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 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve)' arrived at Hopwood Winding Hole on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King's Norton to Worcester (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Song & Dance' arrived at Cropredy Lock 25 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Vapes Boat)' arrived at Yelvertoft Wharf on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Epiphany' arrived at Potters Pool on the Basingstoke Canal, (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Beefur' arrived at Cross Keys Inn on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood (1 day ago).

New User?

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

Inland Waterway Maps

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Zoom, pan & searchable inland waterway maps.

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

Click to view map

Navvygator - GPS

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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

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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 automaticlly if you use Navvygator.

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