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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 'Oleanna' arrived at Ballot Box Bridge 13 on the Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch (14 hours ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Lapworth Pipe Bridge on the Stratford Canal, Northern Section (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Moorland Rose' arrived at Clive Green Bridge 24 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch (19 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chelonian' arrived at Rugeley Railway Bridge 65B on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (19 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Ashdown' arrived at Wharf on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Bagnall Lock Bridge 49 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at Leeds Basin on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Main Line (21 hours ago).
  • Boat 'PETROC' arrived at Winkwell Lock 60 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (22 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.

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