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 'SONFLOWER' arrived at King's Norton Junction on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Birmingham to King's Norton (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Derwent6' arrived at Kingston Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'NB Gamnel Princess' arrived at Fladbury Lock (7`6") on the River Avon - Warwickshire, (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Blue on Blue (Mike & Ethel)' arrived at Bridge 159 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Lapworth Link Railway Bridge on the Stratford Canal, Kingswood Branch (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'ANSUKA ll' arrived at RyePeck Meadows Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'ANSUKA ll' arrived at RyePeck Meadows Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Esmerelda' arrived at Bate's Mill Bridge No 109 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester Canal (12 hours 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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