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 'Wandering Canuck' arrived at A59 Double Arched Bridge 161 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (21 mins ago).
  • Boat 'very slow boat' arrived at Church Bridge 67 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Romany' arrived at Middlewich on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Pershore New Bridge on the River Avon - Warwickshire, (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moriarty' arrived at Wallingford Town Council Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Vapes Boat)' arrived at Fenny Compton Winding Hole on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'ANSUKA ll' arrived at Hallsmead Ait on the River Thames, below Oxford (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'ANSUKA ll' arrived at Hallsmead Ait on the River Thames, below Oxford (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 automaticlly if you use Navvygator.

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