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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 '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

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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