Welcome to Water Explorer...

This web site helps you plan and record your journeys around the UK inland waterways.

What will I find on this site for free ?

Want to know more? How does it work? Click here

You're privacy is important,your boatname will only be disclosed if you allow it.

Latest Boat Movements

  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Keepers Bridge 50 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (54 mins ago).
  • Boat 'wideman on narrowboat' arrived at Alrewas Lock 12 (5`8") on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'SONFLOWER' arrived at Packet Boat Lane Bridge 190 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Lillyanne' arrived at Kidlington Green Lock 43 (4`9") on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Richmond Bridge 80 on the Lancaster Canal, Main Line (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and Samy the cat!)' arrived at A426 Masters Bridge 58 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Song & Dance' arrived at Turner`s Green Bridge 63 on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Birmingham Canal: widened section (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'NB Gamnel Princess' arrived at Springwell Pipe Bridge on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (21 hours ago).

New User?

Click here to register to use the journey recording and Navvygator application.

Inland Waterway Maps


Zoom, pan & searchable inland waterway maps.

  • Realtime boat positions
  • Graphical route planning
  • Bridges
  • Locks
  • Winding holes

Click to view map

Navvygator - GPS


Navvygator is a standalone GPS satellite navigation (sat nav) designed for inland boating.

It uses the detailed maps from Water Explorer to provide a real time, fully automatic mapping and journey recording system - and it's free!

Find out more

Journey Recording


Water Explorer can record your boat journeys and turn these into maps as well as recording hours and distance travelled for a log book.

This is done automatically if you use Navvygator.

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