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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 'Still-Waters' arrived at Hampton Court Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still Rockin'' arrived at Bourne End Marina on the River Thames, below Oxford (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Rhubarb & Custard' arrived at Old Ford Pipe Bridge on the Lee and Stort Navigation, River Lee (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Bristol - Lloyd's Amphitheatre on the River Avon - Bristol, (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Whitbarrow Aqueduct 22A on the Bridgewater Canal, Main Line (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Bridge 75 Greens Bridge on the Bridgewater Canal, Main Line (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Godstow Lock on the River Thames, above Oxford (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Footbridge 63 on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (23 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.

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