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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 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Hanbury Lock 3 on the Droitwich Canals, Droitwich Junction Canal (4 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Heron' arrived at Sugar Lane Bridge 26 on the Macclesfield Canal, (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Lathom Junction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Coffee Boat)' arrived at Benyon's Bridge No 4 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (23 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Coffee Boat)' arrived at Benyon's Bridge No 4 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (23 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 automatically if you use Navvygator.

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