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 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Newbury West Fields Winding Hole on the Kennet and Avon Canal, (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Brandy Pad' arrived at Lock 75 Middlewich Big Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Osney Bridge on the River Thames, above Oxford (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Ashdown' arrived at Astwood Bottom Lock 17 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King's Norton to Worcester (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Trevor on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Lillyanne' arrived at Crick Marina Entrance on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Breakaway (Susan, Charlie & Izzy the dog)' arrived at Wallingford Town Council Moorings on the River Thames, below Oxford (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moonshine (Wican Dreams)' arrived at Haywood Lock 22 (4`2") on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (6 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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