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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 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Tyrley Farm Bridge No 59 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Marina Entrance on the River Thames, below Oxford (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mingulay (floating dolly lady)' arrived at Top Side Lock 56 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Moss Hall Aqueduct on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chyandour' arrived at Boot Bridge 20 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Ellesmere Branch Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (10 hours ago).
  • Boat 'PETROC' arrived at Marina Entrance on the River Thames, below Oxford (13 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Chemical Arm Junction on the B.C.N, Old Main Line (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.

Find out more