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 'SONFLOWER' arrived at Livery Street Bridge on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (0 mins ago).
  • Boat 'Burnt Oak' arrived at Gargrave on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Lillyanne' arrived at A61 Tatlers Bridge 1 on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation, Sheffield Canal (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'Breakaway (Susan, Charlie & Izzy the dog)' arrived at Hanbury Junction on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King's Norton to Worcester (1 hour ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Coleshill Second Marina on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve + Millie & Betsy the Dogs)' arrived at Barlaston Station Road Bridge 103 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Foxes Lift Bridge 171 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Tangled Up In Blue' arrived at Whitbarrow Aqueduct 22A on the Bridgewater Canal, Main Line (4 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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