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 'Diesel and Dust' arrived at Sheepcote Street Bridge on the B.C.N, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Beefur' arrived at Lea Lane Winding Hole on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Simply Messing' arrived at Calcutt Marina on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and Samy the cat!)' arrived at Pritchetts Road Bridge 83 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Birmingham to King's Norton (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Lillyanne' arrived at Merchants Footbridge 100B on the Bridgewater Canal, Main Line (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Curdworth Top Winding Hole on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'SONFLOWER' arrived at A423 Cuttle Bridge 25 on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Winding Hole on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (1 day 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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