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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 '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 (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Coffee Boat)' arrived at Benyon's Bridge No 4 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Oddingly Number 1 Bridge 26 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King's Norton to Worcester (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 automatically if you use Navvygator.

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