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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 'Wrens Nest' arrived at York Street Bridge on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (44 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Junction Lock Swing Bridge on the River Avon - Bristol, (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'PETROC' arrived at Batchworth Road Bridge 173 (Church St) on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia (Paw Prints Afloat)' arrived at Tower Wharf on the Shropshire Union Canal, Chester Canal (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Hanwell Flight Bottom Lock 97 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at Apperley Bridgde Slipway on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Botterham Pipe Bridge on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Tixall Wide (Southwest end) on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood (3 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.

Find out more