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 'Moorland Rose' arrived at Hopwas Wood Bridge on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Birmingham New Road Bridge on the B.C.N, Dudley Canal No 1 (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Densie' arrived at All Oaks Corner on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Upwell Footbridge on the Middle Level Navigations, Old River Nene (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at A1139 High Road Bridge (Frank Perkins Pkwy) on the River Nene, main river (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still Game' arrived at New Bridge 91 on the Coventry Canal, Detached Portion (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Stourport Clock Basin on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve, Chris & Smudge)' arrived at Remenham on the River Thames, below Oxford (1 day 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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