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 'Tatty Lucy' arrived at Catshill Junction on the B.C.N, Wyrley and Essington Canal (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Free Spirit' arrived at Broadmoor Bridge 150 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (13 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Crossbanks Farm Winding Hole on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Bradley Green Bridge 48 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (16 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and Samy the cat!)' arrived at Lloyd`s Farm Bridge No 3 on the Ashby Canal, (navigable) (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at All Oaks Corner on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Whisky Mac' arrived at Godmanchester EA moorings on the River Great Ouse, Godmanchester Backwater (19 hours ago).
  • Boat 'PETROC' arrived at Cropredy Wharf on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (21 hours 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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