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 'Sickle and Flamingo' arrived at Atherstone Bottom Lock 11 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (14 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Albion Bridge 152 (Durrants Hill Rd) on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (14 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Finwood Bridge 40 (Mill Lane) on the Stratford Canal, South (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Song & Dance' arrived at Hawkswood Winding Hole on the Shropshire Union Canal, Montgomery Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Laleham Abbey on the River Thames, below Oxford (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Clifton Bridge 66 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mintaka' arrived at Curdworth Lock 8 on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Meadow Lane Bridge 72 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (20 hours 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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