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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 'STILLWATERS' arrived at Ansty Village Bridge 14 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Ravensdale Bridge 129 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Breakaway (Susan, Charlie & Izzy the dog)' arrived at Sneyd Wharf on the B.C.N, Wyrley and Essington Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Blue on Blue (Mike & Ethel)' arrived at Pump House Pipe Bridge 33d on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Marstons Brewery Pipe Bridge 33b on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Marstons Brewery Pipe Bridge 33b on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Bottom of Arden' arrived at Seabrook Bottom Lock No 34 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Heron' arrived at Peel's Wharf on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (5 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 automatically if you use Navvygator.

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