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 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Park Mill Bridge 78 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Montgomery Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Kelmscott on the River Thames, above Oxford (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Beeston Castle Winding Hole on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester Canal (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Atherstone Bottom Lock 11 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (3 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Awol' arrived at School Bridge No 13 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Crick Marina Entrance on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Breakaway (Susan, Charlie & Izzy the dog)' arrived at Swinford Free Moorings on the River Thames, above Oxford (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve + the Motley Crew)' arrived at Daniels Brook on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, (1 day 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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