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 'Beefur' arrived at Wrenbury Hall Bridge 17 (Wrenbury Heath Rd) on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (11 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mingulay (floating dolly lady)' arrived at Bratch Top Lock 25 on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Oleanna' arrived at Fenny Compton Old Bridge 136 on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Braunston Marina Entrance 1 on the Grand Union Canal, Grand Junction Canal (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Bridge 88 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (1 day 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!

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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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