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 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Croxton Aqueduct on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Cracks Hill Winding Hole on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and Samy the cat!)' arrived at Wood Lock 19 on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Duck N Dive' arrived at Knowley Bridge 79 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Blue on Blue (Mike & Ethel)' arrived at Whilton Marina Entrance on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Lillyanne' arrived at A58 Bamfurlong Road Bridge 3 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chyandour' arrived at Braunston Turn on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'very slow boat' arrived at Fotheringhay Bridge on the River Nene, main river (9 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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