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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 'Lillyanne' arrived at Radford Pipe Bridge on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Beefur' arrived at Little Onn Bridge No 24 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Begriffsschiff' arrived at Burghfield on the River Kennet, (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'countess' arrived at Alvecote Marina on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at M53 Sliproad Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal, Wirral Line (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moonshine (Wican Dreams)' arrived at Stoke Golding Moorings on the Ashby Canal, (navigable) (8 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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