where I know there are vessels. What gives ship finder??? I do not see this issue in other regions around my area. Please fix or refund 1/2 my money since it only works half the time.
Good but not flawless.
by Longshoremansteveo on 2017/07/17 20:49
My job is loading/unloading cargo vessels. This app allows me, at a glance, to see what vessels are docked and where. As a rough guide it works well, but sometimes ships aren't shown that are there. On the whole I would recommend it.
Very disappointing
by A-1O on 2018/06/19 00:08
Paid for and Downloaded so we could learn about the freighters traversing the St Clair River at Algonac State Park. The first use showed two freighters going upriver about 10 miles from our location. When I checked again, they had disappeared and never passed the State Park. In the past 6 hours, at least a dozen freighters have passed and none showed up on the app. Basically, does not perform as advertised.
Missing vessels
by Kyle Tom Green on 2019/09/12 11:18
This app seems to have blackout locations. I’ve read that you can’t see boats in mobile and I know you can’t see any boats further down the Texas coast than Galveston. It’s important to be able to see vessels down around Corpus Christi all the way down to Brownsville but they aren’t showing up at all like they don’t exist.
Useless
by Judy Anne Sh on 2019/08/27 16:48
I used to love this App and it worked very well. As I live in a Lake Michigan harbor city, there were alway lots of ships showing on the screen near me and around the Great Lakes. But then I switched between using a personal phone to a work phone with a different Apple ID so I had to buy it again. Now it’s Useless - almost no ships appear, even when I’m standing looking at large ships. Very disappointed.
Helpful but slow
by Syrenka2 on 2018/09/11 15:20
We use it to keep track of bigger boats as we sail around the San Juan islands near a big refinery port and across busy shipping lanes & ferry channels. It’s generally helpful, but the refresh interval often seems to be as long as 10 minutes, which is too slow.
Great app
by Poverty Bay gal on 2017/10/21 20:08
Works great in puget sound (Seattle). We see many ships going to and from port of Tacoma. We enjoy sharing this information with people visiting us at our home.
Doesn’t work on the Mississippi River.
by RDE8211 on 2019/08/27 17:20
After downloading app I found out it doesn’t track anything on the Mississippi River!
Doesn’t work on majority of Texas coastline
by kitteekait94 on 2019/08/06 18:08
I was excited about this app when my free ship finder app I was using stopped working. However it will only pull 2 of the boats up in my husbands fleet of 10 towing vessels. Neither of those is the boat my husband captains, so it’s useless. We’re based out of the southern Texan coast and the app doesn’t show any vessels from south of Houston to Mexico. So it’s literally useless to me.
Ship finder
by stevethepa on 2017/10/08 13:55
Can't beet this . I've used it while on a gov ship works great . Used this on my own boat, better than radar
OK not great
by Gold no more on 2019/10/28 16:49
I’ve been tracking a ship that has my car on it from Sweden. It does not update as well as the free app. The ship shows as not trackable but the ship is parked in Panama waiting to go thru the canal. Shows up on the free app. Not here though.
App not working
by stacker3 on 2019/08/25 19:02
I paid for this app and can’t find any ship i type in,also every time you type a ship in it goes to some land town that has the ship name in it! Talking about getting ripped for $5! I get better results from Ship Tracker, and that’s free!Pfft! So I’ll give this One Star until it’s rectified!!! (Money Returned)or sight fixed.
Only works part of the time
by tugboat KEVIN on 2019/07/20 17:49
Doesn’t update very fast hour to two hours sometimes doesn’t work at all sometimes it works great not trustworthy
I’m a ferry crew member
by Crssnd on 2019/08/22 20:15
I work for Cross sound ferry and Ship Finder is very helpful in terms of tracking boats and when they’re coming into port
Not working now
by ChattyPat on 2018/07/03 01:33
When I bought this it worked great but now I can be looking at a shop and doesn’t see it. No upgrade either. Disappointed!
Was Better
by jglabrown on 2018/05/28 18:56
I really depended on this for several years. Lately, vessel locations have been truly inaccurate; when the ferry is shown to be on dry land, it can't be a good thing. Updates are current and I even deleted then reloaded the app. No luck.
Seriously ???
by Shawn mahaffey on 2019/09/15 13:24
I’m not sure who writes the reviews for this App, but I can tell you that there are much better apps out there ! It used to be my go to for marine traffic in my area, but I’ve had to look elsewhere for better accuracy. But ok, you got my $5.... don’t spend it all in one place
Shipping information
by itty bitty captain on 2018/06/23 21:07
It is great to watch large ships on the Chesapeake Bay and I learn their identity, especially while sailing and a small boat!
Limited
by Roland Terry on 2018/10/08 18:15
This app works great until the ship get over a 100 miles from shore and then it disappears... even from the search menu. If you are planning on tracking a cruise ship for its entire voyage... forget it
Don't understand...
by Sum/Diff on 2017/07/24 19:11
Not sure why I can't see ships coming and going at Mayport Florida jetties. Large ships visible in person but not on ship finder AP.
Almost useless
by fred 395828 on 2019/08/25 14:59
Boats I'm tracking only sometimes show up. Updates to locations are infrequent. I thought all ship tracking apps were the same, clearly I was wrong. The free marinetraffic website is better than this. Don't waste you money.
In & out info
by Nick P 67 on 2018/09/27 20:54
Great app but lately the AIS info has been missing for certain areas, Savannah and Tampa on a regular basis. The rest of the world seems to be covered. Has anyone else experienced this?
Try any other tracker
by Minkthewildwhitedog on 2019/10/02 04:09
Used this in the past. Had to re-up. Now I can’t search ships by name and I can’t find help. At least it was cheap. Even when I have it show “all”, the ships I am tracking don’t show up though they do on other apps I’m using concurrently.
Buy it today and wonna money back
by cacao.or.tea on 2019/04/08 07:50
Hello. I live in Ukraine, so I plan use Ship finder here, port Reni - your ship finder dont show any vessels here, but if i open marine traffic, here a lots of vessels. The same problem in port Herson, your app dont show anything there, but marine traffic show. Please back my money, I dont need your app. Thanks
Do not pay for this!
by mvjpa on 2019/11/08 14:29
Every sense The app crashed it has not worked on my phone. So I purchased the app still nothing. Since then I’ve gotten a new phone, app still doesn’t work. I will not purchase anything Else from this app designer!!!
Works great when it works right
by AGR788 on 2019/08/28 06:23
When it works the right way it works great. Been having issues body locating boats nearby
I know where my Son is located
by Popssf on 2018/06/06 05:17
It’s fantastic that I know where his ship is anytime!
Doesn’t seem to work out of port area
by Christiana-2121 on 2019/07/26 16:15
When out to sea in Caribbean, never worked except for ships in port areas. You could be next to another vessel at sea and the app could not ID your own ship or the one you could see in the distance.
Ship Finder
by JoeJ40 on 2017/08/31 05:05
Good tool lots of bells and whistles and seems accurate and in real time
Helpful
by Bowserbabe on 2017/07/28 03:31
Good but flawed - can be looking at a ship but won't see it on app. Most times it is accurate though. Worth the money
Total waste of money. Don’t do it.
by Bigshifter1 on 2019/08/21 18:11
Worked for many years. Quit working for a while. Thought maybe I needed to start paying for it. Paid way to much and still doesn’t work in my area. Total scam. Don’t purchase this app!!!
Good app gone bad
by Redneck'09 on 2019/08/02 17:31
Used it for years. But last 6 months the app has gone straight down the drain. Totally unreliable if it shows the ships at all. Free version do better than this now.
Terrible
by stitup on 2019/05/31 14:10
Doesn’t show any ships in my area which there are many, I am at Blount Island close to mouth of Atlantic watch at least 4 ships go by my house an hour. if you find a ship it doesn’t give any information, pictures, nothing!!!
Very disappointing
by KP-SP on 2018/10/15 03:52
It only shows the ship traffic for a limited number of ports, not the whole world. For example, for Japan (where I am) it only shows the ship traffic near Tokyo and Osaka, but not for the rest of the country. A waste of money!
Not that great....
by hatterasgirl on 2019/09/22 21:06
I’m sitting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with a huge container ship in sight and (and other large ships) there’s not one dot on the entire bay. When I got the lite version, it seemed fantastic, with lots of information. I’ve checked my settings but still nothing.
Inconsistent tracking
by doihhgfrdy on 2019/05/28 08:36
Ships often drop off the tracking. Other apps are more consistent.
Good App
by Wiesiu33 on 2019/12/13 14:59
This is a good app but it needs to be updated soon. I have the plane finder app and it is 5 stars. Please update the ship finder app so it looks like the high quality plane app.
Disappointed
by Pat104 on 2017/12/31 16:06
Another vessel app which was free often shows ships that this app that I paid for doesn’t. I would save my money and use ship finder free and VesselFinder free instead. Wasted my money.
Disappointed
by $$John2015 on 2018/12/20 20:02
I bought this to track a cruise I’m going on. It couldn’t find the ship even though it’s Carnival and shows up on other apps even the free ones. Don’t waste your money.
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ship finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map. The intuitive design combined with incredible performance puts you in control. Watch in full screen, view in AR, search, add filters and so much more! 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 a ship to see its name, type, photos, speed, dimensions and much more. Powerful features such as filters, search and the ability to save favourite ships are included. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!). Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or ports of interest. You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera. 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 www.shipfinder.co 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 www.pinkfroot.com or if you have any questions please email us via support@pinkfroot.com 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.
Can’t find ship!
by Chriswpc on 2019/12/15 20:32
Live on Hutchison island overlooking Atlantic. I see a cruise ship just outside my window but app doesn’t see it at all!!
Good App
by Wiesiu33 on 2019/12/13 14:59
This is a good app but it needs to be updated soon. I have the plane finder app and it is 5 stars. Please update the ship finder app so it looks like the high quality plane app.
Going down hill
by DonB2 on 2019/12/12 15:07
Out to sea? The app shows a smaller and smaller percent of the ships I am looking at. Maybe they are scraping fewer sources or shipping is using new sources. Significantly fewer ids than three years ago. Now has become useless.
Frustrated
by Marmie on 2019/11/15 17:23
Spent the $ but the Coast Guard boat my S-I-L is on isn’t coming up! Guess I should have gone with Marine Tracker!
Disappointing consistency Columbia River region
by underwater24/7 on 2019/11/09 19:02
Used paid version of app for couple years now. Reliability showing vessels use to be great in Columbia River region. Lately (last 6 mo.) it often has blank areas not showing vessels where I know there are vessels. What gives ship finder??? I do not see this issue in other regions around my area. Please fix or refund 1/2 my money since it only works half the time.
Do not pay for this!
by mvjpa on 2019/11/08 14:29
Every sense The app crashed it has not worked on my phone. So I purchased the app still nothing. Since then I’ve gotten a new phone, app still doesn’t work. I will not purchase anything Else from this app designer!!!
OK not great
by Gold no more on 2019/10/28 16:49
I’ve been tracking a ship that has my car on it from Sweden. It does not update as well as the free app. The ship shows as not trackable but the ship is parked in Panama waiting to go thru the canal. Shows up on the free app. Not here though.
Mile markers
by thebigbear35 on 2019/10/09 06:00
I would to see more mile makers in the app. I do use this app a lot due to work, and it would help me out if you would add something of the sort to the app. I use to use a different app but due to it being taken off the market this is the next best thing. But over all the app is wonderful. I just would like some mile makers on the Mississippi River so that I can calculate time and distance! Thanks
C
by Chpitre on 2019/10/06 19:25
Not Liking this app. Very much
Try any other tracker
by Minkthewildwhitedog on 2019/10/02 04:09
Used this in the past. Had to re-up. Now I can’t search ships by name and I can’t find help. At least it was cheap. Even when I have it show “all”, the ships I am tracking don’t show up though they do on other apps I’m using concurrently.
Not that great....
by hatterasgirl on 2019/09/22 21:06
I’m sitting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with a huge container ship in sight and (and other large ships) there’s not one dot on the entire bay. When I got the lite version, it seemed fantastic, with lots of information. I’ve checked my settings but still nothing.
Seriously ???
by Shawn mahaffey on 2019/09/15 13:24
I’m not sure who writes the reviews for this App, but I can tell you that there are much better apps out there ! It used to be my go to for marine traffic in my area, but I’ve had to look elsewhere for better accuracy. But ok, you got my $5.... don’t spend it all in one place
Disappointed
by jlamb1937 on 2019/09/14 01:08
Not seeing the ships in the soo locks
Missing vessels
by Kyle Tom Green on 2019/09/12 11:18
This app seems to have blackout locations. I’ve read that you can’t see boats in mobile and I know you can’t see any boats further down the Texas coast than Galveston. It’s important to be able to see vessels down around Corpus Christi all the way down to Brownsville but they aren’t showing up at all like they don’t exist.
What am I missing?
by darinlapointe on 2019/09/09 13:23
I cant even pull my tugboat up on the app. And I paid the$4.99...🤔
Not pleased
by Allilocker on 2019/09/08 18:15
Purchased this app to monitor vessel traffic in the Pittsburgh area. I have yet to see a single tow boat! In fact I’ve only seen a couple in the whole Ohio valley! Not pleased!!!
Works great when it works right
by AGR788 on 2019/08/28 06:23
When it works the right way it works great. Been having issues body locating boats nearby
Doesn’t work on the Mississippi River.
by RDE8211 on 2019/08/27 17:20
After downloading app I found out it doesn’t track anything on the Mississippi River!
Useless
by Judy Anne Sh on 2019/08/27 16:48
I used to love this App and it worked very well. As I live in a Lake Michigan harbor city, there were alway lots of ships showing on the screen near me and around the Great Lakes. But then I switched between using a personal phone to a work phone with a different Apple ID so I had to buy it again. Now it’s Useless - almost no ships appear, even when I’m standing looking at large ships. Very disappointed.
App not working
by stacker3 on 2019/08/25 19:02
I paid for this app and can’t find any ship i type in,also every time you type a ship in it goes to some land town that has the ship name in it! Talking about getting ripped for $5! I get better results from Ship Tracker, and that’s free!Pfft! So I’ll give this One Star until it’s rectified!!! (Money Returned)or sight fixed.
Almost useless
by fred 395828 on 2019/08/25 14:59
Boats I'm tracking only sometimes show up. Updates to locations are infrequent. I thought all ship tracking apps were the same, clearly I was wrong. The free marinetraffic website is better than this. Don't waste you money.
Doesn’t work anymore
by camp david too on 2019/08/24 15:54
Tried to use it and it didn’t find any vessels. Deleted it and Spent $5 to get it again and it still didn’t work. Very disappointed.
I’m a ferry crew member
by Crssnd on 2019/08/22 20:15
I work for Cross sound ferry and Ship Finder is very helpful in terms of tracking boats and when they’re coming into port
Limited usability
by Saltywaverider on 2019/08/22 09:36
Unable to search for most ships, limited tracking data compared to other apps.
Total waste of money. Don’t do it.
by Bigshifter1 on 2019/08/21 18:11
Worked for many years. Quit working for a while. Thought maybe I needed to start paying for it. Paid way to much and still doesn’t work in my area. Total scam. Don’t purchase this app!!!
Would not buy again!
by Eojkcaj on 2019/08/21 16:15
Waste of money! Don’t buy!
Crappy app
by Tam-01 on 2019/08/21 04:33
I pay 5.00 for this app and it doesn’t show me boats that is a 100 feet away from me can not track boats for the company I work for don’t pay for this crap does not work save for money
Crap
by kkjbvtjjddjvdryh on 2019/08/19 18:50
Does not work In Alaska at all
Not working
by kaiutd on 2019/08/16 15:54
Can’t receive any ships in Hawaii
Doesn’t work on majority of Texas coastline
by kitteekait94 on 2019/08/06 18:08
I was excited about this app when my free ship finder app I was using stopped working. However it will only pull 2 of the boats up in my husbands fleet of 10 towing vessels. Neither of those is the boat my husband captains, so it’s useless. We’re based out of the southern Texan coast and the app doesn’t show any vessels from south of Houston to Mexico. So it’s literally useless to me.
Lame
by nellybass on 2019/08/06 14:01
Paid for this app only it doesn’t show barge traffic on Mississippi River! Wasted money!
AIS # or Vessel name, NOT
by elhs58 on 2019/08/05 23:36
App not locating vessel by name, call sign nor AIS #, for $4.99, not of any value to me. if a competing app can locate vessel, I would think this app could.
Worst App Ever
by Maxine683 on 2019/08/05 03:16
I purchased this app which shows NO vessels in the area even though I am waiting to cross a bridge because of two!
Good app
by MrChittyChad on 2019/08/03 20:44
I enjoy this app since i see lots of activity in Duluth, but not all ships show up.
Good app gone bad
by Redneck'09 on 2019/08/02 17:31
Used it for years. But last 6 months the app has gone straight down the drain. Totally unreliable if it shows the ships at all. Free version do better than this now.
I would give it a zero if possible
by NahlaNaca on 2019/08/02 14:51
I PURCHASED this app as I regularly go to Mobile and am around the ships. I have used another find my ship app that quit working so I got this one. There are no ships visible in the Mobile area. I’ve searched for the name of the ships and they are not there, they don’t even come up in the search. And let me assure you, there are ships there....I was physically looking at them! I’ve given this over a week and I’ve regular checked the Mobile area and they are not showing any there. I am beyond disappointed. Due to this extreme lack of usefulness, my money should be refunded. I
No shops
by Sooshipper on 2019/07/30 12:32
I paid $5.29 for a ship app that does not work!!!!!!!
False advertising and No Support
by Tessenburgh on 2019/07/26 19:27
Cannot see Training ships. My sons is off the coast of Panama and on way to Hawaii now, TS Golden Bear. MarineTraffic has no problem finding it. When I click on support link it claims no email associated to my account which is crap. NEED REFUND.
Doesn’t seem to work out of port area
by Christiana-2121 on 2019/07/26 16:15
When out to sea in Caribbean, never worked except for ships in port areas. You could be next to another vessel at sea and the app could not ID your own ship or the one you could see in the distance.
Ships not tracked
by cruiseman rob on 2019/07/25 19:32
Ships that I’m trying to track are “not tracked” even thought they’re tracked on other websites
Only works part of the time
by tugboat KEVIN on 2019/07/20 17:49
Doesn’t update very fast hour to two hours sometimes doesn’t work at all sometimes it works great not trustworthy
Valuable app.
by hris Craft on 2019/07/10 01:54
Excellent addition to my chart plotter and Radar!
Capt. Jason
by cosfor on 2019/06/30 17:11
Love this app.🛥
Disappointed
by big daddy 2025 on 2019/06/05 21:46
Doesn’t show near the amount of freighter’s that I seen go by in the Great Lakes.
Terrible
by stitup on 2019/05/31 14:10
Doesn’t show any ships in my area which there are many, I am at Blount Island close to mouth of Atlantic watch at least 4 ships go by my house an hour. if you find a ship it doesn’t give any information, pictures, nothing!!!
Not what I thought
by 9bells on 2019/05/28 17:46
This is not the app I thought I was getting. Didn’t work for me. Would like to get it refunded
Inconsistent tracking
by doihhgfrdy on 2019/05/28 08:36
Ships often drop off the tracking. Other apps are more consistent.
Not user friendly
by not us3r friendly on 2019/05/15 01:01
Difficult to navigate, no pun intended. Search function stinks. Plug in ship name, registration, call sign. No luck. Found another app that is much easier to use.
Ship finder is Useless
by Unhappy app guy on 2019/05/03 03:34
This app is useless. Does not work at all. Complete rip off. DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!
Basic info about ship traffic.
by BubbaMojzak on 2019/04/25 14:42
There is way more public data out there about these ships. This app only scratches the surface.
Pass
by Steve from San Diego on 2019/04/24 05:35
Does not work on a consistent basis. Found our yacht once and not since!!
South Texas
by Rgvhc824 on 2019/04/23 20:08
Does not pick anything up south of Houston/Galveston. Waste of money
Worst app ever
by worst ship app locator ever on 2019/04/22 17:51
I live on the Great Lakes, had 5 ships in front of the house and this app could not identify any of them. They should refund my money!
Feeling stopped
by Feeling stoopid on 2019/04/17 16:11
This app may work for you but I found it to be a total waste. The advertised description failed to explain the limitations of this app’s ability to track a cruise ship after it left port. Yes, I did read the instructions. Prompt response to my email questions, so that was nice. No, they don’t issue refunds...said go talk to Apple. Not impressed with this app at all, so much so that I’m breaking my usual practice of not posting reviews. THEY should have initiated the refund process, not me.
Garbage
by ATOZEUR on 2019/04/10 20:11
Waste of money
Buy it today and wonna money back
by cacao.or.tea on 2019/04/08 07:50
Hello. I live in Ukraine, so I plan use Ship finder here, port Reni - your ship finder dont show any vessels here, but if i open marine traffic, here a lots of vessels. The same problem in port Herson, your app dont show anything there, but marine traffic show. Please back my money, I dont need your app. Thanks
Can’t find ship
by Big Hog 77 on 2019/03/29 19:46
After paying for this upgraded version I couldn’t even find the ship I was looking for. A trawler called Cape Horn fishing in gulf of Alaska. Wouldn’t recommend this App to anybody.
Ripoff
by gfrgdryhbdeygfhhhgg on 2019/03/24 21:26
I paid for this app and it doesn’t show anything in the Great Lakes. I know for a fact there’s freighter activity and this app shows nothing. Refund please
Limited distance
by Jimmy Z1 on 2019/03/12 21:36
I live on the Great Lakes. I purchased the premium site. I only get ships in about a 30 mile radius of my residence. Very accurate in the area of view.
Can’t get any of the boats in the South Pacific , Let alone tracking them
by cxsxi on 2019/03/01 13:42
Shouldn’t have paid extra not worth it. Can’t send this because every time I try you say my nickname has been taken starting to think this is a real Sham
Awful
by deniseripley57 on 2019/02/09 13:34
Actually bought this because prior app Marin Traffic, stopped working. I use it to follow my son and the yacht he is working on. So disappointed and have renewed my feelings to NEVER spend money on an app.
Nothing shown in Hawaii
by C-Wave on 2019/02/03 18:33
I bought this to keep tabs on cruise and container ship traffic in Hawaii. Nothing at all shows up for me in my part of the world.
Just Doesn’tWork
by Tee Neg on 2019/01/25 12:36
I’m in Cocoa Beach, FL looking out at ships on the ocean all the time. This app hasn’t shown me even one of them.
Problem in Santa Marta colombia
by ap col on 2019/01/07 00:45
I am in santa marta colombia but is not working here.
Ship finder
by tug hand on 2018/12/26 15:36
This app wont even show the tug boat I am on or any of the tugboats around me in my area am not impressed with this app if you are working on a tug don’t get this app
Disappointed
by $$John2015 on 2018/12/20 20:02
I bought this to track a cruise I’m going on. It couldn’t find the ship even though it’s Carnival and shows up on other apps even the free ones. Don’t waste your money.
Ask
by 123bombax on 2018/12/19 22:25
Great program and it works great.
Ripped Off
by Cookee80 on 2018/12/16 01:31
Not one Royal Caribbean cruise ship can be found. I want my money back, but I doubt that will happen. I should have read the reviews more closely.
Want my money back
by eggfuyoung on 2018/12/13 02:10
This is not what I wanted and now I’m trying to figure out how to get a refund.
Ships not found
by calto46 on 2018/12/12 01:26
9 times out of 10 ships that I know are sailing do not show up on this app. In fact whole areas of the oceans are blacked out with no ships. Norwegian Jade for example is hardly ever there. APP is a waste of time!
Worthless
by huhnbo on 2018/12/10 20:19
Type in a ship nothing I want my money back type in Disney magic shows nothing what a worthless app
Boat Not Find her
by Stevieboymur on 2018/12/09 17:56
This is the worst app I have ever seen. I also had to pay for it which makes it even more painful.
HORRIBLE-No ships show up
by SMS-7127 on 2018/12/02 17:21
Not a single ship shows up, don’t waste the $5. Instead get the Marine Traffic app.
Doesn’t work in my area
by AlaskaFairie on 2018/12/02 01:45
Deleted app immediately because it doesn’t work in my area. Can I have my $$ back please?
Ships
by windy lane on 2018/11/26 12:16
Neat, Entertaining and a lot of fun !!!
Doesn’t work!!!
by Nick 1675437 on 2018/11/23 03:21
Do not download, wasting time. Doesn’t show my boat! While any another apps does!
Not showing up
by nysail on 2018/11/18 06:10
Bought the app to track friends...... they never show up and I know they are sailing with ais on.......
Miami Port
by Rao1 on 2018/11/17 12:20
This app only shows the current ships in the port of Miami,would be nice to follow my favorites wherever they are in the Caribbean.
Don’t waste your money
by tow boat captain on 2018/11/06 23:42
Don’t waste your money
Pretty Cool
by Amz144 on 2018/11/06 09:16
Easy to use app, needs more photos of the ships.
Fun app ashore or aboard.
by Shipping 101 on 2018/11/03 04:58
Great app for shop watchers. Works well in U.S. waters, e.g. Puget Sound. Also works well in U.K. (Scotland), and Norwegian (Bergen) waters. Fun to use while aboard ship such as high-speed ferries. Not a substitute for radar, GPS, or navigation apps. Occasionally spooky because the app only tracks ships that have a working transponder. Some very big vessels such as cruise ships forget to turn them on. The VR feature does not work very well.
Very disappointing
by KP-SP on 2018/10/15 03:52
It only shows the ship traffic for a limited number of ports, not the whole world. For example, for Japan (where I am) it only shows the ship traffic near Tokyo and Osaka, but not for the rest of the country. A waste of money!
Does not show toes
by Normsus on 2018/10/14 16:01
Does not show tows on all the rivers.... bought for Tennessee and Tenn-Tom.... no help
Better Options
by Wwf2tgh on 2018/10/13 03:27
I was looking for an app that could track ships in the Great Lakes. This app doesn’t do a very good job. Would recommend boatnerd.com.
Limited
by Roland Terry on 2018/10/08 18:15
This app works great until the ship get over a 100 miles from shore and then it disappears... even from the search menu. If you are planning on tracking a cruise ship for its entire voyage... forget it
Not too good
by saragusacm on 2018/09/29 12:58
No ships are shown on my phone with this ap. It just doesn’t work.
In & out info
by Nick P 67 on 2018/09/27 20:54
Great app but lately the AIS info has been missing for certain areas, Savannah and Tampa on a regular basis. The rest of the world seems to be covered. Has anyone else experienced this?
Helpful but slow
by Syrenka2 on 2018/09/11 15:20
We use it to keep track of bigger boats as we sail around the San Juan islands near a big refinery port and across busy shipping lanes & ferry channels. It’s generally helpful, but the refresh interval often seems to be as long as 10 minutes, which is too slow.
Ships do not show up
by PACBP on 2018/09/10 23:06
My house is on Lake Huron. Ship out front did not show up on your app. Why?
What does this app do?
by skipsail on 2018/09/10 19:24
This app shows vessels but I can’t figure out what/who the vessels are. Doesn’t relate to vessels I can physically see.🤷🏻‍♂️
Not worth the space or the money.
by janeref on 2018/09/03 23:58
Zero stars. Very disappointing. Not showing an exceptionally large cruise ship I am watching off shore headed out to sea. That is the rule rather than the exception. Don’t bother purchasing this app.
Need more information
by detroit mic on 2018/09/01 01:55
After paying for the App would like to see information on the Ship where it’s coming from where it’s going.
Along the Columbia River near Woodland, WA
by wrnrp on 2018/08/25 20:13
My wife and I really enjoy camping in our 40-ft motorhome along the Columbia River, while watching all kinds of ships traveling between Portland and the Pacific Ocean. Several years ago we discovered this wonderful app—now we know beforehand what to expect passing by.
Please refund
by DP2468 on 2018/08/15 06:18
Does NOT show all freighters in area. Dangerous for my location. Other free apps much better. Wish I could get my money back. Will delete.
Area uncovered
by Ali11223455323 on 2018/08/05 21:18
The app is good but it doesn’t cover the Persian gulf.
Ann
by Grammyrow on 2018/08/05 20:58
I live on the Atlantic Ocean and my app cannot see any ships that I see. Help!!!!
Not impressed
by rileigh73 on 2018/07/30 12:13
Shows a very limited number of vessels!!!!
Waste of money
by Jimbax67 on 2018/07/28 09:21
I have friends and family on the ship coming from England and New York. While riding Queen Mary II, there is no internet available for social communication so she can’t keep me informed of the status of the cruise. The attempt to track the ship started fine, once it got to open sea it disappears. The reason to have this was for one single cruise, and I can’t even follow the one I wanted to follow. I could have spent my $5 for lottery tickets and would feel better losing my money that way.
Ship Monte Aconcagua
by tboechat on 2018/07/24 03:13
I could not find the ship that I was looking for! Pay for nothing.
Good for the most part except
by Afh 2016 on 2017/12/27 17:04
This is a very good and allows you to track boats of all kinds. I like the information it gives about the boats, But I would like more information if possible. Also it won’t show any boats that are actually in the ocean just in rivers and sounds and things like that once you get too far off the coast it won’t show them anymore. I would like to see the boats on the ocean that’s my only complaint about this game is that I want to see them in the ocean. It cost five dollars by itself which right now I think is too expensive. If you buy it in the bundle along with the airplane tracker (witch is 5 dollars as well) it only cost $8.00. So if you want to ship tracker I would suggest buying the bundle until the price goes down or until they make it better and more worth the money.
Need more information
by detroit mic on 2018/09/01 01:55
After paying for the App would like to see information on the Ship where it’s coming from where it’s going.
I would give it a zero if possible
by NahlaNaca on 2019/08/02 14:51
I PURCHASED this app as I regularly go to Mobile and am around the ships. I have used another find my ship app that quit working so I got this one. There are no ships visible in the Mobile area. I’ve searched for the name of the ships and they are not there, they don’t even come up in the search. And let me assure you, there are ships there....I was physically looking at them! I’ve given this over a week and I’ve regular checked the Mobile area and they are not showing any there. I am beyond disappointed. Due to this extreme lack of usefulness, my money should be refunded. I
Fun app ashore or aboard.
by Shipping 101 on 2018/11/03 04:58
Great app for shop watchers. Works well in U.S. waters, e.g. Puget Sound. Also works well in U.K. (Scotland), and Norwegian (Bergen) waters. Fun to use while aboard ship such as high-speed ferries. Not a substitute for radar, GPS, or navigation apps. Occasionally spooky because the app only tracks ships that have a working transponder. Some very big vessels such as cruise ships forget to turn them on. The VR feature does not work very well.
Watching the Boats Go By
by EvTocs on 2017/08/07 22:09
Spending the summers on the shores of Beaver Island, MI, USA, its fin to identify the vessels passing miles off shore. The app provides the name, flag of port, speed, size, and more information on ships. It's user friendly and can be displayed on either Google Maps or Apple Maps. Photos of many of the identified ships help to reveal what you're seeing 15 miles off shore.
Mile markers
by thebigbear35 on 2019/10/09 06:00
I would to see more mile makers in the app. I do use this app a lot due to work, and it would help me out if you would add something of the sort to the app. I use to use a different app but due to it being taken off the market this is the next best thing. But over all the app is wonderful. I just would like some mile makers on the Mississippi River so that I can calculate time and distance! Thanks
Waste of money
by Jimbax67 on 2018/07/28 09:21
I have friends and family on the ship coming from England and New York. While riding Queen Mary II, there is no internet available for social communication so she can’t keep me informed of the status of the cruise. The attempt to track the ship started fine, once it got to open sea it disappears. The reason to have this was for one single cruise, and I can’t even follow the one I wanted to follow. I could have spent my $5 for lottery tickets and would feel better losing my money that way.
Great App
by VBSkipper on 2017/11/16 03:47
I use this while on my boat on San Francisco Bay. Works very well and gives me the heads up knowing what ships are moving and their destination. Please remember that the ships and boats broadcasting AIS can turn their reporting off, so many users reviewing this app are simply not knowledgeable when it comes to the operation of AIS. GREAT PROGRAM!
Feeling stopped
by Feeling stoopid on 2019/04/17 16:11
This app may work for you but I found it to be a total waste. The advertised description failed to explain the limitations of this app’s ability to track a cruise ship after it left port. Yes, I did read the instructions. Prompt response to my email questions, so that was nice. No, they don’t issue refunds...said go talk to Apple. Not impressed with this app at all, so much so that I’m breaking my usual practice of not posting reviews. THEY should have initiated the refund process, not me.
Along the Columbia River near Woodland, WA
by wrnrp on 2018/08/25 20:13
My wife and I really enjoy camping in our 40-ft motorhome along the Columbia River, while watching all kinds of ships traveling between Portland and the Pacific Ocean. Several years ago we discovered this wonderful app—now we know beforehand what to expect passing by.
Disappointing consistency Columbia River region
by underwater24/7 on 2019/11/09 19:02
Used paid version of app for couple years now. Reliability showing vessels use to be great in Columbia River region. Lately (last 6 mo.) it often has blank areas not showing vessels where I know there are vessels. What gives ship finder??? I do not see this issue in other regions around my area. Please fix or refund 1/2 my money since it only works half the time.
Good but not flawless.
by Longshoremansteveo on 2017/07/17 20:49
My job is loading/unloading cargo vessels. This app allows me, at a glance, to see what vessels are docked and where. As a rough guide it works well, but sometimes ships aren't shown that are there. On the whole I would recommend it.
Very disappointing
by A-1O on 2018/06/19 00:08
Paid for and Downloaded so we could learn about the freighters traversing the St Clair River at Algonac State Park. The first use showed two freighters going upriver about 10 miles from our location. When I checked again, they had disappeared and never passed the State Park. In the past 6 hours, at least a dozen freighters have passed and none showed up on the app. Basically, does not perform as advertised.
Missing vessels
by Kyle Tom Green on 2019/09/12 11:18
This app seems to have blackout locations. I’ve read that you can’t see boats in mobile and I know you can’t see any boats further down the Texas coast than Galveston. It’s important to be able to see vessels down around Corpus Christi all the way down to Brownsville but they aren’t showing up at all like they don’t exist.
Useless
by Judy Anne Sh on 2019/08/27 16:48
I used to love this App and it worked very well. As I live in a Lake Michigan harbor city, there were alway lots of ships showing on the screen near me and around the Great Lakes. But then I switched between using a personal phone to a work phone with a different Apple ID so I had to buy it again. Now it’s Useless - almost no ships appear, even when I’m standing looking at large ships. Very disappointed.
Helpful but slow
by Syrenka2 on 2018/09/11 15:20
We use it to keep track of bigger boats as we sail around the San Juan islands near a big refinery port and across busy shipping lanes & ferry channels. It’s generally helpful, but the refresh interval often seems to be as long as 10 minutes, which is too slow.
Great app
by Poverty Bay gal on 2017/10/21 20:08
Works great in puget sound (Seattle). We see many ships going to and from port of Tacoma. We enjoy sharing this information with people visiting us at our home.
Doesn’t work on the Mississippi River.
by RDE8211 on 2019/08/27 17:20
After downloading app I found out it doesn’t track anything on the Mississippi River!
Doesn’t work on majority of Texas coastline
by kitteekait94 on 2019/08/06 18:08
I was excited about this app when my free ship finder app I was using stopped working. However it will only pull 2 of the boats up in my husbands fleet of 10 towing vessels. Neither of those is the boat my husband captains, so it’s useless. We’re based out of the southern Texan coast and the app doesn’t show any vessels from south of Houston to Mexico. So it’s literally useless to me.
Ship finder
by stevethepa on 2017/10/08 13:55
Can't beet this . I've used it while on a gov ship works great . Used this on my own boat, better than radar
OK not great
by Gold no more on 2019/10/28 16:49
I’ve been tracking a ship that has my car on it from Sweden. It does not update as well as the free app. The ship shows as not trackable but the ship is parked in Panama waiting to go thru the canal. Shows up on the free app. Not here though.
App not working
by stacker3 on 2019/08/25 19:02
I paid for this app and can’t find any ship i type in,also every time you type a ship in it goes to some land town that has the ship name in it! Talking about getting ripped for $5! I get better results from Ship Tracker, and that’s free!Pfft! So I’ll give this One Star until it’s rectified!!! (Money Returned)or sight fixed.
Only works part of the time
by tugboat KEVIN on 2019/07/20 17:49
Doesn’t update very fast hour to two hours sometimes doesn’t work at all sometimes it works great not trustworthy
I’m a ferry crew member
by Crssnd on 2019/08/22 20:15
I work for Cross sound ferry and Ship Finder is very helpful in terms of tracking boats and when they’re coming into port
Not working now
by ChattyPat on 2018/07/03 01:33
When I bought this it worked great but now I can be looking at a shop and doesn’t see it. No upgrade either. Disappointed!
Was Better
by jglabrown on 2018/05/28 18:56
I really depended on this for several years. Lately, vessel locations have been truly inaccurate; when the ferry is shown to be on dry land, it can't be a good thing. Updates are current and I even deleted then reloaded the app. No luck.
Seriously ???
by Shawn mahaffey on 2019/09/15 13:24
I’m not sure who writes the reviews for this App, but I can tell you that there are much better apps out there ! It used to be my go to for marine traffic in my area, but I’ve had to look elsewhere for better accuracy. But ok, you got my $5.... don’t spend it all in one place
Shipping information
by itty bitty captain on 2018/06/23 21:07
It is great to watch large ships on the Chesapeake Bay and I learn their identity, especially while sailing and a small boat!
Limited
by Roland Terry on 2018/10/08 18:15
This app works great until the ship get over a 100 miles from shore and then it disappears... even from the search menu. If you are planning on tracking a cruise ship for its entire voyage... forget it
Don't understand...
by Sum/Diff on 2017/07/24 19:11
Not sure why I can't see ships coming and going at Mayport Florida jetties. Large ships visible in person but not on ship finder AP.
Almost useless
by fred 395828 on 2019/08/25 14:59
Boats I'm tracking only sometimes show up. Updates to locations are infrequent. I thought all ship tracking apps were the same, clearly I was wrong. The free marinetraffic website is better than this. Don't waste you money.
In & out info
by Nick P 67 on 2018/09/27 20:54
Great app but lately the AIS info has been missing for certain areas, Savannah and Tampa on a regular basis. The rest of the world seems to be covered. Has anyone else experienced this?
Try any other tracker
by Minkthewildwhitedog on 2019/10/02 04:09
Used this in the past. Had to re-up. Now I can’t search ships by name and I can’t find help. At least it was cheap. Even when I have it show “all”, the ships I am tracking don’t show up though they do on other apps I’m using concurrently.
Buy it today and wonna money back
by cacao.or.tea on 2019/04/08 07:50
Hello. I live in Ukraine, so I plan use Ship finder here, port Reni - your ship finder dont show any vessels here, but if i open marine traffic, here a lots of vessels. The same problem in port Herson, your app dont show anything there, but marine traffic show. Please back my money, I dont need your app. Thanks
Do not pay for this!
by mvjpa on 2019/11/08 14:29
Every sense The app crashed it has not worked on my phone. So I purchased the app still nothing. Since then I’ve gotten a new phone, app still doesn’t work. I will not purchase anything Else from this app designer!!!
Works great when it works right
by AGR788 on 2019/08/28 06:23
When it works the right way it works great. Been having issues body locating boats nearby
I know where my Son is located
by Popssf on 2018/06/06 05:17
It’s fantastic that I know where his ship is anytime!
Doesn’t seem to work out of port area
by Christiana-2121 on 2019/07/26 16:15
When out to sea in Caribbean, never worked except for ships in port areas. You could be next to another vessel at sea and the app could not ID your own ship or the one you could see in the distance.
Ship Finder
by JoeJ40 on 2017/08/31 05:05
Good tool lots of bells and whistles and seems accurate and in real time
Helpful
by Bowserbabe on 2017/07/28 03:31
Good but flawed - can be looking at a ship but won't see it on app. Most times it is accurate though. Worth the money
Total waste of money. Don’t do it.
by Bigshifter1 on 2019/08/21 18:11
Worked for many years. Quit working for a while. Thought maybe I needed to start paying for it. Paid way to much and still doesn’t work in my area. Total scam. Don’t purchase this app!!!
Good app gone bad
by Redneck'09 on 2019/08/02 17:31
Used it for years. But last 6 months the app has gone straight down the drain. Totally unreliable if it shows the ships at all. Free version do better than this now.
Terrible
by stitup on 2019/05/31 14:10
Doesn’t show any ships in my area which there are many, I am at Blount Island close to mouth of Atlantic watch at least 4 ships go by my house an hour. if you find a ship it doesn’t give any information, pictures, nothing!!!
Very disappointing
by KP-SP on 2018/10/15 03:52
It only shows the ship traffic for a limited number of ports, not the whole world. For example, for Japan (where I am) it only shows the ship traffic near Tokyo and Osaka, but not for the rest of the country. A waste of money!
Not that great....
by hatterasgirl on 2019/09/22 21:06
I’m sitting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with a huge container ship in sight and (and other large ships) there’s not one dot on the entire bay. When I got the lite version, it seemed fantastic, with lots of information. I’ve checked my settings but still nothing.
Inconsistent tracking
by doihhgfrdy on 2019/05/28 08:36
Ships often drop off the tracking. Other apps are more consistent.
Good App
by Wiesiu33 on 2019/12/13 14:59
This is a good app but it needs to be updated soon. I have the plane finder app and it is 5 stars. Please update the ship finder app so it looks like the high quality plane app.
Disappointed
by Pat104 on 2017/12/31 16:06
Another vessel app which was free often shows ships that this app that I paid for doesn’t. I would save my money and use ship finder free and VesselFinder free instead. Wasted my money.
Disappointed
by $$John2015 on 2018/12/20 20:02
I bought this to track a cruise I’m going on. It couldn’t find the ship even though it’s Carnival and shows up on other apps even the free ones. Don’t waste your money.
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