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 'Breakaway (Susan, Charlie & Izzy the dog)' arrived at Bristow Bridge No 115 on the Kennet and Avon Canal, (1 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Jophina II' arrived at Lavender Green on the River Great Ouse, Old West River (41 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at A4146 Fenny Stratford Bypass Bridge 99A on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Elemiah' arrived at Shireoaks Marina on the Chesterfield Canal, Norwood to Retford (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Heron' arrived at Bullys Footbridge 22 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (16 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at Footbridge 49 on the Stratford Canal, South (16 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Fisher`s Winding Hole on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'I DID IT' arrived at Flea Lane Bridge 28 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (19 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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