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 'Beefur' arrived at Stourton Lock 19 on the B.C.N, Stourbridge Canal (2 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Chyandour' arrived at Dimmingsdale Wharf on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley (33 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Epiphany' arrived at Mytchett Place Bridge on the Basingstoke Canal, (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Bonehill Winding Hole on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'very slow boat' arrived at Bridge 33, Faulkners Bridge on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve)' arrived at A4097 Kingsbury Road Bridge on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (23 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moonshine (Wican Dreams)' arrived at Site of Minworth Arm on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (23 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Derwent6' arrived at Clifton Wharf on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (1 day ago).

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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 automaticlly if you use Navvygator.

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