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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 'SONFLOWER' arrived at Pooley Hall on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and the spirt of Samy the Cat.' arrived at Lee`s Bridge 4 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Power Station Footbridge on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Stoneton Bridge 126 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Beefur' arrived at Wrenbury Hall Bridge 17 (Wrenbury Heath Rd) on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (13 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Meander Lily' arrived at Fazeley Visitor Moorings on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Noggin' arrived at Mitton Chapel Bridge 7 on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Simba Dada' arrived at Hungerfield Bridge 35 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (1 day ago).

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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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