Logon

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 'Oleanna' arrived at Windmill Junction Bridge on the B.C.N, Dudley Canal No 2 (13 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Dawn Run' arrived at Broadoak Agricultural Bridge 109 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Tattenhall Winding Hole on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Mingulay (floating dolly lady)' arrived at Rugeley Old Railway Bridge 65A on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Beefur' arrived at Brewood on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (1 day ago).

New User?

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

Inland Waterway Maps

Screenshot

Zoom, pan & searchable inland waterway maps.

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

Click to view map

Navvygator - GPS

Screenshot

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

Screenshot

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.

Find out more