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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 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Twyford Bridge 177 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia (Paw Prints Afloat)' arrived at Turnover Bridge 3 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal (4 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at B4031 Aynho Bridge 190 (Station Rd) on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Bottom of Arden' arrived at Bridge 115A on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Holmes Swing Bridge 10 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Boston CRT Moorings on the River Witham, Lincoln to Boston (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (The Coffee Boat)' arrived at Atherstone Lock 6 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Dowley Gap Aqueduct on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (8 hours ago).

New User?

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.

Find out more