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 Common Lock 14 (4`6") on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Vanguard (Sharon & Ray)' arrived at Devizes Wharf on the Kennet and Avon Canal, (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at White Bridge 61 on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Birmingham Canal: widened section (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Ventnor Farm Marina on the Grand Union Canal, Warwick and Napton Canal (9 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Rhubarb & Custard' arrived at Three Mills DLR Bridge 2 on the Lee and Stort Navigation, River Lee (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Plank Lane Winding Hole on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Leigh Branch (12 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Bisham Church on the River Thames, below Oxford (12 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Workman Bridge (Ht 16`) (Bridge St) on the River Avon - Warwickshire, (13 hours ago).

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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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