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 The Rose Revived Inn on the River Thames, above Oxford (13 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Green End GOBA Mooring on the River Great Ouse, Old West River (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Quedgeley Bend on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Tan Yard Bridge 66 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Bridge 47 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Gimme Shelter' arrived at Grove Arm on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at Peterborough Visitor Moorings on the River Nene, main river (19 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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