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 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Junction Bridge 190b (Roving Bridge) on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moonshine (Wican Dreams)' arrived at Clay House Bridge 25 on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (19 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Blue on Blue (Mike & Ethel)' arrived at Burland Pipe Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and Samy the cat!)' arrived at Barbridge Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester Canal (1 day 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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