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 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Fazeley Visitor Moorings on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (43 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Debdale Wharf Marina Entrance on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Gamnel Princess' arrived at Shipton Bridge 220 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve + the Motley Crew)' arrived at Ellesmere Branch Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still Rockin'' arrived at Sonning Lock on the River Thames, below Oxford (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Rea Swing Bridge 18 on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'I DID IT' arrived at Hawkesbury Engine House on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Wheelock Aqueduct 153 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (22 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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