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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 'willow' arrived at Scourer Bridge Winding Hole on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (11 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Moonshine (Wican Dreams)' arrived at Cheswardine Bridge No 56 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (33 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Splash Bridge 29 on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Still Game' arrived at Pasturefields Bridge 77 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Anderton Footbridge on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Springs Bridge No 41 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch (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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