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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 'Heron' arrived at Gailey - Visitor Moorings above Lock on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Largo (Mary,Brian and the spirt of Samy the Cat.' arrived at Slade Heath Winding Hole on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Whitehouse Tunnel 25W (South end) - 191 yds on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Wrenbury Heath Bridge 15 (Nantwich Rd) on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sugar Rush Ironmonger Boat' arrived at Ornamental Bridge 65 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Noggin' arrived at Crowcroft Bridge on the Aire and Calder Navigation, Aire and Calder Main Line (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Noggin' arrived at Crowcroft Bridge on the Aire and Calder Navigation, Aire and Calder Main Line (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Noggin' arrived at Crowcroft Bridge on the Aire and Calder Navigation, Aire and Calder Main Line (8 hours 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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